Must-have lighting: modern sconces

Posted by Lauran

Several years ago, the word “sconce” would conjure up an old-fashioned dark brass lighting fixture befitting a Victorian library or a masculine cigar-smoker’s den. But today there are so many modern choices that it’s easy to incorporate this versatile lighting source into your home, whether you want to stick with brass or go for color.


Just feast your eyes on these bright choices! Clockwise from top right:  1. Isaac Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric, $130, available in three colors; 2.Radar Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric, $169, available in six colors; 3. Signal One-Arm Wall Sconce from Horne, $387, available in over 20 colors; 4. Industrial Wall Lamp from onefortythree, $225, available in four colors; 5. Colored Wall Sconce from onefortythree, $65, available in six new colors; 6. The Downtown Minimalist Sconce from Barnlight Electric, $124, available in over 20 colors!

This week Design*Sponge (one of our favorite blogs!) featured Kelley’s home tour, where she hung a blue sconce from onefortythree next to her bed for easy reading!

onefortythree from designsponge

If you prefer a more subdued yet modern look, we love these updated brass fixtures, all from my favorite new-ish lighting company Cedar and Moss.


Sources, from top: 1. Branch sconce, $159, available in three finishes; 2. Alto Sconce, $179, available in three finishes; 3. Cedar and Moss Tilt Cone, $169, available in three finishes.

Can’t you just picture these on either side of an entryway, or alongside a modern (or brick) fireplace?