Lighting creates a mood that can define any space, especially the exterior of your home. Drive through the most luxe of neighborhoods and the homes that stand out are always those with dramatic lighting, even more so, are those with modern lights. Modern design is known for its clean, uncluttered lines, and light fixtures of this style are free of ornamentation and have finishes that are singular in tone and free of texture. The construction and appearance of modern lights have an overall light feel to them. To illustrate that point, here are several outdoor modern light fixtures that will enhance nearly any home.
WESLY 2-LIGHT HALF-MOON
While the Wesly two-light, half-moon silhouette is described as mirroring the shapes and lines on a contemporary home, it would also complement other home styles as well. The juxtaposition of this sleek fixture would be quite striking on a Mediterranean or Spanish-style home.
CELINO 1-LIGHT SCONCE
The Celino one-light sconce would make a great companion piece to the Wesly. It has the same half-moon silhouette, but incorporates an element of glass.
SONNEMAN INSIDE-OUT PRISM SCONCE
Simplicity at its best, the Sonneman Inside-Out Prism LED Sconce casts beautiful light directly from its open face and features perpendicular edges and faces that form a prism.
ADAMAS WALL LIGHT FROM AXO
In a style similar to that of the Sonneman Prism, the Adamas light comes in both a four-beam or eight-beam version (the eight-beam is my pick). On the surface, it looks like a precious stone, but could be the jewel of your home day and night. It’s as lovely in the daylight as it is dramatic and beautiful after dark.
AJ 50 WALL LIGHT
The AJ 50 Outdoor Wall Light by Louis Poulsen was released in 2010 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Arne Jacobsen’s AJ family which was based on the original design from 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (now known as the Radisson Blu). My favorite part of this is the versatility of the family from which it hails which includes table, floor and wall lights.
Ready to step up the drama in your outdoor lighting? Supplement these sconces and outdoor fixtures with dramatic uplights at foot level and under-eave down lights. And a bonus: adding dramatic, modern outdoor lighting to your home not only increases its appeal, but also enhances its safety.