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Looks we love: Colored Cords

The other night I was drifting off to sleep, the latest episode of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators still on the TV. I didn’t think I was paying conscious attention, but I manage to hear someone say, “I love that lighting. The red cords are great!”

Or something like that—point is, the word lighting alone often snaps me to attention (sad, eh?), but the mention of red cords was right in line with our latest “Looks we Love” series. A light’s cord has never been the sexiest part of a fixture—more often than that, it’s made to be disguised or as out of the way as possible.

But there are quite a few designs that actually celebrate the all-too-functional cord, bringing it into the design of the fixture. Lights with colored cords have a certain playfulness, thanks to a pop of color where you might not expect it. Check out a few of our favorites below:


Above: 1. Julep Pendant by LBL Lighting 2. Pull Wall Sconce by Tech Lighting 3. SoCo Pendants by Tech Lighting 4. Studioilse w084 Table Lamp by Wastberg 5. Watt Table Lamp by Blu Dot 6. Clamp Task Lamp by Pablo 7. NUD Classic Pendant by NUD Collection 8. Block Lamp by Design House Stockholm 9. Rio Desk Lamp by Arteriors

You can shop colorful cords by LBL Lighting, Pablo Lighting, Arteriors and more at

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