The Power of a Good Sconce–and One to Shop on Bazaar!

published Sep 12, 2019
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Ventana Wall Sconce – $215 or best offer – Seeking to add some striking style to your space? This sconce has a sophisticated rustic tone with ebonized wood panels, natural brass accents and a natural linen shade. It looks great in a bedroom or next to a comfortable chair. The contrasting accents on this sconce come together to create a truly amazing light source. Features a hi-lo rotary switch on the wall plate. Design by Jonathan Adler from Robert Abbey lighting. Required: 1 x 60W Candelabra Bulb (Not included). – SHIPS

From Maxwell:

Dear Readers, 
What are you looking for? Check out our new 
Bazaar – the best place on the web for vintage designer furnishings and accessories directly from others in our community. Today, Sarah Lyon is sharing a stunning Jonathan Adler sconce for sale.

Best, M – CEO & Founder

I’ve lived in four (soon to be five) apartments throughout my twenties, but it was only in my most recent one that I began realizing how amazing an effect sconces can have on a room (I even wrote about how much I love them in this piece). It’s a bit scary to think of drilling a light fixture into the wall when you live in a rental, which is primarily why I always opted for table lamps in the past–there’s just less commitment and room for error involved–but if your landlord gives you the go-ahead, don’t think twice about adding a sconce or two to your space.

You don’t need to electrically wire pieces to the wall for them to look stylish, either. If you’re able to camouflage an unsightly cord, you’ve saved yourself a lot of time and elbow grease, as electrically wiring a sconce to the wall can be tricky!

This Jonathan Adler sconce that I spotted on Bazaar is absolutely gorgeous. It would look beautiful in a mid century modern space, but it could also work in a more traditional room due to its subdued colors and classic shape. I love the stunning, sleek black and gold combination, while the shade adds a traditional touch.

While this sconce doesn’t come with a matching partner, fear not–single sconces still look great when hung in a reading nook or in an entryway. This one is stylish enough to make a bold statement on its own, and of course it’s super functional, too!

What are your thoughts on sconces, and what are your favorite styles?