Lighting-up Time: Three New Lamps In My Home

MSH partnership, all words are my own:

Lighting. One of the single most important factors in the home and often completely underestimated. Not only can good lighting make a room (or a part of a room) feel more comfortable, user-friendly, and practical - it can change the entire feeling of a space. Of course, natural light is the best, but sometimes it just doesn't quite cut the mustard, especially in wintertime (don't even get me started on the darkness here in Sweden right now!). So, ensuring you have enough lighting in your home at this time of year is essential. 

I usually think of it as the magic three: lighting that makes everything in the room more visible (ambient / general lighting), lighting that accentuates favourite features (accent lighting) and lighting that helps you to do specific tasks (you guessed it, task lighting!). I knew we had too little of all three in my home, so I recently did an audit - and picked up three beautiful new lights from Hudson Valley Lighting Group. Would you like to see them? 

1. Bowery Table Lamp
Our home office was the first area to get an update, in the form of the Bowery table lamp. You know me, I have a real weakness for brass - especially when it has an aged, old look and unique details, and this one is a real beauty! 

My desk looks so much more inviting now, especially as the sun starts to lower in the sky - maybe I'll get more work done now! 

2. Nora pendant lamp

You might recall the recent make-over in Liv's bedroom which I completed earlier this year. I was distinctively aware that the room wasn't finished (nothing is ever 'finished' in my home and that's just the way I like it!). Live and I have been layering the room with pretty things ever since and one of the most important factors, was an additional lamp.  She already has a great reading lamp on the other side of the bed and an overhead lamp so I was really looking for nice ambient lighting to give the space a calming feel. 

We chose the Nora lamp in aged brass and glass by Mitzi. I love that it's quite small yet catches the light like a jewel!

We draped the cable across the ceiling to give it a relaxed, playful touch. 

It's so pretty, and adds a lovely, warm feel at night! 

3. Corinth Pendant
This beautiful pendant, named Corinth made an instant difference to the room. So much so, my youngest daughter got home from school (it was already dark, such is southern Sweden at this time of year) and said 'WOW, it's so nice and light in here'. It honestly added a whole new dimension to the room and turned the bar cart area into a great focal point. 

One of the great things about this elegant lamp is that you get to decide the length / how far it hangs down from the ceiling as it comes with three sections of brass tubing. I went for two sections.

Plus of course, it adds a decorative touch to the room (I love the aged brass and glass combo) and since I selected a bulb with a warm tone, it emits a wonderful warm, diffused accent light after sunset! 

I know it sounds funny, especially as we've lived in our house for fourteen years, but adding these lamps made our living space feel so much more complete. That's the beauty of layering a home over time!

Do you have a favourite?

Check out the entire Hudson valley Lighting Group collection. 

I'd love to hear about your lighting situation at home - do you feel you have enough? perhaps you have a favourite fixture? Or one you dislike! Do share in the comment section below.  


Photography: Niki Brantmark 
Styling: Helen Sturesson

*This is a paid post in collaboration with Hudson Valley Lighting Group. All words and lamp choices are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible. 


  1. From the French Woman (!!!) : Hello Niki, I continue to wait for help to create an instagram account. I do not despair at all and I am very patient ... I was very interested in your article on paneled walls. I learned a lot of things there. Today I am replying to you about "aged brass".Just like you I love this material. And my choice, even if the three are both very nice, if for the pendant Corinth ! It's realy very very pretty ! I'll probably buy the same quickly for the same use at a almost same place. Have a good day and seen you soon.

  2. oups! Sorry, I was wrong, it's the model of your daughter's room I prefer ! English is not my mother thongue, but I force myself to read and answer you in this language because I like it very much, even if I make mistakes, for which I apologize ! It's a form of post-stroke reeducation for me. Soon.

    1. Yes, the lamp in Liv's room is so pretty - I love how it's quite small yet catches the light.

      Your English is excellent! I am always impressed when someone writes in a language that's not their native tongue, it's such a brave thing to do. I know, because I'm so cowardly when it comes to writing in Swedish - I must try to step out of my comfort zone in 2022 more, you've inspired me! Thank you.

  3. These are so beautiful! Also your desk is lovely - have you featured it in another post?

    1. Thank you! I love our desk. It's from Danish brand Skovby - featured here:

  4. These all are amazing Niki, lamps are looking soo pretty in the house, i also want to add lamps in my home and these are the perfect option for me, i specially love the pendent lamp, it is awesome, thanks for sharing dear.

    1. I'm so happy you like these lamps - and that it's given you inspiration for your own home :)


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