Posted: June 29, 2007

A pendant can help a space hang together just right. Here are some lamps that really lift a room.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho

Mixed media

Made of oak, wenge wood, and plexiglass, the Tocco lamp casts a cool midcentury vibe ($1,045 to $3,295, depending on size). Order at Usona, 113 S. 16th St., or

Multiple piercings

The Cilindro lamp ($255) brightens with a colorful ceramic exterior and a whimsical polka-dot effect. Available at P.A.D. Home, 804 N. Second St., and

Vintage inspiration

This lacy-cutout fixture ($149) has a nostalgic feel but glows in a most contemporary way. Available at West Elm, 1330 Chestnut St., and

Classical glass

Simple beauty emanates from the handblown Hanover lamp ($300). Available at Simon Pearce, 1333 Lenape Rd., West Chester, and

Glamorous gleam

The Lotus chandelier will glisten in the boudoir ($395). Available at

Gilded cage

Shine's Palisades lamp ($640) has an old-fashioned charm. Available at Details Lighting, 165/167 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd; at French Lemon, 116 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; and at

Metallic shimmer

This chandelier is truly luxe lighting, made of layers of chain mail edged in red saddle leather ($6,820). Available at

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