Outdoor Lighting for Evenings Under the Stars
For al fresco suppers and late-night lounging, we’ve rounded up some modern outdoor lighting ideas for a cozy outdoor space
This Scandinavian-inspired outdoor sconce comes from the minds of Canadian design studio Luminaire Authentik and sports a matte finish (here in mint green). It includes a Tala Sphere type bulb, which can be dimmed to recreate the defused glow of a candle flame. $350, at Simons.
Designed by architect Vincent Van Duysen, this compact tabletop lamp makes a stylish choice for both indoor and outdoor lighting needs. In lacquered green, it adds a verdant pop of colour to patio tables and bar carts. $610, at Robinson Lighting & Bath.
The Easy Peasy
Outdoor lighting is a simple outlet for adding a touch of playfulness to your space. In the Easy Peasy table lamp by Lodes, levity comes in the form of rounded shapes and eclectic colour combinations, including a pink pompom accent. But as a light source, its quality remains elegant, with a white diffuser keeping its glow warm and easy on the eyes. $805, at Casa di Luce.
A staple in the Luminaire Authentik outdoor lighting collection, this striking wall light is water-rated and suitable for use throughout all four seasons. If you’re seeking a permanent addition to your exterior facades, this model boasts a timeless style inspired by art deco design with a variety of colourways that offer a modern edge. $350, at Luminaire Authentik.
Whether you’re trying to conserve space on your balcony or add some visual interest to your poolside deck, this outdoor floor lamp from Estiluz is the perfect solution. Cast a glow in your outdoor space while enjoying this piece’s multifunctional component as a side table or planter. Additionally, the polyethylene globe is a transformative element that can be suspended from the ceiling or provide ambient light when captured in open metal baskets. $3,300, at LightForm.
The Santorini outdoor lamps by Marset are inspired by the lanterns found on fishing boats. Add just a touch of nautical vibes to your patio or terrace by hanging these mini lanterns from the ceiling, either individually or clustered together like a garland. Pricing upon request, at Dark Tools.
A textured concrete base and smokey glass bell give this outdoor floor/table lamp all the modern elements of industrial-inspired outdoor lighting. It is one of the latest additions to the BROKIS outdoor lighting portfolio and features a stainless-steel hoop which serves as a handle for moving the light from one place to another. Pricing upon request, AM Studio.