It’s rare that I’m so instantly inspired by one image that it sparks a whole blog post on the same day, but when I woke up this morning I happened upon this instagram from Grace at design*sponge which led me to this home tour and a lighting combo that I’ve loved for years, but I’m not sure I’ve ever explicitly blogged about…

classic celing medallion and modern ligihting design sponge

The classic ceiling medallion and the modern pendant. A glorious, glamorous, unexpectedly perfect combination if there ever was one. And now that I’m about to tackle some lighting in my new place, I have to say that I’m seriously debating this idea in the hallway…

The combo above features a gorgeous Lindsey Adelman pendant (dying) so I spent the morning dreaming up a few other pairings that are sure to please…


1 + 2 // 3 + 4 // 5 + 6 // 7 + 8 // 9 + 10

Do you have a favorite? I’m partial to the first one, but that third ceiling medallion is so insanely good – it has a bit of a brutalist feel to it that I love! There are plenty of options for the ceiling medallions at hardware stores and  places like Bellacor where I found all of these – some at very reasonable prices! A little detail that is so worth the update!


  1. Lisa L.

    So beautiful! It’s a perfect way to add luxury to your home but that isn’t so expensive. I am really loving the second combo, it feels like it should belong in a castle or something.

    Mostly Lisa

  2. Nancy

    I love 3 and 4. Great combinations and a fun way to get ready for spring and change things up! Congrats on your mention today on! xo Nancy{at}powell brower at home

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