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For example, if you plan to install twenty 18-watt lights, then you'll need a 400-watt transformer.

The right cable to use depends on the transformer size and length of the cable.

"It's a classic fixture that still feels hip," designer Erika Powell says, "and you can pick a different finish for the lantern's interior — like having a pretty lining inside a handbag." The Hamilton Lanterns (in Hewn Brass with a Cape Blue interior) are based on a historic South Carolina design.

Designer Matthew Quinn made a statement with Luna Globe pendants from Downtown in the kitchen of the Kips Bay Decorators Show House.

The Marlowe lanterns from Remains Lighting suit the large room and don't block the view.

The brass framework echoes the brass hardware on the cabinets.

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Shop a similar look"The kitchen is where we hang out and entertain," says designer Monica Bhargava of her Northern California house.

Elegant wall-mounted sconces are often found in dining rooms where they provide accent lighting, which complements the main chandelier.

Sconces also make great reading lights, and are frequently installed in bedrooms right beside the bed's headboard.

"I wanted it to feel soulful, and the Bolton lanterns take me back to the bazaar." She hung two at either end of the long room to unify the space.

Shop a similar look Designer Suz Ann Kletzien transformed this Chicago kitchen with new fixtures and mixed metals, unifying the space with gray and white — plus hints of brass.

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