When your space needs illuminating, sconces offer both sophistication and brilliance.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho

Twice lovely

Add a subdued shine to the dining room or entryway with Agnes & Hoss' Double Arm Sconce ($400). Available at Arch St. Lighting, 120 Arch St., 215-925-4660.

Hues you can use

The handmade ceramic Hans wall sconce welcomes visitors with a blast of sunny color ($230). Available at

Bold boudoir

Jonathan Adler's Ventana sconce is well-suited for the bedroom with its hint of '50s Hollywood glamour ($175). Available at Matthew Izzo, 1109 Walnut St., and www.

Mix master

The Louis 5D lamp blends modern plexiglass with a 17th-century-inspired shape ($260-$315). Available at Ligne Roset, 4131 Main St., and

Go lightly

A mid-century classic, the Nelson Cigar Sconce offers a diffused lantern-like luminance ($325). Available to order at Design Within Reach, 1710 Walnut St., and

Marine life

Coral Kiki Sconces by Shannon Shapiro lend an under-the-sea vibe (contact for pricing). Available through Moth at or 818-906-9992.

Flora aglow

Designed in the late 1960s, Studio Tetrach's Pistillino lamp takes the shape of a flower's female center ($399). Available at