For a sleek approach consider recessed spotlights which appear as brilliant circles in the ceiling rather than protruding lights. They are effective illuminators with an understated modern look.
The black Hair-on-Hide Chairs in the image below feature a design by Milo Baughman in partnership with Thayer Coggin. Once again we see the power of a cube (this time in chair form) which is beautifully contrasted with the flat-bar frame on which it rests:
Layers of crystal and glass come together to form the Luciano Chandelier a piece that evokes the elegance of 1920s French Deco style. A modern take on the waterfall pendant:
The many lighting effects and moods that these understated lights bring might just be what you need as you get your home ready for the gala holiday season ahead! As autumn begins to take a firm hold in the northern hemisphere shorter days inevitably lead to longer and darker nights.
Spotlights in the kitchen can shed some light on your cooking endeavors and they have the power to shape the look of the space. For example below we see spotlights on tracks and they add an industrial feel to the room.
With any Nordic aesthetic you will find that sustainability quality and smart elegance play an important role. Shapes are often organic and poetic finding inspiration in nature.