Urban Electric lighting

Holiday Houses

The poolside cabanas, the towering palm trees, the ocean views – summer houses, and those with a similar sensibility, hold a special place in our collective imagination. While these escapes differ dramatically in geography or style, they share a common spirit, striking the perfect balance between relaxed and refined. And like the lights that are best suited to these spaces, have an unmistakably saturated, sun-soaked character. Their tousled, lived-in patina, like wrinkles and smile lines, earned over time.  

With the summer season coming to a close and the longer days fleeting, we’re sharing some of our favorite holiday homes, those we’ll surely be daydreaming about and returning to for inspiration and a much needed dose of Vitamin D in the colder months ahead.    

Virginia shown in hewn brass finish with hewn brass accents and milk glass. Interiors by Ellen Kavanaugh.
Audley shown (soft-wired) in bronze finish with Benjamin Moore #769 Dream I Can Fly accents and shade SH-148E-PT (Benjamin Moore #769 Dream I Can Fly). Interiors by Victoria Hagan. Photography by Pernille Loof.
Dome shown in RAL #7038 Agate Grey powder coat finish with gilt interior and gilt accents. Interiors by Jen Langston.
Hamilton size small shown in blackened pewter finish with blackened pewter interior finish and shade SH-108C-WHT. Interiors by Tammy Connor. Photography by Eric Piasecki.
Chase shown in statuary bronze powder coat finish with clear glass. Interiors by Ceara Donnelley Ltd. Co.
Harbor shown in darkened copper finish with seeded glass. Interiors by Ceara Donnelley.
Lyford Wall shown in vintage finish with clear glass. Interiors by Sally King Benedict. Architecture by Amanda Orr. Photography by Sarah Dorio.
The Flat shown in bronze finish with polished nickel accents, modified. Interiors by Mark Cunningham. Architecture by Austin Patterson Disston Architects. Photography by Kyle Knodell.
Hillgate Pocket shown in black finish with polished nickel secondary finish, black accents, and clear glass. Interiors by The Gilded Lodge. Photography by Raquel Langworthy.