Our Current Favorites From Shea McGee’s Always-Growing Target Lighting Collection
Plus, her rule for hanging a pendant over a dining table.
Updated Oct 12, 2018 6:02 AM
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Antiqued finishes, nature-inspired artwork, and woven textiles are just some of the elements of Shea McGee‘s effortlessly feels-like-home style you can find in her Threshold line for Target. The real secret to achieving those covetable cozy vibes, though, is all in the right mood lighting. And luckily, there are plenty of wallet-friendly options to be found in the 35-plus assortment.
Several items in the mix had us reminiscing about when Leanne Ford teamed up with the retailer to design pendant lights, lamps, and chandeliers that only looked way more expensive than they really were. This time with Studio McGee, there’s a clear farmhouse-inspired feel to the fixtures.
Some of our favorites? A crisp white metal dome, a brass ceiling pendant that hangs from a chunky chain, and a two-arm shaded chandelier that’s—wait for it—only $150. It’s not just the hardwired picks we love either. There’s also a jet-black wall sconce ($80) that is renter-friendly (it plugs right into an outlet) and a cantilever desk lamp that would make working from home late at night (a little) less sad.
If you want your lighting to appear really luxe, you have to hang the pieces as the designer would. For two pendants over a kitchen island, McGee recommends mounting them at least 30 inches away from the center of the countertop. When it comes to the distance above a dining table, she suggests in her all-encompassing guide to situate them at least 6 inches from the edge of the table on each side, and 34 inches from the tabletop to the bottom of the fixture for an 8-foot ceiling. Your dinner guests never have to know the truth—shop our favorites, below.
For Your Reading Nook
Cast a warm glow over your book nook with this dimmable wall-mount find.
For Over Your Kitchen Island or Dining Table
No corner of your dining space will go unnoticed (or in the shadows) with a double shaded fixture that spans 46.5-inches wide.
For Next to the Sofa
This floor lamp delivers texture for days: the base is wrapped in the same earthy, woven rattan that makes up its conical shade.
For a Kids’ Desk or Nightstand
While this table lamp can live in a home office or on top of a console, the simple dimmable piece would automatically bring a sense of put-togetherness to a busy kids’ room that’s covered in stickers and colorful stuffed animals.
For the Entryway
Scalloped Semi-Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Target ($100)
Scalloped silhouettes remind us of summer days hunting for seashells at the beach, and who doesn’t want to be greeted by that picture when you walk through your front door?