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In designing homes and hotels around the world, Cortney Novogratz has learned that lighting can make or break a room. The ­co-host of HGTV’s “Home by Novogratz,” star of Bravo’s “9 by Design” and co-author of “Home by Novogratz” and “Downtown Chic” (all with husband Robert) says that in addition to illuminating the space, lighting can create beautiful focal points and personalize a home. So we asked her to identify light fixtures for different styles and different budgets.


(Design within Reach; Overstock)

SPLURGE: Murano glass chandelier in black ($3,352, dwr.com), left. SAVE: Gallery jet-black four-light crystal chandelier ($165,  overstock.com ).


(Pelle Designs; CB2)

SPLURGE: Original bubble chandelier with satin brass finish and black leather coiling ($2,600,  pelledesigns.com), left. SAVE: SAIC Together pendant light ($299,  cb2.com ).


(Bec Brittain; Anthropologie)

SPLURGE: Bec Brittain’s Shy 01 in brushed brass ($18,350, mattermatters.com), left. SAVE: Euclidean pendant in large faceted orb shape ($698,  anthropologie.com ).