Lamp Love

Bright, and frequently colorful and sparkly, lamps are jewelry for rooms.  Here are a few favorites (my own and others').

I love the Asian influence in both those pieces. This blue and white ginger jar style base decorated my desk at a previous job - sadly, it didn't belong to me.  Not visible here are a beautiful carved wood base and antique brass finial. The green lamp is a vase a friend turned into a lamp - it's gorgeous.  Turning small sculptures, vases, or decorative jars into lamps is a wonderful way to bring unique lighting into your home. 

Neutral Naturals: I was quite taken with this lamp from Clayton Gray Home - it's meant to evoke the sea, but it also seems a bit floral (tulip vine blooms come to mind). The next lamp with a "bone" base would be great paired with silver.  Ralph Lauren Home's gold and discus lamp evokes Greece or Africa. 

Blue: This turquoise lamp is a bit a la Draper, or I could see Kelly Wearstler using it in one of her larger than life, pattern intense designs. The peacock pattern lamp reminds me of a pair of beautiful Indian earrings, and I think it would look fantastic with a black silk shade.

Preppy:  I love the navy and white lamp here especially - it has a nautical flair, or could get quite dressed up with the right accessories.  The ribbon trim theme carries over into a variety of colors at PB Teen.  Last picture:  a sophisticated chocolate and cream version. 

Animals:  Birds are a common choice for lamps - this macaw is great for a formal living room, and the acrylic would be precious in a child's room.  My favorite is the horse, and don't overlook the wonderful shade. 

Neutrals:  1, 2, 3,
Blue:  1, 2,
Preppy:  1 and 2, 3,
Animals:  1, 2, 3,


pve design said...

Funny, I have been seeing lamps everywhere.
Is someone trying to tell me something?

Sanity Fair said...

maybe the light is coming on :)

Averill said...

Wow! Those ribbon-trimmed lamps/shades from PBTeen are great. What great finds!

alison giese Interiors said...

Think I need to re-check the PB teen catalog - those prepster styles are so F.U.N!

Averill said...

Btw, hello from a fellow Classics major. Always nice to find another one of us. :)

Beth Connolly said...

What a great group of lamps-I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite I like so many. Two points I find about lamps. Most lamps, if they come with a shade, the shade is cheap looking and too small. Go to a good lamp store and get a gorgeous shade and one that covers the lamp's mechanical parts. I find Brits like bigger shades like I do. Don't be afraid to look at colored shades like black, dark green, etc.

Sanity Fair said...

Beth - so true!! Shades are like shoes - they can make or break a look. I saw lamps at a friend's house recently that were black silk with gold lining. They were AWESOME. I never would have thought to do it that way.

Sanity Fair said...

Averill - aren't they cute?! And welcome, Classics majors :) Everything sounds better in Latin (or Greek!).

Sanity Fair said...

MLHP - PB Teen has wonderful stuff - I actually first thought to look there several months ago after Style Redux did a post on them. They are a fantastic source - and unexpected!


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