*Image above via Kendall Rabun Interiors, featuring this classic swing arm sconce. Sources for all else tagged in her picture.
I am always startled by how many of you are shopping for lighting and rugs for your homes when I solicit your shopping inquiries, but it makes sense — I was totally overwhelmed hunting for a desk lamp two years ago. It took me weeks to settle on one! Since then, I’ve been saving good lighting as I find it so that I have a cache of good picks whenever I’m next in the market, which will be…soon! We have not yet bought a house but we will have been down to D.C. for two day trips in a week to consider a range of houses that are well in the ballpark of what we are looking for. Below, some of my favorite lamps…
PAINTERLY BLUE AND WHITE
TALL AND STATELY LINEN
DOUBLE GOURD LAMPS
ORNATE AND ELEGANT (FOR A FORMAL LIVING ROOM)
ALL WHITE EVERYTHING
UNASSUMINGLY CHIC ROUND STYLE (LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS)
LONGTIME MAGPIE FAVORITE LAMP — ALWAYS POPULAR! GREAT FOR A BOY’S ROOM (LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS)
TALL + ELEGANT
WARM WOOD (UNDER $200 BUT LOOKS MUCH PRICIER)
LOUD FLORAL BUFFET LAMPS Pendants.
STATELY AND HANDSOME (SIMILAR VIBE FOR LESS WITH THIS)
ENORMOUS AND UNDER $200
LANTERN STYLE – LOVE THAT IT COMES IN COLORS Flush/Semi-Flush Mounts.
HAVE ALWAYS LOVED
THIS QUATREFOIL — OR THIS SIMILAR SHAPE IN A FABRIC VARIATION
WHIMSICAL, BOLD FLOWERS (CHECK OUT THEIR INSTAGRAM FOR BOLD INSPO — WOW! FOR THOSE UNAFRAID OF COLOR AND PATTERN)
LOVE THIS TEXTURED STYLE FOR JUST OVER $100
DRUM STYLE — MORE ARCHITECTURAL
CLASSIC, AND UNDER $100 Chandeliers.
ADORE THIS AERIN SCULPTURAL WHITE DREAM
LOVE THIS LUCITE AND GOLD WONDER
ARTFUL WHITE FLOWERS
LOOKS LIKE A FLOWER BLOSSOM
THESE ARE SWEET (AND VERY POPULAR) IN NURSERIES ( LOOK FOR LESS)
NOW THIS IS FUN Sconces.
THESE MODERN ONES PLUG INTO THE WALL (NO WIRING REQUIRED) — GREAT OVER BEDSIDE TABLES — AS DO THESE
HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THESE BOWS FROM KATE SPADE
PLAYFUL WHITE FLOWER
THESE MID-CENTURY SCONCES IN OUR CURRENT LIVING ROOM IN MANHATTAN
CLASSIC SWING ARM STYLE
$80 BOWS FOR A LITTLE GIRL’S NURSERY
FOR BOLD COLOR — IMAGINE AGAINST A FUN STATEMENT WALLPAPER Floor Lamps.
THE FLUTED SHADE IS EVERYTHING
BRASS PHARMACY STYLE (GREAT OVER AN ARM CHAIR FOR READING)
THE LINEN AFFORDS INTERESTING TEXTURE
CLEVER STYLE THAT DOUBLES AS A SIDE TABLE — IMAGINE IN A BOY’S ROOM OR LIBRARY
BRASS + MARBLE Miscellaneous.
PICTURE LIGHTS — WOULD ALSO LOOK GREAT AT THE TOP OF BUILT-INS
UNIQUE LAMPSHADES — CHECK OUT
MATILDA GOAD OR CRUEL MOUNTAIN FOR EVERYTHING FROM SCALLOPED RAFFIA TO LES TOUCHES
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