Enjoying the Rainbow With Lamps Plus …

Hi – my name is Courtney and I like color.  I love a beautiful neutral space, but color gets my heart racing.  Color gets me excited.  Color is my equivalent of “design MSG” – I think everything looks better with a touch of it.

Thankfully, the folks at Lamps Plus think the same thing because they recently launched their Color + Lighting Collection featuring over 100+ colors and a variety of different lamp styles.  From the classic gourd to groovy floor lamps, this collection really covers the gamut and gives something customers more options than even many custom lighting companies I have worked with in the past.

Lamps Plus has a huge selection of lamps outside its Color + collection that features beautiful colors.  If you lean more towards modern then I suggest the Delta Peacock Lamp from Robert Abbey…..

Robert Abbey LAmps Plus

For a lamp just shy of 2 feet tall, it packs quite a design wallop thanks to its geometric shape.  Just like the Color + Collection, it comes in a multitude of colors including new two-tone variations which I absolutely adore.  It is on my short list (I know – bad pun!) for at least two different clients – one we will use it in their office and the other will find itself on his night stand.

So embrace your inner Rainbow Bright and throw caution to the wind!  After all, it’s only color!

[photo credit: lamps plus//collage credit: courtney lake]

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Loving Out Loud: Dokter and Misses Soapstone Lamp….

Quirky gets a bum rap.

I like quirky.  It’s one of the reasons I like the show “New Girl” and sometimes wear dress shoes with shorts. It’s quirky.  Not weird….quirky.

Like this lamp…..

Dokter and Misses Lamp

It’s like Zoe Deschanel had a torrid threesome with a desk lamp and a rock.  The lamp is part of a new line of Swazi soapstone and powder-coated metal lamps from South Africa-based designers Katy Taplin and Adrian Hugo of Dokter and Misses.  Use it as a desk lamp or on a console, its atypical construction and shape will make it a sculptural focal point.

Quirky has never looked so cool…..

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Loving Out Loud: Restoration Hardware Vintage Illuminated Arrow…

I have a love/hate relationship with Restoration Hardware lighting.  I love the overall look of the pieces but their scale is so massive that unless you live in a castle, realistically they can’t be used.  I know I say “go big, or go home” but even I have my limits when it comes to lighting fixtures…..

However, a friend tipped me off to Restoration Hardware’s baby and children line which features more delicate (aka normal) sized fixtures.  Looking through the web site, I was smitten by their vintage illuminated arrow fixture:

I would love to see the piece in a kitchen or perhaps two in a bedroom flanking a bed.  It is a fun way to add lighting and sculptural interest to a space in a fun unexpected way.  I am pitching a client on using them in his library, so fingers crossed …..

So tell me, what is the wackiest light you have ever seen in a space?

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