I often like rooms where the lighting makes a bold statement. In some houses with the right architecture and ceiling height, you can have large scale lighting that becomes a feature in the room. The dining room above has always been a favourite of mine, ...Read More
These days brass/gold table lamps are everywhere I turn! The beautiful lamp above is from SchoolHouseElectric, made in Oregon. I like the style of these lamps and I think they would work best as a desk lamp or hall table lighting. I've been reading a lot about the version from Target (below) because it's very affordable.
Here is the Target version that's getting a lot buzz:
Then there is this cute version from West Elm, also affordable:
And again, the SchoolHouseElectric, which is a little bit pricier:
If I get one, I'd put here, on the desk and I think it will look great!
This old lantern has been with me for many years and has traveled around to a few different places. I found it in Toronto many years ago, and it wasn't wired, so I had the wiring and internal chandelier components added. Originally it was in my dining room in Toronto.
About 7 years ago, I was very inspired after working on this shoot with Suzanne Dimma, for Style Department. I found my lantern shortly after this!
I had it my kitchen for many years (below). I still love the fixture, it's a classic piece that can work in different rooms and I like the character it adds.
I look at a lot of lighting and recently I've really been into the West Elm Arc Mid-Century chandelier. It's a stylish fixture that is at an incredible price point. Here it is on it's own.
It reminds me of another overhead fixture I've recommended for several clients; the Bryant chandelier from Circa Lighting shown below. It comes in a few different colours/finishes and 2 different sizes. It has a classic look that can fit work with many different styles.
I've always liked it in this room from Domino magazine, this looks like it is in the bronze finish.
Here is the fixture in the hand rubbed antique brass finish.
And now Circa has this version, called Farlane, which also has a similar look but is a higher price point.
This lamp underwent a dramatic transformation and cost less than $10. Back when I was doing a segment on CBC TV called, "Deb on a Dime", I was always looking for affordable and stylish DIY ideas. You can create some great looking lighting if you think outside the box and are willing to get your hands dirty. I picked up a pair of these lamps at a second hand store for $4.99 each. I liked them right away because of the shape and size. I used white primer spray paint to cover the colour and pattern, this gave them a perfect matte white finish. Here I am getting ready to spray:
Then I was able to pick up two shades in an 'as is' section of a big box store; each shade was $5.00, for a grand total of $9.99 for each lamp. I think they look pretty good considering the price tag.
Here's how the second lamp looked on the other end of the room.