Lighting 101

I'm always amazed when I see a lamp listed online or in a magazine/catalog for mega-bucks when I know you can find the same lamp or one very similar, that will help you to achieve the look you're trying to capture in your room design, at a much lower cost.  I always start out with a vision of the perfect lighting for the space and then I'm on the HUNT!! Thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, Aunt Rose's living room hand me downs from dear family members are always a great starting point when you go on the hunt.

This beautiful Jonathan Adler lamp available at Shades of Light {$199}
Mine which is very similar but with a nickle finished base was purchased at Marshall's for only $39.99!! {and yes....that's a big-ole piece of delicious Trina Turk fabric hanging above my credenza in my office. I still haven't decided how I want to use it in the space....hmmm I heart that fabric}

 Here you see a beautiful Barbara Cosgrove lamp available at One King Lane {$119 ON SALE $347}
My lamp which bears a striking resemblance to it was purchased about seven years ago at Kirkland's for $7.97 each on clearance

 This is a beautiful white urn shaped lamp available at Shades of Light {$199}
Here's my white urn shaped vintage lamp purchased at a local thrift store {$6.00 for the lamp + $5.00 for the lamp kit to rewire it} and look at the size of the base on that baby.  Love!

 Now this lamp is truly beautiful. Almost makes me want to break the bank and purchase one....almost.   Damask Porcelain in Orange with Gray.....
 or perhaps you would prefer it in Beige with Spa Green......
 or maybe Chartreuse Green with Gray would better fit your color scheme.  All are available at Shades of Light to the tune of $439. lovely.