Guest Picks: Stunning Floor Lamps
Make up for shorter days with extra light sources to cast a warm glow
The hours of daylight are shorter this time of year. With a chill in the air, the days can feel gloomy. Now is the time to bring more light into your home and cast a cheery glow into your spaces. I've picked out several floor lamps that I would recommend to my interior design clients for adding beauty, warmth and light to their homes. — Darlene from Fieldstone Hill Design
The Blu Dot Stilt floor lamp has a lighthearted design and a fun feel. It could be dressed up or dressed down. My favorite thing about this lamp is that the base is airy and leggy, making it perfect for small spaces.
This Eternity floor lamp has crisp geometric lines that keep it from fading into the background. I think the rectangular shade is beautiful, and it is certainly unique. The antiqued gold finish would work with both gold and silver tones in your room.
I am not sure what is better about this floor lamp: the looks or the price. This piece catches my eye with a glamorous, glossy white base and a sophisticated chocolate brown shade. It looks pricey, but it isn't.
This Coach Pharmacy floor lamp in antique brass has the look of a much more expensive piece with its classic lines. I love using pharmacy lamps in all kinds of decor, but they are particularly wonderful in studies or above a favorite reading chair. For me, their adjustable height is a huge selling feature.
I love the Swell floor lamp by Barbara Cosgrove. It is a throwback to the fun table lamps of the '70s, but the Swell is much more chic. This lamp is particularly practical for small spaces like studio apartments.
I love the attention to fine detail that can be found on the base of this floor lamp. This understated piece is elegant and simple but certainly not plain. I also love when lamps feature dual light bulbs, as this one does.
I think that the fresh design of this floor lamp is adorable and practical. I love that this piece would offer very focused light for reading. Its modern edge is airy and subtle, which makes it suitable for nearly any decor.
Sometimes a space needs a truly substantial piece. I would recommend this Ellington floor lamp to a client who has a room with soaring ceilings and an open floor plan.
This slim-profile floor lamp is simply fantastic. I would love to use a pair of them in my dining room to flank my two small sofas. The slender base will slide right under furniture, giving it a space-saving design.
The design of this Lunar floor lamp reminds me of a palm tree. I love the simple yet interesting base on this beautiful floor lamp, and I would use it in pairs to flank a sofa.
This Waldo floor lamp is not your typical floor lamp. Simply put, it is huge — and yet the shape is still so lovely. I would recommend this floor lamp to a client who is not shy about bling. It would be perfect in a large space that needs to be balanced.
I really love this piece. It is traditional without being predictable. The price is affordable, and the swivel top makes it practical. This floor lamp would work in all sorts of spaces and decor styles. I think it would be lovely in a bedroom.
The Lucy floor lamp by Robert Abbey is stately. I would love to see this in a gentleman's room or in a library. The shape is classic, and it has a presence. This lamp does not fade into the background.
The Jamie Young Barley Twist floor lamp has a natural feel to it. I love this understated piece, and I think it would look amazing in a family room. It would lend a relaxed feeling to a formal space as well.
Two for one! I love this creative floor lamp by Robert Abbey and Jonathan Adler. It serves as both a lighted easel and a floor reading lamp. It's perfect for the creative and artistic personality.
This lamp is both fun and glamorous. And it is certainly not a wallflower. If you are tired of run-of-the-mill lamps, this floor lamp designed by Verner Panton would add some life to your space.
This black Soho floor lamp has the "wow" factor. It is glam and gutsy all at once. This lamp would be great in a home that needs a bold stroke of design. I would love to see this floor lamp in an office to keep things fun.
I think that slim floor lamps are great because they add light without taking up much space or adding visual clutter.
If you are looking for a gutsy way to add the industrial look to your space, I would recommend this Steampunk floor lamp. It has a weighty presence and would be amazing in a loft space.
Ideabook published on Nov. 25, 2012.
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