About Lamps

Lamps are the workhorses of the lighting world, but their beauty masks their true function. They bring light into the home. Some rooms, with no ceiling lighting fixture are lit entirely by lamps. In this case, several lamps must to be placed strategically around the room, shining light in the places it where it is most needed. Table lamps, floor lamps and torchieres are perfectly suited for this function.

Table lamps meet the need for reading or task lighting. Places on a table beside a comfortable chair, they show over the shoulder and provide functional light. Other table lamps add light to a room, but may be more for show and beauty than their lighting ability. Lamps are available in every design style, size and color imaginable.

Floor lamps and torchieres are free standing and can provide light in places where tables don’t work well. They are also favored because of the distinct look they bring to a living space. These beautiful lighting pieces range from simple stands topped with a bowl to multi-light lamps or exquisite chandelier-like beauties.

An office, whether at home or at work, must have a desk and a desk must have a perfectly placed lamp. Some of the lamps designed with a desk in mind are reminiscent of those lighting historic library reading rooms or the desks of accountants who toiled long into the night entering figures into ledgers by hand. Others exhibit a definite craftsman style heritage. Still other desk lamps are all about modern, with stylish straight lines or quirky flowing curves.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Contemporary Table Lamp Goes Retro

 

If you're going modern or contemporary in your living room or entry, ceramic table lamps may be the first ones that come to mind, but we've found something that takes retro lamps in an entirely different direction.

First of all, we know about lamps around here, but I didn't have any idea that recycled aluminum could be handspun to make the body of a contemporary table lamp. But, that exactly what Babette Holland did with her Green Striped Gemini Table Lamp. Not only is the body spun aluminum but it's done in brown and green stripes. No two are exactly alike. The designer says they are reminiscent of 1950s drink tumblers. Topped with a gold silk shade, the Gemini Table Lamp is perfect for a modern interior.

Just imagine this lamp or a pair of them on a long sleek table in the foyer? Or, think about showing them off at either end of a cool green or chocolate velvet sofa. This is a retro look that's showing up again in today's rooms.

Green Striped Gemini Table Lamp

 Green Striped Gemini Table Lamp

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Artistic Halogen Desk Lamps

 

Artistic Halogen Desk LampsWhen you're looking for the absolutely perfect lamp among the many beautiful modern desk lamps think outside the box. Your special light may be found among the halogen desk lamps that are part desk lamp and part exciting art. The Lite Source Dancer Collection Blue Desk Lamp is one example of what you'll find in StylePath's lighting collection.

It's easy to see why the Blue Desk Lamp is part of the Dancer Collection. Sleek and modern, with a curvy center stem in polished steel finish that holds two blue glass shades, this lamp would be beautiful on a glam mirrored desk or dressing table. A beautiful light for any woman's modern bedroom.

Waterfall Faucets Make an Impression

 

Price Pfister Kenzo GT49DF0K Bathroom Faucet If a regular faucet just won't do, maybe it's time to turn to one of today's minimalist bath faucets. Among the latest sensations in the bathroom fixture world are waterfall faucets from which the water flows not in a single stream, but spread out by the fixture to mimic the tumble of a waterfall. They're meant to impress and they do.

The Price Pfister Kenzo GT49DF0K Bathroom Faucet is one of the many great designs available from StylePath. The faucet waterfall trough and handles are deceptively simplistic in design. Sleek, contemporary and stylish lines make this faucet the perfect companion for one of the modern shallow square sinks that are so popular right now.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Reading Lamps as Sculpture

 

With your mind floating in a sea of formal and casual floor lamps, it can be difficult to spot something so totally unique in reading lamps that it immediately grabs your attention. Not to despair. Along comes the Planar One-Light Arc Light to spark your interest.

 

Planar One-Light Arc Light

From its marble base (the weight prevents the lamp from tipping over) to its brushed nickel and dark brown stem and arm, ending with an elegant white linen shade, more than anything this floor lamp resembles a modern sculpture. We can't think of a more perfect reading lamp for the corner of a contemporary living room—the epitome of beauty and function. Don't need a reading light, then think focal point and dramatic style statement and forget the functionality. Works for us.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Bankers Lamps and Dragonflies

An updated whimsical take on the iconic brass bankers lamps with their green shades, the Dale Tiffany Dragonfly Banker's Lamp combines a bit of history and a touch of art deco. Its history comes from the weary banking accountants who worked the night through, bringing order their ledger books by the light of those green-shaded lamps during the 1800s. One of StylePath's many glass desk lamps, the Dragonfly Lamp has a beautiful verdigris finish tree and leaf base accented with a single colorful dragonfly. The glass favrile glass shade in yellow and green and the ball pull chain complete this Dale Tiffany designed desk lamp.

Dale Tiffany Dragonfly Banker's Lamp

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nostalgic Tiffany Table Lamps

One of the most enduring antique table lamp styles is the Tiffany table lamp. Louis Comfort Tiffany originally developed Tiffany stained glass beginning in 1878, but today the term Tiffany lamps is used loosely, generally referring to any lamp designed with a shade done in the Tiffany stained glass style. Modern versions may or may not be made entirely of glass.

For example, the John Timberland Mica Tiffany Style Mission Table Lamp is topped by a shade made of glass and mica formed into a beautiful geometric pattern. The shading and pattern of the mica contribute to the unique look of this lighting piece.

John Timberland Mica Tiffany Style Mission Table Lamp

Called a Tiffany style lamp, it combines that stained glass look with mission style in the shape of the shade and the design of the wood base. The night light built into the base adds functionality and an extra touch of beauty to the lamp. We think this one would look great in a mission style home office.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Traditional Floor Lamps with a Twist

 

Crystal Six Light Up Lighting floor Lamp Schonbek designers were certainly thinking out of the traditional floor lamps box when they created the Crystal Six Light Floor Lamp for their Rose Collection. They took the incredible look of one of the Rose Collection chandeliers and fashioned it into what can only be called a magnificent floor lamp. Instead of hanging from the ceiling, this six light chandelier is on top of a floor lamp base.

The beauty of crystal raindrops, faceted crystal beads and lovely green crystal leaves decorating multiple clear crystal vases make this lamp a true showpiece. There are several choices available in finishes and crystals.

The company suggests two options, "You can treat this lamp as a statuesque floor candelabrum with exposed candles, or order the optional granny shades for a nouveau Victorian flavor."  The shades are sold separately.

Whether you choose to use this lamp in the bedroom or formal living room, we think you'll smile every time you pass by.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Incorporate Torchieres in Your Traditional Decor

 

Tendril Three-light Torchiere To light a dark corner or make a statement in a large entry room in pairs, torchieres achieve these and many other interior design objectives. Traditional floor lamps, also known as torch lamps, started out as candelabras often boasting two to three lights atop a tall wood or metal stand.

The design was introduced to France in the late 17th century and by that time accommodated just one candle. These lights were considered revolutionary in lighting large rooms when the number of candles was increased.

Today’s torchiere still offers ample uplight and traditional styling, but instead of candles, it is all electric. For instance, the Tendril Three-light Torchiere is reminiscent of its candle-lit predecessors with its Scavo candle-shaped shades and the nature-inspired motif of its bronze finished steel triple stand. Scavo glass undergoes a multi-step process which creates a diffused glow when lit, similar to that of candle light. This beauty would compliment a traditional or country decor.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Colorful LED Desk Lamps with Personality

 

With contemporary good looks and sleek design, Lite Source’s Flat Head LED Desk Lamps stands tall above other modern desk lamps. LED is short for “light-emitting diode,” or more simply put, a semiconductor light source with high intensity brightness. What does this mean for you?

The Flat Head lamp will give you bright lighting you can’t get from a standard lamp for your home office projects or your business office. The disc base and matching head stretched atop telescopic metal arms allows you to adjust lighting to suit your needs. It is available in three bright and bold hues: lime green, sky blue and orange. The colors and design make it a stylish addition to a modern or contemporary office, library or dorm room. 

Lite Source’s Flat Head LED Desk Lamp

Lite Source’s Flat Head LED Desk Lamps

Lite Source’s Flat Head LED Desk Lamp in Orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lite Source’s Flat Head LED Desk Lamp in Sky Blue  

Lite Source’s Flat Head LED Desk Lamp

Lite Source’s Flat Head LED Desk Lamp in Lime Green

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