Feb 27, 2013
Let There Be Light: Top 10 Floor Lamps
Hello Fabulistas! I always use floor lamps in my designs. Floor lamps are a FAB way to light specific parts of the room! I love to place floor lamps at the ends of sofas or in corners with reading chairs. As I always say, well-lit rooms feel happier! My favorite thing about floor lamps is that they are moveable. When you rearrange your furniture, you can easily rearrange your lighting, too! Here are 10 floor lamps I cannot live without. The Tolomeo light is a classic. Yes, it's used a lot, but that's because it's so gorgeous! It was designed in 1986 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, and is manufactured by Artemide. It has a matte aluminum shade and an adjustable arm, which makes it perfect for spot lighting. Because the shade is so large, it lets out a lot of light!
Tolomeo Mega Floor Lamp from YLightingThe Parentesi Nero lamp is more than just a floor lamp. It's like a piece of art work! The lamp is attached to both the floor and ceiling and the light can slide up and down, to create any ambiance you want. It was designed in 1970 by Achille Castiglioni and is now part of the permanent collection at the MOMA.
Parentesi Nero from MSK LightingThe Hudson floor lamp is so sexy! It's perfect for those of you trying to achieve a "Hollywood Glam" look because it resembles studio lighting. It would also look FAB in a bachelor pad. What makes this lamp a little more interesting is the mix of materials. The base is made of black wood, which softens the chrome shade.
Hudson Floor Lamp from ZGallerieThis 1900s style Pharmacy Lamp is one I can't live without. It has an American industrial look and looks great in both traditional and modern spaces. I really LOVE the aged steel finish!
1900s Pharmacy Lamp from Restoration HardwareThe Britain lamp has a traditional look that's very in right now. Did you know that gold is trending? The gold stem is a nice touch, but what makes this lamp special is the gold interior of the shade. It has such a LUXE look!
Britain Lamp from Jayson HomeAt first glance you wouldn't know that the Toto Cube is a light. It's a resin cube that lights up. How cool is that?! It can be used as a side table, too. I love when furniture is multifunctional!
Toto Cube Lamp from Design Within ReachThe Tube Top Lamp is very chic. It's made with a mesh lamp shade and acrylic base, which I adore. But what's makes this lamp is the triangular shape and open center.
Tube Top Light from Room and BoardThe iconic Tri-Arm Lamp was designed in the 1950s. This mid-century lamp has adjustable arm, to light different parts of a room. It looks very sculptural because of the multiple arms and shades. It's definitely a statement piece!
Tri-Arm Lamp from Design Within ReachThe Adjustable Glass Floor Lamp may be the most unusual on this list. It's the only one here with a glass shade! You can pair this with a frosted bulb for a soft, romantic look OR try an Edison bulb to create a more industrial look. I love the options!
Adjustable glass floor lamp from West ElmThe Elise Lamp is a must have. It can be used in a variety of settings because of its tall, slim shape. Yes, of course you can use it in a living room or bedroom...you can also use it in an entry foyer! It's very sophisticated and I love the soft lift it creates!
Elise lamp from Room and BoardLighting is so important in the home, and I believe you MUST light all four corners of every room. Floor lamps make that easy to do, and as I said before, they also allow you to be flexible with your space! Is there a floor lamp you can't live without? Which is your favorite? Let's start the conversation in the comments below!
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