New Favorite: Shades of Light
May 28, 2010
I discovered this site while searching for a light fixture for a new client, and it's now one of my favorites! A lot of lighting sites sell the same stuff from the same major manufacturers, but Shades of Light sells some unusual styles as well as a large selection of rewired antique fixtures. They also feature a well edited collection of furniture, mirrors, and rugs (including antique rugs with an heirloom patina). You can subscribe their free print catalog if, like me, one of your favorite hobbies is kicking back with ink on paper.
Pricewise, this site runs the gamut, with the antiques at the high end but a lot of really stylish pieces at bargain prices. Here are some of my favorites with ideas on how to use them. Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend, and take time to honor those who've served. —Diane
This antique urn fixture would look stately in the foyer of an old house or unexpected as a bedside lamp.
This delicate antique balloon fixture could be the centerpiece of a chic nursery.
It's hard to find a unique swing-arm lamp. Enter the arc wall lamp with convertible wiring and simple style for only $188.
Take a guess, I dare you. $1,000? $2,000? Nope, this 26"-wide retro-modern beauty is just $350. Perfect for a sleek space that needs a dramatic statement. (I'll go so far as to label it a Dwelement Style Steal!)
This star chandelier conjures images of casual feasts outdoors. I can see this hanging over a rustic table on a porch or in a farmhouse kitchen. It's discounted from $399 to $139! Grab it before I do.
This bubble sphere table lamp (vaguely Jonathan Adleresque, no?) can be found under the category "Dorm Decor." I don't know where they went to college, but this is seriously more stylish than anything I had in my dorm room. The price, however? Perhaps within the reach of even a student: $99.
The perfectly faded colors in this antique hand-knotted Turkish Oushak rug could inspire an entire room design.
This repro ice box–turned-island is right at home in a rustic modern kitchen.
Lean this lovely hint of architecture in a room that lacks it. The arched window mirror could transform a room.
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See, just like that, I found the good stuff. I can do it for you, too, with an eye for your specific taste. Whether you need a single piece or a roomful, I've got the eye and the sources to find exactly what you love. Just email me.
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