Tuesday, September 04, 2012

table lamps

monaco vignette I - pve design illustration
monaco vignette II - pve design illustration
As I was going through some of my sketchbooks, I noticed that I had a series of table lamps.  I love how time can very often bring our attention to the light.  Do you have a favorite table lamp?

13 comments:

John said...

I do indeed! See the next to last photo here: http://thewidewale.blogspot.com/2011/11/laurie-holladay-interiors.html

Conversely, I also have a couple of hideous pineapple lamps from the 70s that I picked up at a junk shop about five years ago. They're great period pieces and I love them.

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

I actually have two very similar lamps to the ones you've illustrated here. An asian figural and a retro light blue gourd -- I love them both.

annie said...

I love these illustrations of table lamps. A table lamp is my favorite kind of light...I really really dislike overhead lighting. I walk around my house in the morning turning on all the little lamps, table lamps etc. in my house for that warm glow. Most of mine are by Jamie Young.

pve design said...

John,
Yes, I know those lamps and do love them. They can really liven up a room....plus the pineapple is a welcoming sign to come home to.
pve

Julie,
I love how you find lamps to light up your home.
pve

Annie-
lamps or candlelight are my preferred lighting!
pve

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Two favourite lamps, actually! Quite a few years ago, these lamps were purchase to fit with new living room furniture. They are quite heavy as each lamp is made of a heavy iron in a smoky green colour. The lamp shades of white opaque/frosted glass are circled with a chain of ivory in a matching green to the lamp base. I still like these lamps very much after 20 years!

The Buzz Blog said...

The one in our family room is one we found in the pages of House Beautiful and we still love it after 10 years! We can't wait to start redecorating the other rooms of the house so that we can buy more...
xxoo
C + C

Kwana said...

I do have a pair but now I may be shopping for a new favorite after seeing these.

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Patricia, I love lamps and the process of creating and making unique lighting. I started my own line of lighting several years ago and have wonderful artisans here in California that can take my ideas and run.
Mary

Holly said...

These are so pretty. I'm actually in the market for a new lamp or 2. I'm off to Home Goods today to search.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

how I would love to flip your sketch books! Hope my lamps still put off soft light when we all switch over to the energy saving bulbs this year

Period Style Lighting said...

You have sketched well for table lamp i like your blog keep posting..

Splendid Market said...

don't get me started! I love table lamps. I rarely turn on the overhead lighting. Lights from lamps is so much warmer and softer and more flattering. I find I am always able to find more good lamps than shades however. Loved your farewell to summer piece!

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