I never get tired of looking at lighting. Good looking lamps are really hard to find.
So when I find a good source for lamps I am thrilled because it means a lot less time sourcing. This gold leaf Greek key design is gorgeous but will only work in classic or modern styles rooms. Still, I love it.
This style of lamp is what is loosely referred to as transitional. Transitional means the style can be either traditional or contemporary. I love that ambiguity.
This lamp has an Italian flair to it. One of the things I have
noticed about Italian design in the U.S. is that it is so overdone.
Venetian plaster in a new Sacramento home is never a good idea, however
the old architecture of San Francisco is a different story. I would love this lamp in a room that has a quiet elegance: solid velvets, Belgian linens, highly crafted yet simple wood furniture.
This lamp would be best in a modern or retro looking room. The scale would be tricky to work with but then again, sometimes going against your instincts on scale can have a reversal effect. In other words, using big items in a small room can at times make the room feel bigger.
Another modern looking lamp. This could also be very glamorous like in Hollywood Regency styles. Good looking lamps have a way of coming back decades later.