Monday, January 21, 2013

A New Floor Lamp

I've been looking for a new floor lamp for our living room for a while now. I've never found just the right one that I liked and that I knew would be right for the room (and the right price). I had some time yesterday to swing over to one of the Home Goods near us and I found what I was hoping to be a lamp that would be a good fit. Check out the before and after...

I have had that white lamp for over 8 years I think. I had bought it when I moved into my first apartment and it was fine and served the purpose but the room was ready for a change. I love the shape of the new lamp and that it is adjustable - not to mention I was really happy that it was black too. The lamp is a matte black and the base is a brushed copper.

Here's another photo that I took...with the exception of the lamps, do you notice anything different between the photo below and the photos above? 


I also had time to hang some photos and art that I have been meaning to do for a while (can we say nesting?) In the photo above I added a print that I had gotten for my husband a few years ago. It's called Home Made Pretzels and a Brew by Etsy seller Working Woman. Aside from me and Sheila, those might be 2 of my husbands favorite things :)

Oh and the basket there at the bottom is new too - also from Home Goods. I got that to corral toys and stuffed animals but it also fit perfectly under the console for this photo.

I'm pleased with these small updates to our living area - it's the small changes sometimes that have big impact.

18 comments:

  1. Perfect! It really suits the space:)

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  2. Looking good. Looking good. The new lamp is just perfect and I'm loving the gallery wall.

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  3. Love the additions Holly! Nesting for sure!!!!

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  4. The lamp really ties it all together nicely!

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  5. Holly, the lamp is perfect - it makes your LR corner!! Great find.

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  6. What a great find! The lamp is beautiful, Holly! I know I'm going to need a floor lamp for Maura's new room, so now I'm going to have to hit up Home Goods (with the gift card I got for Christmas, yay!)! love the new art too:)

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  7. The lamp is absolutely perfect. Who knew a lamp could make such an impact?!

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  8. Yay for fun little changes that make a big difference!!

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  9. What a difference such a subtle change can make! I love how the shape and color of the lamp really pull the space together and connect to the black sign in your gallery and the black table. The space really looks great!

    My presentation went really well. Thanks for asking. I'm always a bit nervous, but I think my teaching skills come in handy there. Also, I think we all begin to inhabit these fictional spaces we create. We come to know them so well, it makes it easier. I love presentation day because I love to see how everyone envisions their space so differently. Thanks for your support and kind words!

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  10. Bingo!! It's awesome, Holly! I was just at HomeGoods with my client last week looking for lamps, the selection was amazing ~ we both came home with some! Love the addition to your gallery wall!

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  11. That lamp is a great find. Homegoods is such a wonderful source for lamps (and rugs, and mirrors, and frames, etc.) Love that store. I love your pillows too!

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  12. What a great lamp! It's amazing the difference it makes. Such a great find Holly!.

    Lane

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  13. Such a sweet little corner! I love the lamp and that basket - both are gorgeous. I also really like where you placed the new print within the gallery -- it balances so well.

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    1. Jenn - thanks for the comment on the placement of that print. I debated for a while but thought that was the right spot. Anywhere to either side or higher would have looked a little off.

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  14. Thanks everyone!! Took me a while to finally find a lamp for that corner but patience paid off I suppose.

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  15. I love HG for the sometimes unexpected finds. I need to revisit mine soon. I need a living room lamp, too. It is a gorgeous, almost retro, piece. Your artwork to your husband is precious!

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