Wednesday, April 19

Design Post: Spring Round-Up of Our Favorite Lamps

Nest by Tamara's
9 Favorite Table Lamps of 2017
with an "All That Glitters" Feeling

With this story showcasing our favorite table lamps, I am reminded of my favorite childhood poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost.  To me, this classic poem highlights the fragility of what we hold dearest, the "gold" in our lives, and how fleeting it can be.  I memorized this poem as a mere third grader, and kept it written in my journal for years, and long before I knew the real depth of its meaning. 
Nothing Gold Can Stay 
by Robert Frost
Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.
On that note, check out our round-up design series which will continue here through April.  There are many beautiful items on the home market this season.  Today, we bring you our favorite table lamps, all new this Spring.  Table lamps can  transform a room, and it is relatively easy to switch out lamps, so they are not the same commitment as a larger more expensive item.  Table lamps are a great investment because they are flexible and can work in many spaces, and they are not that expensive to boot. Lighting is all about providing various options-- set the mood with varying light such as table lamps, standing lamps and sconces.  I like to have at least one pair of table lamps per room, as they bring the light source to eye level.  
Here are some of our favorites this spring...

1. Currey and Company's Rakish Table Lamp
sophisticated Mercury glass, tall and fluted design with a brass finish, and a Honey Beige shade.
2. Currey and Company's Ginza Table Lamp is brand new and launched this Spring High Point Market, a terra cotta material and finished with a black and tan pattern.  

3. Graton Lamp by Arteriors has hand-etched facets and a frosted amber color.  A gray microfiber drum shade with a taupe cloth covered cord.
4. Vadim Lamp by Noir is super cool with these continuing gold discs.

5. Thomas O'Brien's new Whitman Desk Lamp offers a modern version for the home library. 
6. HB Patricia by Christopher Spitzmiller are gold and glittery and we love them!
7. Corbin Accent Lamp by Kate Spade New York
feels like her fashion, compact and stylish, buttoned up!
8. Moira Table Lamp by 
Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Home 
offers an artsy option with a cool ombre effect.

9. Bell Table in Copper by Tom Dixon
brings the coolness and fashionable sensibility 
of copper to a room.

Happy Nesting
XO Tamara



Please Read Earnest by Miles Stephenson on Saxon Henry's blog

Please Read Earnest by Miles Stephenson on Saxon Henry's blog
Miles takes us on a journey comparing two favorite writers, Wes Anderson and Ernest Hemingway while retracing Hemingway's haunts in Paris, then a chance meeting with Wes...click photo for story