Are you tired of living with run-of-the-mill table lamps that serve their purpose but do little to inspire? This week we did a round-up of 12 table lamps that guarantee to turn heads and start conversations. Ranging from quirky to colorful to downright breathtaking – these designs will surely inject a dose of liveliness into your home decor and light up your life.
The whimsical Ibis Table Lamp from Cyan Design (CD-05206) celebrates the ibis, a long-legged wading bird that displays legendary bravery during hurricanes. According to legend, the ibis is the last sign of wildlife to take shelter before a hurricane hits and the first to reappear once the storm has passed. Finished in Ancient Gold, the ibis pokes his head out of the top of the black satin shade, presumably to check if the coast is clear!
The Tara Irregular Dot Blown Glass Lamp from Arteriors (AH-17323-354) features a unique design and is sure to be a great conversation piece. The base is constructed of hand blown glass featuring irregular dots of color. Hues range from orange, turquoise, and green. The white shade offers a soft touch and warm welcoming glow, while a clear ball finial completes the look.
Natural oyster shells are used to create the Cape Breton Table Lamp from Currey & Company (CC-6318). This organic lamp is accented with a natural burlap shade and is embellished with black wood accents.
Lose yourself in a seaside cottage retreat with the Cassidy Orange Porcelain Lamp from Arteriors (AH-17387-522). Inspired by the coral reefs, it offers an eclectic orange hue. An off-white linen shade glows with warmth and adds a soft touch to this decorative lighting element. An orange porcelain finial matches the base and tops off the design.
The Sumatran Table Lamp from Uttermost (26546) is sure you bring you good luck with its trunk raised to the sky. Antiqued silver elephant with ivory finished tusk and a distressed wood toned foot. The rectangle semi bell shade is an off white linen fabric with brown trim.
The Caviar Rose Gold/Rose Glass Table Lamp from Arteriors (AH-DK49922) features a modern classic form and is one of many from the Caviar Collection, designed by Laura Kirar. Having the effect of a soft floating bubble, this lovely piece combines ethereal light with elegance.
The Kenya Black & White Oval Lamp from Port 68 (P68-LPAS-111-02) is inspired by Burchelli’s Zebras out of Africa. Burchelli’s Zebras infiltrate the 1.3 million strong wildebeest herd of Kenya during the Great Migration, perhaps seeking protection amid the numbers. This lamp however has no chance of blending in with the crowd!
The Agate Rose Gold Iron Accent Lamp from Arteriors (AH-DK49944) is inspired by primitive forms of Maori tools typically carved in stone and adorned with a slice of agate.
Ready, Camera, Action! The Kaden Spot Table Top Lamp (MX-60084) illustrates high modern style that is handsome and bold for any room.
The Tassel Black & Navy Table Lamp from Arteriors Home (DK49937-754) is influenced by handmade antique passementarie trim seen in a grand old hotel in Santiago, Chile. It’s all about the tassel. It’s simple, unexpected, yet totally dramatic when the soft elements become illuminated.
The Dogma Table Lamp is a very unique piece from Currey & Company (CC-6460) where small pieces of driftwood are sewn together by hand and then hung to create a pyramid like shape. The lamp looks very organic and the shade is putty burlap.
With the glow of antique brass, the Maize Table Lamp (AH-DK46005-230) represents a familiar organic form that dates back 9000 years. Designed by Laura Kirar for Arteriors Home.
So what do you think…would Mom approve?