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Archive for February, 2011

Pool Table Lamp

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 7:47 PM
Thursday, February 17, 2011

The gap between the end of football season and the start of baseball season seems like it goes on forever. Yes, there’s still college basketball, but honestly, I don’t really don’t feel the same enthusiasm until March Madness rolls around. To pass the time this year, I’ve decided to redecorate my game room.

The game room is actually just my basement that I’ve equipped with a pool table, built-in bar, and giant flat screen television. I’ve wanted to give it a cool 1920s or 1930s pool hall feel for a while now. One of the ways I’m achieving that look is with Tiffany lighting. I bought a wonderful Tiffany style billiards lamp to hang above the pool table. It’s an excellent combination of stunning glass artistry and modern lighting that sets just the right tone for the game room.

Iconic Dragonfly Lamp

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 4:35 PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Tiffany dragonfly lamp is one of the most iconic lamps produced during the heyday of the Tiffany Studios. It’s probably the first image that pops into your head when somebody mentions Tiffany lamps. The original version was decorated with large dragonflies with blue bodies, purple wings, and red eyes. The background was a mix of blue-green and yellow. The head of the dragonfly hangs down with the wings forming a scalloped edge on the lampshade.

The pattern has been replicated utilizing different colors. In my own home I have a dragonfly Tiffany table lamp. The piece is a compilation of red, amber, and brown as the predominant colors. Thanks to modern technology, the lamp sheds enough light to serve as a desk light or reading nook light.

Mix It Up with Pedestal Lamp

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 4:35 PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

While the traditional Tiffany table lamp is beautiful, if you want a more unusual look for your room, consider using a pedestal lamp. Pedestal lamps are either circular or square and stand approximately 30 inches tall. The column all the way around is covered in beautiful Tiffany glass in bright hues. It’s a more unusual look because the lampshade is in the center rather than on top.

A pedestal Tiffany lamp can be placed on the ground like a traditional floor lamp, though it won’t be as tall. If you wish to decorate with pedestal lamps on the floor, consider using two to frame an element close to the ground, like a fireplace. A pedestal lamp placed on a table can add height to a room. It can also stand as a strong architectural detail or simply a 3D piece of art.

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