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Archive for March, 2011

Lighting a Home Office

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 2:03 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

When it comes to lighting a home office, there are three different types of light: ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting provides general light, such as from wall sconces or overhead lighting. Task lighting is meant to illuminate a specific space, such as a desk with a small desk or table lamp.

Accent lighting, though functional, is usually meant for decorative purposes. For instance, Tiffany floor lamps can be used as artistic focal points in a home office. Choose accent lighting carefully, particularly if you expect clients to visit your home office. A quality accent lamp can enhance the overall look of your office and give off an air of professionalism and good taste.

Pairing Old with New

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 8:48 AM
Thursday, March 3, 2011

When my grandmother passed away she left me several valuable home furnishings. Perhaps the best piece of all that she gave to me was an authentic Tiffany lamp. The table lamp was none other than the Venetian desk lamps made between 1910 and 1920.

The vibrant colors are still impeccable nearly a century after their creation. I decided to place the lamp on one of the end tables in my formal sitting room. The other end table looked rather lonely, so I bought a Dragonfly Tiffany style table lamp to match. The design is intentionally not identical because I didn’t want the lamps to be too matchy-matchy; however, the colors complement one another perfectly.

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