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A Compromising Situation

posted by Bonnie @ 10:49 PM
Thursday, November 6, 2014
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When you live with someone who has a completely different design aesthetic, it can be challenging to agree on furniture and lighting styles. He is VERY traditional, and she likes modern clean lines.

My friends found the perfect solution in their home office area with a Tiffany Style floor lamp and Tiffany Style Table Lamp. To her, they are sleek and modern, but the stained-glass and old world soldering appealed to his traditional side. Compromise is Key!

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Tiffany Style Floor Lamps after an Earthquake

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 10:56 AM
Thursday, July 18, 2013

c6667An earthquake struck near our home recently; it didn’t do an enormous amount of damage because it wasn’t a particularly heinous quake, but we did lose a few furnishings in our home to the earthquake. After the earthquake knocked all of our lamps over and broke them, we saw this as a sign to replace them with something completely different.

The lamps that we had initially had were pretty bland and uninteresting. This was an opportunity for my husband and I to pick out some lamps that actually were appealing to the eye. We landed on Tiffany style floor lamps because they looked so much nicer than any of the other choices that had been presented to us while we were looking for lamps.

Light Up A Room With Tiffany Floor Lamps

posted by admin @ 12:42 PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tiffany-Floor-LampI just moved into a new apartment and there’s a lot about it that I really like. However, one thing I noticed that was a little bit of a problem was that there was hardly any lighting. The building is pretty close to another apartment building, so even when it’s sunny out, I don’t get much additional natural lighting in my home.

On top of that, there aren’t as many electric lights in the house as I would have anticipated, so upon moving in here, I realized that I was going to need to bring in some lighting of my own. I wound up deciding to purchase some nice Tiffany floor lamps that would add the lighting I needed and also spice the room’s décor up a little bit.

Can’t Pass Up A Tiffany Floor Lamp

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 4:16 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Walking into my friend’s house is like walking into an antiques shop. It is full of old furniture and portraits of barons and baronesses from the nineteenth century. Most of her collection she inherited from her grandmother, who collected art, but she has added to the collection, piece by piece. She gets most of her items from an art dealer, but occasionally she would attend auctions and bid on works of art. She doesn’t like to do that too often because if she sees a piece she really likes, she gets carried away.

Last weekend I went with her to one of these art auctions. I’m the first to admit that I’m not the foremost expert on anything related to art, but it still confuses me how some people could spend thousands of dollars or more on something they’re just going to display in their house. I understand it’s an investment, but there are other things you could invest in that will net you more income than art. My friend ended up going over her budget while bidding on an original Tiffany floor lamp. She was happy she won the auction, but wasn’t too happy about the amount she spent.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:24 AM
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Since I was a kid, I’ve always been afraid of things that go bump in the night. I couldn’t ever sleep with my closet door open for fear of there being a monster in it! It seems irrational now, but that fear of the dark has stuck with me into my adulthood and I don’t like walking around my house in utter darkness because it starts to give me the heebie-jeebies. When it’s dark, I can get scared by my own shadow!

Because of my fears, I’ve always made sure to have a decent amount of lighting going on in every room. I’ve learned that if you buy the right items, you can keep yourself away from creepy darkness without your electricity bill costing you an arm and a leg. To add a little pizzazz to the lights that keep away the nightmares, I keep Tiffany style floor lamps in every room.

Reading Nook

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 1:11 PM
Monday, May 7, 2012

When decorating our home I could not figure out what to do with an awkward triangular space underneath the stairs in the living room. I didn’t want to turn it into just another space for storage; I wanted a more creative solution. After browsing through design inspiration boards online, I settled on creating a reading nook.

I found a beautiful chaise lounge that fit perfectly in the space. Since you’re meant to recline on the chaise I didn’t have to worry about head space. On the outside edge of the chaise lounge I placed one of two Tiffany floor lamps that I own. I finished the reading nook off with a few colorful pillows and a throw blanket.

LCT Initials

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 10:57 AM
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, not every authentic Tiffany floor lamp bears the initials of Louis Comfort Tiffany on its lampshade. In fact, the LCT initials are considered quite rare. Most of the Tiffany lamps produced at the Tiffany studios were stamped with “Tiffany Studios New York.”

After the death of Louis Comfort Tiffany some glass workers tried to capitalize on the founder’s fame by forging his initials. An expert can correctly identify which initials are real and which ones are forgeries. If you do have a forgery this does not mean the quality of the lamp is damaged; it just won’t fetch as high a price at auction as it might have with authentic initials.

Authenticating a Tiffany Lamp

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 3:17 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Louis Comfort Tiffany popularized stained glass lamps with his beautiful lamps made between the early 1850s and the mid 1930s at his Tiffany Studio in New York. Replicas and Tiffany-inspired lamps made after the 1930s may be beautiful, but they are not authentic. How can you spot an authentic Tiffany lamp?

First, be aware that Tiffany made six types of lamps: floor, desk, hanging shade, wall sconce, table, and chandelier. If the lamp you’re inspecting isn’t one of the aforementioned then it is not an authentic Tiffany lamp. Second, a Tiffany floor lamp would have been crafted by hand, meaning there would have been minor imperfections and variations. If the lamp you’re inspecting is perfectly smooth with no flaws, then it is not authentic. Finally, look for “Tiffany Studios New York” or L.C.T. CO. marks that can be found on the bottom rim of authentic shades.

Grandmother’s House

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 3:37 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2011

One of the great things about walking through my grandmother’s house is looking at all the beautiful pieces of furniture that she has collected over the years. Anywhere from old sofas, with the floral design, to an old wrought iron wine rack that she purchased from a garage sale before I was even born. She’s a very eclectic person. You can tell just by all the old picture frames hanging on her walls. She has a style like no other.

My favorite pieces in the house, I have to say, would be the Tiffany style floor lamps. She has one in every room. The lamps set such an ambiance that it is captivating. The colors are brilliant and still vibrant to this day. She told me that she got them passed down to her from her grandmother and that they would be passed to me one day. I am truly honored to have such magnificent lamps some day in my home to show my future grandchildren.

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.

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