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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.

Lighting Shows Off Your Space To Its Best Advantage

posted by Bonnie @ 1:19 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010

How many hours did you spend picking out the paint for your room? Now, how long did it take you to decide on the lighting? No other single element influences what we do and how we feel, yet we overlook this element of design.

Each room in your house is unique and needs to be illuminated to  meet your needs day and night.

Ambient lighting is the base from which all lighting is layered. It is the natural light from windows and those lights that fill the space with an overall glow. These usually include ceiling fixtures, pendant, track, recessed lights and wall sconces.

While a pendant light might be your first choice for over the breakfast bar, don’t forget what they can add to a living area, entry or stairwell. Pendants can be hung in pairs or groups for added effect.

Tiffany Table LampTask lighting is illumination for a single activity. This is achieved by using desk lamps, table lamps, under-counter lights, pendants and swing arm lights. You should use this type of lighting near your sewing machine, office desk, kitchen counter or any place you may sit to read.

Accent lighting will give you shape and depth. This type of lighting may show off a particular piece of artwork or lighten a dark corner. Wall sconces, torchieres and pedestal lamps would be appropriate fixtures for this type of lighting.

Chandeliers and wall sconces with dimmer switches can provide accent or mood lighting as well.

Decorative lighting is a design element. It is meant to look good while providing a little light as a bonus. Unique candle stands and novelty lamps work well here. Your choices are almost unlimited.

Beware of the common mistake of using one overpowering bright overhead lamp. That is usually harsh and unflattering to your decor. Instead, use a varity of lamps and lighting fixtures that will give you soft and warm light.Punch Pattern Lamp

If you have high ceilings and want to cozy up the room, use light shades with pierced patterns that will cast patterns on the wall or tiffany style lamps that throw off varying colors.

Your Home Provides Glimpses Of Your Interests.

posted by Bonnie @ 11:11 AM
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Victorian Tiffany Style Floor LampThe way you arrange your furniture and light a room gives others a glimpse at your personal interests. You can be assured that comfortable chairs, shoulder-high lighting and book cases full of books will alert a visitor to your passion for reading. Why not do it in style?

Tiffany style floor lamps come in a wide variety of colors and shapes and are the perfect height for reading. Since floor lamps use very little floor space, they can be conveniently placed next to any sitting area.

The right tiffany lamp along with a good imagination can place you directly into the story. Whether you are reading a love story taking place in an elaborate castle or reading a biography of  your favorite author,  you alone set the scene in your mind.

I guess that is why I like to read the book before seeing the movie.

The Timeless Appeal of Tiffany Lamps

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:23 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Today, an original tiffany lamp is considered antique and very expensive. Reproductions of Tiffany lamps have revived the Art Nouveau movement. Tiffany style floor lamps capture the artistic talent of Louie Comfort Tiffany. Stained glass artistic design is the signature style of a tiffany.

Each piece of stained glass is intricately connected using welded copper foils by a well-skilled artisan. Each lamp is individually handcrafted and not mass or machine produced. Tiffany style floor lamps are innovations of the original. The shade stained glass is a classic Tiffany signature and the Manhattan style lamp captures it in a modern design.

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