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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.

A Tabletop of Memories

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 4:04 PM
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Many years ago, while shopping at a gift shop, my parents fell in love with a marble-topped table that had a carved, wooden base. When they could find a marked price and asked the shop owner how much it cost, the owner told them that it was his table and it wasn’t for sale – it was simply displaying other items for sale. My parents know it would be a perfect end table for our living room and didn’t want to go home without it, so they made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. That table still sits next to a recliner in their living room.

The table has become a fixture in my childhood memories not so much for the table itself, but more for what was stored on it. My mom always kept two Tiffany desk lamps on the table but the rest of the home accents would be rotated throughout the year. We would have snow globes in the winter, eggs in the spring…you get the picture. Now that I’m living on my own, I’ve purchased a similar table to serve as the focal point in my home.

Transforming a Bachelor Pad

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 1:10 PM
Monday, August 2, 2010

Admittedly, I’m quite inept when it comes to interior decorating. I would be more than content to leave the walls white and simply tack up some posters or artwork. But as you probably know, a bachelor pad of this sort isn’t too attractive to the opposite sex. My sister recently paid me a visit and actually referred to my decorating endeavors as shoddy, which I thought was a bit excessive.

Luckily, she offered to give me some help in revamping my abode. We began by framing some of my posters and artwork, which definitely gives each room a more mature ambiance. Next was the lighting, which she told me was one of the most important aspects of decorating. It may seem a bit feminine, but I’ve always had an affinity for Tiffany style lighting, so I purchased a couple of lamps for the living room and my bedroom.

Tiffany Lamps Used With Upholstered Furniture

posted by Bonnie @ 12:56 PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I often get asked if tiffany style lamps can be used with upholstered furniture. Well of course they can!

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Immediately the assumption is that the room will become too busy. Unless the walls are covered in a wild wallpaper, that is not the case. The coloration of the lamp is the key. Purchase a lamp in the same scheme as the upholstered furniture. And note – not all tiffany lamps come with tons of varied colors, some are single colored lamps. It is the processes used in the creation and production, as well as the materials used that classify the lamps as tiffany lamps, not the number of colors.

A Cozy & Elegant Touch

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 1:09 PM
Monday, May 3, 2010

If you are looking for a unique way to add charm and beauty to your home, why not opt for Tiffany accent lamps. They can be very decorative and makes nice conversation pieces for your houseguests. This kind of Tiffany glass lamp is beautifully detailed and usually adorned with images of nature. Another great thing about a Tiffany lamp is that it gives any room a very cozy and elegant touch.

These elegant lamps can be easily found at various online stores. With many choices in styles and designs to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect Tiffany accent lamps that will best compliment your home interior.

60-30-10 Rule

posted by Bonnie @ 7:55 AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Do you know what the 60-30-10 rule means in color selection?

Look at rooms in several designer magazines and note which ones you like. See if you notice this designer technique in most of those you selected.

The overall theme is generally 60% unifying coloration, 30% visual interest and 10% sparkle. Easily remember this formula picturing a man’s suit. The jacket and pants equal 60%, the shirt equals 30%, and the tie adds the 10% spark.

Now in your room, the walls equal the 60% coloration, the upholstery or large furniture pieces the 30% visual interest, and the 10% sparkle could be a tiffany lamp or large floral arrangement.

This particular division of color is appealing to the human eye. I cannot explain it, but it works.

Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:56 AM
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Apartments are getting smaller and smaller, and more expensive! The cost to live in the city far outweighs the cost of living in the suburbs or rural areas. Many people are still willing to pay these outrageous costs in order to take advantage of the benefits that come along with living in an urban area.

Museums, restaurants, theater, and shopping are all widely available in large cities like New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle. With so much shopping around it’s not hard to find the perfect items to decorate your apartment. If your apartment is small like so many city apartments are, you may need to be creative with you decorating space. If you need extra lighting, try a couple Tiffany floor lamps. These lamps are perfect for cramped spaces because they won’t take up any valuable floor space.

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