August 30, 2017


Black console with mirrored silver table lamps and gallery wall in Malene Birger's home on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Coco Kelley)

Lamps are unsung heroes in any room, especially since they literally light up a space. How you put light in a house, from the intensity to the color to the placement, matters, and so does where that light comes from. I love a silver table lamp for plenty of reasons. First, it’s home jewelry! Second, metallics are reflective, so you make the most of the light you’re getting and shining it over the whole room a little more. Third, nothing says glamorous like a metallic finish. There are so many ways to do it—sleek, shimmering, antiqued, mirrored, tarnished or polished. Whether you evoke the silver of moonlight or your grandmother’s table service, it’s going to look good.


Beach resort living room with modern furniture and gallery wall at GoldenEye on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Architectural Digest)
Minimal white living room with cactus in New York City apartment tour on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Thou Swell – Artful New York City Apartment)

Take a look at the ideas below and see if any spark an interest. I have a feeling you’ll take a shine to something down there. Who doesn’t want a little silver lining for their home?


  • I never really thought much about lamps until college, because it wasn’t until then that I needed to deal with bad lighting! My parents did a good job of making sure the house was well lit I guess; the best design goes unnoticed! (ish) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • That’s true! I guess it’s easy to take well designed rooms for granted since they make us more comfortable!