Operation: Lamplight was a bit slow to get off the ground, mostly due to my bewildered indecision. Did I want classic? Funky? A ceramic base? Metal? There are way too many options for someone like me, who likes to examine all options before making a decision. I never thought I'd go for a Tiffany style, since Early Grandma has never been my favorite decor...but after looking at roughly three bajillion lamps, I was continually drawn back to the colored glass. Our living room is decorated entirely in neutrals, and it's really rather bland overall: our couches are what the manufacturer calls "latte" (which is a fancy schmancy way of saying it's a pale camel color), the walls are a light beige, and the wooden furniture is all stained a deep brown. It really needed a punch of color, something in an interesting style to lighten the mood.
Of course we couldn't afford one of the gorgeous but ridiculously expensive lamps, so I had to find a cheaper design that didn't feel tacky or clunky. And then I found this little beauty:
I can't tell you how much I love this lamp. It's fun and happy, adding some much needed color to the room - and it just fits. When you look at it, it just looks right with the rest of our furniture. Which is something of a small miracle considering that I'm quite possibly the worst interior decorator in the world.
I was always drawn to graphic line compositions over chiaroscuro values in form, to the perpetual exasperation of my classically trained art professors. In other words, I think these poppies rock.