Scandinavian designers have a distinctive way of lighting their interiors. This unique lighting method emphasizes a sense of warm coziness. They light interiors to create a pleasant atmosphere, not just to be able to see clearly. Light and shadow are equally important elements, as they contribute to a feeling of warmth and naturalness. By follow a few of these easy tips, you can recreate that cozy Scandinavian lighting effect in your own home.
Candles, Candles and More Candles
It cannot be said enough that people in the Nordic countries love lighting candles. Continue Reading
Last weekend my honey and I were rethinking the placement of our kitchen table. We turned it 180 degrees with one short end of its rectangular top very close to a wall. Seeing it there, I had a thought: Lamp. I ran and scrounged up a little ‘save for later’ lamp I had tucked in our guest room closet. I put in it very low-watt CFL and set the lamp in the center of the table. Continue Reading
Decor Chick was looking for some yellow lamps for forever. Long story short, she never found them, so she made over the lamps above to look like the lamps below.
I bet you thought the BASE of the lamps were going to be the part that would get the once over, right? Nope. DC gave the shades a shot of Krylon–in Sun Yellow Gloss, to be specific. Now she has the yellow lamps she’s been craving! Continue Reading
Curbly’s Clippings section is a trove of user-gathered design inspiration. Check it out if your looking for some ideas, or create an account and get started saving your own clippings! Here are some of my recent favorites:
Minimalistic, boxy and transparent. What is this lamp made from?
Ahhhh! Now you can see it.
San Francisco based Transparent House pays homage to the 80’s with its TapeLamp. 100 cassette tapes and two sheets of plexiglass–MINIMAL!. Completely handmade in San Francisco, only 2-3 are made per month. Available on Etsy for $1200.00.
As far as I know nobody but nobody decorates with shiny brass anymore. That means there’s a boatload of cast-off brass lamps available for transformation. Abby saw beyond the brass, got to work with some silver leaf, and spruced up this reject to a more understated elegance. Now it coordinates with another one of her rescued lamp makeovers.