In Interiors

Lighting

I’ve designed a lot of rooms over the years and one thing I have learned, for sure, is that lighting can transform a room into a show place, and bad lighting can completely destroy an otherwise beautiful space.

I keep this willow chandelier in rotation year round. It’s fun to have a one-of-a-kind chandelier, like this one.

(Photo by Manny Rodriguez)

Lamps are a great way to add a pop of color to a room.

Soft lighting in your office is easy on your eyes.

A lighted pot holder is great for your kitchen.

A beautiful crystal chandelier really makes a dining room.

Don’t neglect your patio. A little outdoor lighting goes a long way!

I have come to rely heavily on sourcing vintage lighting to add character and depth to my house. There are so many fabulous vintage light fixtures waiting to be discovered, brought home, and given a new life. Pro tip: it’s always a bonus when you can score a pair of lamps, sconces or chandeliers!

These are some of my best finds over the last two years:

The Tommaso Barbi brass leaf floor lamp was a lucky Roundtop find.

This is a great 60s/70s stoneware table lamp from The Salvation Army. It was a steal at only $16!

This enormous brass leaf sconce was a happy find from Out Of The Closet. This makes an impact whether it’s lit up or not!

This sweet little Salvation Army find would work great in a child’s bedroom. At $8, I couldn’t say no.

Crazy that I have a pair of these! These brutalist floor lamps with built in side tables were such an unusual find.

Don’t ever pass up a chance to incorporate a pop of modern into your home. I can’t fathom a room that these lights wouldn’t work in, and lucky for me, I have a pair of these table lamps as well!

These fabulously funky gold leaf candelabra lamps came home with me from my trip to St. Petersburg. As funky as they are, they work in every setting. They are great for a touch of drama.

If you’re looking for lighting to add to your home, here are a couple of my favorite picks!

Xoxo,

Judy