Ceramic Lamps

We’ve found that one of the best ways to infuse color, energy and freshness into a room without breaking the bank is ceramic lamps (other similar tools include pillows, throws, and art). A pair of brilliantly hued or super glossy, neutral-colored ceramic lamps can instantly turn a boring room into a more interesting one. It’s also easier to take a risk with a bold color or an unusual shape when it comes to lamps because they are so very swap-able. Not feeling the lamps on either side of your living room sofa? Move them up to the bedroom! Below left, Suzanne’s living room (in one of its many incarnations) featuring Bunny Williams Home’s Turquoise Lamp. And Below right, a bedroom designed by Palmer Weiss where a dark dresser is feminized with a pale blue bubble lamp.ceramiclamps1More glossy pops of color below left and right. ceramiclamps3We have some favorite, go-to ceramic lamp vendors that we buy from for clients–Christopher Spitzmiller, Festoni, and Bunny Williams Home top our list–but their prices are very high and tend to be BIG investments. To be honest, we often find some of the most reasonably priced, most interesting ceramic lamps at antique stores; however, there are a couple of retail brands we come back to again and again that make beautifully shaped, well-made ceramic lamps at good price points.
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Bungalow 5 ($481), LuLu & Georgia ($237.70), Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams ($344), Arteriors ($312), Bunny Williams Home ($750), Ballard Designs ($119). These vintage lamps, below, are from our personal collection and are a true testament to the vibrancy in color of old lamps. We found the yellow one, left, at the Stamford Antique and Artisan Center over five years ago when we were furnishing Lauren’s first apartment. The blue lamp, right, is an all time favorite ceramic lamp that we unearthed at an antique fair in Upstate, NY. Isn’t the color and shape just so unique?
Do you have a great source for ceramic table lamps?

  • http://www.york-avenue.blogspot.com Jackie-York Avenue

    Of course, my favorite is one of the antique finds! That blue one. What a unique shape, I love it. Lulu and Georgia has a great ceramic lamp right now that I love called the Audrey lamp. It’s really nice in white with the gold base. Just simple and clean.

  • Kelly McDonnell

    I just found a stunning celadon spindle lamp the other day. Soon to be for sale on One Kings Lane’s Vintage and Market place.

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