Big, big excitement on the decorating front: I got some new lamps. The glass base is good, right? Not exactly the newest trick on the block, but somewhat of a new trick for me, and they’re a nice, light touch in a room that’s gotten weirdly dark. Here’s the issue: they’re for either end of my sofa, and ultimately they will be mated to new side tables. But currently they sit on top of my old ones—and the degree of wrong that they look there is so astronomical I’m not sure one could even quantify it. So, if you wouldn’t mind helping me choose between these options? I’d be so grateful. Also, just for context: my sofa’s a pretty straight-up situation in a linen-y charcoal gray. And although I ordered them with the lampshade you see here, I received the black ones (and actually like them better: they’re more sophisticated somehow, and weirdly, don’t darken things up too much, illuminating super-pretty when you turn them on). Also: please feel free to suggest something entirely new. And do not delay: I, and my living room, desperately await.
Too deathly midcentury?
I was almost settled on these very simple cubes in the red, but now I fear contrasts that would jolt, not pop. Would it be too much darkness all around in the slate?
An elegant little option—but possibly too masculine?
A bit on the short side, but I’m liking the unexpectedness of the yellow.
I’ve coveted this for ages, but does it make sense to buy something that has room for nothing but the lamp?
A girl can dream.