Residential Color and Style from a Certified True Color Expert.

Are lamps out of style?

Judging by the last few issues of the design magazines I regularly read, the answer would be yes. There are certainly a very few table lamps in sight.

But, get real!

Overhead-only  lighting –especially when viewed at night — is one of the real decorating “don’ts.”  Fortunately, beautiful lamps and sconces are readily available at a variety of price points.

And, if I have any magazine editors reading today, please give us a little more real life and a little less photographic perfection.

A perfect fire-lit room, gorgeous upholstery and carpet, beautiful drapery and …..no lamps, just a few pot-lights on the ceiling?

Here is a room properly lighted, see how there is lamp or sconce lighting on each side of the room? So pretty and warm.

Source: housebeautiful.com via Ellen on Pinterest

Out of the current pictures on the living room page of the House Beautiful website, look at all these living rooms with few or no lamps:

Source: housebeautiful.com via Ellen on Pinterest

Dear Editors: Please show us rooms which are both beautiful AND properly lighted!

One response

  1. I didn’t even notice, you’re right.

    Have known since my 20’s no room in my house can have toooooo many lamps.

    XO T

    October 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

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