Monday, August 29, 2011

Let's have a contest

Speaking of light, I don't have enough of it in this corner of my living room (the corner with the yellow chair in it):

Thing is, I haven't figured out how to solve this problem.  Nothing I think of seems right.  So I've decided to open this up to my readers in the hopes that someone might have a brilliant idea.

Here's how it will work.  If you find a light fixture or lamp that I like, and which can meet the requirements detailed below, then I will buy it, install it, and post a picture with profuse thanks.  I'm open to any suggestions:  It can be from a website, some store, or even the Salvation Army.  If for some reason it's a lamp that exists only in your town, then I will coax you into sending it to me and I will reimburse any expenses.

As for requirements, here's what we're dealing with:
  • Should probably be pendant or wall-mounted -- there's no room for a floor lamp
  • Must be plug-in (no rewiring allowed in this rental)
  • If pendant, can't be too wispy and light, because the air vent blows out right above it and we can't always be doing hurricane in my apartment
  • No IKEA (which is too bad, because they have lots of plug-in pendant lamps)
Other than that, feel free to be creative.  I'm open for suggestions.  I will, however, nip this one in the bud:

No way.  I don't do kittens.


Anonymous said...

Up-lighting. Home Depot. It sits on the floor and directs the light up to the ceiling. There is a hing on the bottom of the fixture that holds the light bulb so you can direct the angle of the light. creates a great visual. About 6" high, about 3" across. Love mine! No kittens... Lady

Anonymous said...

How about this one?...

Norwell 8471 Maggie SwingArm Swing-Arm Wall Sconce

It's also a plug-in. Hope you find what you're looking for.

Ashley said...

Well I was going to recommend this one
but I realized it would show the hideousness that is a CFL bulb.

Then I thought... who wouldn't want a green and turquoise orb!? And I found this one!

Something to match your red blanket...

I actually think this one could be cool!


2 if by sea!

I think this is my favorite. Nice texture, can't see the bulb, Satin nickel and ceramic so it's not light weight...

Good luck!!!

Ashley said...


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Maybe you could find something to cover the cord.

Anonymous said...

Here's two more...


Anonymous said...

Found a couple of interesting option at Pier 1: the twited wood floor lamp and the link floor lamp.

JJD said...

Stay tuned! Contest-related announcements to come shortly...