I don’t know about you but when I think of vintage art, one of the first things that pops into my mind are paint by numbers. We have all seen them, those little kits with the canvas that has light blue or gray lines with numbers inside of the lines. The cute little plastic paint packets with just the perfect shade of blue for your sky.Read More
I feel like sometimes I find folks on Instagram and I fall into a black vortex of investigation. Holly Holden is one of my latest new instagram loves! If you don’t follow her, you should do so immediately. I love knowing what is considered “proper” and “appropriate etiquette” if situations ever present themselves. Also, I think it is just great to get a little refresh of some basics, like how to address an envelope properly. Ya’ll need to sign up for her Mummy’s Monday Manners newsletter!Read More
Last week we talked about the difference between Wicker and Rattan and it got me thinking about how I am probably really butchering the names of the fibers that actually make up different materials. For example, any basket I see is basically “rattan” to me. Or any natural fiber rug is “jute”. But that’s obviously not the case.
Today I thought it would be helpful to identify the difference in all these natural fiber materials. What’s the difference between bamboo and rattan? Or what is the difference between cane and rattan? Check out the information below:Read More
I was going to post something the other day on my Chairish shop and described the item as “rattan”. Then I stopped and said “wait, is this wicker.” Then I realized I didn’t really know the difference and I, incorrectly, use them two terms interchangeably.
I wanted to share what I learned from the ole Google machine because, you know, we can’ know everything.Read More
I have a real love for vintage lamps. They are an instant conversation piece in a room. Adding a vintage lamp to a modern side table is such an easy way to add a cool touch of vintage to your room!
Personally, brass lamps have my heart. They add just the perfect touch of glamour and smooth texture to a room. What I love the most about brass lamps…they are basically a neutral. You can add different lamp shades to create entirely different looks to fit your decor.
But then using a great vintage lamp with color adds such a pop to a room! Look at this lamp I have in my living room. It is so tall (approximately 43 inches with the shade) that it completely towers over the space and adds such a cool touch of pattern and color with its height and stature.
START BY CHOOSING A VINTAGE LAMP
All of the lamps can be found in my Etsy store
CHOOSING A LAMPSHADE
Scale. Scale. Scale!!
WIDTH: The rule of thumb is that the bottom base of your shade should be twice the size of the base of the lamp.
HEIGHT: The base should be about 60% and the shade should be 40%. Your eye will tell you if you have this right. HOWEVER, if the neck of the lamp is really long, pay attention to how much of the neck of the lamp is sticking out from the bottom of the shade. You shouldn’t be able to see more, than say, an inch of the neck from the bottom of the lamp.
Below is a round up of some of my favorite lampshades to add to vintage lamps!