I love lighting for a room, but not so much for my face or dressing rooms. Lighting, and I always include twinkly lights, add mood and shadows. What I don’t love is the process of finding lamps for a space. There are too many details- you know like height and width. And, the pressure to find the correct lamp shade? Is there a simple rule? There is not enough bandwith in my brain for correct lamp shade sizing. It is too much. My initial furniture or lighting searches starts in the kitchen, in front of my tablet and with a
cup pot of coffee. And, then I call my sister to chat about my search for a Pottery Barn inspired lamp. And, then we talk about nothing to do with lamps for 67 minutes.
My first search for lamps landed me in front of these lamps on Pottery Barn’s site. I loved the lamps with their appropriate sized lamp shades and clear, sturdy base. But, I did not love the price. I needed to pace my spending. Because something else always ends up in my Pottery Barn shopping cart once I click the “sale” tab at the top of the site.
The price was about $150.00 more than I wanted to spend for a lamp.
I took my search to Wayfair and found this lamp for 1/2 the price. The reviews were great too! The good news was the lamp was on sale. The bad news; was it was out of stock here. Here is a similar lamp from Wayfair.
Sidenote: I signed up for a “back in stock” alert.
Pottery Barn Inspired Lamp
I was a little worried when the Wayfair lamp arrived. You know that nervous anticipation when you grab a pair of scissors to open the well-taped box? And, you say a little prayer to the shopping angels that the lamp resembles the photo from the website. Well, this lamp did not disappoint! It is sturdy and lampshade has a snug fit against the base (no wobble).
I love this lamp! I plan to buy a second one as soon as they are back in stock.
Oh, and I found this great resource for sizing up lamps.