Wednesday, November 4, 2009

shiny metal lamps are good

every time i see a shiny lamp i jizz a little. they add so much to a room- warmth, glamour, shimmer.

gold:

silver:



this is overkill to me. i don't need that much shimmer in one room. i love the lamp but part of the charm and wonder of a shiny lamp is the contrast it adds to the room, there is no contrast here:



i LOVE these lamps. they combine my love of shiny gold and matte black:


brass:


love the fixtures in here. kelly loves to use brass/gold with muted pinks and purples:

lets talk about this room a little. notice how small this room appears to be. but notice the bold use of color and pattern. i love that. what i don't love though, is that damn wallpaper. i love the colors but to me it looks like a dentist's waiting room circa 1973. it just looks dated. i don't necessarily HATE it, i just don't love it. and i think the majority of kelly wearstler's stuff falls into this category. just sayin'. still...shiny lamps kick ASS!

11 comments:

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Great collection of glam light fixtures!

I agree with you in the last KW room. I'm just not ready to revisit the 70s/80s already. I do LOVE her older, more H.Regency stuff though!

boops said...

i'm digging the small lamp in photo # 3....do you know where it's from?

The Townhouselady said...

I'm with yoiu 10,000%. I've always had a serious passion for these.

Great photos as always!

goodniteirene said...

I just don't consider it a great day unless someone says "jizz" to me. Thanks love, now i don't have to call my mom.

Rachel said...

Love the 1st and 5th pics (the one with the gold lamps and black shades)!

And I'm with you on that wallpaper. It's ugly.

nkp said...

Great examples! I love the brass and ditto on the shiny gold/matte black combo.

As for Wearstler, I hate that whole '80's revival kick she's on, although I dig the accessories.

pillow mint said...

i love those lamps! all of them.
but i hate that wallpaper. my husband would say, "hate's a strong word." yes, it is.

LindsB said...

I am enjoying the black and gold ones very much too

laurencorbyn said...

If you like the colors KW used for the wallpaper but not the mountains themselves, you should check out her line of fabrics for Groundworks. That colorway is in there in lovely ikats and flame stitch patterns and such. I recommend.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Right there with ya - on the KW analysis, too - I'm almost beginning to think she's becoming a parody of her own style - just me...

kayce hughes said...

I totally agree. fun to hear someone else say it.