When House Beautiful asked me to write a blog post on the subject of "glazed ceramic lamps," this is the room I first thought about with its pair of Spitzmiller lamps. These lamps have become iconic, their timeless and classic forms and bold vibrant glazes transforming any space.
You can see in this House Beautiful room below from the December/January issue what a key interior design element lamps have become, taking center stage in this room. Where for a while table lamps were a bit out of fashion with everyone installing recessed lighting, recessed lights will never have the elegance of a beautiful table lamp. Lamps have become a couture fashion accessory for the home, the jewelry of a room.
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Although Spitzmiller's lamps are favorites of interior designers, they come with a high price tag of $965 to $4,100 per lamp. Robert Abbey sells very well priced versions at about $300 a lamp and even cheaper versions abound in virtually every home furnishings store. Don't overlook vintage ones - I just bought a gorgeous glazed ceramic lamp last week in a local thrift store in mint condition for $15.
Here are some favorite rooms of mine with glazed ceramic lamps -
|Nancy Taylor Lynch uses a pair of pink triple gourd lamps in an entrance hall with a stunning palette of coral pink|
and lime green
|Kendall Wilkinson uses a pair in turquoise on the bedside tables mirroring the color of the walls|
|I love mixing pink and red as Amanda Nisbet has done here with this pair of red Christopher Spitzmiller double gourd lamps on a living room console table|
|Bunny Williams uses a lovely lilac color|
|Meg Braff uses pops of turquoise including these classic single gourd lamps in this living room - I love the buffalo checks on the sofa|
|A pink double gourd lamp is a lovely touch in this feminine bedroom by Joe Nye|
|Nick Olsen goes dramatic with these oversized yellow ginger jar glazed ceramic lamps|
|Soft blue lamps against chocolate brown grasscloth by Palmer Weiss|
|Why uses sconces in your dining room when you can put a pair of Christopher Spitzmiller lamps on pedestals as done here by Lindsay Reid|
|Michael Carter uses a soft yellow version in this lovely pastel living room|
|A pair lend a classic but modern element in this Miles Redd living room|
|A dramatically oversized pair here by Eric Cohler|
|I almost always uses pink light bulbs in a 60 watt or 50 /100 /150 watt - everyone and everything in the room will look great - trust me!|