Monday, April 22, 2013

Trending - The Big Chinoiserie Lamp

Nick Olsen
In November, I did a post for House Beautiful on the subject of Glazed Ceramic Lamps that was linked to their December/January issue. The focus was statement lamps like Christopher Spitzmiller's iconic gourd lamps, and how they have become focal points in decorating a room.

What I am also seeing more and more is the size of these lamps increasing dramatically in size. Here is a gallery of some favorite oversized Chinoiserie lamps in rooms - in the past, these would have been deemed far too big. I have always gone larger with lampshades and with hats, preferring the drama of the larger scale, so I welcome this look in lamps. What do you think?

And please stop by The Glam Pad to see my virtual makeover of the powder room today in the Chinese Village House as this series nears an end.

Nick Olsen

Maria Barros

Architectural Digest

via Everything LEB

Eric Cohler

Nathan Schroder

Danika Herrick

Chinoiserie Chic

Katie Ridder

Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald

Palmer Weiss

via the Pursuit of Style

via This is Glamorous

Marjorie Skouras

Bunny Williams

Michael Carter

Lopeti Etu - hat made from Ikea lamps


  1. I love these big bold lamps--they make such a grand statement!
    Happy Monday, Barbara

  2. What a post, Beth!! I love these rooms, and the lamps are fabulous. I am going to paint my white lamp chartreuse!
    Thanks for the motivation.
    Happy Monday.

  3. Thanks for this post! I have a huge lamp just like the first picture in my basement. It is an ugly murky ochre color and I have been wanting to spray it a new color- but out of sight out of mind- so thanks for the reminder. It is back on the to do list!

  4. I love lamps and think the larger scale makes them even more fab. Great post!

  5. I'm a big fan of large lamps. I even have a pair of vintage ones, but I cannot find affordable shades large enough for them.