Wednesday, November 2, 2016

120 Items Every Beautiful Home Should Have - #2

House Beautiful

Yesterday I referenced a House Beautiful article on the 120 items every beautiful home should have and how a great number are Chinoiserie. Number 2 on their list is the gourd lamp. This is actually a modern version of the Chinese double gourd lamp made wildly popular by Christopher Spitzmiller. Although his are not for every budget, lovely versions can be found for very little at stores like Target and HomeGoods.

This lamp works everywhere from the foyer to the living room, dining room, bedroom, and workspace and is at home in a modern space as traditional. Below is a gorgeous Miles Redd bedroom from Domino several years back featuring a pair of double gourd lamps. This is the room that put the double gourd lamp on my radar screen and perhaps yours as well.

Miles Redd

The wallpaper is de Gournay, the lamps are Christopher Spitzmiller, the silk taffeta curtains feature Miles' signatures ruffles, the zig zag rug is Madeline Weinrib, the canopy bed is a an iron campaign style. A lovely version of this bed is available at Anthropologie.

So this wonderful room combines Chinoiserie wallpaper and the double gourd lamp.

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