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My new console table needs a new lamp

bac717
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I am very slowly making some changes in the living room and started with a new piece of art. I now have a new console table under the new piece of art. I would like to add a lamp to the left side of the table, but am unsure of what will look best there.



The frame on the piece of art is a brushed gold, so maybe gold??? Or maybe something ceramic?? The console table is only 16" deep, so I'm thinking I need something with an oval or rectangular shade. That's as far as I've gotten with my thought process. I put that lamp on there to get an idea of height. That lamp is about 28" tall to the top of the finial. I think the new lamp could be shorter than that.

Sorry the quality of the picture is not very good. IRL, I see a lot more greens in the picture on the wall and it does not look that "washed out". Also, the floor color is not 100% accurate.

Console is 52" wide.

Here are a few ideas I have.

This one is 16X9X25.5



This one is 13.5X8.5X21 (and is WAY more than I'd like to spend)



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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    Here is a lamp I stole from another piece of furniture in the living room. It is approximately 20" tall.

    Here is a lamp I found on the Anthropolgie website when I went to look at the lamp suggested by JT. This one is 22" tall. And it's not available until the end of Feb. 2021!

    I can't figure out if I need something with a shorter lamp with a bulkier base or if I need something like a buffet lamp.



  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    This one is 23" tall with a 12" diameter shade.

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  • lisaam
    last month

    I'd like a lamp with a fairly chunky base such as the pretty but expensive one or the last. I'd been thinking perhaps black so for that reason also I do like the last one.

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  • just_terrilynn
    last month
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    Sorry to highjack bac717 I’ll be back for your room,

    While I was looking I went over to Trouva for a glance and thought of all you animal / cat lovers here. When I first saw this I was like, dang these sites I keyed in lamp, that’s not a lamp! The light comes out of its eyes and maybe the butt not sure lol. Yours for $340. There are some cool animal/bird lights though.





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  • martinca_gw sunset zone 24
    last month

    Like Lisaam, I’d like a chunky lamp like the last you just posted. Also like the painting a few inches higher.

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  • tartanmeup
    last month
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    Not a pro but I love lamps and art so had to share my thoughts. I agree with eld6161 - judging by the last pic you posted with the 20" tall lamp, it's a scale issue. The proportions of the three look off in that pic. The console needs to be "weightier", the picture higher and the lamp much taller, I think. Any arrangement with a table lamp in that corner risks compromising the art, I think.

    ETA: I love chunky lamp bases but I'd consider something lighter here if thinking of a tall table lamp.



    What about a floor lamp instead?

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  • lizzie_grow
    last month

    I love the Anthro lamp JT posted. It fits so well with your art & makes it all cohesive!

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  • lynartist
    last month

    I know a larger lamp will overlap the art a bit but I think it would look nice. Here are some visuals. I like the green in here, the added color looks wonderful with the dark wood and the beautiful art.

  • lynartist
    last month

    ...

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  • lynartist
    last month

    Btw, the height of the art is fine! The table is fine too.

  • everdebz
    last month

    Don't think there's any 1 best. I'm curious what you have around the area - any gold already? Do you like a particular couple colors in the art?

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  • everdebz
    last month

    With dark table and canopy has brown / 2 in the set / A sculptural design for any decor, with trapezoidal white shades and a sophisticated figure 8-shaped base in rich golden bronze / 28h x 17w x 9"d / bulb Type A 100W or CFL 23W



    Drea Table Lamps, Set of 2 · More Info


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  • everdebz
    last month

    taupe-y in art- so shade could be a blend - metal not a match, probably same but duller.

    Millbrook Table Lamp, Antique Brass Finish, Brown Hardback Fabric Shade · More Info



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  • everdebz
    last month
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    Natural ceramic and oatmeal shade? 13.5"W x 31.5"H

    dark but question about direction-- your house any rustic?

    I would consider what I might buy for lower shelf -- are there any items you have in the house? :)

    Carolina Ceramic Table Lamp , Multitone Green Glaze Finish · More Info

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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month
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    I really do appreciate all the suggestions and mockups!!! Gives me a lot to consider. There isn't any room for a floor lamp with just 10" between the table and the corner. Altho some of the colors in the artwork appear to be more of a pink, they really are more of a peach/light rust. I don't have anything in the house I would consider rustic and I'm not sure what I'll use on the bottom shelf. It's only 10" deep, so I'm a little limited by that dimension.

    When I went to look at the lamp suggestion from World Market, I also found this one, but am not sure it's the right green.

    And then when I goggled green ceramic lamp, I found these two. 22" and 23" tall.

    I know they are all pretty boring, but I feel there's a lot going on in the art. Right now, I'm leaning toward something green or something neutral like the very first one I posted. I can visualize only by having the actual item in the house, on the table and that's just not an easy option! I wish it was as easy as ordering a bunch of dresses from Nordstrom and them returning them to the store!!!

  • everdebz
    last month

    Nah... some of tv that's on now is about the same... so don't 'worry'... ;)

    Nature is full of various greens. Verdigris is as neutral as other greens, probably more so than the yellow-greens. Your lamp might be an understated support.... ?

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  • just_terrilynn
    last month
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    Those are nice Bac. I feel your pain on the “right” lamp search. I looked off and on for lamps for each side of my media cabinet with an above wall mount TV for a few years. In the end I ended up getting two skinny spiral sculptural LED adjustable lights. It fits really well with my eclectic style. The good thing is that I can set them on mood or bright or two other choices. I think you don’t sound like you are in love with anything yet. Maybe put something inexpensive but acceptable there for now until the right lamp introduces itself.

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  • everdebz
    last month

    Not bad at all - alot going on - I bet you've looked at, and appreciated the art... I like what I see from here - delicate, sort of watercolor look, stylized. I wear peach/ russet/ deep rose, etc. Because you brought up clothing! say a floral dress mixes greens in the pattern. Your green lamp is part of the "pattern" I'd say. Must be a way to experiment with heights w/o lamps... what if you placed an item like a box even, to see how much space it occupies..

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  • mtnrdredux_gw
    last month

    Love your painting. I have the second lamp (the round gold ring) at the beach house, dont recall it being $$$; maybe its a knockoff.


    I like what Jterri posted yesterday w the lamp on the right. I think something rounded and with visual heft but a light color is perfect. I dont think you want something hollow.... not enough contrast w the painting if you can just look trhu it?



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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    I'm going to try to head out today. Maybe I'll find something inexpensive but acceptable. I would have to say that the first lamp I posted, in many ways, fits the description from mtn - something rounded and with visual heft but a light color. The only difference is that it's oval instead of rounded.

  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    I was out today and brought home the green lamp from World Market. I may have a shade at home that I can use and just need to find the right size harp. As soon as I have it set up, I'll get a picture to share and get your thoughts.

  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    Here it is and for $60, is sure beats $529 for the gold key hole lamp!! This is a shade I have at home. IRL, it is not as white as it appears in the picture with the lamp on. Overall height is 24". Thoughts?????

  • lizzie_grow
    last month

    I think it looks great!!!

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  • lynartist
    last month

    Nice!

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  • Jinx
    last month

    Love it, great choice!

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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    Thanks!! It's kind of a boring choice, but then again, there's a lot going on in the art on the wall, so maybe this is the way to go. I may want to find a different shade. Maybe a drum shade that just a little bit shorter. I just love to over analyze everything.

  • bbstx
    last month
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    If you have one laying around, try a harp that is 1/2” shorter. Either way, it looks good!

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  • lizbeth-gardener
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    I like the lamp, but don't think the shade works. I like the shape of the shade in the first post of this lamp. It's a bit bigger with a slighter taper. If you have a good lamp store in your area, they are usually very good at helping you find the right shade for your lamp. Love the painting!

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  • aktillery9
    last month

    I think it looks great! I agree with lizbeth.... I think a different shade that is a bit more modern and sleek would look good.

    I adore your painting!

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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    Thanks!!! I, too, feel the shade needs to change. DH, tho, as usual, feels the shade is just fine! There are several shops in the area that specialize in lamp shades, so I should head over to one of them and take a look. I am thinking that maybe more of a drum shape might work on this lamp.

    BTW, the art on the wall is from Crate & Barrel.

  • maggieq
    last month

    Always enjoy your lovely home. Lowes has a number of budget shade options - may be worth a stop.

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  • aktillery9
    last month

    Here is a link to Lowes lamp shades. They have a ton of options!


    Lamp Shades

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  • martinca_gw sunset zone 24
    last month

    That looks really nice!!

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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    I stopped by Lowe's this afternoon and didn't find anything in the store, but will take a look on line to see if there's anything in the size I think I need. Thanks for the responses and the link!

  • everdebz
    last month
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    Hey...your eye level when camera took pic lower/ at lamp's middle - seemed fine. I think it's called the socket that showed just a little.

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  • everdebz
    last month

    Do you really hate current shade?

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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    No, I don't hate the current shade, but I know I can do better. I think it needs to be a drum shape that's a little shorter.

    My DIL had a 30% coupon for World Market, so I was able to go back and save $18. I know a new shade will cost a lot more than that, but might be worth it.

  • lynartist
    last month

    I don’t think a drum shade suits this lamp. I would suggest going to a lampshade shop but this lamp is not very pricey and a good shade will cost more than the lamp!

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  • lynartist
    last month

    You may be able to find something online but only if it is returnable. Fitting a shade can be a bit tricky which is why I prefer to take the lamp shopping with me.

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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    You are absolutely right about the cost of a good shade from a lampshade store, lynartist, as well as it being much easier to choose a shade when you have the lamp with you! I have so many other things I should be focusing on, especially at this time of the year. I should put this project on hold, but you never know when I may just run out one afternoon to the shade store!

  • everdebz
    last month

    Run, don't walk,,, only kidding. lyn's post has my eyes thinking that the shape of entire table is like your shade... don't do the drum imo.

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  • lynartist
    last month

    Exactly everdebz; and buy a beautiful finial for the top to give this lamp a more upgraded designer look!

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  • Peppapoodle
    last month

    Very pretty!

    And I don’t mind the current shade w a slightly shorter harp. But also like what Lynnartist has done relating to the curve of the console leg.


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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    I have replaced the harp with a shorter one I had around the house and am using a finial from a lamp I'm currently not using. Not big changes and probably not very noticeable in this picture, however. So, for my "investment" of $42, I think it looks fine.....................for now. (I hesitated to post a picture because you can hardly see the finial or the difference in the height of the shade, but here it is anyway.)


  • lisaam
    last month

    It looks like it's always been there- in a nice way

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  • aktillery9
    last month

    I agree with Lisa. It looks perfect!

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  • bac717
    Original Author
    last month

    Now, I just need to figure out what to put on the lower shelf, altho, it's not a priority right now. The shelf is only 10" deep.

  • lisaam
    last month

    I'm sure that you'll find something nice for the lower shelf eventually. The 'product placement' on the top is perfect. Nothing makes me happier than "the center is reserved for God".