Folk art in the family roomBeach Style Family Room, Los Angeles
all photos Kelley and Company
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Lamps That Didn’t Start Out as Lamps Antique lighting can also come in the form of any antique object that lends itself to becoming a lamp. In this case old homemade ice cream churns have been artfully turned into table lamps. What a great sense of country charm they produce in this comfortably inviting farmhouse-style family room.
Or, in the form of an apothecary chest, it can provide a focal point for a large, blank family room wall, while adding storage for all those little items that need their own drawer. In mine I store lightbulbs, DVDs, extension cords, a first-aid kit, a wireless router etc. This kind of chest really is a storage queen.
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Antique lamps make chic design statements and vie for as much attention as other decor elements. Notice how these vintage ice cream churns have been repurposed into table lamps, adding a freewheeling farmhouse spin to this classic space. The lamps help fill the lighting gaps in this naturally sunlit room. A Roman marble column in the far corner offers definition by way of breaking eye-level monotony.