Favorite Things: Floor Lamps

One of the most important aspects of a room is the lighting.

One of the most important aspects of a room is the lighting.  Lighting contributes to both the mood and functionality of a space.  When choosing a floor lamp, take into consideration qualities such as style, size, and shape.  It’s also important to plan for the purpose of the lighting in that particular place – is it for mood, accent, or illuminating a specific task?  The right floor lamp is as decorative as it is useful.  Floor lamps are such a great opportunity to bring something sculptural to a room.  Here are some of my favorite examples of floor lamps:

1.  Anora Lamp, Dering Hall

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2.  Arborescence Floor Lampsarborescence lamps

3.  Black Widow, Dering Hallblack widow dering hall4.  Cesare Lacca Floor Lamp

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5.  Charlton Floor Lampcharlton floor lamp6.  Boston by Chelsom



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7.  Gold Leaf Barrel Frame Floor Lamp by Dimond Lightingfloor lamp

8.  Mahari Floor Lampwww.andreasudati.comprofessional photographer

9.  Nathan Floor Lampnathan floor lamp arteriors

10.  Soledad Floor Lamp from Roche Boboissoledad floor lamp


laV Restaurant and Wine Bar, Austin, TX

Located in Austin, Texas, laV Restaurant and Wine Bar is a beautiful place.

Located in Austin, Texas, laV Restaurant and Wine Bar is a beautiful place.  Designed by McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and interior designer Susan Ferrier, laV epitomizes the concept of sophisticated dining.

laV Austin TX 8Owners Ralph and Lisa Eads had a vision for laV centered around the idea of creating distinct rooms within the restaurant — casual outdoor dining, energetic wine bar, sophisticated lounge, welcoming dining room, and an elegant private wine room.  The overall atmosphere is warm and captivating.

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The architecture and the grand scale of LaV are beautiful but intimate, like a home.  I love the tufting and the height of the banquettes.  The haziness to murals creates a European flair, but mixed with an industrial vibe.  The atmosphere is so sultry — I feel like I could stay there for hours.  I love how they mix traditional lanterns with clusters of glass globes for a kind of yin and yang effect that works so well.   There’s such a calming palette with tones of moss and taupe.  It reminds me of wanting to be home.

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You can learn more about laV on their website or find them on Facebook.

Windsor Smith Collection for Arteriors

Earlier this year, Arteriors debuted a collection by Windsor Smith.

Earlier this year, Arteriors debuted a collection by Windsor Smith.  Featuring Windsor’s iconic style, a luxurious blend of traditional and modern sensibilities, the collection is comprised of items that are as functional as they are sophisticated.  Windsor has created a line with the goal, as she states, “for…each piece [to] engage conversation.  I want these to be well loved now and heirlooms tomorrow.”

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I love the geometric look of the pieces Windsor Smith designed for Arteriors.  Each item looks very chic; you can see the influence of traditional aesthetics and classical Greek and Roman design, although the overall look of the line is quite modern.

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Another great aspect to this line is the mix of materials found in many of the pieces.  This blending of textures and finishes lends to the line’s elegance and timelessness.

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You can see the full Windsor Smith Collection on the Arteriors website.