Monday, November 16, 2009

Do You Have Two Of These?

When decorating, thinking that your end table or night table lamps have to match is a common misconception among the not-so-seasoned designer according to Decorator, Betsy Knapp of Tiger Lilys.

“Sometimes going the ‘matchy-matchy’ design route puts the room’s look and feel overboard. Consider finding two lamps that complement each other’s design approach.”

Four helpful tips from Knapp on how to mix and match end table lamps include:

- Try to get the lamps the same height
- Look for lamps that complement each other in color
- The design feel does not always need to be the same, you can mix antique with modern if there is a common design thread like crystallized draping, shape, etc…
- One lamp should not make more of a statement than the other

So what's the designers mix and match pick from Home and Patio Lighting?

The Adesso Cabaret Accent Table Lamp with sheer black fabric and chandeliered crystal-like draping with the Adesso Flapper Table Lamp made with hanging vertical strings of clear faceted crystal. Both are finished in chrome, have a round base, similar height and play off each other’s design approach.

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