Rustic Red Floor Lamp
Looks expensive, very pretty
I love this lamp. It looks like it would have cost much more than the I paid for it. The paint is very nice & unique. It has a rich red color with gold overtones. The shade is a rich taupe & compliments the lamp base. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is it arrived broken - the casing around the metal base that holds the bulb was cracked into several pieces. Not sure how it could have been broken because it was packed very well. I will return it for another - hopefully not broken this time.
November 4, 2013
Layered Lamp Influence
I tend to be drawn to decor items that have almost a three dimensional story to them -- such is the case with this lamp.
The contrast of the simplicity of the shade with it's natural hue -- atop the rustic feel, almost ancient, of the tattered colors of red, brown and gold.
It's a conversation piece as we say. It's like you almost want to know the life of the lamp.
The origin of the area its materials come from. What's the story around the people who took the lamp materials from their natural source to the actual manufacturing process.
I think this lamp would make a wonderful episode of How Its Made. One thing I've done for years in decor -- whether commercial, residential or for television -- it's to layer the "look" with almost a three dimensional purpose.
This demands for the space to be create conversation and warmth!
October 5, 2013