In a new style series I'm going to be sharing my vintage styling secrets - first up is lamps. How to add them to your space; which styles work in each room and how to use them to create drama and atmosphere in your home.
Versatile to add to bedside tables, consoles and side tables - play with scale and add oversized lamps to small rooms for added interest. The scale of your shade to your base is important; many of our vintage table lamps come with their original shades, but we can always advise on the best design to pair perfectly with your vintage lamp.
Chandeliers or Pendants
Many clients aren't fans of overhead lighting, as often it can feel harsh and not create a relaxing, or flattering atmosphere... until they go vintage! I love a statement pendant or chandelier, even when unlit they feel like a 'piece of furniture' and can create real drama, especially if you have high ceilings. Hang them low over a table for a more intimate feel, or look for murano glass pendants that diffuse the light beautifully - more below.
We have some stunning floor lamps in-stock at the moment, that are both functional, as well as beautiful pieces of vintage design in their own right. I love adding a floor lamp to a corner to allow the light to bounce off the walls to create shadows. They're also great at the end of a sideboard to soften corners. When designing your space, ensure you add in floor sockets if you want to use standard lamps in the centre of your room to avoid unsightly wires.
Murano Glass Lamps
One of Anemone Interiors signatures is the Murano Glass Lamp - from pastel mushroom lamps (above) that look like delicious Italian caramelle, to ornate, floral designs, like this chandelier from the Barovier family - who have been making glass in Murano since the Middle Ages. Murano lamps can be sourced in great colours to match your room scheme, adding soft, diffused light to your space.
I love a wall sconce in an alcove, or hallway to add a cosy atmosphere. Go as bold as you dare! If you are lighting a narrow space, opt for designs that sit flush with the wall, but if you have the space to play with, try 3D design to add dimension to flat walls.