I need your help

As I mentioned earlier this week, this map diptych is on its way to my house for my husband four our anniversary.  It will live on his side of the bed.

As will this print from Mike Miller for West Elm.

I figured it was a good way to incorporate the silhouette trend with out being too literal.  Also, it is subtle homage to one of my husband’s favorite movies….

So, on my side of the bed will be some framed scarves/handkerchiefs.  (These aren’t them, but this is the idea.

Right now, we have the lamps from hell.  You know the ones you buy in a set of four at the local home improvement store.  Yep, these.

It is time for some new more stylish lamps.


I adore this one from allmodernlighting.com



Also, the cheaper knockoff from Ikea.




This one is from West Elm, no longer available on the website. May still be available in stores.



Another one from Ikea.



So, here is where I need help.  I am drawn to black shaded lamps, but these are the only light source in the room.

1)  Will this be a cave-like nightmare

2) Has anyone seen the Ikea fixtures (Colorado is still ikea-less for nearly a year)?

3) Any other bedside lamp ideas for me?




About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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One Response to I need your help

  1. Maryline says:

    What colors are your walls?
    If the lamps are the only light source, yes it might be a bit dark in there. I would recommend to stick your the dark lamps and add a floor lamp (that gives off more light) in the corner to be used when you need more light.

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