New Lamps

A few weeks ago I visited my local Habitat Restore and scored a pair of Visual Comfort lamps for $30 each!  They were brand new and were only missing shades.  



I added these black linen shades from Ballard Designs:


I also received the new Nate Berkus book- The Things that Matter and let me tell you its amazing!  I haven’t even got to all the eye candy because Im so caught up in the story!!  I cried my eyes out when I read the part about him losing his partner in the 2004 Tsunami.


After several pages in Nate talks about decorating your home with pieces that speak to you and have meaning to you and your family.  So between my new lamps I added a couple of books we bought on our trip to London and added a piece of coral from our vacation in Florida.  Both great reminders of sweet time my hubby and I spent alone without kids!!


And in other exciting news—– I finally found THE chandelier for my dining room!  It will be installed later this week and I can’t wait to have that photographed and checked off my “to-do” list!

A little peek of the chandelier- its Currey & Company-Demure



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14 thoughts on “New Lamps”

  1. Oh, Amanda, those lamps are so cool! Love that you added the dramatic black shades. And the chandy…can’t wait to see it in place!

  2. Your lamps are gorgeous, such a great find and the shades are just perfect. Beautiful vignette. Hugs, Marty

  3. modern jane says:

    Yes, those lamps are great! What a find! And you’ve convinced me.. I’m ordering the book! 🙂

  4. I am so coming your way soon! All of your lamps and finds just make me drool!! Love these and they are perfect with the black shade. I cannot wait to read Nate’s book. His mother Nancy was a client of mine many years ago and I adored her {she is a designer too}! So excited to read it. Hope all is well girl! Hugs!

  5. Love those lamps and I’m happy to see you went with that chandelier- so gorgeous!

  6. those lamps are amazing, what a find! and those black shades from ballards are just perfect! They complete the look. LOVE the tricia guild books! They’re beautiful inside and out. I’m going to have to pick up the nate berkus book.

    Also, that chandelier is TDF!!!! Can’t wait to see it in your room!!!!

  7. The chandelier is going to be spectacular in your dining room. Great lamp find at HH. Love the shades you paired them with.

  8. Donna Vining says:

    What a great find at the Habitat restore! I love Visual Comfort, and use them a lot. And Currey is one of my go to lighting resources!!!

  9. jackie jade says:

    wow that chandelier is amazing! and fantastic finds at the habitat restore. I’ll need to check out my local one asap.

  10. There is a local Restore about half hour away from me and I need to take a trip there one day soon! I’ve never been and after seeing all the goodies everyone seems to find there, it’s a must!

  11. Sita says:

    Black Shades!!! Now I’m even more jealous of those lamps! You are right, that chandelier is going to be stunning in your dining room! Can’t wait to see it!

  12. Liz Bird says:

    Finds like these lamps are THE BEST. LOVE the shades! And loved reading about Nate’s book… heading out to pick it up today!

  13. That room is stunning!!! I love having little mementos around the house

  14. Your dining room is gorgeous! I still can’t believe the price on those lamps!!! They look awesome with those black shades!

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