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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How Many Lamp/Shade Combos Can There Be



I showed you in a post here all the various lamps and shades I was trying in the living room. Well, you guys were all so helpful in making suggestions and your comments were so interesting.  Some of you still don't like brass, but the majority are on board again and love it.  I had a suggestion for a different combination, so I had to try that too. So here's a short review of all the different combos.

This is the room with the original white lamps and shades.


Then I brought out my brass lamps and this is how the room looked.  Totally changed to look of the room.


Then I brought out some patterned shades I had and it changed the look again.



Then Nancy commented she thought the white lamps would look great with the patterned shade, so I had to see how they would work and she is right.  A really nice summer look.



So, we started with this.



Then went to this.




Then to this, I left the light off so you could see the pattern of the shade.



The original white lamp had too big a base for the shade, so I pulled out another white lamp and gave it a try.


Again with the light off.  I think this is what I am going to use for the summer and then bring the brass back for the winter.

Don't you just love it when someone makes a suggestion that you never thought of and then it works so well.  I love this new look.  Makes me feel like the whole room is new again.  So do you have lamps and shades that you aren't using, I'd love to see what you come up with changing yours out.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

I am linking to:
 WUW @ Savvy Southern Style
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements Interiors
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here

35 comments:

  1. Marty the white is my fav with the patterned shade it really brightens the look of the room!! xo Kathysue

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  2. I like them all. I do think your final choice is just perfect.
    Blessings,
    Haven

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  3. Hi Marty,
    What a great suggestion. I really like the white with the light shades.

    Very pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Great suggestion! I love it! The shade is beautiful and matches perfectly with the lamp you chose. That's one of the reasons I love my blogger friends..they have ideas that I don't!

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  5. How fabulous you have a new look for summer, so light and airy..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  6. They are all beautiful, Marty!

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  7. I like the white with the patterned shade -- interesting how small things can make a big change!

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  8. I have the same lamps in our livingroom winter and summer. I never thought to change them for each season. I'm going to keep my eye out for more lamps!

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  9. Marty your family room has come together so nicely. I love the lamps and punch of color in the pillows.

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  10. I love those shades no matter what lamp it is on....hello my friend...how is it going???

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  11. I like it with the white lamps for summer. I used to change my oriental rugs in the summer when we lived up north. I wish I had storage space to do more seasonal changes. It keeps things fresh an interesting to move everything around. It's just one big doll house! LOL!

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  12. Marty,
    All the looks are lovely! I adore how you change things for different seasons! Your Summer look is stunning!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. Marty, The white lamp with the patterned shade is lovely and perfect for Summer. I am a fan of brass too, especialy with warm colors and in the Fall. So you have at least two great choices. I realy need to do something with my lamps to spruce them up. Your ideas are inspiring me. Thanks,
    Babs

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  14. Marty you have such and eye for beauty. I just love all that you do.

    Thanks for sharing your vision with the world!

    Paula @ Ivy & Elephants

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  15. Hi Marty, I like the end result too. Looks great! Your room is so pretty! I am really loving those pillows...Thanks for checking out my wildflowers. I bet the rose farm is beautiful...I would probably be tempted to pick them! lol...Thanks for reminding me about your party!! Kristen

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  16. I absolutely think you made the right choice. When we were first married we had lots of brass lamps, our bed...stuff sitting around. I think I burned out. I don't have any now and I'm okay with that. I love the white with the taupe.

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  17. Wow!
    The white base with the patterned lamp shade is striking!

    My favorite!

    Keep having fun!

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  18. Those patterned shades are WONDERFUL! My Favorite of EVERYTHING! I like them with the simple white best! It's a gorgeous combo! Thank you for sharing...
    Hope you are having a fun week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  19. Hi Marty ~ Yup. I have to agree. The patterned shade on white lamp is perfect. Fabulous room.

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  20. I like the white with the texture of that shade. Looks great. ~ Sarah

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  21. Oh, I am so glad you tried the patterned shades on the white bases. They are beautiful and look so cool for summer. And then come winter, brass to the rescue.

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  22. This all started to sound like a math word problem to me. LOL It's late and I guess I need to go to bed. :) I love the new look!

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  23. Marty,
    I love all of them and I think this last one is perfect for the summer. The white lamp gives it a summery feel but the shade keeps the air of elegance that is present in your decor!!
    Great choice!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  24. Hats off to Nancy! The white lamps with the pattern shades are just beautiful for the summer season. This fall the brass lamps with the pattern shades will be a pleasant change for the fall and winter season.

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  25. I like the summer lamps much better!
    tot

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  26. I definitely love the last combination, especially for summer! Brass is much more for a winter look.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  27. Pretty. I have a great affinity for two things, lamps and rugs. I do love the last look for summer. I have a closet full of lamp shades...just in case I need one. I buy lamps and rugs all the time at garage and estate sale and Joe just rolls his eyes!

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  28. Hi. I like the lamps. They look lighter for the summer. Your blog is decor inspiring!

    http://porchsittintimeforscooby.blogspot.com/2011/06/stars-and-stripes-summer.html Sunny109

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  29. Love this, and just where are all these shades being stored?! I had several up on the upper shelves of my walk-in closet and finally couldn't take it anymore and sold them all at my garage sale this weekend. I hadn't changed the shades for years, so I figured...why hang on to them. Now I'm wondering. :) Janell

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  30. I never think to change my shades around. I'll have to try it out tonight. I do like the patterned shades with the white lamps, although I still LOVE the brass.

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  31. Marty, I was hoping you would put the patterned shade with the white lamp when you first showed it - really looks great! Linda

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  32. Marty, so many different looks. Love the white with the new tapestry shades. Funny, I have a post ready too about two new lampshades I got and switched out. Such an easy update. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  33. Hi Marty, My favorite is the white lamp with the patterned shade. It's perfect for summer. Thank you for joining my party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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