10 Great Table Lamps

1. Simple Sophistication

I love the understated elegance of this light, the Lens Table lamp from Best & LLoyd.  The decoration on the base creates interest without being overbearing, and the colors are chic and elegant.  I personally think this light would be perfect in a bedroom, either for a lucky guest or to enjoy every day in the Master.

These first three lights are from Best & Lloyd, a UK firm which sells in the US through George Smith, a retailer to the trade.   Unfortunate for those of us without a link into that special world, but if you are working with an interior designer or have your own retail license, lucky you.  I’ll keep looking to see if they expand their distribution.


2.   Bringing sparkle

This second lamp from Best & Lloyd, the Cardin, would add some sparkle to your home, andis a wonderful table lamp.  The scale they have chosen for the silver disks on the base is just terrific – it gives it some pizzazz but isn’t too busy and suits the scale of the lamp overall.  Too many of these lights would be a lot, but one in a well placed spot would be terrific.


3.   Simple and Elegant

I love the color combination of this Jar Table Lamp from Best & Lloyd the soft blue with the white with a little grey, and the shape of the base in contrast to the shape of the shade.   I think this would be wonderful for a living room where you’re trying for a style that is warm and inviting.  It’s a timeless lamp, one that will always be in style.


4.   On the Whimsical Side

I first saw these table lamps on One Kings Lane, and I love the playfulness, and how they make you think (and not just because that’s the word on the lights).  They are the Inglebert Porcelain Lamp Set from Arteriors.  I like the idea of having them in the bedroom on either side of the bed.   “Think” isn’t exactly what you want to do when you’re heading to sleep, but these make me smile and I think that’s a good thing.  Plus, if you’re sleeping with your partner, I think they remind you to look over and smile at them. (no longer available)


5.  Reminiscent of nature

I love the interest the base of the Amalfi lamp from Currey & Co creates.  Made from oyster shells, it brings an organic, natural feel to the room in addition to its rounded shape.


6.  Natural Serenity

I like the natural look of the Tristan Table Lamp from Currey & Co.   The ivory crackle finish on the porcelain base gives it an interesting texture, and the fluted lines on the base gives it some presence.  I think this lamp could be used in a traditional style design, or in a home that mixes style (including Asian). (no longer available.)


7.  Forged in Iron

The Strata Table Lamp from Hubbardton Forge is a great modern/transitional  lamp, with interest created by the horizontal etching on the lamp base. (no longer available)


8.  Suited up for Fall

I love grey as a design color.  While it’s all the rage now, I don’t think it’s ever going to end up like avocado from the 70s (looking dated a decade later).   This Malcolm Table Lamp from Crate and Barrel uses it well.  It says bedroom to me, or den – cozy warmth for where you want to curl up with a book or go to sleep. (no longer available)


9.  Future Oriented

Designed in 1967, this light from Artemide (the Eclisse Bedside Table Lamp) is still current today in style and design.  With a great feature for controlling the amount of light that shines out (great for anyone who is a late night reader and doesn’t want to disturb someone else), this light is a fun and stylish one for any bedroom or desk.


10.  Affordable Elegance

This Ceramic Silver Lamp from Target caught my eye.  I love the shape of the base and interestingly the way the short distance between the base and the lampshade.  For $19.99, this is a great design. (no longer availalbe)