Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My French Reading Lamps Are Finally Here

Finally!  Waiting forever for these petite handmade French reading lamps from Galerie des Lampes.  They are here and I am really enjoying my new reading "nook" in my living room.  I think they are just the right size for this area and are beautifully handcrafted.  However, I need something really interesting on either side of the window to hang on the empty wall space.  Space needs more personality.  Seems very bare bones right now and a little too neutral.  My one wish would be to NOT have that wall radiator right under the window!  I really despise the thing.  Ruins the whole look for me!  Thinking of painting it the same as the wall color but then thought it would just be this "ugly" thing painted!



Grasshopper Lamp in antiqued bronze from Galerie des Lampes, France


Wall color:  Camouflage by Benjamin Moore
Trim:  White Dove by Benjamin Moore


Now back to my reading!
xojamilyn

{Images property of Living It At Home and taken via me}

16 wonderful comments:

house things said...

Isn't the Benjamin Moore Camouflage a great color? I have it outside on my trim.

Charlotte said...

so pretty! i love them! and you nook!!!

Amy said...

Your new lamps are the perfect compliment to your chairs. Great style, scale and finish! Love it. Just popped over to their site to check out some lamps for a client. Thank you for sharing.
Best,
Amy Meier
p.s. where did you source your wing back chairs?

A Lasting First Impression said...

The lamps are beautiful, you are creating a nice quiet haven in your home! What about a small table either cut or built to hide the radiator, a place to put your coffee or tea...there are so many great ways to hide those not so lovely boxes!!!

Erica @ Decorica said...

I agree, camouflage is a great color. It looks very chic and tailored.

Sarah said...

What a lovely nook and those lamps are the perfect touch.

Sarah said...

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CRICKET said...

stunning lamps and what a pretty place to read.

LiveLikeYou said...

What an elegant, clean, chic reading nook! I actually think the whole thing is so pretty even the radiator looks great in the color it's in!! I'm super picky but it doesn't bother me at all in the image.

paula said...

love the new lamps! definitely makes for a lovely place to read and honestly I didnt even notice the radiator till you mentioned it.

LindsB said...

beautiful!! I LOVE the way they look and they make the perfect reading nook!

Splendid Willow said...

Jamilyn, those French lamps -- stunning! They make the room. And you are right, the dimensions are perfect.

First time here. You will see me again!

ox, Mon

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Jamilyn, this is so pretty. I know it takes you a while to pull the trigger.
I love those lamps!
Londen
xo

Linda in AZ * said...

* J~ Just "found" your blog & certainly enjoyed the read, pics of your WONDERFUL HOME ("you go, girl"! Keep TAKING YOUR TIME to GET IT JUST RIGHT!!!) & see your darling personality shining thru!

I went back to see many of your older blogs n' enjoyed every single one! (ESPECIALLY your Christmas pics!)~

Our niece lives in Cambridge & I always LOVE seeing pics of their wonderful, magnificent snow~~~ it just "MAKES" Christmas sooo, well, "CHRISTMAS"!!! (We live in the desert now & aren't skiing much anymore, so we just see snow ahead in the mountains)...

Will enjoy watching as you proceed in making it say "Jamilyn & family"! (It almost makes me want to be a young adult starting our lives together again!!! Such FUN!!!)...

Enjoy the process! Warmest wishes,

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Hamptontoes said...

Love the lamps, they are gorgeous!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

They're beautiful!!