So excited to hear that an interior design friend is launching her very own lamp line!
Jana Bek of Bek Design makes hand painted brushstroke design lamps which are beautiful in shape and available in a wide range of colors as well as offering an option to customize a color.
I can’t wait to order one!
Jana’s unique lamps are like works of art.
Jana’s gorgeous lamps remind me that lamps play an important role in our homes… Not only is your lamp necessary for lighting but it’s an opportunity to make something ordinary extraordinary!
In looking around my home I realize that each lamp has been specifically picked for more than just one reason.
~When picking out lamps these are the 6 questions that I ask myself~
1. How do I pick a lamp that ‘Blends’ with my space yet also stands out and remains interesting?
If a lamp is the same color as the room it’s placed in or if it’s made of a glass or shiny material like that of silver, mercury, gold or brass… it doesn’t mean that it can’t stand out in shape or texture.
I always add architectural detail whenever possible. Having an interesting shape or texture allows your lamp to shine quietly.
~ In my front entry I have a white lamp set against a creamy white wall but because the shape of the lamp has a cut out design with distressed edges… it has a unique 3 dimensional feel.
Because of this I knew that I needed something that blended with all surroundings yet I also wanted it to reflect light, remain beautiful and classic (it sits across from my Dining Room) and yet go with everything.
The answer? My Restoration Hardware Glass Banister Lamp.
The Banister lamp is made of clear glass but because of the size and shape, it adds interest and a richness to the space.
2. Does my room or space need added texture like that from a distressed wooden refurbished lamp or a cut out detail in the design of a lamp?
3. Do I want my lamp to feel like a work of art?
I have a blue blown glass fluted lamp that is the perfect contrast to the distressed white octagonal table it sits on in my study.
I love it!
~Important To Note~
I often change the shades on my lamps. (for added shape or textural interest) Never let a shade hold you back from the perfect lamp!
4. What size lamp do I need for the room?
Often times a lamp can sit on it’s own if it’s large and interesting enough but other times I will purposely choose a medium-size lamp just for the flexibility in ways I can display it.
For example, with a slightly smaller lamp you can add more interest to a space by placing it on stacked books or in a tray with other pieces.
5. Does the space need something that reflects light like that of a shiny Mercury or gold material ?
I have large Mercury lamps in both my Family Room and Master Bedroom. I find that Mercury works double time in that it lends an airy light feeling as well as reflects light. I love these lamps because while they add interest they don’t dominate either space.
6. Is my space small and yet lighting is a must?
I have a small guest room that’s ‘just’ large enough for a queen bed and two side tables with a few inches to spare. The side tables are very small and I knew I didn’t want the room to feel cluttered and overwhelmed with decor.
In making the room appear a little larger I went for the clear glass look like that in my Foyer rather than choosing small or skinny lamps… I knew in this space I wanted something beautiful for my guests and the glass orb shape of these lamps give a look of substance and richness. Perfect!
Finally, remember… you can find lamps in all price ranges.
Online there are amazing options from One Kings Lane for less than full price to HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Target and Pottery Barn.
I never limit myself on something that makes such a huge impact in my home.
Have a great Wednesday and remember that Lamps are more than just for lighting!