I’m not math savvy, but if I were to tally up the opinions on which lamps you prefer for our Living Room, I’d have to say it was pretty evenly divided between A and C. So thanks. For nothing. I kid, I love reading your comments and opinions. Problem is, I started to second guess myself after reading them and was no closer to making a decision. Until I saw this comment from Aubrey:
So in the end, I went with what made me giddy!
I swoon every time I see a gold lamp with a black shade, and I’d like to swoon every time I walk in my Living Room. I love the gourd lamps, I just never loved them behind the sofa. So why keep them there? You also had a great idea to paint the gourd lamps pink, but I’m already pushing the husband-boundary with the pink-lined bookcases and pink rug! Plus, with so many pink accents in the room, I think it needs the black to toughen it up and add some masculinity. (Remember, Mr. Sugarplum lives here, too.) Not that gold lamps are masculine, but you know what I mean.
The bases tie in nicely with the gold trim of the botanical prints.
And the black shades connect with the front doors,
As well as the black mantel and mirror.
One of the great things about blogging my home makeovers, is seeing it in pictures. As soon as I uploaded this one, I realized the prints hanging in the hall needed to come down. I tend to design each small space, as opposed to the room as a whole. I see now this space could use some breathing room.
I think the lamps are timeless, and I can’t deny the love I have for black drum shades. But that doesn’t mean I’ll leave these be….I have an idea. And no it doesn’t involve ribbon trim! And I can’t wait to paint the table tiles.
So since I’m not done with the lamps, I can’t cross them off the list yet. But I have decided not to paint the back door black, so I’ll cross it off. I think with the lamps, it’d be too dark. And I don’t really want to break up the line of big windows that fill the wall.
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Are you on board with these lamps? Or are you murmuring to yourself, “If you weren’t going to follow my advise, then why’d you ask for it?!”