The Pretty/ Ugly Lamp Debate

I have got to finish up my house. While my dining chair choice is giving me ulcers, I have one purchase I think I can finalize soon…. a floor lamp for the living room. Specifically this corner:

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The basket will move and a floor lamp will live there as we need more light in this space until we save up to do recessed lighting in here later on.  I have been hemming and hawing about what style lamp to buy but find myself totally attracted to the statement that french designer Serge Mouille’s lamps make in a space.  I have a lot of brass in here right now, so something decidedly NON metallic would be great.  But sometimes I see these lights independently and think “they are kind of ugly.” They are the definition of ugly/pretty.  They look like insects or something, yet they can totally elevate a space from boring to AWESOME.

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This application of sconces makes me think “aliens coming to attack this child and bring her back to the mothership”

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These two are the real deal Mouille fixtures on 1st Dibs- the floor lamp going for a cool $2,911,  and the ceiling fixture will set you back over six grand. Yowzers. So not in my budget. Not even remotely.

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Michelle Adams’ apartment featured what I thought was a Mouille lamps but turns out it’s a great replica that will only cost you $575. So we’re back in the game!

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From White on White the Praying Mantis lamp (see, I told you it was insect-like) looks almost identical. I think it’s too big though, I’d totally love a single version of this in my space.

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Other lamps in the running:

This one from White on White too. Might also be too big though. And a lot of brass.

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I love love love love this lamp too. The desktop version is sick too. The clear glass would be great in front of that window!

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And this one. Kinda great, right?

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or do I just go simple and classic?

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53 Responses to “The Pretty/ Ugly Lamp Debate”

  1. JOdy says:

    “Only” $575!! LOL, not that is just funny. The IkEA and the URban outfitters one are great! That way you won’t have to worry too much when you do get sick of it.

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