Friday, August 14, 2009

Falling Out of Love in 8 Seconds Flat

I'm organized, analytical, and a planner. Everyone IRL jokes about how predictable I am. However, I can be impulsive. Really impulsive, especially with big decisions. My job, my hair (goodbye brown, hello blonde), even moving in with Matt. So far, all those decisions ended up being even better than expected. :)

I made an impulse purchase on something pretty insignificant: bedside lamp shades. Albeit, an expensive impulse buy. From a store with a sign posted, "All Sales Final". I had been eyeing a similar lamp at Target for ages:

I was picturing some drum shades with them but wasn't sure. See, I'm very lamp/lighting stupid. Then I saw a similar set up in Freckles Chick's blog and fell in love with the lamp combo and her style seen here:



Here's the bedroom so far:



(I now have three of those tiles above the bed to hang. Although they'll be lower this time. I'm just too lazy to get to it. And maybe put the duvet IN the duvet cover.)



The sales associate found a pair of shades, put them on the lamps, and I gasped. They weren't at all something that I would normally pick out. I was in love and it was unexpected. The price tag made my eyes bug out. But who cares! These are beautiful! Sign on the dotted line!



(Don't mind the cat toys. lol)

I got them home, set them up, and immediately started second guessing myself. Are they too feminine? Too frilly with the shape? The fabric too... rich? I loved the very subtle pattern. But I'm not sure if they go with the rest of the room or my style. Are they unexpected in a good way or a bad way? Let me know what you think.

Edit: I'll post a whole room view tonight. I guess I'll have to make up my bed first. ;)

14 comments:

Meredith said...

I need a whole-room shot with the lamps lady!

But really, from the picture, they don't look too indulgent at all. And the rest of the room is simple enough, that I think you could probably get away with just about anything in terms of lamps.

Kim said...

I love them. I've been eyeing similar lamps for our bedroom. I think the shades look awesome.

Tiffany said...

i love them, and i think they go SO well with your room!! :)

Jenifer said...

I absolutely love them! Can I have your entire bedroom? Its beautiful really.

Oonafey said...

Love! I think they are great! Can I have them if you decide you hate them? LOL

bungalowbliss said...

The first thing I noticed is how the shade shape vaguely echoes the diagonal corners of the tiles above the bed...I think they're fabulous, but like Meredith, I'd love to see an overall shot with the lamps.

Lighting is one of those splurges that is usually worth it, as long as YOU love it.

paperjunk-lc said...

Their fab keep them.

Amber said...

I love the lamps, but I can't tell if I love them in your room for just a picture of the night stand. Give me a wider view!

Erin Dietrich said...

Keep the lamps - they give just enough of a pizzaz statement to the room. They add a unique intricacy that screams "chic, fabulousness!" Besides, with the color of the walls and the dark wood furniture you need something that has the sensual feminine curve to it!

michelle said...

i think the lamps are awesome! i'd love something like that for my home!

Freckles Chick said...

I am SOOO late to the game, sorry!
You know my answer--keep them!
(Thx for the blog love. ::smooches:::)

Anonymous said...

Subtle, with much more class and finesse than a plain drum shade. Anybody can pull a drum shade off a shelf and stick it on a lamp, but these really pop without waving and screaming "Here I am! Over here!" Years of illumination and inspiration....

Bianca Osborne said...

Looks fabulous! Do you mind if I ask where you got your bed and nightstands? I've been searching for a set like that in darker wood for quite a while and seem to only ever find them in light cherry!

Megs said...

Bianca, thanks for the compliment! The set is from Value City Furniture. It is from their Arts and Crafts line in the color chocolate.