I recently purchased this lucite lamp, from Restoration Hardware, to be part of the Office Redecoration Project (officially named, to be sure it happens). This is Step 1. I really love lucite and crystal lamps and don't care if they are a little ubiquitous - I declare I shall never tire of them!
I love the neoclassical lines of this lamp and its silver accents, but I'm wondering about the scale. I knew it was a little "overscale" when I bought it (everything at RH is huge). The height is 25.5" and the shade is 16" wide. Initially it seemed to dwarf my big iMac:
It seems gigantic to me because there was a smaller lamp here before, but it's starting to grow on me and looks "just right" in the photos. What do you think (excuse my messy office)?
The lamp, which arrived yesterday, actually came out of the box broken and is sitting a little askance. I need to take it to the store and order another.
It is growing on me, and will look polished with the new gray-brown drapes I have planned and the eventual antique-white walls. Today the old armchair went to the furniture doctor for a repair. It will be reupholstered...
The only thing that annoyed me about the new lamp, besides being too expensive, is that you could see the harp through the silk shade (visible in the second photo). I was using a clear bulb, but when I swapped it for a regular opaque/translucent bulb, the harp was no longer visible. Tada! Problem solved!
Thoughts on scale?