I've been hunting for urn-shaped lamps for my bedside tables. I had a pair picked out online but they were so expensive that I simply couldn't justify buying them.
And then I made a serendipitous find at a home decor store the other day! I love unexpected finds. Here is my bedside table with one of the new lamps:
Wall colour: Benjamin Moore "White Down" OC-131, drapes custom
They came with a really ugly square shade and I almost looked right past them! I promptly replaced the shade with white silk English barrel shades, which were more expensive than the lamps!
The lamps look like carved wood but are made of resin (i.e. fake, sorry). I think they are nice replicas however. I love the little leaf detail at the bottom:
In the photo below, I turned on the lamp to show you how bright white the shades are. I love a crisp white shade in this north-facing room. The little framed print on the wall is a favorite of mine, called "Swan Rush and Iris" by Arts & Craft-era artist Walter Crane.
My bedside table is the first antique furniture I ever bought, at a store called Wisteria, back in 1991 as a student at McGill in Montreal.
Here is the other (mismatched!) side of the bed. I have a custom hand-built Mission style bed (below) which I bought many years ago after I started working (along with a matching high boy). It doesn't perfectly align with my new decor tastes, but is a really nice piece of furniture. Some day I may move it to a spare room.
The little lamp is classical, but I think it all looks fine together and adds some softness to the rectilinear lines of the bed. I am looking for a good antique table to replace the old country table we have here:
Redwing and Medalta No.2 pottery from my collection
Talk about mixed styles! My romantic bedding is "Rossini" by St-Geneve and is 100% Giza Egyptian cotton, woven in Italy and made in Canada. It is gorgeous. It was also a first decor purchase before I really had my colours worked out. But luckily it is historical and suits my style, if not my current pale-neutral colour palette!
I recently moved my beloved blue Al Barker seascape painting as I think it looks nice with the orange:
This room is proof that you can mix and match styles and incorporate new things you prefer now with old things you bought before you knew what you were doing!