Some people stop for gas, others use the restroom or grab a snack. I stop for a dose of inspiration. Sometimes all it takes is a 10 minute stop at a local vintage shop to get my creative juices flowing. Now that my living room is pretty much done and my dining area won't be complete until my Louie chairs are re-upholstered (ETA: before summer), it's time to move on to the next room. That is our office/guestroom. It's super tiny and has 2 functions so I'd love to re-organize everything and dress it up a little.
Right beside one of my fave vintage shops (Stella Luna), is an antique shop called Era. Located at 1629 Queen Street West, they are just a stones throw away from the Queen West Antique Centre. Walking into this store got me thinking about lighting. They had several beautiful chandeliers but I was drawn to their beautiful table lamps. Every desk and guestroom needs a good lamp and some of these were so cool:
I especially loved this black and gold one. The detail on the base was amazeballs.
Aaaand, seeing that lamp at the store prompted further research on my part. Are you noticing a pattern here?
I like black shades what can I say. You'll notice I look to do alot of 'looking' and not alot of shopping. I believe anything can be done on a budget. Whether it's brand new or second hand, my goal is to find a funky lamp for under $30. I'm up for the challenge. What do you think my friends, is it doable?