“Lamps should be beautiful as well as useful,” says Sally, whose assortment of sculptural table lamps completes each room. “And a good shade makes all the difference.” Sally rarely uses the shade that a lamp comes with, opting for custom colors or shades embellished with ribbon, like the ones on her bedroom chest. “These were a pair of vases that I used in a show house. The color was perfect for my bedroom, so I had them wired as lamps,” says Sally. She trimmed inexpensive white shades in green grosgrain ribbon to finish the look.
Green lamps: unavailable; for a similar look, try the Jonathan Adler Ceramic Vase Table Lamp in Grass Green, from Shades of Light; shadesoflight.com
Vases transformed into lamps: Rick Singleton; ricksingletonlighting.com