Let There Be Light!

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Last spring, I shared that we were looking for lamps for our living room.  We had tried out these gorgeous Broyhill glass lamps, but sadly, they weren’t right for the space.

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So after six months in the dark, we finally have light.

Actually since some of those months were through the summer, we weren’t in that much darkness, but now that Daylight Savings has hit, we are truly thankful to have found lighting for the room.

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Part of the challenge of finding lamps for this area was selecting ones that would cast enough light, but wouldn’t be too big for the sofa table.  We really couldn’t exceed a twelve inch shade.  Unfortunately, many lamps at that size don’t give off enough light for our space.  With these Trident Home lamps, we totally scored.

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They have a square shade that Tyson was really wanting and a little flare that I like.

Square Lamp Shade | Storypiece.net

The base, although traditional, has a bit of an industrial vibe going on too.

Pipe Style Lamp Base | Storypiece.net

The best part is that they cast the perfect amount of light… enough to see by without feeling like you are on an airport runway.

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Sometimes it takes us a while to get exactly what we want, but when we do, the wait is always worth it.

Trident Table Lamps | Storypiece.net

What have you had to wait for to find works perfectly in your home?  Have you purchased any new lighting lately?  Are you living in the dark?

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  1. Pam says:

    Your lamp choice is perfect. Love the shades. I’m impressed with the hubby. It all looks so wonderful. I also gave you my vote. Best of luck!

    • Danielle says:

      Thank you for the kind words and for the vote! 🙂 Tyson plays a very active role in our home decor. It always leads to some interesting discussions, but the space definitely reflects both of our taste.

  2. Stacey says:

    I’m happy you’re no longer in the dark, Danielle! Those lamps are perfect for the space and totally go with your decor. EXCELLENT choice, my dear! Sometimes it takes me years to find just the right thing. Your patience paid off!

    • Danielle says:

      Thank you!! Worse than being in the dark was asking our guests to sit in the dark. So glad that we found something we both love in time for lots of holiday entertaining. 🙂

    • Danielle says:

      HA! You have no idea just how much I fight with the lighting on that sofa to keep it from looking hot pink. Meanwhile, I actually have a friend with a hot pink sofa. It is as spectacular as you can imagine.

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