Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

We offer decorating services in the Leelanau Peninsula. Our studio has fabrics, bedding samples and rug swatches. We offer lamp repair, shades, harps and finials with access to over 1,000 lamps. Furniture painting and repair. Wall paper books are available. Reach out to us at

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lamps...They Come In All Shapes And Sizes

blue and white with brass...:

Let's start with this blue and white lamp and add the black parchment shade and brass detailing. Perfect fit, on the shelf, in a man's study.


Soft and curvy lines of this not-so-serious lamp.

Sophisticated Colonial Isle Tropic Decorating:

Scale is everything in life as well as with lamps. Drama!

Table lamp:

Down right sexy shape, very voluptuous

Tobias Tortoise Glass Table Lamp, Brown - Neiman Marcus:

Love that the chunky black shade is half the height of the lamp. Tortoiseshell and a modern brass base sings to me. 


The perfect lamp trend...the gourd shape with a modest shade.

Matched Pair of Vintage Murano Opaline Lamps in Raspberry by Marbro:
"Inside the Conch Shell pink" Murano Glass lamps. 

Sewanee Cabin – James F. Carter:

Black and brass and linen make this pair of lamps stand front and center on the walnut chest. 

We call this design, Console Table Heaven ❤❤❤. Shown here is our Christopher Table Lamp, White Lion Garden Seats and our fit for a queen 👸 Empire Style Gilded Mirror. Discover the look by clicking our link in profile.:

Think hard about these two...what if they were against a blue and white graphic wall paper? They would take on a whole different look going from foyer elegance to silvery seaside ambiance.

Lamps are a tough decorating detail. Thousands of shapes, colors and styles to chose from making the choice overwhelming.  Notice in many decor magazine photo shoots, of rooms, that the lamps are removed, taken out of the picture. Were they in the way? Count all the considerations in choosing the correct lamp for the lighting job. Scale of the room, the height of the table, where it casts the light when you are both bedside or chair-side reading your favorite book. Lamps definitely make an important statement in any room. Take a deep breath, measure every thing twice and then choose your favorite style/color of lamp. Most importantly, if you love the lamp it will fit! 

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