Thursday, December 14th, 2006

12 Days of Design Day 3 – Brighten Up!

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You know you’ve seen it – everything in the space is absolutely perfect, the chi is flowing, the arrangement is feng shui compliant, the furniture is so dazzling it looks picked out by a curator, but your friend clicks on the buzzing overhead fluorescent lamp and ruins the whole shebang.  Help them help themselves with the gift of light.

4675__dp__e(300x250).jpg A few suggestions:

1) Inspire your giftee to rip out that dusty ceiling fan or boring came-with-the-place light bulb covering globe with the Lights Up! Deco Pendant Lamp.  The prints are smashing, the form is a modern interpretation of a crystal chandelier, and it doesn’t collect that dust like fans and chandeliers that makes you recoil in horror a few times a year when you look up.

1913__dp.jpg 2) Not positive the big pendant is appropriate for your giftee?  Try a Pablo Elise Table Lamp.  It’s a simple, modern, versatile design that fits in anywhere without overwhelming its surroundings.  Better yet, it has a built in dimmer, so on the bedside table it can go from soft romantic glow to reading ready with the turn of a dial, thus settling any lights on/lights off debates with a good compromise!

838__dp__e(700x600).jpg 3) For your whimsical light-deprived pal, one of my personal very faves has always been Mibo.  The small table lamp in Clacket Lane, to be exact.  I don’t care if birds are in or out, Mibo’s prints are always the charming prints others prints can only strive to be – they rock, and besides, birdy stuff makes people smile.   

7311__dp__e(300x250).jpg 4) If you have the means to afford this next one, you have the means to pay someone to monitor the dust.  It’s a real show-stopper – the Erich Ginder Mansion Chandelier.   You’ve been working so hard thinking through all of these gifts and baking all those rum balls,pick up one for yourself after the tinsel clears.

About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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