There I was minding my own business, scrolling through (Pinterest?, Instagram? Who knows) And there, staring right into my lamp-loving eyes was this table lamp. I’ll wait for you to click and see…Now assuming you just saw it, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? First off, it’s simply a dope table lamp but then it registered that it was from Crate and Barrel. Yes, that Crate and Barrel!
Let me be clear that I have always been a Crate and Barrel fan but they felt like the cool but more traditional older sister to CB2 (which I assume was the point). Two audiences, one company to cover the market. CB2 has just always more my speed because of the design risks they seem to take. But Crate and Barrel has clearly been making a concerted effort to break out of their “classic leaning” box. First, Leanne Ford did her incredible collabs, ok noted. Then did you see Carmeon’s guestroom makeover with them? I am here for it all but let’s get back to their lighting (and more specifically the table lamps) because my jaw was on my makeshift desk the entire time I was scrolling.
Here’s what I’m talking about:
What a weird yet incredible chic little fella?! It was first a “huh?” and then quickly turned into an “o wow that’s so freaking cool!” It looks like it belongs in a stunning apartment in Paris or Milan. The marble base is a classic and the skinny, shallow shade might just be a 2021 trend. Only time will tell but I’m calling it.
Another marble beauty but this time it’s a mid-century modern 2021 upgrade! Its shape is bold, looks like a piece of art but the tones are neutral making to completely usable with an unlimited amount of styles. I love it a lot.
Again, can you believe this is Crate and Barrel?? This lamp definitely belongs in the same world as Emily’s Entler table lamp in that the shapes are similar and both look “out of this world”. I think it would be just a cool and interesting piece to put in a room.
If for some reason you didn’t click on the link in the intro, this is the lamp that sparked this post. Also, no, this is not in any way a sponsored post but instead, an “observation/design lovers/I want to talk about these lamps” post. Just an FYI in case you were wondering. See that skinny shade again? Is your heart beating fast like mine?? Also, this lamp is a symphony of texture and I want it.
Let’s go to the dark side (even though this lamp also comes in a light cream). I love how the lines are modern and severe but then the fabric totally softens it up. Such a perfect piece if you don’t want to go “crazy modern” but still want an edge.
Remember the winter lighting hack post (though it’s kinda a year-round hack tbh) I wrote last October? Well, this lamp would absolutely fall in that category. Additionally, the chunky asymmetry of it gives it that “ya, I’m cool vibe”. A total win.
Wicker has been the design darling for the past two years and personally, I’m not done with it yet. Are you?? This lamp is SO GOOD! Also doesn’t that wave give you Kamala Harris’ Pyer Moss Peacoat vibes??? Now I love it more.
So those are the Crate and Barrel table lamp beauties but did you think I wasn’t going to give you more options?? I’m the self-proclaimed “Crazy Lamp Lady That Only Owns Two and A Half Lamps”. After perusing Crate and Barrel’s site, I went to check out the other big box store’s site’s new (and newish) lines and wanted to share my findings:)
1. Sculptural 2-Light Fabric Cone Pendant | 2. Yumi Table Lamp | 3. Reiko Table Lamp | 4. Altona Barebulb Single Wall Sconce | 5. Priscilla Table Lamp | 6. FYXNÄS | 7. Arturo Glass Table Lamp | 8. Alavanca Brass Pendant Light | 9. Asymmetry Ceramic Floor Lamp | 10. Fin Travertine Table Lamp | 11. Buffet Stick Metal Table Lamp | 12. Bali White Pendant Light
So many great options. #1, #5, and #11 are the perfect modern EEG options, then for the cool organic lovers #2, #3, #9, and #10 are dreams come true. Now for the colorful and unexpected cuties, #6 and #7 are it. I’m actually surprised how much I like #6! But you know I love #8 because that puppy is CHIC. But let’s not rule out #4 and #12 because they are simple but really special.
So that’s it. A lamp lover that hopefully connected with her fellow lamp lovers. But what do you think? Are you also as enamored? Have you seen any that I missed? Are you also about to buy an inappropriate/unnecessary amount of table lamps for your home?? Let’s talk about it.
Love you, mean it.
Opening Image Credit: via Crate and Barrel