We’re all different, there’s no denying that, and so are our design tastes. From expressing ourselves through our home, a blog or designing for others as a career, we all have different likes and dislikes. Not everyone is on board with the widely used vintage industrial look, so to help out our customers and readers of our blog, we try to touch on nearly every design style. Why? Well, for starters we all live in different homes – those from eras circa 1910, to those Mid Century marvels or lofts and new construction builds today.
We admit, a lot of the rooms featured are pretty feminine, but with a keen eye and a few tweeks and changes, each space could be altered to fit into a man’s world. Today we’re featuring an undoubtedly feminine living room and while it’s not covered in wall to wall pink and purple, it has its touches that lead you to assume someone girly does live here.
Lets remove the pink and mango blanket, the flowers and floral wall decals for a moment. Replace them with a charcoal grey throw, birch branches for the vase and a modern, geometric wall pattern. See? While it’s not your typical man cave or spot to watch Sunday night football, it remains masculine, yet formal.
When it comes to feminine lighting, our thoughts instantly shift to glitzy chandeliers or sometimes modern pendants. Not here – an industrial task lamp is positioned out of the way behind the side table and sofa. Task lighting allows for multiple lights to be used, or to just keep one bulb lit. For this same look, choose the Industrial Swank Floor Lamp. Each individual arm is adjustable, letting you project light wherever you wish. The sleek polished chrome finish is just like the floor lamp in the photo, acting as an element of décor in itself – for both feminine and masculine designs. What more could you possibly ask for?
Top Photo Courtesy of Styled Haven
Task lighting can prove effective in many places. These lights are common atop desks and small work areas as they provide focused, directional lighting for key….you guessed it, tasks! With that being said, the use of task floor lamps should not only be limited to work related settings. Steven Shortridge got creative with the use of a floor lamp in his 800 square foot apartment by placing it in his common room. Shortridge has even stated that his inspiration when designing his home was, “The Japanese way of making the most use of every square inch of space, inside and out.” This is a great rule of thumb for Shortridge, as he often finds himself entertaining upward of 50 guests!
By placing a task lamp in his common area, there are no limits to its usage. He can easily adjust the arms to highlight a work of art, or to provide a reading light for curling up with a good book at night. Just like the task lamp Shortridge chose for his living room, is our own Industrial Swank Floor Lamp. The Industrial Swank Floor Lamp has three arms, each with their own on/off switch. This is a nice feature should you need all three at once, or just one or two to lighten the mood. The small circular base also enables it to be placed in a tight corner, allowing for maximization of any area.
Available with white or black shades and a sleek polished chrome stem, the Industrial Swank Floor Lamp (shown at the top) is perfect for use anywhere in in a home or office. Prefer a more creative or contemporary look? The Industrial Swank Task Boom Arm Floor Lamp has the same design, but is available with multi-colored shades, perfect for the artist’s studio or minimalist’s loft.
Photo Courtesy of Apartment Therapy
There is nothing more detrimental to the overall appearance and of your modernly decorated room than the addition of a subpar lamp that does not reflect the cohesive modern design that is established through your modern decor. The market for modern lamps has lacked innovative lamp products that actually reflect true contemporary designs based on art and style from historical modern movements. Our Modern Table and Floor Lamps display influences from the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstatte, Bauhaus School, International Style, Late Modernism, Post Modernism, and Contemporary movements. These influences add to the authentic look and feel of our modern lamps, each lamp maintains its modern appearance by the composition of durable materials with various options on finishes and shades. Until now most lamps lacked the elements of eclectic, modern, traditional, and sculptural influence; which is the main focus of all modern designs. The free form, organic lines of our Table Lamps and Floor Lamps contribute to the minimal functionalism that these lamps exhibit. By focusing on form and function the true essence of modern design is evident in the bold profile of these lamps, creating an innovative product line.