I don’t even want to admit how many hours I’ve been spending looking at mid-century modern inspired lamps. I huddle under the covers at night, scrolling through pages of lamps until I’m too tired to hold my phone. Every now and then I drop it on my face, and that’s when I know it’s time to start dreaming of lamps instead. I have a good excuse for the obsession with mid-century modern inspired lamps, though. I’m shopping for lamps for my colorful home office makeover, plus I’m trying to round up lamps similar (or identical) to what I own for a “shop the lakehouse” page I’m putting together.
One of the most frequently asked questions I field on Dans le Lakehouse is “where did you get that lamp?”. The thing is, I’ve been SO lucky finding vintage lamps! In the past, at least, I’ve stumbled across gorgeous vintage Lotte lamps (the yellow ones in the townhouse living room and guestroom, plus the blue Lotte lamps in the lakehouse living room), but these days I can’t seem to find any good vintage lighting – at least not within my reach! Prices for vintage lamps – especially my beloved Lotte lamps – have really skyrocketed.
That’s why I’m so thrilled that designers are taking cues from the 1950s and 1960s, because look at all of the mid-century modern inspired lamps that I found:
Gorgeous, right? I was seriously considering this turquoise ceramic lamp for the office because it reminds me so much of the turquoise Inka West German pottery I lust after, but can never find. It ended up being a little big for the fairly slim DIY waterfall desk we built so I chose a much more unusual shape for my workspace (you can see it here). But I’m saving this one in case the perfect space comes to mind.
Which lamp is your favorite?