if you're looking for: lighting (table lamp edition)

friends! I hope you had wonderful weekend. I somehow managed to catch a cold in the dead of summer so i've spent my Sunday night making homemade chicken noodle soup. The butcher kindly reminded me that it was 95 out so soup might not seem like an obvious choice. But if you know me, you know i'm a creature of habit.. so soup it was. And you know what? I feel better. The wedding in Nashville was beautiful and i'll be sure to share some more photos from it in this week's round-up later in the week.  But for toady, I thought we'd begin a new little series that i'm calling "if you're looking for" (the best title i could come up with! but open to suggestions..) Whenever i'm chatting with someone about design things, the most used phrase by one or both of us is "i'm looking for _____."  Fill in the blank: a lamp, sofa, chair, vase, lamp shade, painting, mirror.. you get the gist! When it comes to finishing a space (or beginning a space!), we're always looking for that one  thing, right? SO today begins the new series, we'll lay out some of our favorite choices at all price points for a given category. AND today is lighting, table lamp edition. We're talking lamps for your bed side table, your living room side table, your foyer console. So if you're in the look for one of these things, relax, you've come to the right place! 

steal: (under $300)

1. $159 a great desk lamp that looks very similar to the more expensive Aerin option

1. $159

a great desk lamp that looks very similar to the more expensive Aerin option

4. $219 i love this little reading lamp.. so much character

4. $219

i love this little reading lamp.. so much character

7. $169 the smaller version of a great basic 

7. $169

the smaller version of a great basic 

10. $149 i adore anything by Suzanne Kasler and this lamp is   another one of here great designs

10. $149

i adore anything by Suzanne Kasler and this lamp is   another one of here great designs

13. $99

13. $99

14. $250 this gourd lamp comes in so many fun colors.. i'm a little partial to this pretty blue 

14. $250

this gourd lamp comes in so many fun colors.. i'm a little partial to this pretty blue 

17. $160 this also comes in tons of colors.. its a great addition to a teenage girl's room 

17. $160

this also comes in tons of colors.. its a great addition to a teenage girl's room 

$198 can you tell i'm a sucker for a handsome white lamp? 

$198

can you tell i'm a sucker for a handsome white lamp? 

2. $149 great lamp because it adjusts to the height you need 

2. $149

great lamp because it adjusts to the height you need 

5.$159 this lamp has a lot of personality and would be greatfor kid's rooms

5.$159

this lamp has a lot of personality and would be greatfor kid's rooms

8. $225 funky desk lamp? yes. 

8. $225

funky desk lamp? yes. 

11. $130 a big jug lamp is a good staple and this is a great option and a great $

11. $130

a big jug lamp is a good staple and this is a great option and a great $

15. $231 i adore this lamp! it makes a big statement without being too bulky.. also love the gold! 

15. $231

i adore this lamp! it makes a big statement without being too bulky.. also love the gold! 

18. $280 love the urn like shape of this lamp 

18. $280

love the urn like shape of this lamp 

$195 you might have also noticed that i'm all about fun desk lamps.. i love this one. 

$195

you might have also noticed that i'm all about fun desk lamps.. i love this one. 

3. $169 very popular lamp style.. you can find one at almost any price point but this is a great inexpensive option

3. $169

very popular lamp style.. you can find one at almost any price point but this is a great inexpensive option

6. $295 like your favorite white button down, this a great basic 

6. $295

like your favorite white button down, this a great basic 

9. $129 this is the BEST gourd lamp. no matter where you use it, it is a great choice

9. $129

this is the BEST gourd lamp. no matter where you use it, it is a great choice

12. $150 can't ever have enough options for a good ceramic lamp 

12. $150

can't ever have enough options for a good ceramic lamp 

16. $200 great lamp for a small space

16. $200

great lamp for a small space

19. $270 like its buddy to the left.. this lamp has a great shape 

19. $270

like its buddy to the left.. this lamp has a great shape 

$295 i've used this on bedside tables and it is a great lamp that doesn't take up too much room on your table

$295

i've used this on bedside tables and it is a great lamp that doesn't take up too much room on your table

tip to remember: even if your lamp is inexpensive, you can kick it up a notch by using the right shade ... invest in a nice shade and you'll have a whole new lamp 

splurge: 

20. $900 spikey! love this lamp.. like a big necklace, its a statement piece

20. $900

spikey! love this lamp.. like a big necklace, its a statement piece

22. $390 a good basic 

22. $390

a good basic 

24. $495 a great low, round lamp 

24. $495

a great low, round lamp 

26. $588 this is one of my favorite lamps lately.. its like a gourd lamp pancake.. and comes in multiple colors

26. $588

this is one of my favorite lamps lately.. its like a gourd lamp pancake.. and comes in multiple colors

28.$546 if my dog was a lamp, she would be this one: pudgy, white, with lots of wrinkles, kinda round.. so obviously i love this lamp 

28.$546

if my dog was a lamp, she would be this one: pudgy, white, with lots of wrinkles, kinda round.. so obviously i love this lamp 

30.$496 this is the aerie desk lamp that everyone is crushing on.. for good reason 

30.$496

this is the aerie desk lamp that everyone is crushing on.. for good reason 

32. $588 this color and the gold base and i'm all heart eyes for days 

32. $588

this color and the gold base and i'm all heart eyes for days 

34. $399 a good basic lamp .. love the height and the plaster material 

34. $399

a good basic lamp .. love the height and the plaster material 

36. $357 FAVORITE new lamp alert. i haven't actually seen this in person but based on how i feel about it in this picture.. i think it will be ordered by me very soon 

36. $357

FAVORITE new lamp alert. i haven't actually seen this in person but based on how i feel about it in this picture.. i think it will be ordered by me very soon 

38. $798 this lamp is a stunner!! swirly glass, oh my! use this in your foyer or dining room for some glam factor 

38. $798

this lamp is a stunner!! swirly glass, oh my! use this in your foyer or dining room for some glam factor 

40. $315 hes a small little guy but i like him .. good for a piano or a bookshelf or that little table in the corner

40. $315

hes a small little guy but i like him .. good for a piano or a bookshelf or that little table in the corner

$595 another "great basic" lamp.. can't ever have to many

$595

another "great basic" lamp.. can't ever have to many

42. $495 okay so i said i love the light pink, but i also love the deep blue

42. $495

okay so i said i love the light pink, but i also love the deep blue

 44. $515 told you this style was popular! this one is larger .. but still a great lamp

 44. $515

told you this style was popular! this one is larger .. but still a great lamp

21. $840 love the tones in this glass lamp 

21. $840

love the tones in this glass lamp 

23. $595  i am a sucker for anything lucite and this lamp is no exception 

23. $595

 i am a sucker for anything lucite and this lamp is no exception 

25.$496 why not include a little greek key? 

25.$496

why not include a little greek key? 

27. $378 this deep blue is so handsome 

27. $378

this deep blue is so handsome 

29. $630 this lamp is HEAVY but in a good way and makes a great statement. also fun to introduce marble into a room through a lamp

29. $630

this lamp is HEAVY but in a good way and makes a great statement. also fun to introduce marble into a room through a lamp

31. $399 i think its hard to find a "boy" lamp, but i imagine this would be a good choice for a men's study or boy's bedroom

31. $399

i think its hard to find a "boy" lamp, but i imagine this would be a good choice for a men's study or boy's bedroom

33. $420 nice sculptural wood option.. like the height! 

33. $420

nice sculptural wood option.. like the height! 

35. $1210 SO... this would be a splurge but its Ralph Lauren and blue + white.. 

35. $1210

SO... this would be a splurge but its Ralph Lauren and blue + white.. 

37. $441 love Kasler's use of the classic quatrefoil.. i think this would look sweet and classy in a master bedroom or a guest 

37. $441

love Kasler's use of the classic quatrefoil.. i think this would look sweet and classy in a master bedroom or a guest 

39. $777 another one of my favorites.. i love the heaviness of this lamp. i'm also a big fan of that tent shade.. be still my heart. 

39. $777

another one of my favorites.. i love the heaviness of this lamp. i'm also a big fan of that tent shade.. be still my heart. 

41. $495 this lamp comes in a lot of colors but i'm partial to the light pink.. how sweet is it!?

41. $495

this lamp comes in a lot of colors but i'm partial to the light pink.. how sweet is it!?

$495 dying to use this lamp in a guest bedroom or maybe my own.. talk about charming 

$495

dying to use this lamp in a guest bedroom or maybe my own.. talk about charming 

43. $399 funky and fresh.. 

43. $399

funky and fresh.. 

 45. $425 i love glass lamps.. this shape can be a great fit when you need something with some hunky-ness 

 45. $425

i love glass lamps.. this shape can be a great fit when you need something with some hunky-ness 

are one of these lamps the "thing" you've been searching for?

email me for sourcing or any other questions kpbramlett@gmail.com