Let’s have a contest

Speaking of light, I don’t have enough of it in this corner of my living room (the corner with the yellow chair in it):

Thing is, I haven’t figured out how to solve this problem.  Nothing I think of seems right.  So I’ve decided to open this up to my readers in the hopes that someone might have a brilliant idea.

Here’s how it will work.  If you find a light fixture or lamp that I like, and which can meet the requirements detailed below, then I will buy it, install it, and post a picture with profuse thanks.  I’m open to any suggestions:  It can be from a website, some store, or even the Salvation Army.  If for some reason it’s a lamp that exists only in your town, then I will coax you into sending it to me and I will reimburse any expenses.

As for requirements, here’s what we’re dealing with:

  • Should probably be pendant or wall-mounted — there’s no room for a floor lamp
  • Must be plug-in (no rewiring allowed in this rental)
  • If pendant, can’t be too wispy and light, because the air vent blows out right above it and we can’t always be doing hurricane in my apartment
  • No IKEA (which is too bad, because they have lots of plug-in pendant lamps)

Other than that, feel free to be creative.  I’m open for suggestions.  I will, however, nip this one in the bud:

No way.  I don’t do kittens.


  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Up-lighting. Home Depot. It sits on the floor and directs the light up to the ceiling. There is a hing on the bottom of the fixture that holds the light bulb so you can direct the angle of the light. creates a great visual. About 6″ high, about 3″ across. Love mine! No kittens… Lady


  2. Anonymous · · Reply

    How about this one?…

    Norwell 8471 Maggie SwingArm Swing-Arm Wall Sconce


    It's also a plug-in. Hope you find what you're looking for.


  3. Anonymous · · Reply


    Maybe you could find something to cover the cord.


  4. Found a couple of interesting option at Pier 1: the twited wood floor lamp and the link floor lamp.



  5. Stay tuned! Contest-related announcements to come shortly…


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