The Cool House: It's going to get a whole lot lighter

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

It's going to get a whole lot lighter

Look, look. Do you see what I see? Do you recognise that light? The sofa? The balcony? It's my living room.
I entered a competition over at Surroundings, a site run by designer Linda Merrill of Chameleon Interiors. Check it out, it's dedicated to all aspects of design - and there's plenty of information over there as well as lots of Insporn - it's full of lustworthy objects.
And what did I win? Why this absolutely gorgeous Jonathan Adler Carlyle Beaded Table Lamp offered by Croft & Little. It couldn't have come at a better time. I've been looking for a lamp to go here since I moved the old lamp to the master bedroom in the great art reshuffle. I almost bid on two lamps on eBay, despite the $0 in the lighting budget, one I forgot about until 10 minutes after the auction closed, the other I was going to do today. This is a gazillion times better, it will wake up that boring little corner in terms of light and style.
It would be very remiss of me not to thank the person who sent me to the competition at Surroundings in the first place, Susan Serra of The Kitchen Designer, whose blog I read avidly. If Susan were thinking of giving away a kitchen, especially a beautiful Hansen Kitchen, I'd enter in a heartbeat...


Linda Merrill said...

Well, congratulations! So glad you have a good place for the lamp and can't wait to see it in it's new home! And I agree, a free giveaway kitchen by Susan Serra would be most excellent! You'd have a lot of competition for that!

Jennifer said...

WHat fun! That lamp will brighten ANY corner.

Ethan@OneProjectCloser said...

Congrats! Winning things is always more fun. (Is that some company tag line?)