In our home, we like to mix it up with vintage finds and then throw in an offbeat item to make a statement. It usually comes in the form of an oversized lampshade which can be found inexpensively at the local thrift store. But that's not to say you can't make your own "wow" factor at home...
Marieke, an interior designer living in Amsterdam finds local inspiration at her outdoor market and design shows. She made the first lamp in our photo gallery from knit pom-poms and thread. A strand of golden yellow fringe around the base completes the look. It's fun, quirky and definitely deserves a second glance--perfect for the home's entryway or powder room. We also love the simplicity of the black shade without its fabric. Instead, wool thread wrapped around the wires lets light peek through. Additionally, teacups stacked to create a lamp base is charming and unique. The pastel colors of this lamp add to it's appeal and the tiny balls of trim add the perfect finishing touch.