Remember artist/potter Antero Kjaer's guest room solution? What we love about her home is that she takes affordable and existing pieces and customizes them. Take a look at these Ikea Basisk lamps in her living room: it normally comes with a cheap plastic shades...
[ Photos from Mettes Potteri ]
...but Kjaer has replaced them with her own hand-thrown porcelain shades. As she says, "I have always liked the way light filters through handtrown porcelain; it reminds me of the rings of Saturn...I love the way the shades gives out light so similar to candles."
Check out more inspiration at Kjaer's blog Mettes Potteri.