First there was the blogger plant:
It’s called a Fiddle Leaf Fig, and they were popping up in trendy decor blogs everywhere.
Now we have a blogger lamp:
Ikea’s Ranarp lamps hit all the right notes. In a mat white finish with brass coloured details and a cloth covered cord for a vintage touch, these lamps have decor buffs all over falling in love.
And now I have one. Two, actually.
The Ranarp saga for me started when I wanted their clamp lamp over my bedside table. But being one who always complicates things, I decided I wanted a larger shade on the clamp lamp. So bought 2 floor lamps and 2 clamp lamps and tried to exchange the shades between them, thinking I would use the floor lamps with smaller shades as nice photography lights. And I could always switch them back if I changed my mind.
ALMOST worked. But nope, the hardware was sized just a little differently, and so the shades stayed with their respective lamps. And I decided the clamp lamp as it was looked too small on the wall.
So next I moved on to table lamps, with the Ranarp task lamp being in the running. I looked at a few other lamps, too, like this one old one I had with a cut iron shade:
One word – scary. Threw it onto Craiglist, pronto.
I also found this cute one at HomeSense, since I have a very neutral bedroom and I thought a hit of colour might be nice:
Nope. Just did nothing for the space.
The Ranarp lamps won, hands-down.
The fabric in the room is linen, the wood is rough and raw looking, and the colours are neutral. My Ranarp task lamps add a fresh modern touch.
I’m looking for a Fiddle Leaf Fig next.