Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Out and About - Barbara Cosgrove Lamps


I admire so much this style of interior.


Clean and clear and graphic.


Lots of black and white.


But left to my own devices I end up with lots of color and plenty of pattern and, well, Legos, but that is not all my fault.


This beautifully edited spot is the home of artist and lamp designer Barbara Cosgrove.


It was a treat to see her home in Spaces last year and it was a treat to meet her and have a tour of her showroom last week.


You can see a few of Barbara's lamps here, but check her site to see the complete selection.



It was so interesting to see her work space. Eco-friendly shades, below, are one new offering.


But it was the shelves filled with wonderful finds that Barbara uses for inspiration that piqued my interest.

We will have to stay-tuned to see if these end up on the production line soon.

9 comments:

Jeanne said...

Great post, love the images. I would love to sit on one of those big white chairs on the cover of The Art of Living with a cup of tea...or glass of wine..lovely!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

One of my favorite sources. She has a good range of prices too!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Love her lamps, her home is quite beautiful! Seems we have a common decorating problem, legos. My kitchen island is strewn with them at this very moment...Janell

Karena said...

I love Barbara's lamps, she is so talented and creative. The images of her home are wonderful. I remember her Spaces feature from last year.

Chris said...

I love getting a peek into an artist's inspiration, thanks for including that last photo. I would love to know what those terrific vintage photo's were produced on... they almost look like a thin metal (or perhaps that's my hope since I just found a source I'm over-the-top giddy for right now). And how were they secured to the wall? Love it all... thanks!

Christine said...

What a beautiful home! Love that inspiration shelf!

Millie said...

Right on girl! Barbara's style is warm & welcoming & stylish. Adore the shelf of interesting/precious bits & bobs. Thanks for your kind message, I'm very grumpy at the moment, having had my mobility severely curtailed. Never going to heed medical authorities Stay Fit advice ever again!
Millie ^_^

Mrs. Blandings said...

Chris - they are actually just on paper - part of the appeal is the way they move with the air currents. If you are still checking back - so sorry for such a late response.

Mrs. Blandings said...

But Chris! I love the idea of the metal sheets. Sounds fantastic.