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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Alabaster Lamps

Alabaster lamps are a fabulous way to add an organic element to your room!  Alabaster is a type of gypsum rock that is usually light in color and is perfect for vases and lamps.  We especially love the urn-shaped alabaster lamps that have been around for ages.  They are timeless and elegant, and you can easily update a vintage or antique lamp with a fresh new shade.  You can often find them at antique shops, on craigslist, or on eBay, and they normally aren't too expensive.

How stylish is Drew Barrymore's office, designed by Ruthie Sommers?  The alabaster lamp perfectly anchors her bookcase!
Ruthie Sommers in Drew Barrymore's study

Alabaster lamps add just the right amount of antique style to this sleek Amanda Nisbet living room. 
Amanda Nisbet

This pair perfectly flanks a guest bed.  And how gorgeous are the framed lace doilies?
Kristin Cunningham

While alabaster is typically off-white, it sometimes comes in other shades like the pink here.  What a lovely, feminine bedroom!
Traditional Home


A modern twist on the traditional alabaster lamp!
Coastal Living, photo courtesy of La Dolce Vita


This little vignette is a bit more country than our tastes, but it is beautiful just the same.
Country Living


How dramatic are these black walls and the black furniture?  The cream alabaster lamp stands out beautifully against such a dramatic backdrop!
Decor Pad

Eddie Ross has used a gorgeous alabaster urn lamp in this living room. 
Eddie Ross


Katie Ridder styles this alabaster lamp with a modern drum shade and shiny brass base.  There is nothing shabby chic about this room!
Katie Ridder

A glossy black shade is the perfect way to add a little edge to granny's alabaster lamp.
Ron Marvin

Nate Berkus uses a fabulous veined alabaster for this large urn lamp.
Nate Berkus

He uses a pair of alabaster columns on this stylish desk.
Nate Berkus

And these urn lamps are the perfect pair on the back of a sofa table!
Nate Berkus

Alabaster lamps are super easy to find on eBay!  Add a modern shade, and they are such a fantastic way to add that "something old" to your room.

eBay, currently $90

eBay, currently $28

If you don't want to go the eBay route, you can buy them retail as well.







Do you like them as much as we do?!

7 comments:

Bryn said...

Yes! I have one up on our entry table right now!!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

love them!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Love them all! It seems every time I've come across fantastic alabaster lamps they're perfect for a client project and I hand them over. Maybe one day I'll add some to my interior. :)

eddieross said...

I love that you just posted about alabaster lamps!! Jaithan and I are in San diego and I just found an AMAZING pair for 25 bucks!!!!

Laura said...

Love the lamps! I have one in my entry hall with a black drum shade on it. And the best part is that I got it at Sleepy Poet for $30!!

Kelly Green said...

yes love the lampbases - they seems to be qw\uite easy to come by and look so darn good! KG

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