Spring Vignettes with a New Lamp

I was browsing the internet last night and came across this lampshade and base.

Suddenly I needed a new lamp!

According to their website, the closest store had the lamp in stock so off to Target I went this morning.

The lampshade was described as medium brown so I wanted to check it out in person.  When I saw the shade, I discovered that the color is definitely more tan than brown.  I was thrilled because the tan was perfect!  I bought both the lamp base and lamp shade and headed home.

Originally, I planned on putting the lamp in my conservatory where I have my pool table.  Unfortunately, against the Providence Olive walls, the lamp looked washed out.  I was so disappointed until I had the idea to try the lamp in my living room.

This is a closeup of my living room rug.

As you can see, the colors work perfectly in here.

And here is how the space looked before.

Of course I forgot to take a picture of the new lamp in front of the existing artwork.

But the colors looked weird together so I decided to go with something different.

I played around with some artwork I had around the house and mixed in some accessories to bring in a lighter spring look.

I felt like the first print was a little small.  When I took a step back, it just looked lost on the wall.

The second print filled the space nicely and allowed me to use the same white accessories but the frame seemed a little dark.

The third print had the right colors in both the print and the frame but I wanted something a little bigger.

I would have to at least lower the hook on the wall so it wouldn’t look so high.

No, too much work…haha.

The last print (which hung over my fireplace last year) filled the space well and worked with the greens.

I did though, replace some of the white accessories.

I am happy with this overall look and the frame on the print coordinates well with the lamp base.

Can you believe that plant is still alive?  I bought it about a year ago and it’s still hanging in there!

Isn’t it funny how a little purchase can snowball into a day of changing accessories all over the place?!!

So what do you think?

Do you like the version that I chose or do you have a favorite?



  1. Heather
    March 5, 2013 / 3:44 am

    Hi Shelley! I love the new lamp. It looks just perfect for the spot. I also love Target. I now shop there without a cart…I only buy what I can hold…otherwise the cart gets full!

  2. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    March 5, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    Love the new lamp and so glad you picked the right one. It is perfect.

  3. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    March 5, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    Your favorite is my favorite too!! I picked #4…it's perfect!!Love the new lamp!

  4. Kelly
    March 5, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    That lamp is amazing! The Threshold stuff at Target has been really fantastic. Beautiful vignette!Kelly @ View Along the Waywww.viewalongtheway.com

  5. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    March 5, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    I definitley love the lamp and your vignette is perfect. I think you definitley chose the right picture. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Moni - Zuhaus at Home
    March 5, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    Love the vignette and the new lamp looks perfect right there! Beautiful!!

  7. pam {simple details}
    March 5, 2013 / 10:41 pm

    Wow, Shelley ~ I would have never guessed that was from Target, it looks like Ballard! Beautiful job putting it all together!

  8. Kathy Moreland
    March 6, 2013 / 12:14 am

    Very pretty! Love the new vignette and picture!

  9. Recreate and Decorate
    March 6, 2013 / 1:04 am

    I think that one is the right one for that vignette. Looks very nice and I love Target too.

  10. Dixie Delights
    March 6, 2013 / 2:05 am

    I love target! Great lamp and like the pic you chose!!

  11. Robyn
    March 6, 2013 / 2:33 am

    I think it looks great the way you have it.. I think the larger picture in the back is just what it needed and the color from the picture plays well with the lamp an I LOVE that lamp! Love the lamp stand!.. Really nice piece!

  12. Stacey
    March 6, 2013 / 5:53 pm

    I've been looking at that lamp at my Target! It looks like something from Pottery Barn. Don't you think? I'm glad to see it in your home.

  13. Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door
    March 7, 2013 / 12:50 am

    I love this lamp. The base as well as the shade. Makes a huge difference and it looks great!

  14. Nayana
    March 7, 2013 / 3:06 am

    You have definitely chose the right pic and lamp looks perfect..thanks for visiting me..

  15. Carol
    March 7, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    Your vignette is fabulous! I've got to check out the lamp at Target, love that store!Smiles,Carol

  16. Carol
    March 7, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    Great lamp and shade, Shelley! The lamp in its new vignette setting works beautifully! A new lamp can really lift your spirits, right?

  17. White Weathered Hutch,
    March 7, 2013 / 11:53 pm

    I love this new lamp!! I'm hoping when Target opens here in April they will carry the same stock as there….Came over from Imparting Grace.

  18. Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch
    March 9, 2013 / 12:51 am

    Yay, new follower here. Thanks for pointing out your follower box to me.

  19. Nancy
    March 10, 2013 / 12:53 am

    It's perfect! I saw that there and I loved it, too. Rosie is soooooo cute in your reading post! Gibbs's puppyhood is going WAY too fast!xo NancyPowellbrowerhome.com

  20. Erica {let why lead}
    March 13, 2013 / 2:59 am

    It's beautiful in your room! Target has some really great stuff right now. The last couple of times I've been in, I've wanted to leave with half the home decor section. Managed not to, but it was tough! 🙂

  21. Richella Parham
    March 14, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    I just love this post. Thank you so much for linking it to Grace at Home–I featured it! 🙂

  22. Katie @ Creatively Living
    March 15, 2013 / 2:46 am

    I love that new lamp shade! It looks WONDERFUL there! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

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