Give me a lamp and I will eat for seven days. I love lamps. Some people collect purses, shoes, etc...mine downfall is lamps. I bought two lamps for the living room yesterday....they look like Liberace should have them sitting on his piano...remember him? I fell hook line and sinker in love the moment I saw them. Let's remember that I have a very contemporary home...which I was going to decorate that way....at first. Then Gord wanted furniture that was not that contemporary...because his little feet could not touch the floor on all those fancy sectional furniture you see. The seats in them are so long. We sat on a hundred sofa's and seriously both of us could not reach the floor with our feet. Did we get shorter with age?...or are we shrinking..the latter I believe....anyhooooo.... we bought stuff that is cozy and comfy...feck the contemporary... so now I have licence to bring in all the the cool stuff that I love. Our furniture and kitchen cabinets are dark and I intend to make this place look like you just walked into a really comfortable place you can call home. I'm not there yet ....but I will get there. The lamps were the catalyst.....now I now where I am going.