Three Lights That Bring the Woods Indoors

February 13, 2015 4:34 PM

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Three Lights That Bring the Woods Indoors

I HAVE ALWAYS been crazy for quirky lamps—I’ve fallen for ones with bases made to resemble pine cones, palm trees, pineapples, even a pair of fine-boned greyhounds. They’re a simple way to bring character to a room that verges on ordinary. My most recent lamp crush? A pair of woodland-themed bronze floor lamps that I found while flipping through the forthcoming book “Geoffrey Bennison: Master Decorator” (Rizzoli), out next month.

The subtly ornate stands, a Victorian-era copy of a Regency-era design, are molded in the shape of bamboo-like branches sprouting delicate leaves. With their foliage-evoking green silk shades, the lamps introduce whimsy to the library in the Manhattan home of Mr. Bennison’s longtime friend and clien...

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