Style at Home with Margie 25" Fairy Blossoms Stained Glass Table Lamp w/ Clock Base
A good lighting scheme is arguably the most important aspect of decorating and the most powerful way to define a room’s ambiance. Choosing the right types of lighting requires knowing a little something about the different purposes lighting can serve, the types of lamps and shades available, what some technical terms mean, and how to tailor a lighting scheme to your specific room and needs.
Table lamps are perhaps the most common type of lamp used today. They generally range in height from 25” to 32”, and they often serve double roles as task lighting and accent lighting. Because of this, most people choose to use medium-watt, soft-light bulbs in their table lamps. When choosing a table lamp, the shade needs to be in proportion to the lamp's base, as well as with the surrounding furniture. The shade should be at eye level when you're seated, and the bulb should not be visible. Generally speaking, shorter lamps should be placed on taller tables, and taller lamps should be placed on shorter tables. This will help keep everything in room balanced and at eye level.
Types of lighting: Lighting falls into three categories: ambient, task and accent lighting. Well-lit rooms feature a combination of the three, allowing you to be comfortable without squinting or straining your eyes. The number and types of fixtures will vary with your room sizes, décor and personal preferences.
You have the perfect lamp and you've carefully chosen a shade for it, but what kind of light bulb should you choose? You may not think much about light bulbs, but the kind you choose has the greatest impact on the overall effect and effectiveness of your lamp. Many people make the mistake of buying a light bulb more powerful than they need for a particular lamp. This unfortunately can make a lamp so intense or distracting that it is rarely used. The simple solution to this problem is to use a smaller bulb. Most table and accent lamps require no more than a 60-watt bulb, even if they are rated for something much higher. While it's very important to never exceed the recommended bulb wattage for a lamp, there is nothing wrong with using a less-powerful bulb.
Aside from wattage, there are other factors to consider when choosing a light bulb. Light bulbs come in four basic types: incandescent, fluorescent, compact fluorescent and halogen.
Style at Home with Margie
The Style at Home Collection by Margie Commerford features distinctive global decor and home accents. The collection includes items such as rugs, furniture, floor screens and stained glass panels and lighting. Each item is carefully chosen to ensure high quality and exceptional style.
The lighting pieces offered by Margie are designed by some of the most innovative artists in the world of stained glass. Each is made using the highest quality materials and utilizing the copper foil technique, which is an authentic glass assembly method developed more than 100 years ago.
Many of the home decor items are made by traditional methods that have been passed down for generations in parts of the world such as India and Asia. Villages are often dependent upon these crafts for work, and it helps promote the continuation of beautiful goods.The Style at Home Collection was developed to provide exotic, high quality pieces at affordable prices. Each item offers a timeless beauty that is meant to be shared for years to come.
About Margie Commerford
Margie Commerford, the renowned “lamp lady” from Style at Home has been in the retail business with her husband for several decades. Margie explains, “We started our business from simple beginnings, selling stuffed animals from the back of our van in Miami. What a journey it has been!”
Eventually their business grew into one of the leading importers of stained glass lighting in the country. For years, she has been on EVINE Live offering magnificent stained glass lighting, exotic hand-carved furniture and home accents.
Margie works closely with her husband, Terry, who travels extensively to India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Together they hand-pick every item to ensure the quality and style is something to be cherished. Margie enjoys finding “treasures” from their travels to present on-air. She says, “Each piece I offer has a story to tell. I love to provide customers with these stories so they too can understand how special each item is.”When Margie isn’t working, she enjoys biking and spending time with her family and friends. She has two children, Rachel and Darrin, who she absolutely adores, so her schedule is always jam-packed. “I like to make sure that whatever I’m doing, work or play, I’m purely enjoying myself. That’s what life is about.”