There’s a strong sense of fun and rule bending going on in interiors right now with the wildlife trend challenging our sense of tasteful versus tacky.
As former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland put it, ‘Too much good taste can be boring’ and the wildlife trend from jungle to safari themes is certainly offering what Vreeland would have called ‘a nice splash of paprika’. If you’re unsure where to start, a lamp with a sense of humour is our recommendation. Here are Exquisite.ie’s favourite wildlife lamps for you to shop…
ELELMENTS MALMO GOLD GIRAFFE TABLE LAMP
One of our favourites here at Exquisite.ie. We couldn’t resist that elegant giraffe head peeping over the top of the lampshade. It’s the perfect merging of tasteful and tacky in our book and at €63 it’s an accessible in to a maximalist trend without over-commiting.
TULISA ANTIQUE BRASS FLAMINGO TABLE LAMP
Memories of Coronation Street’s Bet Lynch (Julie Goodyear) beckon with this flamingo shade, we know she would have approved with plenty of animal print interiors for full jungle effect. Clearly she was before her time. There’s a joyful sense of exuberance this year where you’re free to pile it on to your heart’s content, just don’t be boring. This little number is retro and oh so modern all at once.
ALOHA TABLE LAMP
The pineapple motif has long been a designer favourite, perhaps because of its intricate detail and exotic style. Our Aloha Table Lamp exudes traditional charm, and is beautifully presented in shiny gold and with a simple, modern black shade.
MINDY BROWNES MEGAN LAMP
Possibly the most conservative of the bunch, this painted ceramic piece is a classic and offers that old-world colonial (dare we say it) elegance to any room.
GOLD PALM TABLE LAMP
The exotic appeal of this table lamp comes from its palm tree design and elegant shade. Made of aluminium and finished in gold, the lamp will be an everlasting addition to your home.
WHITE CACTUS VINYL LAMP
From Spanish designers Goodnight Light comes this modern statement cactus lamp. In brilliant white with luxurious gold flowers this vinyl lamp looks great in an open living room or nursery. Made from shatterproof vinyl and uses LED technology this light to create a soft warming glow.