I have had that white lamp for over 8 years I think. I had bought it when I moved into my first apartment and it was fine and served the purpose but the room was ready for a change. I love the shape of the new lamp and that it is adjustable - not to mention I was really happy that it was black too. The lamp is a matte black and the base is a brushed copper.
Here's another photo that I took...with the exception of the lamps, do you notice anything different between the photo below and the photos above?
I also had time to hang some photos and art that I have been meaning to do for a while (can we say nesting?) In the photo above I added a print that I had gotten for my husband a few years ago. It's called Home Made Pretzels and a Brew by Etsy seller Working Woman. Aside from me and Sheila, those might be 2 of my husbands favorite things :)
Oh and the basket there at the bottom is new too - also from Home Goods. I got that to corral toys and stuffed animals but it also fit perfectly under the console for this photo.
I'm pleased with these small updates to our living area - it's the small changes sometimes that have big impact.