I have had lighting on the brain recently for two reasons. I think lighting sets the tone for a home, and it looks like I am going to be in home improvement mode for a while. Because of this, I have been doing some price comparisons. I love what I have found so far (that I can actually afford). I like designer lighting but not designer prices. Thus the comparison above. Hope this helps the next time you need to start updating your home.
Common sense note: I do update my lamps simply by adding new shades and/or spray paint. It’s an easy fix that can make a huge difference. My next project is to buy some of the new “Mercury Glass” spray paint and see if I can make some faux glass lamps. Wish me luck!