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Clear and bright: A slender glass trumpet vase becomes a graceful lamp with the addition of a sleek coffee-bean brown shade and a chrome finial. The beauty of this tall, slim table lamp is that it works in a classical room as well as a contemporary space. It measures 39 inches tall and sells for […]


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Clear and bright: A slender glass trumpet vase becomes a graceful lamp with the addition of a sleek coffee-bean brown shade and a chrome finial. The beauty of this tall, slim table lamp is that it works in a classical room as well as a contemporary space. It measures 39 inches tall and sells for $525. Other custom color shades available. Madison Park, 80 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. (941) 953-9176.

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Twin Towers remembered: A Photo Vellum lamp hand-crafted in the Williamsburg artists’ community in Brooklyn, N.Y., by Adrienne Jennings captures an urban landscape as it was a few short years ago. Each panel of the shade is an original photograph printed on vellum through a process that prevents fading or discoloring. $345. IOPTICS, 444 Burns Court, Sarasota. (941) 955-5133.

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Spotlight on style: Slightly industrial and totally theatrical, a pair of these on bedside tables ensures great reading light as well as whimsical sophistication. The tripod adjusts from 19 to 27 inches, and the wire-covered light itself can be rotated for added convenience. $79 each at Home Resource, 741 Central Ave., Sarasota. (941) 366-6690.

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Subtle radiance: Crafted of maple in Germany, where a laser- cut technique carves a modern motif into the wood, revealing patterns of grain and subtle color. Both shade and base are wood. This one takes two bulbs and measures 16 inches wide and 19 inches tall. The same lamp is available in a hanging pendant and wall sconce; this table version is $539. Turn it on at Vendome, 536 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota. (941) 366-4790.

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Blue mood: The classic and organic shape of this periwinkle ceramic vase lamp is enhanced by a faint crackle glaze and linen shade. Versatile because it’s so simple and coordinates well with both contemporary and traditional furnishings. Use a three-way bulb. $299. Franklin Lighting, 3600 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. (941) 355-2550.

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Luminous and lovely: A softly contemporary metallic bronze sculpture radiates depth and elegance and has the practical function of casting a gentle glow. The black textural silk shade is lined with gold foil. Available in several metal finishes. $525 at The Sarasota Collection Home Store, 622 Central Ave., Sarasota. (941) 955-8313.

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Brilliant idea: A chic variation on a classical urn shape makes it metropolitan, young and modern. This narrow lamp takes a three-way bulb under its sexy silk shade. The satin-brushed silver finish means it will glow with any room d├ęcor. $495 at the Lamplighter, 204 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (941) 953-4292.