Wednesday, November 12, 2014

retro romance: 1950's interior insperation, Vertigo

 One of my favorite Hitchcock movies, Vertigo from 1958:  Old San Francisco, awesome plot, 50's fashion (Edith Head) and 50's interior design (production designer Henry Bumstead).  My plan is to provide Interior insperation from Midge's apartment and Scotties apartment, but my bleeping computer is beyond difficult, so we'll just focus on Scotties bedroom light today...
this classic brass 2 arm arc floor lamp, is so classic in fact that it doesn't exist anymore!  Please forgive me for the quality of photo, I've resorted to taking my own stills for this Retro Romance feature. The scale of this lamp is perfect for a bedside light or a reading light for an accent chair.  A velvet covered slipper chair would be fantastic!

#1  The closest lamp I was able to find was this beauty from 1stdibs .  It is authentic, classic and vintage.

#2  While the shade of this lamp from HD Buttercup, as well as lamps #1 & #2, is a little more angular than the original movie light, the scale and arc are right on.

#3  I really dig the style of this lamp from Mitchell Gold& Bob Williams, while it doesn't have as soft of lines as the original, it would definitely do with the right bed.

#4  This lamp from Inside Ave. is about as close as it gets.  It's not brass, but it is shiny with a rounded shade and arc.


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