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The Linden Lamp. It is like a highly coveted piece of art.
I was looking at bedside table lamps for the new apartment and fell in love with the Kelly Wearstler Linden Lamp. Check out my original post here. I gravitated toward the version with the black base because I saw it somewhere on Instagram and instantly became obsessed with it. The lamp is absolutely stunning. But, a large statement piece like that comes with a big price tag. Like I said, it’s like art. I loved everything about the lamp and took a pause when I saw the price. Was I ready to spend that kind of money on a lamp?
Yes, in the grand scheme of things, spending $1000 on a piece or art or furniture that you will have in your home for many many years is a worthy investment, however, how long will I love that lamp? Can I afford to love that lamp? Sometimes, investing in your home, just like everything, else is a leap of faith.
I eventually settled on this all white West Elm version that is a fraction of the price and now on sale. I decided an all white lamp has a cleaner look and has a nice contrast to my black bedside tables. Six months later, I’m still obsessed with the Kelly Wearstler lamp. Would I have done things differently? I don’t think so. I spent the appropriate amount of money on lamps at a time when I needed an entire apartment’s worth of furniture. I invested in the bigger pieces, an impeccable sofa, a comfortable bed and a gorgeous console. More on that later.
When I move again, and I’m sure I will, with my ever growing family. I will take my investment pieces with me and make a new round of investments. The Linden lamp will be on list.
Until then, I will leave you with my current picks for stylish alternatives. I know there is no true knock-off for this Kelly Wearstler beauty. But sometimes, getting the look and saving the money is what life is about. For example, this look-a-like comes pretty close to the real deal and is a third of the price! Check out more options below. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Happy shopping!