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Lamps & Lighting: Fresh Ideas


Feb 7, 2014 antique, lamps, lighting, vintage , , , , 0 Comments

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Lamps and lighting can totally change the look and feel of a room. Lamps are also an easy and affordable way to switch up the look in your home if you are wanting a change or something different. We always have a wide variety of styles of lamps available at evolution home, from vintage lamps to modern quality crafted lamps.

We also carry chandeliers, wall sconces and floor lamps. Below we discuss several ways to use lamps in decorating and, we also have photos above of lamps in stock at evolution home and inspirations for how to use them that we pulled from Pinterest!

Here are a few fresh ideas for using lamps:

1. Use lamps to coordinate colors. 
Use the base of the lamp or the shade to incorporate a color scheme or give the room a pop of color. In the Pinterest photos pictured above, we like the chartreuse lamp in a brown and earth toned room as a pop of color and the patterned lamp next to the ikat drapes.

2. Switch up shades to freshen your look.
The gray chevron lamp shade looks so fresh on the vintage milk glass lamp pictured above. You can easily switch out the lamp shades on a neutral lamp to switch your look as often as you want.

3. Use glass or mercury glass lamps to keep a space looking open or place a mirror behind the lamp. 
Using a glass or mercury glass lamp in a corner can keep that corner looking open and light instead of heavy. Also, placing mirrors behind lamps reflects light and keeps a room bright.

4. Lamps outside!
Wouldn’t we all love to have a patio or garden spot with lamps? We love bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out!

5. Lamps on a stack of books or mags.
Sometimes lamps need a little height to properly light a room or wall. Artfully stacking books or magazines is a great way to give lamps height while adding layers and texture to your decor.

6. Drape a lampshade for softer light.
Sometimes the light shed from a lamp can be to bright, draping vintage lace, doilies or scarves over the lamp can soften the light and add a nice romantic, cozy look and feel.

Hopefully you find some inspiration in these ideas for incorporating lamps into your home decor. Half the fun of decorating your home is trying new ideas to see how they work – some do, some don’t. And that’s why we are here! As your resource for great finds for your home.

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This Week At Not Too Shabby: Big Changes!


Sep 22, 2011 dining tables, lamps, nesting tables 0 Comments
Happy Shopping! 

This week at Not Too Shabby we are preparing for next Saturday’s Art On The Avenue celebration! There is so much new inventory at Not Too Shabby and we have even more scheduled to come in this upcoming week!

We are moving dealers around in Not Too Shabby and Potomac West which means more room for consignment inventory at Not Too Shabby. Look forward to these new changes coming next Saturday, just in time for the Art On The Avenue celebration!

Not Too Shabby will be taking part in Art On The Avenue. We will have art, jewelry and pottery for sale in the shop and there will be a table outside as well. There will be buses available and Potomac West and Not Too Shabby will be the first stop on the route!

We hope to see you next Saturday October 1st from 10 am-6 pm.

That’s all for this week!

Modern Lamp Porcelain lamp, modern & perfect for any room.

Oak dining table Discounted to its final price!

Nesting Tables Leather topped nesting tables.

This Week At Potomac West: Big Changes!


Sep 22, 2011 Art On The Avenue, corbel, lamps 0 Comments
Dear Potomac West Customer,

Phew! It’s been a busy week at Potomac West! We have started moving dealers around the shop and bringing in new merchandise. We have been painting the floors and walls on the lower level and they look fabulous. The moving and painting will be done and new merchandise will be brought in just in time for Del Ray’s Art On The Avenue celebration Saturday October 1st. So, if you are in the shops this week, pardon our mess!

Dealer #109 is offering 30% off their entire selection – they have some truly fantastic pieces of antique and vintage furniture that need to sell! A few dealers have brought in fall decorations and Halloween items, so come by and deck out your home for fall!
We are so excited to take part in the Art On The Avenue celebration next Saturday! There will be buses available and Potomac West will be the first stop on the route. There will be several dealers on site selling their items and a table out front featuring jewelry, art and pottery. Potomac West
will be unveiling its new look and the shop will be FULL of new merchandise. Join us Saturday October 1st from 10 am-6 pm for the Art On The Avenue celebration!

That is all for this week! We can’t wait to see you next Saturday and show off our new look!


Fantastic vintage lamp with new shade. Find this lamp in Dealer #106’s space.

This beautiful antique corbel
is hand carved and perfectly shabby. Find it upstairs at Potomac West in Dealer
#339’s space!
Accent your walls with rustic, vintage wall art! These pieces are available in Dealer #368’s space.

Dealer Spotlight: Dealer #339


Sep 21, 2011 casual, corbel, elegant, hand painted, lamps, server 0 Comments
Dealer #339 is located on the upper level of Potomac West Interiors. 
Her style oozes with a casual elegance – you will always find clean lines matched with bold colors, beautiful patterns and warm textures in her space. She always incorporates a shabby chic, rustic or primitive piece to give her style a comfortable, easy feeling. We love her pieces because they look like they were taken from the pages of our favorite home and garden magazines. 
Featured above is an antique corbel. It is made of wood and is beautifully hand carved. This piece would be simply fantastic on a mantel, hanging on a wall or in a doorframe. The wood tray & stand is made of maple and is perfectly aged – a fantastic size for serving or storage. 
Also featured above is a hand painted floor lamp with a brand new shade. 
Her pieces give any home a warm, welcoming feeling and a sense of elegance. There is so much to choose from in her space and she refreshes it weekly – stop in and check it out!
Questions for Dealer #339? Give us a call at 703-519-1911.