Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Lamps of Walmart

If you never think to browse Wally's website for alternatives to high-end design objects, you're missing out. I spent a few minutes perusing the offerings in the lighting department, and was delighted to find some serious contenders for the best knock-off award. The price points are above average for the Big Box store, but in most cases, are a third of what you'd pay for their design inspiration. Here's a few notables:

Chevron floor lamp

20 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

nice piece, i like the director one, one finds nice stuff at the least expected places, no walmart in London but ill check it out anyway, thanks for sharing

bluehydrangea said...

Walmart...you're looking good! Great finds!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Walmart? Really? Who knew?

Lindsey said...

WOW...who knew! I might have to check this out!

Jess said...

Great finds! Completely unexpected-- I'll have to check out Wally world!

Suzann said...

Holy smokes! WalMart? Seriously? There are a couple of MUST haves. I'm going to have to go there.

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Uh Oh those are good looking {it used to be so easy to shun walmart, now not so much}!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Finding affordable and chic lamps is really a challenge. These look fabulous. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Style Redux 2 said...

Who would have thought?

Taylor said...

this is so funny, I was just there on Sat and decided to run through the furnishings dept. and was pretty impressed!

my favorite and my best said...

i spied a lantern pendant for my dining room that made me very happy.

JMW said...

Wow, Wal-Mart, who knew? Love that copper kettle lamp.

nameisgrace said...

what great finds! who would've thunked it too...walmart? wow. that's my kinda deal!

thanks for your sweet comments!!! so fun that you can shop for girly clothes. And of course i don't mind you posting my reno. i'd be beyond thrilled! xo g

Averill said...

Wow. Who'd have thought?!? As a rule I never go into Walmart...just too crowded, everything's thrown around, etc. etc. but this stuff is nice!

Just goes to show you...

LindsB said...

They do have some really pretty things, I'm loving these lamps

AppleTree said...

shocking!! excellent investigative journalism my friend.

Lavender and Lilies said...

Wal-Mart? Who knew!

Sarah said...

I'm shocked that these are from Walmart...I actually read your post twice to make sure I didn't miss something. I LOVE that first one.

SogniSorrisi said...

Some really great options!

Katie (Refresh Design Studio) said...

Those look pretty good. Who would've thought?!