William Haines Lamps II
"Design is an opinion, not a profession," once quipped actor-turned decorator, William Haines. The Virginia-born tastemaker had especially strong views on lighting: intriguing custom lamps, often made with museum quality figures as a base, were his signature. Chinoiserie figures and horse-heads seemed to be favorites of Haines. Recently, Beuller Designs found a great pair of Haines-esque lamps at the Venice, California store, Turquoise. I like how she incorporated them in her home, below.
It would be fun to turn vintage horse-head bookends into similar lamps.
Related past posts: Billy Haines and Billy Haines To-Die-For Coffee Table.