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11 Anything-But-Basic Lamps and Where to Find Them Around DC

Photograph via Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

And Beige

cool lamps in dc. And Beige

Daren Miller’s Adams Morgan shop is the only local source for Christopher Spitzmiller’s sinuous, oft-copied gourd lamps. 1781 Florida Ave., NW; 202-234-1557.

Artisan Lamp

Cool Lamps in DC. Artisan Lamp

The place to go for antique table lamps and lighting, with a focus on Art Deco and Art Nouveau. 3331 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-244-8900.

Ballard Designs

Cool Lamps in DC. Ballard Designs.

Designers and savvy shoppers head here for a wide selection of styles, often at very affordable prices.

Circa Lighting

Cool lamps in dc. Circa Lighting.

The Obamas’ White House decorator, Michael Smith, and many other marquee designers have created classic, tailored looks for this online boutique with a Georgetown showroom. 3323 Cady’s Alley, NW; 202-342-1300.


Cool lamps in DC. Illuminations

This downtown showroom is a go-to for modernist designers and architects, with cutting-edge European lines. 415 Eighth St., NW; 202-783-4888.

Lamps Plus

Cool lamps in DC. Lamps Plus.

One-stop web shopping for lamps in every conceivable style—many under $100.

Lamps Unlimited

This aptly named store can also repair or rewire lamps, and it has a vast inventory of shades and bulbs. 1362 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean; 703-827-0090.

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Cool Lamps in DC. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

The lamp collection is full of contemporary cool, with an emphasis on sculptural metallic bases. 1526 14th St., NW, 202-332-3433; Tysons Galleria, 703-962-9310.

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Cool Lamps in DC. Schoolhouse Electric.

Funky lamps that exude a midcentury-modern and pop-art vibe. Most are made at the company’s Portland, Oregon, headquarters.

Shades of Light

Cool lamps in DC. Shades of Light

This Richmond-based dealer has deep lines of beach- and rustic-style lamps, in addition to classic designs.

Victoria at Home

Cool lamps in dc. Victoria at Home

Designer Victoria Sanchez stocks lamps that ooze character, including a lion-shaped one and others that look like silvery sea urchins. 1125 King St., Alexandria; 703-836-1960.

This article appears in our March 2016 issue of Washingtonian.