Niermann Weeks Sample Sale: Balustrade Lamps

Back in November I attended the annual Niermann Weeks Sample sale in the lobby of their factory in Millersville, Maryland.  Here is a picture of the lobby hours before the sale (image from Eleanor McKay’s Blog).

Niermann Weeks Sample Sale Factory Lobby Millersville Maryland MD

There was so much great stuff to look at.  Particularly, I fell in love with a pair of Balustrade Lamps.  Here they are right after I brought them home.  They are located just off our family room….which is a very open floor-plan of kitchen/sun-room/family room.

Niermann Weeks Sample Sale Balustrade Lamps

I thought the lamps looked great in this spot, but the paper shades were not doing it for me.  I headed over to my favorite lighting showroom with a lamp in tow (it’s heavy) and we played with different shade options.  I knew I wanted a linen shade but was not sure on the shape and size.  We ended up with a bell shaped linen sized so that the bottom of the shade would fall just above the top of the base.   The shades arrived last week and I am quite happy with them.

Niermann Weeks Sample Sale Balustrade Lamp

I think it looks better now that you can see the full base.  What do you think?  I love it.  And, now I have two paper shades crying for a DIY project.  I am thinking wallpaper….

Niermann Weeks Sample Sale Balustrade Lamp

In all, I think the trip out to Millersville was a success.  It was fun to peek into the factory and I was able to meet Eleanor Niermann briefly (understandably, she was busy) too which was nice.  It is always nice to put a face with a voice you have spoken with over the phone. 

If you are interested in a Niermann Weeks piece for your own home, please contact me.  I am always happy to help.

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