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Going Native

Lori Lester -- Home Accents Today, January 15, 2007

In an increasingly global society where travel is becoming faster and easier, and the destinations of choice are becoming more exotic, it is no wonder that decor also looks to other cultures for inspiration. These new lighting designs, which draw elements from ethnic geometric prints and pottery, as well as nature and the animal world, will likely encourage customers to start planning their next trip.

 The lamp by Palecek creates a striking contrast by combining a rough, unfinished wooden base with a pearlescent, faux snakeskin shade.  The lamp by Palecek creates a striking contrast by combining a rough, unfinished wooden base with a pearlescent, faux snakeskin shade.
 Nature serves as inspiration and material in the rustic table lamp from the Nature  Nature serves as inspiration and material in the rustic table lamp from the Nature's Call Collection by Vintage Verandah.
 The organic form of Quoizel  The organic form of Quoizel's ceramic table lamp is complemented by an earthy, sage green glaze and topped with a coffee-colored oval damask shade.
 Kichler  Kichler's hand-painted porcelain table lamp adds an exotic element by giving its natural-toned, grid pattern base the illusion of stone.

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