I've already begun shopping for my new apartment. You know, the one I don't have yet and haven't even seen. Come on, you know you do the same thing. One item that I'm planning to add is an arc lamp. They're a little more mod than my usual taste, but they just look so darn cool.
Plus, because I am practical gal, they are very functional. They provide ambient overhead light in places without ceiling fixtures. I particularly like how in this second picture it acts as a pseudo chandelier. You can find arc lamps at all different price points from several thousand dollars for vintage to a couple hundred. Both lamps pictured here are from cb2 (Crate and Barrel's more modern line) and retail for $199.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.