$100-500 / Lighting

Hanging Exclamation Point: Silk Cocoon Hanging Lamp


After living among boxes for a few days, I wanted to complete at least one room. A place of order, if you will, in an apartment otherwise in a state of chaos. The dining room won. My husband and I painted the living room and dining room the day before we officially moved in, so the walls are a lovely shade of light gray with a red accent wall. We pulled together the rest of the room with items we already owned, including our existing table and chairs, candlesticks, woven placemats and a funky geometric rug. But there’s one thing missing: A great hanging light fixture to really anchor the space.

As hesitant as I am to replace a light fixture in an apartment, I really want a chandelier or pendant in the dining room. We have an inexpensive paper shade lamp from Ikea, but I want something more substantial. I’ve had my eye on this silk cocoon hanging lamp from Viva Terra for quite some time, and now that it’s on sale for less than $200, I’m really itching to see it hanging over my table.

After that, all I’ll need is a sideboard or console table under which to create a well-organized (and hidden) recycling center, and the room will REALLY be complete.  Then I’ll take show you some photos 🙂

Why It’s Green:

  • Handwoven entirely from recycled and organic materials by a women’s farming collective in Thailand

Price: $199 (on sale from $419) (aff)

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I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • Jeanne
    September 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Jennae, It’s gorgeous and based on your description of your room, it should be the perfect finishing touch. Go for it!


  • kristen
    September 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    totally delightful.. This lamp could really compliment so many types of decor!


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