The style makes it easy to place in several different room situations. But the lamps are quite elegant and provide a lot of light. I wish the companion table lamps were more like the two I bought.
I have it next to the fire place and it really helped brighten my dark living room area. The only downside is that the floor dimmer switch only provides on-off functionality with certain fluorescent bulbs.
Note: some energy-saver bulbs are too tall and would stick out. Pros: Area of Illumination, Artistic Design, Good Size, Easy Assembly, Sturdy Cons: Packaging Was Poor, Broken Globe Upon Arrival, Needs Dimmer Best Uses: Reading, Dark Corners, Living Room Picked up the light at the Pasadena (CA) store at time of purchase.
I found some that came in a two-pack at Lamps Plus that were just the right size. It's difficult to find something that looks artistic, transitional yet illuminates appropriately. Customer service replaced the broken globe no questions asked. Unfortunately, the box (very large) would not fit in my vehicle.
However, after about 18 months, the foot switch broke.
I called Lamps Plus and they do not carry a replacement switch.