There's no reason to wait until the holidays to adorn your house with shimmer!  Bright gold and brass accents are perfect summer hues, especially when paired with fresh greens.  Here's how I styled my favorite West Elm Dumont Buffet for entertaining during the sunny season:


Get a similar look with a sampling of these textured whites, bright greens & shimmering golds:  (RECCO: use arrows to scroll unless you want to go to product page)


The coveted Brass Task Lamp from Target.  I've gotten my fair share of table lamps from Target, but this one is far and away the best.  It's heavy, durable and real pretty.

10% with code SUMMER for the next few days.

Threshold Brass Task Lamp $56.99

Threshold Brass Task Lamp $56.99

I snagged one of these right before it sold out last year.  Since then, I've used it all over my house: on my vanity, in my entry way and on my bed side table.  I've been crossing my fingers that it would come back, so I could finally have matching ones on each side of the bed.

WARNING: This is best for task lighting.  Given the heavy brass, the light wont illuminate throughout the room like a lamp with a shade might do.  The light is very focused. For me, it's the perfect bed side lamp.

Here are some other great lamps from Target right now: