A good task lamp can not only be one of the most beautiful elements in your office, but also the most practical. The functional pivoting arm allows you to direct light where needed, and their slim profiles are a great space saver on your desk. With so many different sizes and finishes on the market these days, it’s so hard to chose which one to put in your work area!

Today I’ve rounded up 4 of my favourite task lamps under $250!

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1. Carpenter Brass Table Lamp  2. Ranarp Work Lamp  3. Cole Desk Lamp  4. Large Adjustable Arm Desk Lamp

Tell me, do you use a task lamp at your desk? Comment below and tell me if you find them practical!

xo

L.

Being condo-dwellers for a while, we have never had a proper balcony which we fully utilized and loved. Our last condo had a balcony that was approximately 40′ long, and only 2′ wide (it wrapped around the length of our condo). It was basically useless, because the space was so long and narrow.

After we moved to Etobicoke, I was so excited to see that our new balcony was a much more livable size. A cozy outdoor space where 2 people can enjoy a cocktail, or a quiet place to read.

See below how we transformed a regular condo balcony into our own little urban oasis!

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1. H&M Home Decorative Cushions   2. West Elm Wood & Lacquer Tray  3. Ikea Skurar Hanging Planters  4. H&M Home Outdoor Rug  5. Umbra Loft Patio Set 

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The trellis was constructed of 1″ x 8′ strips of wood, custom-made to size. Ready-made trellis’ were simply too small for the space. I love how these Ikea planters simply hook onto it, and are interchangeable.

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We already owned this patio set from Canadian Tire, but added the decorative cushions (H&M Home) for a pop of colour.

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Overall we are super happy with how this space turned out, and looking forward to spending many nights out here with a glass of wine (or six)!

xo.

L.