I sprung for another designer lamp for my living room to match the first lamp I bought. The place definitely needed it, and I'm very happy with how it looks -- both the decor and the extra illumination. It's sort of hard to choke down spending so much money for home furnishings (lamps, sofa, bookcases, dresser, headboard, bed, etc.), but I'm justifying it to myself in that I'll own and use these things for some time -- they're not destined to be given away when I move in 2 years or whatever. I won't go so far to say these will be the furnishings to a future house I'll own, because I just can't look that far into the future.