Like the wardrobes of many a street-style darling, some of the most enviable apartments we’ve seen feature a high-low mix of vintage and contemporary pieces. Unfortunately, the jacked-up prices of retro furniture and antique kitsch can be prohibitively expensive in New York. This curvy floor lamp lets you cheat a little: It has the dated look of a vintage accent at an affordable price (compare it to similar — pricier — versions elsewhere). The brass finish has a slightly weathered, handed-down feel, which would offer a nice contrast to leather or modern prints. Complement the adjustable fixture with a throwback Edison bulb, or show off a Plumen.
Vintage floor lamp, $119 online.