I really like these lamps, my only suggestion is selling them in singles. I only needed one and had to buy two. I am very happy with them but am not sure what to do with the other one...I will obviously find a place for it in another bedroom because I love them but just wish they were sold in singles.
The lamp shades are light gray and don't go well with the lamps. I got inexpensive shades from a local store and kept the lamps, but I would not have been able to use them unless I had found new inexpensive shades. Also, be sure that you want something almost chrome-like in appearance. The "champagne" color is accurate in so much as that it isn't quite gold and isn't quite silver, but it is VERY shiny and not like most items I've purchased that are described as "champagne."
This is the second set I ordered, each time there was one lamp damaged. I had to purchase a new socket and switch and repair the lamps. They look nice. Another lamp had the top piece (stem) broken off and I had to weld it with super glue to allow the shade to be mounted firmly without the socket and all to fly around by the cord..
These lamps are elegant in their lines and simplicity. That bases seem heavy and sturdy. The pleated champaigne shades have a soft, comforting glow and the pleates are lovely. I rated the quality as "good" only because the sockets are lightweight plastic and one lamp arrived broken. However, Overstock customer service was attentive, responsive and immediate. In two days I had not one but two new lamps.