For some reason floor lamps are the least accepted form of lighting in the lighting world. Either you like them or you just can't accept them. I used to be ambivalent about them. Not really taking their necessary role in interior lighting seriously because I prefer table lamps. However, floor lamps are quite versatile. Much more so than I would have thought. Take a look at a few here from Lamps Plus.
Black Spindle Floor Lamp
With this shape and nifty shade that is banded in black this floor lamp can hold it's own with just about any style of furnishings.
Kitchler Adjustible Arm Floor Lamp
I'll just bet that this puppy will blend, fade and work perfectly for any special task lighting you want. It's reserved and a bit old-fashioned and retains respectability.
Kobe Natural Wood Floor Lamp
I find this stunning. Great for a more modern loft (ok what loft isn't modern?) but it has an appeal to me because of the curve of the arm and the circular bands on the shade and at the top of the base.
Malcolm Floor Lamp
Look at the glass table and the base! How cool is that! Practical too. The shade is nicely pleated but I don't get 'fussy' out of it I get a more relaxed feeling with the pleats.
Uttermost Nala Floor Lamp
Great contemporary lamp. I like the rectangle shade and the two drop pull cords. They look like great dangle drop earrings. Meant to show and be useful as well. I really hate it when you are attempting to turn on a lamp and can't find the switch, cord or twisty turn knob. Small pet peeve of mine.