new lantern lighting for my kitchen

April 12, 2017

  This post is a LONG time coming – and not just because it’s been forever since I’ve blogged!  It’s taken me seven years to make up my mind on a chandelier for my breakfast nook and then find one I won’t get tired of as soon as it’s installed, but I’m excited to say I’ve…

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new foyer lamps + how to create a “zinc” finish

February 3, 2017

Three blog posts in one week, can you believe it?  I’m still behind on laundry by three loads, but I have to say, it feels soooooo good to be back to blogging on what I hope I can make a regular basis!  On the heels of Wednesday’s post, I still have lighting on the brain,…

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roundup: budget-friendly oversize lantern lighting

February 1, 2017

It’s no secret I love oversize lantern chandeliers; I happen to think the bigger, the better!  Even though I think lighting is one of those decorative items that is definitely worth the splurge, it’s twice as nice when you can find an amazing fixture at an equally amazing price point.  I’ve wanted to hang one…

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the most incredibly priced, oversize outdoor lantern lights!

August 13, 2014

I’ve been on the hunt for some oversize lantern lights for my front porch for a while now; if you’ve been following, I won’t bore you with the details – I’ve posted about my search here, here and here.  I had finally decided on some copper beauties that were on major sale and then, in…

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chic, affordable lighting: quorum international

June 20, 2014

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and suggestions about the new lighting for my front porch on Tuesday’s post!  I’m leaning heavily toward the traditional lanterns, but I’ll definitely update when I make a change!  And speaking of lighting… If you were to ask me what two things really complete a room…

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copper outdoor lanters: which one?!

June 17, 2014

A while back, I posted a mini makeover plan for my front porch to freshen up for spring and boost curb appeal and while I made some headway – I’ve since painted my front door high gloss black, my adirondack chairs sport a fresh coat of crisp white paint and a pair of ginormous ferns…

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luxe for less: rope chandelier

March 25, 2013

With warmer weather right around the corner (fingers crossed), it’s all I can do not to think about what everyone else is thinking about this time of year…the beach!  In my mind, I have decorated (and re-decorated) my pretend cottage by the sea over and over again and one of my must-haves is a fabulous…

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dramatic outdoor lighting

March 11, 2013

I’m on the hunt for some dramatically oversize lantern lights for my front porch-my current ones are beautiful, but they just aren’t cutting it for me, size-wise, and when it comes to making a fabulous first impression, bigger is almost always better!  While I go back and forth over front door colors (still don’t know…

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luxe for less: bling chandelier

October 30, 2012

Robert Abbey’s Bling Chandelier has always been one of my favorites and it was the first thing that popped into my head when sourcing lighting to add a bit of glam to a client’s living room I’m working on.  Unfortunately, the $1400 price tag was a tad bit out of reach, so I beat feet…

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rope chandeliers

August 10, 2012

I’ve been on a quest for a unique chandelier for my breakfast area for some time now.  It’s tough because the ceiling is vaulted, so I need something decently sized so it doesn’t look silly in all that open space.  I’ve toyed with the idea of re-wiring a huge lantern, but haven’t been able to…

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