Monthly archive for September 2013
I have really enjoyed decorating this beautiful lake house for the Busing family. Their style is representative of them…bright and fun, yet cozy and welcoming. They have become great friends during this project, and I have very much enjoyed helping them to make their house a home. We worked together to pick out paint colors, lighting, furniture, accent pillows, and rugs. The foyer and master sitting room are yet to be finished, but it feels great to have gotten several large spaces done. I hope the Busings enjoy their design for years to come! Some snapshots to enjoy…
Thanks for looking and one of my favorite new spaces!
Made a trip to my favorite store today…Homegoods. The best place to find home accessories at very affordable prices; I am sure of it! I rarely leave Homegoods without something in hand. Today was no different. I’m using these goodies to style a lake house interior tomorrow. Can’t wait for some design fun!
Every girl loves a nice piece of jewelry. My birthday is coming up this month, and I am asking for jewelry large, wooden, rustic, antique brass, dripping in crystals jewelry. That may sound a little strange, but there is good reason. This jewelry is not for me (or at least not for me to wear), it is for the new house!!! And yes, houses wear jewelry.
The single best way to make a house have its own unique character is through hanging lighting that reflects your personal taste, rather than that of the builder’s. Ever since we decided to build the house, I told Jeff that the one thing I would have to be a stickler about is our lighting. I had to be able to pick my own. This would put our own personal stamp on the home, and set it apart on the interior from other homes. Think about your favorite black dress. It is nice, new, stylish, made well, but something is missing until you throw on the perfect earrings and dazzling shoes.
So, for my birthday this year, I will buy my house some jewelry. I think she will really enjoy it. Here is some of the jewelry that the new place will be sporting!
This will hang over the kitchen table. I got it at Luckett’s online store:.
Foyer and stairwell:
The foyer and the stairwell both have a lighting fixture, so I am going with two medium size chandeliers, rather than a single large chandeleir. The stairwell goes from the basement level to the second level, so it has space for two large sconces. Lighting fixtures can be found here and here:
The dining room will be a mixture of rustic woods and feminine silk drapery and lighting dripping with crystals. I love the rustic/formal combo. The fixtures are from Lamps Plus.
I bought a chandelier like this one off of Ebay. It was originally intended for the dining room, but I have since decided to hang it in my office. Ebay has great deals on vintage brass and crystal chandeliers:
Dreaming up a spot for this beauty. Maybe in the master bath. I LOVE this fixture from Layla Grace:
What kind of jewelry does your home wear?