Jewelry for the Home

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:.
kitchen chandelier

A couple of these pendants(far left) will hang above the island (also from Lucketts). I am thinking I will use Edison bulbs:
kitchen pendants

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:

foyer chandy

stair sconce

Dining Room:
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.

dining chandy

dining sconce

My office:
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:
antique brass chandy

Dreaming up a spot for this beauty. Maybe in the master bath. I LOVE this fixture from Layla Grace:

bathroom chandy

What kind of jewelry does your home wear?

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  1. #1 • Julianne said on September 3 2013:

    LOVE all of these! We are contemplating building, and that is my one thing I am a stickler about too. It makes such a huge difference.