I recently completed our Villa Bonita custom build project, and I’m excited share some of the resources with you today. One of my favorite parts of this home is the exterior. It’s a crisp, white, clean painted brick with black accents and wood details. The outdoor lighting was a key element to tie the look of the home together. I wanted it to echo the clean lines of the home and have more of a modern, transitional style. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to partner with Lamps Plus for the lighting on this home. The scones I choose from their outdoor lighting collection were the perfect finishing touch for its design. Today, I’m sharing some pictures of the home and the resources for the lighting so you can recreate the look for your own projects.
One of the best and quickest ways to update your homes for 2018 is with new statement lighting. It’s amazing the affect new lights will have in a space. Specifically, pendant lights are one of my go to choices. I love to use a pretty pendant in a bathroom above a tub, a pair of them over a kitchen island or a single stunner in an entry to make a beautiful first impression. I often pick oversized pendants to make a big impact. Below are 5 examples of pendant lights I have used in my designs. Plus, I’ve put together a roundup of pendant lights perfect for updating your homes. Have fun browsing them and visit our PENDANT SHOP for an even bigger selection.
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Today I’m continuing my fall decorating series with a roundup of table lamps under $150. Table lamps are a great way to add character to a room. Good lighting allows you to adjust the mood of a space. When you have extra lamps you can turn them all on for a party, or if you need a quiet, relaxing night at home, you can turn on a table lamp or two for more subtle light. Below are 15 table lamps in a variety of styles. All are great prices, some on sale now. I hope you have fun finding the perfect light for your space. And if you didn’t get a chance, check out Mirrors Under $200 I posted a couple weeks ago. Have a great day!
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Today, I am excited to reveal pics of the kitchen of our Divertirse Project. It’s a timeless space with a classic white foundation and rich dark hardwood floors. Our goal was to update this kitchen with layers of coastal texture and give it a modern edge with sophisticated black accents.
When our client moved in to this home, she was lucky to already have a kitchen with classic appeal–white cabinetry, marble counters and backslash, and dark floors. We decided to work with the existing elements and focus on lighting, furniture and styling to give it a new, updated look.
We always believe the right lighting makes the space. A statement light elevates your design and instantly creates a curated feel.
For this project we looked to The Urban Electric Co. for the perfect lighting. The Urban Electric Co. is an incredible company out of Charleston, South Carolina that creates hand-made artisanal lighting of heirloom quality. They use metals known for lifetime durability and hand-blown glass. Their collection includes over 300 different fixtures in 30 different finishes all hand-applied so that your light can truly match the design vision for your space. Their lights are stunning.
Our inspiration for this space was built around the Dover Bell. The light’s timeless design paired perfectly with the existing traditional elements in the kitchen. We love how the design of the glass bell keeps the space feeling light, open and airy and the black finish creates rich contrast to the all white space. It was a perfect fit for the space and foundation for the rest of the design.
On installation day we found out that it isn’t only the lights that make this company special, it is the service as well. The Urban Electric Co. offers a unique, regional service called FLEET. After each light is hand-crafted in Charleston, regional FLEET artisans inspect the lights and then offer to hand deliver. FLEET also provides a White Glove delivery service or assistance with lighting assembly prior to installation by an electrician.
The specialists that showed up at Divertirse were so incredible. My team said they were a dream to work with. The members of the FLEET service had worked for the company for a long time in different capacities and were super knowledgeable about everything from the design and creation of the the lights. It really was a pleasure to with The Urban Electric Co. from start to finish and especially their FLEET team. I love how the complications that can come with light installations are completely avoided through this service.
The rest of the design came together to create a fresh, coastal look. The black saddle counter stools were the perfect compliment to the curved lines of the glass bell pendants. We then selected unique woven bistro chairs from Lulu and Georgia and a beautiful cocoa bead chandelier from Gabby Home to create the kitchen nook. The space was finished by styling it with organic woods and green succulents to add color and warmth, resulting in a kitchen with a new traditional mix – coastal elements, timeless pieces and a bit of modern edge.
Thank you for stopping by today to view the kitchen of our Divertirse project. See below for a list of resources. Have a wonderful Monday!
- Glass Bell Pendant Lights
- Black Counter Stools
- Woven Lotta Bistro Chairs
- Kitchen Nook Fringe Chandelier
- Rug Vintage – Similar Here and Here
- Large Island Succulent – Molly Wood Garden Design
Accent lighting is one of my favorite elements in any space and table lamps are one of the best ways to introduce it. Pretty table lamps are the perfect accessory for entryway way consoles, side tables and nightstands. They add character to the room and can be turned on to create a lively vibe for parties or a mellow mood to unwind. Today I’m sharing several examples of table lamps used in my spaces and how to get the look with any budget. Plus, a roundup of splurge and save table lamps. Enjoy! Have a wonderful Thursday.
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