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Crystal Strand Chrome 29-Inch-W ET2 Halogen Chandelier
“Lots of glam and a little modern, this chandelier has it all!”
- R. Brannon, Interior Designer
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As I always say, lighting is one of the most important elements in a room, because it lights up the space and draws attention to the details and design you've worked so hard to create. Wall sconces are a great way to bring accent lighting into a space, and they're often times forgotten in the realm of lighting.
Did you know that sconces with uplighting in a bathroom (hung right about the middle of the mirror) is the most flattering light to put your makeup on in? It's true! Good lighting in a bathroom makes a world of difference in your morning routine.
Image from Amy's Casablanca
Today I've rounded up some stylish wall sconces. Whether you're looking to add an accent light in an entryway, hallway, living room (flanking the fireplace would be beautiful!) or in your bathroom, there are endless options.
From rustic to contemporary to modern and classic, you're sure to find one that fits the task and style of your space.
1. I love the nickel finish on this Possini Euro Wall Sconce. It's classic and chic.
2. This Barn Wall Urban Bronze Wall Sconce is perfect for an industrial or rustic look.
3. If you're looking for something a bit more industrial (as opposed to rustic), this John Timberland Bronze Metal Wall Light will do the trick!
4. This contemporary Textured Fabric Shade Wall Sconce would be a great addition to your bathroom, as sconces hung at the middle of the wall, really are the best form of lighting in a bathroom.
5. Add a little Hollywood glam with the Quoizel Millennium Gallery Gold Sconce.
6. Who doesn't love a touch of gold?! Hang these in your living room or hallways for an elegant and updated look.
Images: My Plum Designs, Amy's Casablanca
Image from 6th Street Design School
I have been a long time fan of the chevron pattern trend. I just can’t seem to kick my love for it! I have had a chevron rug in my living room for years and I still love it as much today as I did when I bought it. Chevron is awesome because it's in the stripe family but has a bit more fun to it than your common stripe might have.
Of course, you wouldn't want to have too much chevron in one space, that would be a bit overwhelming, right? I suggest having one great chevron piece for your room. I guarantee the chevron pattern will draw the eye and bring on the compliments from your friends and family.
This room is my inspiration room for the chevron look. Pretty much it’s just the rug that has chevron, like in my house. Do you see how your eye is drawn to the rug? It’s a great fun pattern that brings the whole space together!
To incorporate design trend into your own home, here are a few favorite ways to do it.
This Robert Abbey Table Lamp instantly made me think of a fun nursery. Wouldn’t it make a great light in your little one’s room? I love the navy color against the white. The Edna Modern Yellow Ottoman would be a fantastic option for extra seating or a cozy place to put your feet up. The yellow chevron stripes are perfect. So sunny and cheery! And last but not least, the Bardot Charcoal Chevron Pillows. These might be my favorite. They have a little bit of an ikat or watercolor look to them which makes them awesome. I love the charcoal color. It would look great in just about any room in your house!
Image: 6th Street Design School
Did you all watch the Oscar's last night? Who was your fave celeb? We thought Brad + Angelina were stunning.
In honor of Ellen's Twitter-breaking selfie, we decided to round up our own pack of superstars....
Cyan Bella Red Chianti Glass 36-Inch-H Chandelier / Color + Plus Clear Fillable 30-Inch-H Table Lamp / Embroidered Peacock Brushed Steel 16-Inch-W Swag Chandelier / Antique Gold Jeweled Round 35 1/4-Inch Wall Mirror / Quantum Golden Shadow Rectangle Crystal Chandelier / Van Teal Run Around Black Shade Chrome 38-Inch-H Table Lamp / Brushed Steel Bold Black Stripe Pendant Chandelier
We love all the celebs of course, but we also love the black, white, gold and just a pop of red that became the color palette of a record-breaking 2,000,000+ re-Tweeted image.
What was your favorite part of the show...?
Image: Ellen DeGeneres
Image from Stylizmo
Wishbone Y Natural Wood Side Chair / Jonathan Adler Nickel Antwerp Desk Lamp
We spotted some stylish office spaces around the internet so we thought we would share them with you. Good office design that is clean and minimal will boost your energy level and help you be more productive.
The white floors in this space above really opens it up. The brightness brings energy and the natural wood pieces add contrast. Contemporary dining chairs are perfect for the office, especially the classics like this Wishbone chair above.
Franklin Iron Works Brewery Bronze Cage Mini Pendant / Contemporary White Plastic 32-Inch-H Side Chairs
If you're like us, you prefer the modern black and white aesthetic. This space above does a great job balancing the two, the black balances with the white to create an organized and stylish office. White, modern tables do a great job setting the tone.
Pascal White Plastic Wood 30 1/2-Inch-H Set of 2 Side Chairs / Draper White Leatherette 22-Inch-H Zuo Lounge Chair
We're proud to share this studio space above... We worked with Emma Robertson to create a beautiful space by providing a couple different chair styles. We loved the way she designed it and we think the studio turned out great!
Image from Nest Pretty Things
Howard Elliott Bahama Breeze Patio Pillow / Modern Colorful Paisley Square Accent Pillow / Safavieh Spice Beach Red Coral Fan Pillows / Contemporary Black Metal Possini Euro Dome Pendant Light
If you need a little color in your life but still appreciate the clean, modern aesthetic then check out this eclectically modern space above. Just the right amount of color to brighten up the all-white room. The bold black pendant and chair add a little fun contrast to the mix.
Images: Stylizmo, Stylizmo, Explosive, Nest Pretty Things
With spring in the air it’s time to set your sights on sprucing up your outdoor spaces. One of the easiest, and most effective ways to do so is by updating your lighting.
If you’re a traditionalist start by adding a pair of outdoor lanterns to each side of your front door and you’ll create an instant update, while still maintaining a classic look. A bright painted door and some amazing topiary’s don’t hurt either.
If you have the space, try hanging an outdoor pendant light or smaller chandelier from your porch. I’m in love with the gold one pictured here, just make sure it truly is an outdoor light.
Lastly don’t forget about your other outdoor spaces. For example I adore how a more industrial light hangs from the side of this home. This type of light would look great on a garage, back door, shed or pool house area as well.Honestly no more than ever the outdoor lighting possibilities are endless and I’ve rounded up my top outdoor looks to help you narrow down the field.
1. The Barn Wall Urban Sconce is the perfect accent for a garage, barn, and/or shed plus you can’t beat the price!
2. The Milo Brass Pendant may be my favorite as I’m having a major gold moment. Gold, or brass adds such richness and warmth to any space.
3. The Quoizal Hanging Lantern is the perfect traditional example which looks good on any home regardless the style.
4. The Toledo Oil Silver Light has such a fantastic industrial vibe I would love to see this on a more modern home or loft space.
5. The Abbington Driftwood Wall Light is by far the most traditional of the bunch, but a great lantern is such a classic, one that never goes out of style.
6. I love the subtle hint of Moroccan design that the Lavary Minka Lantern brings. I can just picture this on a California Style Spanish home, or any place that has a bohemian vibe.
Images: Georgian Design, Traditional Home, Steve-H
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