Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lighting can be a bit confusing, can't it? It is especially hard knowing what is appropriate where.  These days the rules are out the window.  One of the biggest trends is using chandeliers in the kitchen! No matter what your style is, most everyone can find a chandelier that will give your whole kitchen a different feeling!  Here are some of my favorite kitchens with chandeliers! 

House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2012 | Ralph Lauren Roark Modular Ring Chandelier

Loving that lantern. #kitchen #interiordesign #lamp #chandelier #table #floor #architecture

white kitchen, vintage chandelier

kitchen chandelier

Awesome small the colors and the chandelier :)

cool kitchen with chandeliers

Chandeliers can be pricey locally... Take advantage of the internet! 
Joss & Main and Shades of Light are two of my favorite go-to lighting websites! 
Also remember the advantage of being able to RETURN it! 
If it ends up not working, give it a second try and exchange it for something different! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Must Haves for an Instantly Rustic Home!

My blog has been on the back burner these past couple of weeks! Things are busy!!! I am so thankful for my business and the progress its made in 2012.  Thank you to all of my clients for your business, support and referrals this past year! I am so excited for 2013!!!

Just for a QUICK post, I wanted to share with you a cool post I found on Houzz. Im a huge Houzz addict and love to refer to it for inspiration! I LOVE the illustrations in this article and thought I'd pass it along!  It quickly describes the "Must Haves for an Instantly Rustic Home."  It is so important in the business of design to learn and relearn all of the new trends! Rustic touches are HUGE right now!  Like Ive told you before... Its all about the mix of styles. 

{  Quick tip from me: Find similar characteristics with two completely different items.  Maybe a contemporary headboard has black detailing that mimics the black in your traditional bedside lamps! Or the blue in your traditional kitchen dishes compares to the blue in your contemporary geometric rug!  }

To see the post, click HERE!