House Update: New Kitchen Lights, and Voting for My Bedroom Light (Please?)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I finally got the lights for the kitchen. They are from Ballard Designs and were on a big sale, so I grabbed them, and Patrick installed them yesterday. I  am very happy with the look. Oh, except they are not that shiny here, so I sprayed them with some gloss. (Yes, while they were in place. It's starting to air out today and we are confined to the upstairs, but it was worth it). 

I'm still working on the bedroom.  In particular, Im thinking about lights and paint. I have two colors to try (light gray and darker gray), and if I don't like either I will stick with the off-white.  I'm hoping to get to that this week.

Here it is now:

Here is a quick shot of some of the accessories:

But mostly  I'm looking at lights to replace the god awful ceiling fan right now.

Here are the contenders:

Number 1:

In a room in the smaller size:

And in this dining room in the largest size, which I maybe could use, but it would be intentionally oversized:

Number 2:

I would spray this champagne gold before hanging the crystals. It's an extra step, but it is a lot less expensive than the first:

Number 3:

And this. The love of my life. It is the less expensive version of the $5000 and up Ochre Arctic Pear, but it is still a lot. It is my husband's favorite, but he doesn't love the price. 

And this beauty in a few rooms:

(Those were all tagged as Robert Abbey Bling on Pinterest, but honestly, I think some might be the original Artic Pear, especially the Elle Decor one) 

So what do you guys think? 1, 2 or save up for #3, no matter how long it takes?

(I often hesitate to do polls like this because it seems so narcissistic to me, thinking you guys would care about my lighting choice, but you've all been so awesome in the past so I decided to do it!)

Thank you!!


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Lovely Lovely Rooms of Every Style (Really, this is a good one!)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

This collection has a bit of everything, and I love every single thing:

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Nordstrom Made My Day Today

Up to 75% off - this is why I never have and never will leave the comfort of my desk on black Friday, Cyber Saturday, or really most shopping days. Everything here is 40%-75% off. I bought the pearl and gold necklace for $22... and a few gifts for family.

I'm not going to do a gift guide this year, and am just going to stick with regular posts from now on. But this seemed too good to ignore.

It would take more time than I have today to link to every item here, so I dedicated a pinterest Board to this sale.
Just go HERE and you will find every item here (and more). Then click on it and you will go right to that item at Nordstrom.