lights

Bright Ideas.

by Anna on October 17, 2011

Lighting tricks: If you prefer a home with a neutral palette or monochromatic color scheme a great way to add life and character is to pick out unique lighting solutions. When picking out lighting fixtures think of them as art pieces. Color, shape, and size are all very important factors when incorporating unique lighting into your home.

If you have a round dining table using a circled or rounded hanging pendant will accentuate the curves.

If you have a very masculine feel and want to tone it down a tad try using an elegant glass and metal fixture to bring some shine and sparkle.

Eclectic style is all the rave right now and an easy trick to blending traditional with modern is to use large scale modern lighting fixtures. Try a large modern faceted wall sconce on a traditional paneled wall.

Here are a few of my latest favorites in the lighting world:

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UpCycled and Fabulous.

by Anna on May 24, 2011

I am always so impressed with all the talent found on the website esty.com Check out this shop called Mudpuppy that features alien-like plants that actually grow upside-down. Amazing!

Re-Purposed Tupperware? How cool! These would definitely make a whimsical statement in a kitchen or even hanging above tables in a fun little restaraunt. Check out GusNboots shop.

Lastly, take a look at this assortment of Upcycled wall decor.

Top left is a picture frame made out of Upcycled magazine pages by ColorStoryDesigns.  Top right picture is an upcycled frame turned into an erasable drawing board by REEDLOVE. Bottom left is artwork that is made from reused book pages by PRRINT. Bootom right is a set of hooks made from old spoons…Isn’t that great!?… by jjevensen.

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