Lusting after lanterns……

Good morning friends! Here is a post I had fun putting together largely because I am in the market for a number of lanterns and I never tire of looking at them. It was fun to see so many different spaces of how and where they work, and I figured I would take you along for my “investigative research”. So happy I did these posts in advance! Hope to do a moving update in a few days……will keep you posted!





Love lanterns. I think I could literally have them in every room and never get tired of looking at them. Big, small, iron, wood, black, rustic, formal…..love them all. ? Of course it has to be the right lantern, but there are few spaces and few homes that a lantern doesn’t just rock in. I love them as much in foyers, stair halls, bathrooms as I do outside porches, bedrooms and mudrooms. There are no rules for lanterns pure and simple.?

?For my own house, we are going to be using lots of them, in the kitchen, stair hall, outside, outside porch/loggia, a few of the bathrooms and in a few vestibules. So today is a bit of self indulgence in my lust for lanterns and knowing that many of you love them too, thought I would share…..what do you think? Do you have any lanterns? Would you??You know I love to hear!



Love lanterns in outside spaces like this beautiful loggia, William Waldon
Love these beautiful mercury glass lanterns over the antique butchers block, Shades of light
A pair of ornate lanterns adds so much to any space, Segreto
This fabulous hallway/gallery used a succession of gorgeous lanterns, Bonner
Love this gold lantern above this absolutely charming blue and white setting, Sara Gilbane
Alexa Hampton used a pair of over scaled lanterns in this fabulous kitchen in the Hamptons
Cindy Rinfret chose an over sized gorgeous lantern to place above this center hall table
Even a simple lantern in groups, is quite incredible looking..Segreto
Stunning pair of glass and nickel lanterns paired above a large island, Downsview
A lantern is a great choice for cozy nooks like this breakfast room hangout, Southern Living
To me, a lantern is the perfect choice for virtually any stair hall, Janet Simon
Always admired this beautiful dressing room with delicate glass lantern,Barry Dixon
This lovely lantern gives just the right amount of bling to this pretty and understated dining setting, Wisteria
Love seeing a lantern in an unexpected place like a library, Jan Showers
Pairs always work over an island, these are great looking. Taylor Hannah
Gorgeous foyer gets a beautiful iron lantern
Love this trio of lanterns in this beautiful indoor/outdoor room…
Love how this pair of iron lanterns warms up the cavernous space in this kitchen, Palm Designs
One of my favorite pictures of all time, this cozy and elegant seating area is beautifully enhanced by a rustic and oversized lantern, Traditional Home
A formal brass lantern graces this elegant foyer, Robert Stern?
Cindy Rinfret chose a single lantern in this gem of a bathroom
This elegant lantern is the perfect touch to this small and cozy dining room, Palmer Weiss
If using just one lantern, it should be a large scaled one over the island, Clive Christian
Love this setting and the lantern is just perfect here! Gordon Beall photography
Love a pair of lanterns over a kitchen island, which is what I plan on doing…..Segreto
Always loved this mudroom, warm, cozy and elegant enhanced with a beautiful lantern, Veranda
And of course we all know how stunning lanterns are outside! Andrew Skurman
So….if this hasn’t convinced you about how gorgeous and versatile lanterns are, can’t imagine what would! I personally love them. And if you have ever wondered how to figure out sizing and the right circumference for a lantern or chandelier in a particular room, here is what a few experts that we all know and love have to say…..so interesting!?Thanks Bunny and Hinkley lighting and thank you all for stopping by!
When looking for the right sized light fixture, remember this…How big should an overhead light fixture be? Just add the length and width of the room in feet, and whatever number you come up with is, in inches, your guide for the fixture’s diameter. So a 15-by-20-foot room would need a 35-inch-wide chandelier.
?Bunny Williams


How to measure for outside lanterns?
In using one lantern, if you use it only on one side of the door, it should measure one third the length of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66″ above the thershold of the door.
If using two lanterns,they should each measure approx. one fourth of the length of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66″ above the threshold of the door.?
– Hinkley Lighting

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Lusting after lanterns……

Good morning friends! Here is a post I had fun putting together largely because I am in the market for a number of lanterns and I never tire of looking at them. It was fun to see so many different spaces of how and where they work, and I figured I would take you along for my “investigative research”. So happy I did these posts in advance! Hope to do a moving update in a few days……will keep you posted!


Love lanterns. I think I could literally have them in every room and never get tired of looking at them. Big, small, iron, wood, black, rustic, formal…..love them all.   Of course it has to be the right lantern, but there are few spaces and few homes that a lantern doesn’t just rock in. I love them as much in foyers, stair halls, bathrooms as I do outside porches, bedrooms and mudrooms. There are no rules for lanterns pure and simple. 
 For my own house, we are going to be using lots of them, in the kitchen, stair hall, outside, outside porch/loggia, a few of the bathrooms and in a few vestibules. So today is a bit of self indulgence in my lust for lanterns and knowing that many of you love them too, thought I would share…..what do you think? Do you have any lanterns? Would you? You know I love to hear!

Love lanterns in outside spaces like this beautiful loggia, William Waldon
Love these beautiful mercury glass lanterns over the antique butchers block, Shades of light
A pair of ornate lanterns adds so much to any space, Segreto
This fabulous hallway/gallery used a succession of gorgeous lanterns, Bonner
Love this gold lantern above this absolutely charming blue and white setting, Sara Gilbane
Alexa Hampton used a pair of over scaled lanterns in this fabulous kitchen in the Hamptons
Cindy Rinfret chose an over sized gorgeous lantern to place above this center hall table
Even a simple lantern in groups, is quite incredible looking..Segreto
Stunning pair of glass and nickel lanterns paired above a large island, Downsview
A lantern is a great choice for cozy nooks like this breakfast room hangout, Southern Living
To me, a lantern is the perfect choice for virtually any stair hall, Janet Simon
Always admired this beautiful dressing room with delicate glass lantern,Barry Dixon
This lovely lantern gives just the right amount of bling to this pretty and understated dining setting, Wisteria
Love seeing a lantern in an unexpected place like a library, Jan Showers
Pairs always work over an island, these are great looking. Taylor Hannah
Gorgeous foyer gets a beautiful iron lantern
Love this trio of lanterns in this beautiful indoor/outdoor room…
Love how this pair of iron lanterns warms up the cavernous space in this kitchen, Palm Designs
One of my favorite pictures of all time, this cozy and elegant seating area is beautifully enhanced by a rustic and oversized lantern, Traditional Home
A formal brass lantern graces this elegant foyer, Robert Stern 
Cindy Rinfret chose a single lantern in this gem of a bathroom
This elegant lantern is the perfect touch to this small and cozy dining room, Palmer Weiss
If using just one lantern, it should be a large scaled one over the island, Clive Christian
Love this setting and the lantern is just perfect here! Gordon Beall photography
Love a pair of lanterns over a kitchen island, which is what I plan on doing…..Segreto
Always loved this mudroom, warm, cozy and elegant enhanced with a beautiful lantern, Veranda
And of course we all know how stunning lanterns are outside! Andrew Skurman
So….if this hasn’t convinced you about how gorgeous and versatile lanterns are, can’t imagine what would! I personally love them. And if you have ever wondered how to figure out sizing and the right circumference for a lantern or chandelier in a particular room, here is what a few experts that we all know and love have to say…..so interesting! Thanks Bunny and Hinkley lighting and thank you all for stopping by!
When looking for the right sized light fixture, remember this…How big should an overhead light fixture be? Just add the length and width of the room in feet, and whatever number you come up with is, in inches, your guide for the fixture’s diameter. So a 15-by-20-foot room would need a 35-inch-wide chandelier.
?Bunny Williams


How to measure for outside lanterns?
In using one lantern, if you use it only on one side of the door, it should measure one third the length of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66″ above the thershold of the door.
If using two lanterns,they should each measure approx. one fourth of the length of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66″ above the threshold of the door. 
– Hinkley Lighting

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A penchant for pendants

Good morning….about the house update. We are nearly completely sheet rocked so the fun has just begun. Trimwork started yesterday and the bathrooms are underway…finally getting to the stage where we get to look at the pretty things! I have had enough of raw wood,sawdust, and unfinished spaces to last me a lifetime, its time to button this baby up! I took pictures yesterday and will post them on my post tomorrow.

Show me a room that has a pendant lighting that isn’t beautiful. I love them…… they add elegance, soft lighting and a certain sense of proportion to a room. Used everywhere from foyers, to bathrooms and kitchens, you see them in outdoor spaces too. I love pendant lighting for their versatility. In my old house, I had them in my hallway, my foyer, above the staircase and in my breakfast room. I plan to use them once again in abundance in the new house. So today I showcase all the many wonderful ways to use this wonderful lighting. I am contemplating what kind of lighting to use over my center island in the kitchen since logically speaking, this will be and has to be one of the first rooms to complete. I like the idea of a belljar pendant or a large lantern type pendant. The best part? So many manufacturers make them, that they are very affordable and can be had inexpensively…..you don’t need to spend a fortune to get the look, that’s always a big perk! What do you think?

(I am also announcing an amazing giveaway on Friday…stay tuned)



Pendants can be used anywhere…as shown in this beautiful porch, Joan Behnke
Interesting hexagon shaped pendants add interest to this gorgeous kitchen
Round globe like pendants add a funky modern touch to this otherwise traditional kitchen, Bacco
Four industrial inspired looking pendants complement the stainless center island
Suzanne Kasler used pendant lighting in this beautiful gray painted butlers pantry
Pretty lampshades over these pendants gives a warm and inviting, country feel to this kitchen, Mark Maresca
Pendant lighting was used in this grand living room on the timbered beams
Gorgeous over sized square pendants used here for this pretty dining area, Kohler
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A more industrial type pendant light was used for this classic white kitchen
Skinny pendants are used strictly for effect, obviously not much light from these babies,Craig Lovell photographer
Four black pendants is used to carry the black theme and offer a bold geometric shape to the room, Mark Maresca
Pendants always look great in a hallway/public space especially in pairs, Bacco
Pendants work in this shabby chic bathroom, Decorpad
A pair of large scaled lanterns was used in this beautiful kitchen, Dillon Kyle
Oversized bamboo pendant lighting works well with this dining room, Decorpad
If its good enough for Ralph (yes Ralph Lauren) then they are good enough for me!
A pendant on a rod is another attractive option, though I personally prefer separate fixtures
A grouping of pendant fixtures??were used in this beautiful dining room to add to the Tuscan feel
Steven Gambrell used beautiful pale blue pendant lanterns for this pretty hallway
Amy Morris used these oversized pendant lanterns for overhead lighting above this beautiful center island, love the finish
Hanging pendants were used in place of sconces in this elegant bath
Black pendants were used to add balance to the black countertops, stools and hardware
The pendants work well in this industrial inspired elegant kitchen, Coastal Living
Beautiful outdoor covered porch used stunning pendants in iron, William Waldron
Love these romantic, charming shades used on the pendants, gives the room such character
A pair of pendant lights graces the sides of this Japanese inspired master bedroom, Aluminaire
A large grouping of brass pendants were used in this kitchen
Gorgeous dramatic black closet/dressing area gets a pair of pendants, Celerie Kemble
The brass pendants dress up the space and give it a little sparkle!
Gorgeous kitchen looks perfect with this pair of nickel pendants over the island
A pair of pendant lights was used as an accent,in this bedroom for drama
A pretty pair of belljar pendants were used for low voltage lighting in this pretty kitchen
Jessica Helgerson used simple modern pendants for this attractive more transitional styled kitchen
This beautiful space gets a grouping of pendant lighting which creates warmth and adds some intimacy to the high ceilings, Custom furniture
Gorgeous outdoor porch gets a pair or iron pendants…stunning!
So what do you think? Do you like pendants or do you already have them in your home? Whats your favorite room to use pendants in? Do you have a favorite kind of lighting? I am not a high hats fan though appreciate their function and lighting capabilities. I love low lights…sconces, lamps, lanterns,etc…..makes a room glow. ?Love to know what you think! Have a great day.

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A penchant for pendants

Good morning….about the house update. We are nearly completely sheet rocked so the fun has just begun. Trimwork started yesterday and the bathrooms are underway…finally getting to the stage where we get to look at the pretty things! I have had enough of raw wood,sawdust, and unfinished spaces to last me a lifetime, its time to button this baby up! I took pictures yesterday and will post them on my post tomorrow.
Show me a room that has a pendant lighting that isn’t beautiful. I love them…… they add elegance, soft lighting and a certain sense of proportion to a room. Used everywhere from foyers, to bathrooms and kitchens, you see them in outdoor spaces too. I love pendant lighting for their versatility. In my old house, I had them in my hallway, my foyer, above the staircase and in my breakfast room. I plan to use them once again in abundance in the new house. So today I showcase all the many wonderful ways to use this wonderful lighting. I am contemplating what kind of lighting to use over my center island in the kitchen since logically speaking, this will be and has to be one of the first rooms to complete. I like the idea of a belljar pendant or a large lantern type pendant. The best part? So many manufacturers make them, that they are very affordable and can be had inexpensively…..you don’t need to spend a fortune to get the look, that’s always a big perk! What do you think?
(I am also announcing an amazing giveaway on Friday…stay tuned)

Pendants can be used anywhere…as shown in this beautiful porch, Joan Behnke
Interesting hexagon shaped pendants add interest to this gorgeous kitchen
Round globe like pendants add a funky modern touch to this otherwise traditional kitchen, Bacco
Four industrial inspired looking pendants complement the stainless center island
Suzanne Kasler used pendant lighting in this beautiful gray painted butlers pantry
Pretty lampshades over these pendants gives a warm and inviting, country feel to this kitchen, Mark Maresca
Pendant lighting was used in this grand living room on the timbered beams
Gorgeous over sized square pendants used here for this pretty dining area, Kohler
 
A more industrial type pendant light was used for this classic white kitchen
Skinny pendants are used strictly for effect, obviously not much light from these babies,Craig Lovell photographer
Four black pendants is used to carry the black theme and offer a bold geometric shape to the room, Mark Maresca
Pendants always look great in a hallway/public space especially in pairs, Bacco
Pendants work in this shabby chic bathroom, Decorpad
A pair of large scaled lanterns was used in this beautiful kitchen, Dillon Kyle
Oversized bamboo pendant lighting works well with this dining room, Decorpad
If its good enough for Ralph (yes Ralph Lauren) then they are good enough for me!
A pendant on a rod is another attractive option, though I personally prefer separate fixtures
A grouping of pendant fixtures  were used in this beautiful dining room to add to the Tuscan feel
Steven Gambrell used beautiful pale blue pendant lanterns for this pretty hallway
Amy Morris used these oversized pendant lanterns for overhead lighting above this beautiful center island, love the finish
Hanging pendants were used in place of sconces in this elegant bath
Black pendants were used to add balance to the black countertops, stools and hardware
The pendants work well in this industrial inspired elegant kitchen, Coastal Living
Beautiful outdoor covered porch used stunning pendants in iron, William Waldron
Love these romantic, charming shades used on the pendants, gives the room such character
A pair of pendant lights graces the sides of this Japanese inspired master bedroom, Aluminaire
A large grouping of brass pendants were used in this kitchen
Gorgeous dramatic black closet/dressing area gets a pair of pendants, Celerie Kemble
The brass pendants dress up the space and give it a little sparkle!
Gorgeous kitchen looks perfect with this pair of nickel pendants over the island
A pair of pendant lights was used as an accent,in this bedroom for drama
A pretty pair of belljar pendants were used for low voltage lighting in this pretty kitchen
Jessica Helgerson used simple modern pendants for this attractive more transitional styled kitchen
This beautiful space gets a grouping of pendant lighting which creates warmth and adds some intimacy to the high ceilings, Custom furniture
Gorgeous outdoor porch gets a pair or iron pendants…stunning!
So what do you think? Do you like pendants or do you already have them in your home? Whats your favorite room to use pendants in? Do you have a favorite kind of lighting? I am not a high hats fan though appreciate their function and lighting capabilities. I love low lights…sconces, lamps, lanterns,etc…..makes a room glow.  Love to know what you think! Have a great day.

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Things I am loving Thursdays………

Happy Thursday!! Knee deep in house projects, as they have finally started the bathrooms…..yippee!! The sheetrock is nearly complete so its soon time to start the flooring and trim work/doors. I have waited a long long time to get to this stage and will be sure to have a little photo sesh in the next day or two and post some pictures of current progress. With spring here (hoping its coming, never can be sure given that we had snow overnight, and yes, you heard me right) we are hoping to really forge ahead with no more weather delays! As you know every Thursday I devote this post to ?talking about what I am loving or what I have discovered or what I am admiring this week. Always something fun to share……let me know what you think and of course if you have something you would like to share!





BLUE AND WHITE SERVING PIECES. Love blue and white, that’s certainly no secret. But was thrilled when I found these gorgeous blue and white ikat dishes at Target!! How beautiful will these be for outdoor entertaining? And if one breaks, I dont’ have to throw a fit…..its inexpensively replaceable. Though I have noticed Target changes their merchandise so often, so I typically buy an extra set of 4 for “backup” aka breakages. I think these are just fabulous looking! (You won’t believe how reasonable these were….a lot of look for a little money) Love a bargain!

TULIPIERES. Whats not to love, they add drama, a flowery element, height and a historical elegance to any room. I have an old one that I bought at a sale many years ago in white with touches of crackled blue that looks incredible with yellow or pink tulips. What better way to announce springs arrival than with a tulipiere overflowing with Springs “poster child” flower, the gorgeous tulip!
DOG PAINTINGS. I don’t know why but I have always had an affinity for beautiful oil paintings of dogs. There is something so old world, and elegant about them, the timeless traditional pictures that they are. William Secord ?Gallery in New York has the most fabulous gallery brimming with nothing but dog and animal paintings, that is their specialty. It is the only gallery of its kind..isnt’ that neat! If you want to see more click here.
PAMPERING YOUR PETS. On the subject of dogs, ?I have a golden retriever that is the biggest, sweetest mush around. So every now and then, I enjoy getting him something that I know as a person, I would enjoy being given. A beautiful new bed, such as the blue toile one shown below was ordered for Teddy…..and then I got around to looking at all the other goodies at The uncommon dog’s website and was totally entertained by what else they were offering….such adorable, fun things! Most are way too small or not suitable for such a big dog, but these things were too cute to not share. How adorable are these dog houses and those strollers…..what a riot! You can visit them here.

BELL JAR LANTERNS AND OTHER LANTERNS FOR KITCHEN ISLAND. Love the elegant old world look of old fashioned bell jar lanterns. I actually love lanterns in general and would put them in every room if I could. In thinking about lighting for my island kitchen, I definitely want something old world and beautiful…probably not going for a chandelier, so looking at bell jars and other lanterns..whats your opinion?

AMAZING MARBLE TILES. You by now, know and sympathize with?my obsession with them. Can’t help it….they are just so beautiful. I am in utter amazement that they can do this with stone!! Here are a bunch of incredible creations by New Ravenna and Ann Sacks, are these not like works of art? ?So here are a few goodies worth sharing with you…..which is your favorite?

ANYTHING FROM TOSS DESIGNS. Ever since I discovered this fun, exciting and vibrant chic line of totes, travel bags,tunics and other?small accessories I have been hooked! I make sure to start a new season with an updated something or other from Toss designs. Love their fresh prints! Be sure to stay tuned because I am going to be offering a giveaway very soon from this fabulous California based company. Below is a sampling of what they offer…check them out by going here.

WALLPAPER. Whats a post without it! But this week I am happy to report I have made some concrete decisions, granted it’s only for two small spaces, two powder rooms but I love the looks and how they both work with the marble flooring. The first one is ?moving for the small library powder room, I chose a Thibaut chinoiserie which has lots of darker, rich colors, and am having a custom floor done in golds and deep Burgundy’s. Enclosed a small swatch of the stone colors.
The second one is for a powder room off the kitchen, I wanted something elegant, timeless and not stuffy. The soft yellow and white paper is beautiful, traditional and happy while the soft gray in the paper gives it a very “current” feel, the white and pale gray honed basket weave marble look great with it!?Would love to know what you think.

COOL SERVING PIECES. I love entertaining though I must admit I am really rusty since we are not in our home yet. Really rusty. But in our old house, we entertained fairly often and outdoor entertaining is one of my favorite ways to have people over, its typically more casual, easier and certainly nothing beats eating outside on a perfect summer day. I love this dispenser that I just ordered…instead of holding 1 drink, its holds 3 different ones..isn’t that neat!?
OK, so those are my goodies for today. Some I am already enjoying, others on my wish list. Always good and fun to dream, wish and desire! Would love to know if there is something you are loving this week…..do tell and hope you have a splendid Thursday!

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Things I am loving Thursdays………

Happy Thursday!! Knee deep in house projects, as they have finally started the bathrooms…..yippee!! The sheetrock is nearly complete so its soon time to start the flooring and trim work/doors. I have waited a long long time to get to this stage and will be sure to have a little photo sesh in the next day or two and post some pictures of current progress. With spring here (hoping its coming, never can be sure given that we had snow overnight, and yes, you heard me right) we are hoping to really forge ahead with no more weather delays! As you know every Thursday I devote this post to  talking about what I am loving or what I have discovered or what I am admiring this week. Always something fun to share……let me know what you think and of course if you have something you would like to share!


BLUE AND WHITE SERVING PIECES. Love blue and white, that’s certainly no secret. But was thrilled when I found these gorgeous blue and white ikat dishes at Target!! How beautiful will these be for outdoor entertaining? And if one breaks, I dont’ have to throw a fit…..its inexpensively replaceable. Though I have noticed Target changes their merchandise so often, so I typically buy an extra set of 4 for “backup” aka breakages. I think these are just fabulous looking! (You won’t believe how reasonable these were….a lot of look for a little money) Love a bargain!

TULIPIERES. Whats not to love, they add drama, a flowery element, height and a historical elegance to any room. I have an old one that I bought at a sale many years ago in white with touches of crackled blue that looks incredible with yellow or pink tulips. What better way to announce springs arrival than with a tulipiere overflowing with Springs “poster child” flower, the gorgeous tulip!
DOG PAINTINGS. I don’t know why but I have always had an affinity for beautiful oil paintings of dogs. There is something so old world, and elegant about them, the timeless traditional pictures that they are. William Secord  Gallery in New York has the most fabulous gallery brimming with nothing but dog and animal paintings, that is their specialty. It is the only gallery of its kind..isnt’ that neat! If you want to see more click here.
PAMPERING YOUR PETS. On the subject of dogs,  I have a golden retriever that is the biggest, sweetest mush around. So every now and then, I enjoy getting him something that I know as a person, I would enjoy being given. A beautiful new bed, such as the blue toile one shown below was ordered for Teddy…..and then I got around to looking at all the other goodies at The uncommon dog’s website and was totally entertained by what else they were offering….such adorable, fun things! Most are way too small or not suitable for such a big dog, but these things were too cute to not share. How adorable are these dog houses and those strollers…..what a riot! You can visit them here.

BELL JAR LANTERNS AND OTHER LANTERNS FOR KITCHEN ISLAND. Love the elegant old world look of old fashioned bell jar lanterns. I actually love lanterns in general and would put them in every room if I could. In thinking about lighting for my island kitchen, I definitely want something old world and beautiful…probably not going for a chandelier, so looking at bell jars and other lanterns..whats your opinion?

AMAZING MARBLE TILES. You by now, know and sympathize with my obsession with them. Can’t help it….they are just so beautiful. I am in utter amazement that they can do this with stone!! Here are a bunch of incredible creations by New Ravenna and Ann Sacks, are these not like works of art?  So here are a few goodies worth sharing with you…..which is your favorite?

ANYTHING FROM TOSS DESIGNS. Ever since I discovered this fun, exciting and vibrant chic line of totes, travel bags,tunics and other small accessories I have been hooked! I make sure to start a new season with an updated something or other from Toss designs. Love their fresh prints! Be sure to stay tuned because I am going to be offering a giveaway very soon from this fabulous California based company. Below is a sampling of what they offer…check them out by going here.

WALLPAPER. Whats a post without it! But this week I am happy to report I have made some concrete decisions, granted it’s only for two small spaces, two powder rooms but I love the looks and how they both work with the marble flooring. The first one is  moving for the small library powder room, I chose a Thibaut chinoiserie which has lots of darker, rich colors, and am having a custom floor done in golds and deep Burgundy’s. Enclosed a small swatch of the stone colors.
The second one is for a powder room off the kitchen, I wanted something elegant, timeless and not stuffy. The soft yellow and white paper is beautiful, traditional and happy while the soft gray in the paper gives it a very “current” feel, the white and pale gray honed basket weave marble look great with it! Would love to know what you think.

COOL SERVING PIECES. I love entertaining though I must admit I am really rusty since we are not in our home yet. Really rusty. But in our old house, we entertained fairly often and outdoor entertaining is one of my favorite ways to have people over, its typically more casual, easier and certainly nothing beats eating outside on a perfect summer day. I love this dispenser that I just ordered…instead of holding 1 drink, its holds 3 different ones..isn’t that neat! 
OK, so those are my goodies for today. Some I am already enjoying, others on my wish list. Always good and fun to dream, wish and desire! Would love to know if there is something you are loving this week…..do tell and hope you have a splendid Thursday!

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