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Hello friends and TGIF! Well, on this end things are really starting to pick up steam in PB and it is quite exciting. I have been very busy particularly this past week trying to finalize bathroom selections (tiles/marble) as it is due to the job site around June 1st, which will be here before we know it.  Also have been making lighting decisions so lots going on.

Today’s is about lighting,mostly outdoors. Nothing like a deadline looming to make you pick up the pace and make decisions. I was so happy I finally get to use gas lanterns as this is a look I have always loved. I have looked into several companies and finally settled upon one who not only offered wonderful personalized service but most important gave me the look I am after!

We need 2 for the front door, 2 for the back door, three for the garages and one for the rear door. In addition we will need fans with lights for the big porch so I am adding some ideas for that here as well. As I always do here are a few recent progress shots, wood siding has gone on and chimneys almost done

Back porch fireplace being worked on

Wood siding well under way and chimney’s almost done

Here are some of my gas lantern inspiration shots-

I went back and forth between the lantern with a glass plated top or a copper plated top and decided on the copper plated top as to me it looks a little more substantial.

Here is what I am getting…cannot wait! Thanks to Copper Sculptures for making my gas lantern dreams come true:)

The finish above is an upgraded finish which basically fast forwards the patina cycle, love the finish

And on the subject of fans, I am all ears if you have a great recommendation for a specific fan or company. A few possibilities-

Think this is a great option as it features a lighter wood and love the added plus of a belljar, click here

Another pretty option from Horchow, the oil rubbed bronzed finish goes with pretty much everything, click here

I like this color and idea for some of the bedrooms, the weathered wood would work well click here

RESOURCES (which I will now include on every Bluff Diary Post as many ask), click to visit-






Lots of decisions but I will say one thing I do love my lanterns! If you’re in the market for beautiful lanterns (gas or electric) I definitely recommend them, tell them Tina sent you and maybe they might just sharpen their pencil a tiny bit.

I could not be happier with the custom experience, the quick turnaround and excellent customer service. Next time, it will be all about bathrooms, knee deep in those as I speak. And of course I am thrilled with my architect and builder, a fantastic team.

Thanks for stopping in and following along with me, this is where the fun really begins. Hope you have a wonderful day and end to your week…..

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Your home is coming along fast. It will be beautiful as everything you create.
For the fans, I prefer the first one you posted.
Your pick of lanterns is perfect.

Great post and I also love gas lanterns. I wish we could install gas but cannot. They are really beautiful and so “southern”. I love your choice, for ceiling fans we bought some last year from lamps Plus, great prices and nice quality. Hope you have a nice Friday, enjoy your blog immensely!

Keeping cool in the South is important , so whatever fan you chose it should move a lot of air, I have Hunter original fans with teak blades with no light kit, and my neighbor just changed all her outdoor fans to Big Ass Fans, I don’ t like the name but they move a lot of air.

Love your gas lanterns. I have not heard of that company. We used Bevolo gas lanterns on our porches. Some hanging with the halo and some mounted on either sides of my doors. They are fabulous!! Big Ass Fans are amazing but I don’t find them as pretty as the ones you have picked. The house is coming along beautifully. We are headed to Charleston (sulllivan’s island) next weekend for a graduation. So excited. Thank you for sharing!!

Marcia is absolutely correct about moving air with your ceiling fan. Check the specs and degree of blade angle and length of blades. And number of blades. You have probably already done this. I have seven blades on my porch fan, and I’m sitting under it right now, just south of Charlotte. And I love the charming design of your new PB home. Thank you for walking us through the build process.

Hello, dear Tina… I can’t believe how quickly your beautiful new house is coming along. I love gas lanterns – they add such charm to a home. BTW…. I LOVE my new silver pitcher. I put a picture of it on Instagram last week and also another one on my blog today. It is the perfect size. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and please thank Teddy again for picking my name.

Love your fan choices! It is so hard to find one with a pretty light kit. Fanimation has some nice ones with natural palm fronds but lights are not great. So much fun to follow along with your progress. We are hoping to break ground this summer , fingers crossed!!

Your house looks amazing and is moving along so quickly! Love your lanterns, Tina and I especially adore gas lanterns – so charming! Happy weekend ~

Could you please tell me the color on the teal door . Love the stone walls surrounding it as well

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