Welcome to Your Week {22}

Welcome to your week!  Another great entrance for you today, but the exterior lighting on this home is taking center stage over the doors.  The Baxter Wall from Urban Electric Co. has a very clean and modern design.  Isn’t it just fabulous?


The color combination of the Baxter Wall shown here is a Seashell White Powder Coat with Phillipsburg Blue and Clear Glass.


I am going to be sharing some other great choices when it comes to exterior lighting soon, so stay tuned!  Have you used any lighting on your own exterior that you have loved?

Best of Houzz 2013

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I was excited to find out that our Fresh Colonial bathroom was voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2013 awards!  A big thank you to all those who added this bathroom to their personal ideabooks!   Houzz is such a great resource for design ideas and inspiration for homeowners.  If you haven’t already, you should definitely spend some time browsing their millions of design images!


The most frequently asked questions about this bathroom are the sources for the tile and the sconces.  In case you are wondering as well, the tile is by Walker Zanger :: Vintage Glass, Zinc Matte in a 1″ x 1″ Mosaic.  The lovely sconces are the Petal Sconces from Circa Lighting.

That Lamp

A friend was shopping for lamps recently and asked about the one we used in the Red Hawk Master Bedroom.  The lamp is from Arteriors and is one of my favorites.  It was a wonderful way to add just the right amount of color to this mostly neutral room.


Topher Aqua Irregular Banded Glass Lamp :: Arteriors


If you are a fan of this lamp, then you just might enjoy the lamps below as well.


Sonia Soft Cyan Blown Glass Lamp :: Arteriors


Regina Andrew Lighting Aqua Glass Ripple Lamp :: Layla Grace


Candace Turquoise Table Lamp :: Emporium Home


Jamie Young Lighting Table Lamp Base Gourd Aqua :: Layla Grace


Paulette Lamp in Aqua Cased Glass :: Shop|ten|25


Ely Aqua Glass Lamp :: Shop|ten|25


Have you come across any colorful lamps lately that you are loving?

Lighting with Lanterns

I thought it was about time for an inspiration post.  Great lighting has such an impact on a space and I’m loving all the lanterns I keep seeing everywhere.  The kitchen may seem like an unexpected place for two lanterns, which makes it all the more inviting.

A lantern in the entry way is always a perfect fit, but try playing with the scale or shape.

Lanterns can also be painted to compliment the room’s color scheme.

Don’t be afraid to group them and create an even more impressive lighting display.

A lantern in a guestroom can bring an element of charm to the space.

Even simple lanterns in the right color can be all you need.


Tomorrow I will share some of my favorite lanterns at the current moment.  Stay tuned!


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Red Hawk Preview

We recently finished up the Red Hawk model home with the amazing Holmes Builders.  I’ve been so excited to share this little teaser of what we have been working on with you.


The model is now open and would be the perfect place to stop if you are out and about this weekend.  It is located at 122 Blackburn Drive in Coppell.  Here is a map to help you find it.  If you do make it out there, I’d love to hear what you think!

Public Hotel Chicago

We had the pleasure of staying at the Public Hotel in Chicago over the holiday weekend.  I was so enamored with the design of this hotel that I could not help but share all the fabulous details via Instagram.  We loved morning lattes in the lounge. The fixtures in The Pump Room were probably some of the most creative uses of lighting I’ve seen. Definitely a must see spot the next time you’re in Chicago!


Just in case you missed out, here are a few more photos to give you a taste of the hotel’s sophisticated style.

Images via Instagram and Public Hotel