OK onto things I am loving this Thursday.........(besides those gorgeous lamps up there)
LIGHTING. I have been looking at a lot of lighting lately as well. Right now we are just trying to make decisions on the absolute essentials, some sconces for the bathrooms, the hallways, and the exterior lighting. I have found some beautiful things....here are some of my top picks this week, too many gorgeous things to narrow it down..have a favorite?
SCONCES AND LANTERNS FOR HALLWAYS AND KITCHEN LIGHTING
This is going to the library powder room, am having a custom floor of a gold marble with brown and rust accents to match....when I get sample will post, its going to be tres jolie!
I just thought this is so pretty for a ladies bathroom...very soft powdery pale gray/blue/green
This is a classic from Stark, also great for a dressing area or ladies bathroom
BLACK ISLANDS. OK, if you have been coming here for any length of time you know by now that I have a "thing" for black cabinetry. So I have been obsessing over just the right black with just the right shine, etc....thankfully there are oodles and oodles of online inspiration and forget about the massive mounting towering collection of magazines and books that is taking over my side of the bed....all in the pursuit of good design! So here are a few "black inspirations", its easy to see why I am so drawn to it right? So elegant and old world......
My bathroom tile
A gorgeous border
Thinking of this as a border
Love this..what a work of art!
BLUE AND WHITE. Love blue and white and nothing beats walking into a crisp room done in all navy and white. I want to have a room solely in blue and white, so am thinking a guest room. Here are some inspirations...Mom and Dad hope you approve! I know they will because my very talented mother has a spectacular blue and white guest room herself that is exquisite, will have to include a picture here one day...its that pretty. Don't you agree...there is something so elegantly understated and classic about a room done in navy and white.
CHIPPENDALE MIRROR. What is more stately and regal looking than a Chippendale mirror The one pictured happens to be an antique, but I would like to buy one,new or old and have it in the main hallway off the foyer under a beautiful chest. That way its in a highly visible place for all to see....they are beautiful and so elegant.
AN AMAZING MOVIE. Who doesn't like a great captivating, sit on the edge of your seats movie? Well, look no more..if you have even a tiny little droplet of interest in art, you will be completely taken with this documentary that is based upon the story of eccentric Dr.Alfred Barnes and his astonishing billion dollar art collection known to be the most valuable in the entire world, that he acquired at a time when the art he was collecting was not coveted as it was today. He was a true visionary in every sense.This story reveals the outrageous and stomach turning events on how the highest political, social and cultural establishments worked in a tangled greedy corrupt web to take it away and call their own. I promise you this is one amazing story...I have seen it four times and counting. Its THAT good. Netflix now carries it....anything that made me immediately look up when the next demonstration was in Philadelphia to see if I could be a part of it, you know it has to be powerful ( Case in point....I have never participated in a demonstration in my life, but would make an exception for this)
Well, folks that's about it for today. Gives me enough to smile about. Hope you have an enchanting day...and do share if any thing here struck a chord with you or if there is something that you're particularly excited about this week!