Monday, January 5, 2015

Lightbulb Inspiration

I saw this breathtaking room over the weekend.
Isn't it just so lovely?? It's part of Lindsay Brier's home tour in Traditional Home--and boom! just like that it helped me coalesce all the ideas banging around in my brain for the design of our dining room.


I've been wanting a larger area rug for under our dining table. Currently I have three open in the browser on my phone but it's this one from Home Decorators Collection that I keep coming back to. And it is on sale through today with free rug pad and free shipping. Most importantly, I think it would coordinate with all the other rugs on our first floor including the teal one in the foyer and the blue & white pattern in the keep.

I've also been toying with different ideas for a more statement-making light fixture over the table. I was practically convinced that I wanted this one. Last December, though, I saw this chrome sputnik chandelier; available online here. Thanks to the inspiration room, I'm back to thinking the sputnik would be de*light*ful over our table.

Then maybe a little Benjamin Moore Hale Navy on the wood-paneled walls, lots of zhushing...and voila! From inspiration to reality. It doesn't take a lot to make a statement.

In other news, it is extremely cold and snowy here in Michigan today (everywhere?? My news feed said it is 15 degrees in Atlanta?!) All of my fears about not getting a "real" winter after our green Christmas are now out the window!


  1. I just pinned a similar light that I saw at lowes. I just love it.

  2. So funny because I've pinned that same rug and keep lingering over it. I couldn't sell my husband on it for our living room though. I hope to see it in your dining room! It all sounds gorgeous.


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