Entries in lighting (6)


Decor from an Unexpected Source, Part 2

Awhile ago I posted about great decor finds from an unlikely store - Pottery Barn Kids.  I thought I'd revisit this post idea after coming across a fun lamp at Land of Nod.  I checked out other items & found a lot of things that would work for spaces beyond kids rooms.  

Here are my favorites:


This lamp also comes in blue & pink!

All items found at 

Have you come across any unexpected sources for home decor?


Modern Chandy Lighting - Love!

These super modern-yet-minimalist, deconstructed chandeliers came across my inbox in Wednesday's email.  They're on sale through Fab for the next week, but if you miss the window you can also buy them through their etsy shop.

Their modern, chic light fixtures are made from reclaimed wood & lamp parts.  All bulbs are standard base & can easily be replaced with a trip to the grocery or hardware store - bonus!  

Through the Fab sale, they range in price from $330 - $1,000.  Great prices for one of a kind, hand made chandeliers.  I love our current chandelier, but will be keeping them on our radar should we move.  If were were still in the loft in River North, I would have bought one of these FOR SURE!


DIY Chandelier?

Our bathroom renovation is almost complete (I will share more pictures this week!)!  One thing that needs SERIOUS updating is the horrendous track lighting that takes outdoor flood lights.  

(don't worry - those dated globe bulbs are gone-zo!)

The door swings directly under the junction box to the fixture which means we only have around 7 1/2" of clearance for a ceiling fixture.  I really don't care for track lighting and would like something a little different.  Something crystal.

I would love something like this, but that something would be longer & narrow and NOT $1,500.

I have a ton of crystal chandelier strands leftover from our dining room fixture and think this is something that I could manage to DIY.  The biggest challenge will be finding/making a frame to hang the crystals from & I am not really sure where to start with that...

Research begins...NOW!


Great Lamps, Great Price

I was wandering the home aisles at Target today and came across these great, statement making lamps.  Similar to much more expensive alternatives at Crate & Barrel, I suggest picking up two of them to bookend your bed or sofa!

I've done a couple of rooms using similar cool jewel tones recently & these would be right at home on the design board.  They're $20 each - what a steal!


Keep Looking!

My friend sent me an email with a chandelier that she liked from Pottery Barn.  She didn't like the $300 price tag (understandable!), so she asked me if I could find something similar.

Imagine my surprise when, 5 minutes of googling later, I came across it's (much cheaper) doppelganger!  Just another lesson to all of you out there: if you see something, start searching!  More than likely the product will exist somewhere else and, oftentimes, cost less.

Pottery Barn:

While the styling may not be as pretty as PB, this light from Overstock is:

She happily snapped it up for over $100 less!

Have you seen any home doppelgangers lately?