April 23, 2014

My Favorite Flush Mount Lighting

I was sourcing flush mount lighting for an e-design client the other day, and I couldn't help but notice that there are so many chic options out there right now! I wanted to share a few of my favorites, and encourage you to think outside of the boob light. You know what I'm talking about.
Flush Mount lighting
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Aren't they just gorgeous? I need that Aerin light in my life. But if none of these float your boat, why not DIY your own? Two of my favorite talented ladies did and I think they look fab.

Do those look DIY? I don't think so. If I can get my ORC office light installed today, I'll be sharing that tomorrow as well! Stay tuned :)

In other news, my life is crazy right now. I'm going to go around the house and take photos of every room as-is before I start packing my life away so I can do one final home tour before we move. I am trying not to get discouraged about the fact that I thought I would have so much more finished in this house by this point. The years just slip by...so, so quickly. I'm getting nostalgic just thinking about everything we've done in this house. On the other hand, I am giddy about the idea of a brand new space to decorate! It's a catch-22. I'm just trying to savor every last moment we have here while we still can! And by savor, I mean drink bottles and bottle of wine as I haphazardly wrap dishes in newspaper for packing. That's what I call a win-win. 

PS- there are still two days left to enter the giveaway from Stuck on Hue! Make sure you enter to win a very fabulous (leopard?) pillow. Good luck!

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April 18, 2014

Friday Favorites and a Giveaway!

Happy Friday, friends! This week has been so long. H and I have been working on projects like crazy to get the house ready to show to potential renters next week, and I am exhausted. I've been mentally escaping from the endless to do lists and building myself a lust list on Pinterest, because what I reeeeally need to be doing right now is shopping (yeah, right). Here are a few things that I'm loving lately!

Friday Favorites

1. I love this Kate Spade necklace. Perfect for both Spring and Summer!

2. Speaking of summer, I need this beach towel.

3. I recently signed up for Ipsy (I love it!) and I received a sample of Benefit's Lollitint in last month's box. It's the perfect lip stain, and it also looks great on cheeks! Definitely going to be buying the full size version.

4. This bag is on my bag list. One day. Also, please tell me you have a bag list, right?

5. Target is selling a pretty set of gold flatware that is similar but less expensive than West Elm's version.

In other news, I might have hinted that you were in for a treat today...and you ARE! Remember that lovely leopard pillow that I shared yesterday is from a beautiful Etsy shop called Stuck on Hue. The shop's owner, Hollie, is so sweet and so talented. She sent me this leopard pillow to use in my One Room Challenge, but to be honest, I had a hard time choosing which pillow I wanted! There are so many good ones.

And guess what?! Hollie is giving away a $50 credit towards a pillow of your choice from her shop! So that way, if you win, you can have as much trouble deciding as I did :) Enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good news! Hollie is also offering 10% off all orders until April 30th with the code BURLAPANDLACE. Exciting right? Good luck, and happy weekend!

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April 17, 2014

ORC: Week 3 | Making Progress

I can't believe that it's Week 3 of the One Room Challenge! After getting the upstairs carpet replaced last week, I moved all of the furniture back into the space. I'm still not sure on furniture placement yet, but I'm really loving my desk on the opposite wall than I had originally planned, so I'll keep you posted on that. Here's what it currently looks like:

Messy. #keepingitreal

I couldn't even be bothered to close the drawer for a photo. You're welcome.

I had been working on some art before the ORC even started. Here's what I'm working with so far. I snagged a large frame from Ikea that was being discontinued and on clearance for $6, found a photo of Brigitte Bardot, and sent it to Staples for printing. Since I wanted it to be black and white, I chose to get it blown up as an engineering print, which was less than $2. I love how it turned out! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I painted this little abstract painting a few months ago. It reminds me of the art inspiration that I shared in Week One!

I've also been hoarding this vintage milk glass light fixture for a few months, knowing that it was going to go in the office. The brass was tarnished, but it was only $3 at a Habitat ReStore.

It polished right up with a little bit of elbow grease and some Brasso! (between this and the campaign dresser hardware, I'm going to have a hand cramp for weeks).

Thanks for all of your suggestions on last week's post about fixing scuffs on bamboo. A few of you suggested using Restor-A-Finish, and I happened to have some on hand, so I gave it a go. Since it was a dark walnut color, I only used it lightly on the desk chair.

It worked like a charm!

I also used it on the pink tufted bamboo bench I'm planning on using in the room. I applied it with a heavier hand since the color of the wood is a little darker than the desk chair. Here's what it looked like before:

and after:

Amazing, right? I also gathered a few pillows that I'm planning to use in the space. Isn't that leopard one great? It's from an Etsy shop called Stuck on Hue...make sure to come back tomorrow for a little treat! Trust me...you won't want to miss it! ;)

This week, I'm planning on spiffing up my inspiration board and nailing down the furniture placement. I also have a DIY planned for the bookshelf, and maybe even some news in the table department! Make sure to check back next week!




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