Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Vintage Lighting: Ceiling Pendants

Recently I've come across a few different companies that offer great looking vintage inspired lighting. I love mixing vintage and contemporary pieces to create an eclectic look. These ceiling pendants are the perfect way to incorporate a vintage element into your space. Whether you want to add a pop of color or achieve the latest trend of mixing metals, these options are quality pieces that won't break the bank. Hang two or three of the same style over your kitchen island to give the entire room a new look.

Photo: Barn Light Electric
Photo: Rejuvenation
Photo: Rejuvenation
Photo: Restoration Hardware
Photo: Restoration Hardware
Photo: Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

White Wood Floors

Lighten up a space by refinishing old wood floors with white paint. This look is particularly fitting for a vacation or beach home, yet timeless enough for a year-round residence. Rooms are instantly brightened, and take on a casual, comfortable feel. Pair with traditional or country furniture for a more feminine feel, or add contrast with simpler more modern pieces.

Photo: Design Is Mine
Photo: Row House Nest
Photo: Shelterness
Photo: Shelterness
Photo: Take Sunset

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Painted Window Frames

A relatively quick and easy way to add major impact to a space is to paint the window frames a color that coordinates with the rest of the room. This will brighten any space and turn your windows into more of a focal point. Windows are an architectural element of a room that should be highlighted, not always hidden by drapes.

Photo: Apartment Therapy
Photo: Love Nordic
Photo: Decoist
Photo: Dwellers Without Decorators

Photo: Happy Habitat

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Map Decor

Incorporating maps into your home's decor is a fun way to add color and interest. Go bold and opt for a map wallpaper or large wall sticker. Or get crafty and create your own wallcovering by hanging up multiple, overlapping maps. If you're not quite ready to commit to map-covered walls, try incorporating maps into your decor in a smaller way. A piece of furniture, a string of garland, or a throw pillow are all easy ways to adopt this trend.

Photo: Down That Little Lane
Photo: Etsy, Vintage and Nostalgia
Photo: Not on The High Street
Photo: Row House Nest
Photo: Spoonflower