lighting that makes the space.

as these images demonstrate, lighting can really make or break a room. the right light can add drama or make a bold statement. i noticed when i was europe their use of an eclectic mix of lighting and how it really impacted my mood. one room i stayed in had probably five different lighting fixtures and not one matched, and yet it all worked fabulously together. i went hunting... 
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marseille’s pension edelweiss.

we arrived in marseille via the Saint-Charles train station, which was in all probability in close enough proximity to our pension to walk, but there were those pesky (and heavy) bags in tow not to mention a few hundred stairs. so you know, we hopped in a taxi from the train station as one does and somehow landed the grumpiest driver in town, because he practically told us... 
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trending: kitchen fixtures.

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography via style me pretty. there’s been a real focus and importance placed on kitchen lighting fixtures of late and the trend definitely has been leaning towards pendant lighting. it used to be that a lot of kitchen lighting was recessed but not anymore. i find myself wishing i was tom dixon, because man-o-man has he sold a lot of his lamps lately... 
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down under with ada & darcy.

i’m excited to share with you this brand new, and quite beautiful online store that launched last week called Ada and Darcy. based in Australia, owner kellie collis recently made the transition from corporate girl to retail store owner, creating Ada and Darcy, an online home decorating boutique, full of gorgeous bedding, lampshades, cushions, decorative pieces and furniture.... 
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