guess who’s coming to dinner?


you’re all invited! here’s a look at the dining room of my new cottage dwelling at present state — again still kind of a work in progress so all comments are welcome. this room was a total man cave. woven wood blinds on the windows covering up all that nice light and brown-beige paint and wall-to-wall really gross carpet. we painted it with sherwin williams... 
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that old black magic.


i’ve been coveting one of these long arm, mid-century modern looking black lamps for some time now. there’s so many variations on these — i think one of serge mouill iconic fixtures would make me happiest of all, but i’d be happy let any one of these bright lights shine their goodness upon me. clockwise, l to r: jason koharik lamp via lawson-fleming;... 
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put a pom-pom on it.


the september issue of martha stewart living has the cutest diy feature all about the pom-pom. my favorite has got to be this pendant lamp shade with the sweet, unexpected pom-pom’s dangling from it. so cute, but yet not overly so, wouldn’t you say? i might so far as to say these are quite sophisticated pom-poms, at that! the bedspread below is pretty brilliant... 
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schoolhouse rocks.


i am so very honored that the wonderful lighting company schoolhouse electric co. (one of my sponsors) chose to feature my dining nook in their brand new celestial collection catalog. i have schoolhouse’s satellite pendant lamp with the pretty metallic bulbs and i love it. it’s got just that right amount of modern sprocket lamp look, and it’s even on dimmers.... 
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