Archive for the ‘lighting’ Category

Yellow Lamp

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I cleaned up and rewired the big yellow lamp to swag in the living room over the coffee table.

Shazzzam! Hit of color in an oh so neutral space.



Loving it.

Over easy

Monday, August 24th, 2009

My big yellow lamp from ebay arrived. And it is BIG.

It needs a little more work than inferred on the ebay listing, which is annoying and seems to keep happening to me. The last three things I’ve gotten have arrived filthy, not well packed and way more damaged than described. Makes me want to stop shopping ebay.

For $9.99 and $25.81 shipping its not too bad and makes a BIG statement. Although it probably does need another $10 in new wiring and bits.

I didn’t really think too far ahead about where this big bad boy would actually go.

Hmmmm. My design plan with the house so far seems to be:

-Buy crap I like.
-Figure it out later.

Which would probably horrify any real interior designer.

I really dig this lamp and imagine it will end up swagged on the covered patio over the “dining table” that is planned but not actually constructed. Yup, this patio which still looks just like that pic taken in June. Ugh.


Friday, July 31st, 2009

The dining room hutch vignette got some updating in honor of the freshly installed dining room chairs.

I pulled together some of my vintage ceramic collection comprised of muted tones to play off the parchment color of the Eames chairs, the warm teak of the dining table/hutch and amber tones of the vintage Danish ceiling light.

The dining room is now very monochromatic and pulled together in a minimalist style that I’m usually not very comfortable with…like neutral and rustic or something. Those words would have NEVER described my design sensibilities in my head – but I hope that it all turned out looking surprisingly sophisticated.

I’m not a huge fan of taupe, beige or the typically ascribed go-to safe neutral colors, but recently I’ve been digging a more subtle and minimal pallet. I’d still love to find a GIANT Bumling light in red or some bold color to really make a big impact above the table.

I’m dubbing the dining room: AKA Brown Town. For now…till it changes again, as it always does.

Oh god, I just went back in the archives to see what the dining room used to look like when we first moved in. Yuck, what a hot mess.