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Featured Item: Restoration Hardware Sconces

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

We have a pair of beautiful, in-the-box, Restoration Hardware sconces for sale on the site this week.   At $100 for the pair, they are a steal.


They would work well in a variety of rooms, but we like them best for a living room.  If you need lighting, but you are not sure what you would pair with these two, here is a little inspiration along with our shopping list.

West Elm, Serena & Lily, Restoration hardware, LaceField Designs

Shopping List
1.  Brahms Serena & Lily Herringbone Throw
2.  Round Chandelier
3.  Lacefield Designs Quince Velvet Pillow
4.  Lacefield Designs Calypso Pillow
5.  West Elm Low Bone Coffee Table
6.  West Elm Zig Zag Rug
7.  Restoration Hardware Linen Sofa


Office Decor Do-Over

My home office is pathetic.  It is located in a former porch that was enclosed by a previous owner.  It appears that it was a weekend DIY project because there is no insulation and the electrical work is makeshift, at best.  It is always 10 degrees warmer in my office than it is in the rest of our house.  So, while I am very happy to have a space of my own, it is in need of a major do-over and will be addressed during our renovation.
The good news is that in addition to a structural update, I will also be able to update the decor.  There are only two existing pieces that I plan to keep:  the Sarah Lamp from Stray Dog Designs (available here), which is one of my favorite pieces ever, and a West Elm white parsons desk (available here).
Clearly, I need many things.  I want to keep the big pieces neutral and add a few accent pieces to make it a little more interesting.  I love white, but it can start to feel too stark without a natural element.  I think the pieces below would do a nice job of combatting the stark feeling that I am trying to avoid.
serena & lily, west elm, room and board
Now for the accents.  If you have ever read one of my posts, you know I love orange.  So, I can’t resist bringing a little in.  What else?  A gray patterned drape and a gold-toned side table (to add a little bling and tie into the chandelier tone).
schumacher, serena & lily, kelly wearstler
We have a long way to go with the construction, but I can hardly wait until it is time to start decorating.
Shopping List

1.  Spindrift Paint
2.  Grace Chair
3.  Golden Mini Sputnik Chandelier
4.  Reclaimed Wood and Lacquer Buffet
5.  Natural Hide Rug
6.  Schumacher Hot House Flowers Pillow (available on Etsy )
7.  Serena & Lily St. Germain Side Table
8.  Kelly Wearstler Custom Curtains (available on Etsy)

Dining With Style: Spring Tabletop

Tory Burch, Lettuce Ware
Image courtesy of Toryburch.com
The new Lettuce Ware by Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch (available here) got me thinking about my own spring table.  Each spring, I love finding tabletop accent plates and bowls to liven up my plain white dinnerware.  This year, there are many, many great options.  From whimsical, to bold, to pastel ikat – it is difficult to pick just one.  Here are a few of my favorites.
accent plates, ikat, kate spade, west elm, sur la table

Shopping List
1.  Eiffel Tower Appetizer Plates
2.  Parisian Balloon Appetizer Plates
3.  Hopscotch Drive Party Plate 
4.  Greenwich Grove Tea Set
5.  Wickford Orchard Tidbit Plates
6.  Ikat Printed Bowls

I especially love the tea set; I’m hoping that it finds its way onto my table this year.