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My Favorite Designer Light

When I design I try to look at all aspects of a room. I especially try to design a room to have some visual interest by incorporating a three dimensional look or to add architectural interest. One way to achieve this is by adding my favorite light the library sconce.

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This light is a spin off of the traditional swing arm sconce which is found mainly in bedrooms. However, the library sconce has broken the mold and can be used in many different rooms of your house. My favorite place to install these lights are in the kitchen positioned over a sink or over some cabinetry. Many people love the look of these sconces over their bookshelves. Try repeating them several times to make a huge design statement which I personally love. They come in an array of finishes and are even now being produced with clear shades as well. Don't forget to take a look around your home and figure out a way to incorporate these into your space. I think you will be thrilled with the look.

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How to Create a Modern Farmhouse Bathroom

What are the design elements that go into creating these super popular bathrooms? Let's take a look at some inspiring pictures and break down the essentials of Modern Farmhouse design.

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Okay so let's break it down. Great farmhouse design comes from masterfully combining elements. These pictures are full of great examples. Let's start with an amazing vanity, full of texture, patina, and color. Add interesting lighting, a great tile floor and then move on to details. Details such as a gorgeous free standing tub, super cool mirrors, shiplap and moulding or a combination of all of the above. Adding in those great accessories is the icing on the cake. A stunning bathroom that will add beauty and value to your home.

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Industrial Flare Bathrooms

The industrial look is gaining a lot of popularity in the design world. With its rich colors and textures, the look is truly stunning.

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If you are trying to achieve an industrial flare in your bathroom, start with some rustic wood tones in the vanity. Subway tile with dark grout is a staple of the industrial look. You will also find a lot of iron metallics in the light fixtures, plumbing, and even on the shower frame. Black and white are very popular color choices. There are also great industrial light fixtures on the market that can add the perfect finishing touch to your new bathroom.

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Lighting Love

At Decorator Girl, Melissa and I are often asked to help source lighting for our clients. It can be overwhelming with all the different options and finishes that lighting companies now offer. Today, I would like to just show a couple of my favorites from one particular company... Circa Lighting.

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Established in 1996 in Savannah, Georgia, Circa Lighting offers a great selection of design styles in a variety of finishes. Many of the chandeliers showcased above come in at least one other finish color. Circa has managed to take some traditional chandeliers and add a bit of a twist to their design. That is a win for me because it still maintains it's classic look. So when you can't seem to find the perfect fixture for your space, check out Circa Lighting. I think you will be glad you did. Their website is: www.circalighting.com

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Seeing Double

I love to design things a bit differently than most. I like to think outside the box and create a classic look for my clients. Honestly, it depends totally on the space or the vibe I am trying to achieve in the room. One thing is for sure though... I love twin light fixtures!

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The diameter of the fixture in relation to the room, table, or island is obviously important. The scale definitely has to be appropriate for the space. Once the practical considerations are taken then it's all about shopping for the right chandeliers, oversized pendants, lanterns or whatever you love. Use online sources and check out visual boards on Pinterest or Houzz to see if you get inspired to take on this lighting project.  I think you will be thrilled with the result.

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Sensational Sconces

You might ask why would I devote an entire blog to writing about sconces but the reason is quite simple… they add an immediate design statement to any room.

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What's the big deal about sconces? I love to incorporate them into my designs because they have the ability to add light and dimension to spaces. When I am thinking about a space, I try to figure out how I can avoid having a flat wall. Unlike table lamps, sconces can be placed in certain areas that not only need light but also might need some architectural interest like an entry hall wall. So next time you are trying to change things up a bit, consider using a fantastic pair of wall sconces. Any finish or any shape will be amazing in your space!

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Oh My Graycious

As I am sure you have come to realize, gray is here to stay. It is the new darling of the design industry. If you are contemplating an upcoming bathroom remodel, now is time to consider using gray as the dominate color.

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I consult with clients on quite a few bathroom remodel projects. When I ask them to give me an idea of what they would like to see in their new bathroom, the two most common responses are gray and a free standing tub. Above are a few great examples of some beautiful gray bathrooms. Notice the details of gray mixed with brass or gray mixed with chrome. You also can pull through just a hint of gray with some tile selections or make a greater impact by purchasing gray cabinetry.  What ever your personal choice, mixing gray into your bathroom is a smart design decision… especially when it comes to reselling your home.

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