The Dreaded “Boob Light”

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I cannot tell you how many time I have walked through a new construction home and seen one (or several) of these boob lights staring at me from the ceiling.  I totally understand that builders and developers operate on a very strict budget and these are super cheap, but I’ve even seen them installed in multi-million dollar homes too, which is just inexcusable at that price point! Bad lighting can date a room faster than anything, so replacing these fixtures is always a good idea no matter what age or style home you have.  Good looking flushmounts are somewhat hard to find, especially on a budget, but certainly not impossible! Here are some finds that don’t break the bank and look a whole lot better than something with a nipple.

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And if you want to invest in a flashy, gorgeous flushmount here are some options as well:

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Amazing Etsy Lighting

There are a lot of gorgeous light fixtures out there- many of which are so absurdly expensive.  I’d LOVE to have me a Lindsey Adelman fixture in my house, but seeing as they are as much as a car, that won’t be happening.  But there are so many artisans who make similar style works on Etsy- and THEN some, as it turns out! Here’s a fun roundup of some of the incredible fixtures you can find on the site:
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Massive Brass Sconce Roundup!

I spend a lot of time every day sourcing lighting for my clients, as of late most of them have begun sharing my love of brass fixtures- particularly sconces! So I thought I’d do a round up of tons of my favorite brass sconces. If there are any other products you’d be interested in me doing roundup of please let me know below in the comments!

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Timeless Classics from Williams Sonoma Home.

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When working with our clients, we have a key “library” of online retailers we like to source from.  Some are very affordable, others a little more expensive, but all offering a wide variety of styles we mix and match to create custom looks for each space we work on.  One of our most consistent sources is Williams-Sonoma Home.  Higher-end than company siblings Pottery Barn and West Elm, this resource is wonderful for all traditional-meets-modern pieces that will last the test of time (both in style and quality).  Their styled spaces online are fantastic for inspiration too. So I was psyched when they asked to partner with me to show off my most favorite selections-from cashmere throws to canopy beds!  Plus right now they are offering 20% off bedding and bath and a clearance sale with up to 75% off.
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Lighting Roundup

Lighting is one of the most important parts of decorating- both for the way your space is illuminated (functionally and mood-wise) and because fixtures can make such a big statement in a space.  There are cool new items coming out all the time so I thought I;d round up some of my favorite new fixtures found at some of my go-to online shopping sites for such things: Circa Lighting, Shades of Light, West Elm, Laura U, Rejuvenation and even Etsy!

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