Archive for the ‘lighting’ Category

Sponsor Welcome: Circa Lighting

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

There are some vendors that we use over and over again in our daily work at EGD, and Circa Lighting is certainly one of them. So when they asked to become a sponsor I could not think of anything more natural. Their massive and gorgeous collection of lighting is astounding and a designer favorite the world over.  I think it’s an invaluable resource for everyone to have in their back pocket for times of lighting need- here are some of my favorites:

Flush Mounts: An attractive flush mount fixture IS possible! I used the classic star in my entryway (but am way in love with the NEW multi-point star!) I also used the small Paris Flea Market on my closet ceiling recently and it’s so girly and charming.

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(my closet ceiling)

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Chandeliers & Pendants: There are so many good ones here- from kitchen pendants to dramatic dining room chandeliers. We LOVE the classic, antique looking Paris Flea Market Chandelier at EGD, and of course the Hicks pendants (the two tone I used in my kitchen, and have since moved them into the mudroom on a short chain as a ceiling fixture!)

 

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Sconces:  Sconces are really important in bath lighting, but also in other areas of the house. There are SO many to love- from the classic Bryant I have in my bathroom to the Boston Library Sconce with it’s fab arched arm (and name!) Modern or traditional, there are a ton of options.

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Floor Lamps: I am still DYING DYING DYING over Aerin Lauder’s floor lamp and I will have it someday for my living room.

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Table Lamps:

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On My Radar: New Finds from Target & West Elm

Monday, September 30th, 2013

These days there is no excuse for bad decor since there is SO MUCH good design going on at retail stores all over.  Here are my current faves from two I shop at constantly: Target and West Elm.

I have loved every collection that Nate Berkus has released with Target thus far, but this one may take the cake!  Done almost entirely in my favorite palette of black, gold, wood and white I am ALL OVER these great finds.

I’m thinking these brass and stone modern lamps would look awesome in our new office.  And this pillow is all sorts of hot stuff.

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LOVE this gold framed accent table, it look a hell of a lot more expensive then it is.  For more of a natural look try this woven stool.

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A super hip two tone mirror and gold accent piece perfect for dressing up a bookshelf or console table.

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A pair of folding metal campaign stools are great for the end of a bed or under a console table, and this gold candelabra would make a great centerpiece on a dining table in lieu of flowers.

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These faux marble trays and this faux bone inlay frame are fabulous accents for any space.

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And while we’re talking about Target, check out these other insanely great items from their Threshold line.  High style at a low price.  For example, a brass and wood bar cart for under $130 and a leather strap mirror for under $25.

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Totally crazy about these two side tables- both the brass and wood and brass wire.

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How about this sleek wood octagon mirror and gold based gourd lamp??

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And now onto West Elm, which is KILLING it right now too with their new releases! I mean, I can;t tell you how many time I sat up and yelled “SO GOOD!” while perusing the site.

First and foremost, these nailhead pieces, side table and dresser- DYYYYIIINNNNG.

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I was SO pumped to see they partnered with Boston based furniture maker Richard Watson to make an affordable version of his INCREDIBLE highboy (right) which I have been lusting after since seeing it at the gorgeous Beacon Hill shop Good.  Someday I will have one.

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A great daybed perfect for a space that serves double duty, like an office/guest room and a bar that look like perhaps it was vintage.

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AWESOME capiz shell fixtures that would look amazing above this wood dining table.

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LOVE the mid-century collection- especially the new black and brass pieces like the desk and dresser.

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LOVE this brass and black floor lamp, may have to get for my house. Also these simple stripe throws are great.

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Everyone needs a furry throw for fall and winter- faux fur or mongolian lamb adds great texture to your decor (and my dogs are obsessed with snuggling on mine).

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How sculptural and cool is this towel rack???? And these toasters with wood panels???

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Totally getting this gold rimmed jewelry box for my new dresser, absolutely gorgeous way to display your trinkets. For a bit of bling elsewhere, his gilded pillow will do.

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You all know I can’t say no to a good stripe- these wool pillows and bedding (not new, but rather re-released) are so awesome.

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Love the gold bottom weekender with stripes (kind of made for me) and this little anchor oven mit!!!!

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Designing Women: Celerie & Aerin’s New Collections

Monday, July 15th, 2013

As a designer I can’t help think about someday doing my own line of products- furniture, fabric, rug and home accessories.  Many, many designers before me have done this very successfully and they only keep coming- here are two more new releases I’m loving:

Aerin Lauder’s line for Visual Comfort (can be purchased through Circa Lighting for those not in the trade):

I am completely obsessed with every variation of this fixture- it’s very reminiscent of the much, much pricier Serge Mouille lights and I love the brass accents! Perfect for my living room in black!

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Love the white one for beside a bed!

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This blue number would be amazing in a modern beach house!

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Superstar interior designer Celerie Kemble also released a line of furnishings with Henredon furniture and I’m loving the vintage inspired look to some of the pieces!

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Team EGD’s Summer Picks!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

My company may be called Erin Gates Design, but it’s certainly isn’t a one woman show.  I have two awesome ladies helping me out- my right hand woman Lindsey, whose been with me over three years and does anything and everything (I like to refer to her as “the unicorn” because she can do billing and design a room with equal skill, which is rare).  And recently we welcomed Allison to the team to assist with lots of stuff as well as helping get this books done. She is also a blogger, so pop on over to her site too!

Both these ladies have great taste and so I wanted to start sharing what is on THEIR wishlists these days! I pretty much also want everything they do, so it goes to show our team is on the same wavelength!

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top // pillows // lamp // ring // painting // barstool // dress // coral dresser // salad servers // desk (only $119!)

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Music (Civil Wars, Lumineers, Vampire Weekend) // Maison Gray print // towel // sunglasses // top // weekender // dress // drink jars // sunscreen // book

The Pretty/ Ugly Lamp Debate

Monday, May 13th, 2013

I have got to finish up my house. While my dining chair choice is giving me ulcers, I have one purchase I think I can finalize soon…. a floor lamp for the living room. Specifically this corner:

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The basket will move and a floor lamp will live there as we need more light in this space until we save up to do recessed lighting in here later on.  I have been hemming and hawing about what style lamp to buy but find myself totally attracted to the statement that french designer Serge Mouille’s lamps make in a space.  I have a lot of brass in here right now, so something decidedly NON metallic would be great.  But sometimes I see these lights independently and think “they are kind of ugly.” They are the definition of ugly/pretty.  They look like insects or something, yet they can totally elevate a space from boring to AWESOME.

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This application of sconces makes me think “aliens coming to attack this child and bring her back to the mothership”

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These two are the real deal Mouille fixtures on 1st Dibs- the floor lamp going for a cool $2,911,  and the ceiling fixture will set you back over six grand. Yowzers. So not in my budget. Not even remotely.

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Michelle Adams’ apartment featured what I thought was a Mouille lamps but turns out it’s a great replica that will only cost you $575. So we’re back in the game!

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From White on White the Praying Mantis lamp (see, I told you it was insect-like) looks almost identical. I think it’s too big though, I’d totally love a single version of this in my space.

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Other lamps in the running:

This one from White on White too. Might also be too big though. And a lot of brass.

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I love love love love this lamp too. The desktop version is sick too. The clear glass would be great in front of that window!

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And this one. Kinda great, right?

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or do I just go simple and classic?

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