Things We Love: Living Room Lighting

statement lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Good morning, chic readers! We all know the living room is one of the most important spaces in any house, the place where we gather as a family, where we host friends, where we come back together after a long day out in the world to refresh and regroup before we do it all again. One of our favorite ways to make a statement in any space is with chic, unforgettable lighting. Whether modern or more traditional, dark ironwork or shiny gold, there’s the right statement lighting for any living room space. Check out a few of our favorite examples of beautiful lighting that can make your space sing. 

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Leta Austin Foster

 

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Architectural Digest

 

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Groves & Co via Dering Hall

 

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Groves & Co via Dering Hall

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

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Metcalfe Design

 

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Architectural Digest

 

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SFC&G

 

statement lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

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Architectural Digest

 

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The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC 

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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Preparing the Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

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Lighting to Love

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The Secret to Southern Charm

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September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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Things We Love: Making a Grand Entrance

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Robert A.M. Stern

 

 From an evening gown to a perfect floral arrangement, an entrance is sort of like a first impression: You only get one chance to make it.

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Donald Lococo Architect

 

 A round table is one of our favorite ways to make a statement in the foyer.

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Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

Paired with the perfect flowers — and, of course, the right statement lighting — it’s a piece that is as versatile as it is lovely.

wood grand entrance
Ken Gemes Interiors

 

 In a pinch, we love the idea of pulling chairs up to an entrance hall table for extra seating at a dinner party.

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Donald Lococo Architect

 

 You know we always love decorating with books. The entrance hall table is no exception!

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Catalano Architect and Interiors

 

 Beyond that crucial table, so many other elements can absolutely make an entrance. The right rug…Woodwork for miles…

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Historical Concepts

 

And, of course, a show-stopping chandelier.

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LDa Architecture

 

 And if you have a spectacular view? Don’t forget to flaunt it!

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LIsa Sherry Interiors

 

 Something a little bit unexpected can certainly make an entrance pop — whether it’s cozy furniture or a bold paint choice.

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Anne Decker ArchitectGordon Beall Photography

 

 And a fun pattern on the floor adds instant interest, as does a fabulous arch!

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Lisa Sherry Interiors

 

Cool art is instantly eye-catching and we love a seagrass rug for creating a less dressy feel.

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Symmetry isn’t required for making an entrance, but a special pair can take a foyer up a notch.

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Eric Piasecki

 

 And, sometimes, the loudest statements are the simplest of all.

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Ralph Lauren

 

 Tables and lighting, accessories and flooring are all great ways to make an entrance. But nothing says, “welcome” quite like filling your home with things (and people) you love! And if you have puppies, so much the better!

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope it’s a wonderful one!


the secret to southern charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

Things We Love: Hanging Lanterns

hanging lanterns
Lee Ann Thornton

Lanterns have played an important part in our nation’s history ever since the whole “one if by land, two if by sea,” Paul Revere thing. (Which would be super easy to reenact on this front porch!) But, if you ask us, these lighting staples are far from out of date! 

hanging lanterns in the living-room
Lee Ann Thornton

Statement lighting is a trend that, to us, is always in style. For a traditional feel whose style keeps hanging around (pun intended), look no further than lanterns. 

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Anne Decker Architect

In an open floor plan, a large lantern like this one becomes a major focal point.

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Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

If the typical lantern seems too staid for your home, we love a good play on the staple. Fun takes on shape make the look fresh and fun.

hanging lanterns gold
Alyssa Rosenheck

And adding a hint of gold ups the glamour quotient on any piece.

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Elizabeth Schmidt DesignJ Werner Straube Photography

You know we love a little whimsical flair, and these lanterns really deliver that. They remind us of something out of a Dr. Seuss book–a really chic Dr. Seuss book, that is.

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S.B Long Interiors

But, sometimes, you need your lighting to hang quietly, to make a softer, subtler statement.

hanging lanterns bedroom
Lee Ann Thornton

For those times, a wood lantern delivers an organic feel that complements the room perfectly.

hanging lanterns wood
Wm. B. Litchfield Design

An older home generally calls for a certain look. And these lanterns add a particular antique feel.

hanging lanterns porch
Lisa Sherry Design

There’s nothing like dining by the glow of candlelight. If you’re dining by the glow of candlelight outside, all the better! 

Today is the first day of summer so dining like this for months on end is all we can think about!

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The Secret to Southern Charm

TALK AND SIGNING

If you are in the Raleigh area, I will be at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, June 21 at 11am for a TALK and SIGNING with the fabulous Mary Alice Monroe. We would LOVE to see you there!

 

More The Secret to Southern Charm Events

 

June 21: Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 11 am, Talk and Signing with Mary Alice Monroe

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

Things We Love: Flush Mount Lighting

flush mount lighting in foyer
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

We used to think that flush mount lighting was only for low ceilings, you know, those spaces that could quite handle a big chandelier or a dangly, statement light fixture. But a few of our favorite lighting designers and companies have changed all of that, turning what used to be the underdog of the lighting world into a go-to staple. From plain white to shiny gold, round to quatrefoil, flat to proudly pointy, there are so many ways today to get the flush mount lighting thing oh so right. Check out a few of our go-to flush mount staples that will have you rethinking everything you know about lighting!

table for two in kitchen
Ashley Whittaker Design

 

closet with flush mount light
Peter Pennoyer Architect

 

closet with flush mount lighting
Kristin Panitch Interior Design

 

mudroom with flush mount light
John B Murray Architect

 

mudroom with flush mount lighting
Sara Gilbane Interior Design

 

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McCann Design Group

 

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Revival Construction

 

kitchen and dining with flush mount design
Tim Barber Design

 

kitchen with flush mount lighting
Jennifer Worts Interior Design

 

flush mount lighting in bathroom
Lonny

 

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Tamara Magel Interior Design

 

black and white bathroom with flush mount lighting
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Sometimes you do have to save the best for last, and, in this case, we think it’s true! We love, love this stunning fixture. It is so on trend! Are you a flush mount fan? Or would you choose a snazzy chandelier any day?


Attention New York friends!

Society Social + Lily Pulizter Collaboration

On March 18th a joint bar cart will be rolling out to all Lilly Pulitzer stores for their iconic “Lunch with Lilly” event and our sweet friend Roxy Te will  be rolling out to the Madison Avenue store for meeting, greeting, and mingling! Mark your calendars for this Saturday from 1pm to 3pm! And for the pre-party, go see them TODAY from 5pm to 8pm! Roxy is a doll, and if you haven’t met her you should. You’ll love her!

Also, we’re so thrilled that the NYC Slightly South of Simple launch party on April 26, 2017 will be at Roxy’s gorgeous Society Social showroom. We’d love to see you there and on April 25 at the 92nd Street Y!:



In Good Taste:Jean Stoffer Design

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Good morning, friends! We hope you had a terrific long weekend, filled with sun and fun and, of course, most importantly, remembering those who have sacrificed themselves for our freedom. 

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