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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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
Beyond that crucial table, so many other elements can absolutely make an entrance. The right rug…Woodwork for miles…
And, of course, a show-stopping chandelier.
And if you have a spectacular view? Don’t forget to flaunt it!
Something a little bit unexpected can certainly make an entrance pop — whether it’s cozy furniture or a bold paint choice.
And a fun pattern on the floor adds instant interest, as does a fabulous arch!
Cool art is instantly eye-catching and we love a seagrass rug for creating a less dressy feel.
Symmetry isn’t required for making an entrance, but a special pair can take a foyer up a notch.
And, sometimes, the loudest statements are the simplest of all.
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!
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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.
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!
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.
In an open floor plan, a large lantern like this one becomes a major focal point.
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.
And adding a hint of gold ups the glamour quotient on any piece.
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.
But, sometimes, you need your lighting to hang quietly, to make a softer, subtler statement.
For those times, a wood lantern delivers an organic feel that complements the room perfectly.
An older home generally calls for a certain look. And these lanterns add a particular antique feel.
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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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!
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?
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!