The Lake House Renovation: Kids’ Bedroom, Day 15

Posted 1 December 2018 at 2:00 PM | Comments (0)

For the kids’ sputnik ceiling light, we chose another fixture from Practical Props. It’s the Starlight Flush Mount in Satin Brass. They are pretty excited about it.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kids' Bedroom, Renovation Day 15

The Lake House Renovation: Our Bedroom, Day 16

Posted 1 December 2018 at 1:48 PM | Comments (0)

In love with the new ceiling light in our bedroom. I found it on Amazon, and it’s called Holtkoetter 5402 BB 13SW Halogen Ceiling Fixture, Medium, in Brushed Brass with Satin White Glass. Hello, beautiful orb.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 16

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 11

Posted 1 December 2018 at 1:13 PM | Comments (0)

We bought our dining room light fixture on Amazon. If you’re looking for it, it’s called the Sputnik Chandelier 6 Lights Vintage Pendant Chandelier in Brushed Brass from Housen Solutions. There are other configurations, but we’ll start with this and see how we like it.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 11

The Lake House Renovation: Living Room, Day 11

Posted 1 December 2018 at 1:02 PM | Comments (0)

I love the FLOS Smithfield Ceiling Light by Jasper Morrison but can’t afford the $1000 price tag. I found an under-$150 imitation on eBay and I love it. The proportions aren’t as elegant as the FLOS, but the overall effect is pretty close.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Living Room, Renovation Day 11

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 25

Posted 1 December 2018 at 12:38 PM | Comments (0)

Electricians are in the house, and things are getting exciting!

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 25

I love the 10-inch Globe Pendant in Satin Brass from Practical Props. I feel good about supporting them, too, since they’re a family-owned business and their fixtures are handmade in the USA.

Anthropologie Collaborates with Farrow & Ball

Posted 19 June 2018 at 10:25 PM | Comments (0)

As of today, you can now shop for Farrow & Ball paints at Anthropologie. You know that if these 132 colors are Anthro-approved, they’re going to be on point. I’m already feeling Pink Ground and Hague Blue (below).

Farrow & Ball Pink Ground Wall Paint Now at Anthropologie

Farrow & Ball Hague Blue Wall Paint Now at Anthropologie

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The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 20

Posted 20 April 2018 at 11:25 PM | Comments (0)

Finally, a day dry enough to get some work done! Today we installed these beauties from Modern House Numbers. We ordered the Palm Springs numbers in brushed aluminum. They look fantastic.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 20

Fall 2017 Vibes from Zara

Posted 15 November 2017 at 11:16 PM | Comments (0)

Great use of all the fall trends: suede jacket, yellow top, wide leg jeans, wide belt, and silver boots. I’m feeling you, Zara. Thanks for the outfit inspo.

Fall 2017 Trends from Zara: Wide Leg Jeans, Suede Jacket, Silver Boots

Cheap Jeans vs. Expensive Jeans

Posted 24 September 2015 at 8:44 PM | Comments (0)

Refinery29 published this infographic, illustrated by Isabel Castillo Guijarro, to explain the difference between a $200 pair of jeans and a $20 pair. I have never been proud of my fast fashion purchases and this only affirms, well, partly, my guilt, and mostly: how much things need to change. (Click the image to enlarge.)

How a $200 Jean Becomes a $20 Pair, Illustrated by Isabel Castillo Guijarro

Anthropologie’s Adira Beaded Hoops

Posted 31 August 2015 at 9:44 PM | Comments (0)

Earlier this month I mentioned looking for a pair of beaded, teardrop-hoop earrings. Well, I found them. The perfect pair was at and on sale for $29.99, plus 30% off all sale items and free shipping.

Anthropologie Adira Beaded Hoops

Behold, the Adira Beaded Hoops. I can’t wait for them to arrive in my mailbox.