Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Chic...

I'm a big fan of Jonathan Adler...seriously, no one does bright colors and mixed patterns quite like him. So it was no surprise that I jumped for glee when I saw that Jcpenneys was now selling the Happy Chic line by Johnathan Adler, himself. Check it out for yourself, in fact, here's a few of my faves:
This midcentury media stand is fantastic. Clean lines, and the two toned finish add so much to this simple piece. 
I'll take three of these please....These two toned candle holders are so simple and add a fun pop of color.
I love unexpected accessories, especially bookends, so these apple bookends are right up my alley and might be the perfect gift for my soon-to-be-teacher little sister.
Love the greek trim and the color. 
This navy velvet chair is so pretty I want to pet it. Great color (of course) and great simple lines.
What about you guys? Do you love Johnathan Adler too?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A bright idea...

Let's discuss lighting shall we?
In almost every home we've looked at or every model we've discussed with builders, lighting has been a hot button topic for me. Basically, I don't like builder grade lighting, I also don't like brassy 90's lighting, or pine ceiling fans (yeah that's what is our there people). So, we now realize, whatever house we buy/build we will want to personally choose every piece of lighting in the house. Sounds like a good time to me...the hubby, not so much. Here's some of my faves:

I've written about this aged bronze pendant last week...but that just shows you how much I love it. It's neutral enough to go in any home, but still has some character and vintage nod to it. I am hoping to find a place over a kitchen island or peninsula for these bad boys in our next home.

The Filament Design drum pendant would be perfect over a breakfast area table. It's simple/casual and neutral, but adds a little glam and sophistication to a space.
Perfect in a den or even over your dining table if you want something a little more industrial/casual. Plus at $89, you can't beat the those youngsters know what they're doing.
And then there is the flushmounts...something to replace the horrible boob lights that are in EVERY house in some form or another:
Maybe in a bronze or gold finish?

This is an outdoor flush-mount pendant, but I love the idea of using a pendant flush to the ceiling down a long hallway...and whose going to tell me I can't?
Then there's this one:
I love her...and only imagine her in a future dressing room/large walk in closet or a little girls nursery because it's not really the hubby's taste (I guess that's a good thing, right?)
In any case, we haven't came up with any lighting plans (or any plans period for that matter) for our next home, but these are a few I've been oogling in the meantime. How about you guys? Any other's spend hours on this week?