The Friday Five- Traditional Chandelier's

Friday, January 22, 2016

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I'm so excited about today's Friday Five!  I wanted to do something kind of fun and create a vote to help pic out the statement chandelier for this dining room in the works.  This is my brother's home.  I've been consulting my darling sister in law while they do some updates to there.  She's been having a tough time narrowing down her favorite chandelier, because let's be honest... the possibilities are endless with this kind of thing.  She knows that she wants it on the traditional side.  She wants oil rubbed bronze.  And crystals make her heart go pitter-pat...  So with those things in mind, we've narrowed it down to 5... and she would LOVE to know what's your favorite, especially which one you would put in this space!?  Scroll to the end and see our top 5 picks and, I didn't' leave you hanging,.. they are linked so you can view for purchase.
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This is the gorgeous dining set they picked out from RCwilley.  They have a large family and they can't wait to break this beauty in!  And, a shout out to my sister in law's handy father!  He whipped up this beautiful board and batten over the holiday break!  Talk about a labor of love!  He also built the book cases below.  He's super man!
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Here is the room opposite the dining room to give you a feel of the home.  It was recently turned from a piano room to this office space.
You can see the before I staged nearly 5 years ago HERE.

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Here they are!  The top 5 we narrowed it down to!  Which one would YOU pick!?  I've got my favorite!

Shop these chandelier's by clicking the numbers below.

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Stay tuned for the reveal of the chandelier and the finished room!

"Light Up A Room..."

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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 I am THRILLED that I had my first magazine article published in a local magazine.  It was such a fun thing to check off of my bucket list... not only was a favorite design of mine featured, but I was also able to write the article.  Seeing my work on a page like that made me so happy.  The editor did a fabulous job and I was over the moon with how it turned out!!!
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Here is the article for those who asked-
"Lighting is one of the most important elements to consider when decorating a space.  There are those who miss out on an enhanced home atmosphere because they haven't realized what proper lighting in a room can do.  Truly, any room in the home can benefit from some great lighting options. 
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 There are 3 different "layers" of lighting that can better a home atmosphere.
The first being Ambient Lighting.
This mainly consists of any hard, overhead, ceiling mounted light fixtures.  A lot of homes have the standard flush mount fixtures that often times are too small scale for the space, which in turn isn't properly lighting a room.  Putting a better scaled fixture that allows more light in the room will add so much ambiance.  The most important rooms in the home that Ambient lighting is crucial are the kitchen and the bathrooms.  
*Photographed by Jennifer Bacher
6 Light Black Chandelier
 The Second Layer is Task Lighting.
This is referring to lamps.  Proper task lighting an important element when designing certain spaces.  It is especially crucial for sitting area's and bedrooms for completing a task, like reading.   A great benefit to task lighting is that there are so many artistic lamps available to be a beautiful statement piece in the daylight, when not in use, and acts as functional art in the evening.  
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 The third layer is Accent Lighting.
This is referring to candles, sconces or mood lighting.  This isn't a crucial lighting element, but in the right spaces are a perfect accent and create a beautiful atmosphere.  Putting hardwired sconces on a dimmer switch in hallways or foyers is always a functional idea that can make a space feel luxurious.  
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Proper lighting in a home can make such a difference and will up ones spirits, clear ones head, and make a home feel like a more welcoming, happier place." 

-Kristen Rockwood
Interior Designer & Owner, Studio 7 Interior Design
kristen@studio7interiordesign
instagram: @studio7interiors

Again, it was such a privilege writing about a favorite design element of mine.  My clients will tell you that the first thing I'll implement is some lighting goodies into their spaces.  Here are a few of my favorites I have used...

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