A Whimsy Shower for Mamma To Be

Celebrating a brand new baby is always a special time but when you add in a pretty combo of high tea and whimsical florals, it makes for a party that is unforgettable. Have a look at this dreamy celebration inspired by heirloom antiques and vintage pieces found around the home, designed and captured by Accents for Living, with florals by Cristina Kirby-Accents for Living.

 

    

A mother’s love can cross a universe and fill a galaxy with stars. 

Kitchen Lighting

Without any provocation, the Kitchen is inevitably where you will gather with those closest to you. Breakfast with your children; Coffee with your husband; Wine and conversation with your best friend.

The Kitchen is where most families spend a lot of their time, and it is important that the lighting in the space is designed just right; after all it’s only fair that the great smells of your cooking are complimented by great sights.

So we put together a few little tips and design styles to get things cooking.

 

Here it Goes.

All the areas of your kitchen should be well lit. Lighting directly over walkways, prep areas, sinks and cook tops are essential.

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Finishes and styles don’t always have to match. You can treat these individually.

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Unique pendant lighting, to highlight areas of the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to go big.

Lighting is here to make a statement.

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Make your breakfast nook lighting energizing and inviting.S

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Create layering with your lighting.

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Mix old with new

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Stay classic. Use traditional forms with a modern twist

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Enjoy your kitchen everyday – and most importantly, keep it clean.

Love: Accents.

 

International Womens Day- Interior Designers

Wishing all of our gorgeous women a stunning International Womens Day. From her childhood to her adult life, she adds that beautiful blush to life.

To celebrate International Women’s Day we have a list of Women who continue to keep us on our toes, with their bold and brilliant designs.

 

SUZANNE KASLER

 

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Suzanne Kasler offers a fresh mix of continental and classic style in her interiors, emphasizing the antiques and collections that create a special setting. Subtle details and strong, structured silhouettes are available in timeless materials and custom patina finishes. The look is easy sophistication, with an air of history. Link

 

BARBARA BARRY

 

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The Barbara Barry style is pared down and refined; hers is a look that is founded in elegance of form and simplicity of line. As with her interiors and other furnishings, Barry’s signature lighting reflects her philosophy that nothing stands alone, but lives in harmony with its surroundings. Link

 

KELLY WEARSTLER

 

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Kelly Wearstler’s eponymous global luxury lifestyle brand is renowned for its distinctive designs and signature soulful vibe pioneered by the celebrated interior designer. With a style that juxtaposes raw with refined, melds color, sophistication and spirited spontaneity, Wearstler has revolutionized the look, feel and meaning of modern American design. Link

 

ALEXA HAMPTON

 

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Designer Alexa Hampton is admired for her updated neoclassical approach; yet, with generous silhouettes and ravishing detail, her work never appears conservative. She brings her clean formalist perspective to high-style lighting, featuring architectural scale and bold pattern work. Link

 

AERIN

 

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The AERIN lighting collection with Visual Comfort & Co. is inspired by old world glamour and European midcentury design. Classic, but always with a modern point of view, every piece is created to make life more beautiful, with a sense of ease and refinement. Link