Entries in Lighting (17)


Lime Stone Shop

I'm on the long flight home {loving this wifi} from an action-packed trip to San Francisco with my hubs and my mom.

I had hoped to check out a few vintage and thrift stores while I was in the Bay area, but the hubs had our time together perfectly mapped out. We biked the Golden Gate Bridge, hiked in Muir Woods, went wine tasting in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley, and spent our Saturday morning at the Ferry Plaza farmers market.

I was thrilled to stumble across the Lime Stone shop  in the 'oh so' quaint downtown Healdsburg, CA.

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Lime Stone had the most amazing pendants and sconces made from reclaimed materials, like spoons, door plates, and wine barrels. They also had a lovely assortment of home goods, like vintage hemp runners, and nature-inspired kitchen and wine items.










If you're ever wine tasting in Sonoma County you shouldn't pass up downtown Healdsburg. There are so many amazing and practical shops like Oakville Grocery14 feet Modern Vintage Home Furnishings  {so wish I would've taken photos of their pieces}, and Bistro Ralph {love the festive pumpkin framed entry}.





Finding Traditional

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Originally uploaded by {me}longings
This weekend I flipped through one of my favorite interiors books - 'The New Traditional' by Darryl Carter. Every time look at his designs I want to break out the sand paper, rough up my highly polished furniture, and paint all my walls and floors white.

Carter has mastered the art of "finding perfection in imperfection" {pg 21} and how to edit out the unnecessary with confidence. What makes his designs so calming to me is the neutral palette, and his clutter-free and multi-functional approach to object and furniture placement. I love how he infuses personal and striking art into each of his living spaces, as well as his light fixture choices. Carter has also mastered design continuity and flow - the rooms, while distinct, spill over into one another perfectly.

I'm in desperate need of wall decor - something besides mirrors. Carter's book has given me new inspiration to take my time and seek out the best vintage art and photography for each of my rooms.

I created a Darryl Carter-inspired idea board based on some of his room designs from his 19th-century Virginia farmhouse below. The photos are from Carter's Elle Decor Magazine feature, 'The Peace Keeper,' and they're also featured in his 2008 book 'The New Traditional.'

1. Large Antique Handwoven Basket from Etsy seller Trampoline {ethanollie}

2. 1940's Card Deck Cafe Table from Etsy seller Hindsvik

4. Ditte Sofa, Seaswept in cotton from Anthropologie

5. You - Limited Edition Large Framed Woodblock Print - Signed Steve Ockenfels - 1971 from Etsy seller Uncommon Eye

6. 303 PLEASANT Vintage Hotel Silver on Copper Tea Pot from Etsy seller Trampoline {ethanollie}

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