Sunday, October 16, 2011

Guest Post- Swoon Worthy!

Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a fantastic online source for beautiful lamps and light fixtures for your home. Because Arcadian Lighting has been selling lighting online since 2002, they're up on all the latest trends. Check out their blog for great tips, too!

Now that it is officially fall, we're swooning over new décor and decorating for the new season.  Like the Richmond Thrifter, we all love a great design for a great price.  There are so many amazing thrifty finds that can be transformed into chic design with just elbow grease and a vision.  Here are eight things, mostly DIY, we're swooning over right now. Enjoy!
Swooning Over Light Fixtures
This super chic bathroom has us swooning. Love the faux bamboo dresser turned into a sink vanity. Love the grey, white and yellow palette.
Swooning Over Light Fixtures
We're swooning over bronze and rose gold in home décor. Both are a nice break from silver and gold yet can work with both of those metals as well.
Swooning Over Wall Sconces
Completely swooning over this DIY runner made of a patchwork of small Kilim pieces. Love Kilim rugs and pillows but this runner is even more gorgeous. Looks great in the glow from vintage wall sconces and sparkly pendant light.
Swooning Over Light Fixture
We're swooning over all things equestrian style this fall.  Besides the gorgeous riding boots, a vintage or antique settee recovered in equestrian tweed is swoon worthy.
Swooning Over Lighting Fixture
Hand-painted rugs are completely swoon-worthy.  A great DIY project we've been seeing on design blogs for a while that still amazes us with the amazing results.
Swooning Over Lamps
Transforming a plain and boring bookcase with paint and pattern always makes us swoon. Covering the interior with fabric, wallpaper or wrapping paper transforms from boring to chic.
Swooning Over Desk Lamps
Knitted pillows as poufs make us swoon—so much texture! This pouf is a DIY project that looks pretty simple for a basic knitter. Love it! And, the cool globe light fixture!
Swooning Over
We're swooning over these elephant bookends. Not only are they chic but they are an unbelievably stylish DIY project using dollar store acrylic frames and plastic animals. Swoon!

Do you like what you see? We've got more for lighting fixture design and inspiration tips that will make you swoon. Head over to the Arcadian Lighting Blog to say hello!

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1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog! Good stuff and I live close enough to Class & Trash to come visit your space.
    Hope you come visit my blog as well.