Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Let there be light!

I'm so thrilled with our new lighting and it's FINALLY UP!  I just have 2 holes in my ceiling now though from the old can lights :( they won't be able to come and repair the ceiling until after Thanksgiving, and I'm hosting this year for the first time!  I'm researching cooking a turkey like a mad woman online and trying to figure out the best way, to bag or not to bag? breast side up or down? baste no baste? It is all so conflicting!

But aside from the turkey drama, we had our Lydia mini chandeliers installed above the island and OMG they look AMAZBALLS!  They are like little earrings for my kitchen :)  I love how the Ballard Designs chandelier in the morning room goes perfect even though they are from 2 different stores, I think the simple elegance of the big chandelier helps to not overwhelm the space and it lets the Lydia's shine.  The light they cast is so beautiful!

We also had the whole downstairs painted in a Benjamin Moore color called Edgecomb grey but we had it done by Sherwin Williams in the Duration finish (which is totally scrub-able!) they actually have BM's color formulas so it is an exact match, it's very neutral but not beige it is a warm grey that will go with just about anything.  Our painters did an amazing job too, if you are in the Pittsburgh area, I recommend Freshcoat Painter of Cranberry, they did a FLAWLESS job.  It was about $2,200.00 to paint the downstairs, the upstairs hallway and stairway but it was well worth it, they were done in 2 days where as I would take 2 months and it would look like crap!

Next up will be the living room, we are ordering a sofa and love seat from Leathergroups.com it looks JUST like the RH Maxwell sofa but for WAY less and it's the same leather from the same tannery in Italy, and it's AMERICAN made, not from China!  They take 8-10 weeks but it's worth it.

Here's the sofa from Leathgroups.com we are getting it in the 108" and a 72" love seat

Here are my sparkly kitchen "earrings"!

Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore