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moravian star pendant lights

For a few months, I’ve been kind of obsessing over moravian star pendant lights.  I love the touch of character they add to a space, and the fact that they pair well with many different design styles.  I really want to include a few of these in either our front porch of our new house, or else potentially in our entry way or stairway.

As beautiful as these lights are, they are really tricky to do right.  The main problem I’ve seen is people using too small of a moravian star for their space.  Like with many things in design, scale is everything.  In the three above images, notice how each of the designers incorporated multiple star pendants.  This is because each of the spaces are long and narrow, so if they only used one star in the center of the room, the room would swallow it up.

Below is an example of what I’m talking about.  The room itself is adorable, and I think adding a moravian star was the perfect touch, they just should have used a larger star.  The star is too small for the scale of the space, and even if it was only a little bit larger, it would have felt more proportional.

Here is an example of one that is scaled correctly (so stunning, isn’t it?):

If you have a larger room, but you don’t necessarily want to use a larger star (or if you have lower ceilings so a larger star wouldn’t work), try hanging multiple stars.  Here’s another great example of how multiple moravian stars were used proportionally with the space.

While I think these stars look stunning in porches and outside, I think my favorite place for them is in hallways, little nooks, or stairways.  It’s like a little unexpected surprise in an otherwise ordinary space.

I mean how adorable is that little moravian star peeking out in that reading nook above?  The green isn’t exactly my cup of tea, but the rest of that little area is so stinkin’ cute.  And last but not least, get a load of this wedding reception setup.  So dreamy.

So what do you guys think?  Are you as smitten with these stars as I am?

designer spotlight: jeff andrews

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to kick off what is sure to be a fabulous year. I’m not a big resolution maker, but I am excited to work towards accomplishing more of my goals this year, one of which is to get back to the basics with this little blog of mine. There won’t be any big changes: I’ll still be sharing my projects, fun DIY’s and pictures of gorgeous homes, I just hope to do so on a more regular basis so you all know what to expect.

One thing I plan to do a lot more of is highlight the work of designers I find inspiring. From small boutique firms to high profile, celebrity designers, you can expect to see it all, starting now.

Today I’d like to shine the spotlight on Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews Designs. Based out of Los Angeles, Jeff’s client list includes some big names such as Ryan Seacrest, Bruce & Kris Jenner, Khloe & Lamar, and Kourtney Kardashian. Along with his impressive client list comes impressive spaces, but surprisingly enough, one of my absolute favorites is this cozy little nursery in Beverly Hills.

Image Credit: Jeff Andrews Designs
 


Why I love it: Despite being a space just for kids, it isn’t over the top in any way. The space is warm, comfortable and inviting…I mean, who wouldn’t want to snuggle up on that couch and get lost in a book?

Why it works: By using long, linear furniture and artwork, the horizontal lines of the rooms are emphasized. This, combined with the large light fixtures, makes the ceilings feel lower, which causes the room to feel as if it’s at a “kid scale.”

A simple color palette with a minimal number of colors is used which prevents the space from feeling overwhelming. The neutral furnishings are complemented by fresh green paint on the walls, which creates a space that is playful, yet has a touch of sophistication.

Make it yours, for less (similar products):
Paint // Benjamin Moore Gumdrop
Green Throw Pillow // Etsy Maria Claire Interiors // $30.00
Peach Throw Pillow // Striped Moroccan Pillow One Kings Lane
Light Fixture // Ikea Vate // $9.99
Wall Shelves // Ikea Lack // $14.99
Green Throw Blanket // West Elm Favorite Throw // $29.00

project nursery

Have you all heard of the site Project Nursery?  If not, I highly recommending checking it out.  I stumbled across it by way of pinterest, and then proceeded to spend a solid half hour looking at page after page.  Essentially, it’s little kid heaven.  They have hundreds of adorable nursery designs, precious shower ideas, and oodles of fun little kid party themes.  It is so stinkin’ cute.

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But don’t just take my word for it…take a look for yourself.

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