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Accent Lighting is probably one of the most important things to my personal design style. Wall sconces, lamps, candles, twinkle lights are all ways to create a cozy, warm feeling. Living Plants and the right paint color are also at the top of my design essentials too. I found the COOLEST wall sconce EVER from eBay. When I found it I knew exactly where I wanted to put it. And then that lead to wanting to paint our interior kitchen door. I read a blog post recently from someone I admire. She photographed a friend’s home who lives in France and she pointed out that most everything in his home is unique and collected. Vintage or vintage inspired. Leaving you feeling inspired and appreciating the nicer, simple things in life.
I have found some unique accessories from eBay in the past and where I found my beloved new light. The wall sconce is from Design Within Reach. You can find brand new items from higher-end companies like Design Within Reach for great prices. And most items on eBay have the “buy it now”option, so no bidding necessary. Also a lot of items ship for free!
Our new wall sconce caused a domino effect. We decided to paint the inside of our kitchen door. While I loved the Green (Cushing Green from Benjamin Moore) it was feeling too dark and we were ready for a change.
We were actually deciding between black or pink. Then when I was at the paint store I went back thru an old Instagram post where I asked all of you what color to paint it. So many of you voted to leave it green or paint it black. There was one comment that said to paint it white and it peeked my curiosity! I got to thinking the white would really brighten up our small kitchen and accent our dark Roman Shade. We tried both samples on the door and the black was just too dark and heavy with the floors and our Roman Shade.
Surprisingly we went with white! When I recently showed what we were up to on Instagram I got a flood of messages to paint it PINK. While I love pink, it just felt like it would be too much for me and dominate the kitchen. So we went with Ultra White from Valspar, exact same white that is on our built-in banquette.
So happy we tried something different and listened to that one suggestion. Yes, it does feel bigger. And it really allows our new wall sconce to pop and pull out the other gold accents in the kitchen.
Try focusing on bringing in unique accessories to your home. Pieces that you will cherish and love for years and years. I have many pieces that I have held onto because they are so unique they just won’t ever go out of style because they are their OWN style. I imagine my gold vintage typewriter, my broken mirror turned into a chalkboard, art, oversized candelabra, our pink piano and pink dresser, that marble kitchen table. I really could go on and on about some of my favorite unique accessories and furniture. What pieces do you own that make your style you?
And you can never go wrong with a unique wall sconce! We added the Magic Light Trick to the Wall Sconce, avoiding the fee of hiring an electrician. We just use a remote to turn on the light. Easy enough. And marks a check on that all important accent lighting!
As I was looking on eBay I found Design Within Reach has our similar house numbers, but in a variety of colors HERE. They get new things in all the time and things go fast when they have them (like my wall sconce). I just checked the Design Within Reach Outlet Page and loved these current pieces-