posted by on 2013.12.11, under Shopping Guide

It may be common knowledge that the right lighting can transform a room. For instant drab-to-fab, a chandelier is an excellent choice, but they can get so elaborate that choosing the right one is tricky. Luckily, some chandelier designs have evolved from the typical crystal overload into gender-neutral, classier styles.

West Elm is chock full of gorgeous lighting right now, like this Eclipse Chandelier. The grandeur is somehow perfectly minimized by its industrial looks.

Eclipse Chandelier, $199

Eclipse Chandelier, $199


It’s a thin line between classy and overdone if you’re going for the Hollywood Regency look The black and gold color on the Meridian Pendant from ZGallerie puts a masculine twist to an otherwise fancy schmancy style.

Meridian Pendant, $349

Meridian Pendant, $349


For a safe bet that pairs well with just about anything, try a George Nelson Saucer Lamp from Modernica. This midcentury original looks like a classic, well-tailored suit.

George Nelson Saucer Lamp, $269

George Nelson Saucer Lamp, $269


Craving something trendy but worried you’ll eventually hate looking at it? The Regina Andrew Isosceles Chandelier at Zinc Door makes that rare kind of bold statement that you’re guaranteed to love for years to come.

Regina Andrew Isosceles Chandelier, $573

Regina Andrew Isosceles Chandelier, $573


Finally! The Rae 6-light Chandelier from Overstock showcases the popular edison bulbs you’ve been dying to buy but had no good use for.

Rae 6-light Chandelier, $218

Rae 6-light Chandelier, $218

Happy lighting!

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posted by on 2010.09.27, under Get the Look

Did you ever wonder what it feels like to SLEEP like a President? Here are a few cheap ideas inspired by some classic presidential bedrooms.

Eisenhower bedroom

Kennedy bedroom

Reagan bedroom

Mini Chandelier for $62.88 from

Sleep in luxury with this Soft Velvet Cafe Duvet Cover Set for $74.99 from (see it in Chocolate/Full size).

This Velvet Tufted Headboard from Urban Outfitters ($300) adds sophisitication to your bed, no bed frame needed.

Be sure to check out my new feature, “Coffee Table Book of the Week”.


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