Archives for January 2015

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}Southern Living Idea House by Historical Concepts

One of my favorite design elements in a home is charming outdoor lighting. I’ve added an outdoor lantern to the porch of almost every house we have owned in the past. So far in this house we haven’t changed any outdoor lighting, but these delightful ideas are inspiring me!

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}Jen Langston Interiors

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}t-Olive Properties

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}BHG

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}BHG

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}BHG

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}Wendy Posard & Associates (you might remember this one from one of my all-time favorite dream house tours in this post!)

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}Archer and Buchanan Architecture Ltd, Bryn Coed Farm 

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}BHG

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}

I know we just took a sudden jump inside after checking out some exteriors :), but don’t forget you can use outdoor lighting inside too! Many of the lights in my home are actually labeled as outdoor lighting, including my dining room light! See the source list for all of my lighting here.

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}

Shop other great outdoor lighting finds with the arrows above or find many more (indoor and outdoor lights) in my lighting shop!

PS. It’s time for nominations at the Better Homes and Gardens 2015 Blogger Awards! I was beyond honored to receive the Reader’s Favorite Decorating Blog 2014. This year’s nominations are open now and it’s super easy to do! Thank you all so much for your support! **Update* I was honored two years in a row, 2015 and 2014  to be voted as the Reader’s Favorite Decorating Blogger at Better Homes & Gardens magazine! Thank you SO much, friends! It means the world to me!

Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}

Related Posts:

Curb Appeal: 3 Memorable Exteriors

Curb Appeal Wish List

My Hanging Faceted Terrarium {on the front porch!}

Our Media Room {FAQ on our Navy Sectional}

Our Media Room {FAQ on our Navy Sectional}

From time to time I like to share some of my FAQ from readers on the blog.

Today I thought I would answer a question I get quite often about this room we call our “media room.” I haven’t talked about this room much, so no wonder there are always questions about the sectional and how it’s holding up! A couple of years ago we decided to create a media space upstairs in one of the bedrooms and move our TV from the family room upstairs. It’s not a really big room, so to make this space really cozy and functional for a big group to gather around for movie or game watching, we got a La Z Boy sectional years ago (the Collins).

I have to say that over two years and several dogs later, we still LOVE our sectional. It is so comfy, so soft, and has been really durable. None of the fears I had in choosing this sofa were founded, the wild dogs, the teen boy, the food … none of it has damaged the sectional!

We use this room all the time. We have dreams of ripping out the carpet and adding hardwoods in here, but that’s a someday plan (and honestly, how in the world does one get new hardwood floors in a fairly small room when you have a giant sectional like this? Hmmm). My husband uses this space as an office, too (he works from home during the week, still for our church) and so lately we’ve been working on a few changes to the space which I can show you once I find the time to take pics. :)

PS. The new leather love seat (toffee leather) I ordered back in September for the family room downstairs (see my post about why we are getting leather here) is scheduled to be delivered TODAY! Yay! Bonus, I got 25% because it was on sale. I’ll let you know what I think about it, soon!

Our Media Room {FAQ on our Navy Sectional}

Our Media Room {FAQ on our Navy Sectional}

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Lighting Sources In My Home

Paint Colors In My Home

Reader Question: Hickory Hardwood Floors

10 Reasons I Removed My Upper Kitchen Cabinets

Do You Have A Maid? And Other Q & A’s About Open Shelving

My Thoughts on Brass and Trends: A Reader Design Question

10 Most FAQ: Bamboo Blinds and Curtains

Wood Counters: Pros and Cons

Our Media Room {FAQ on our Navy Sectional}
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