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Sunday, January 18, 2015

One Kings Lane: Light Up Your Look

Lighting to a room is like that piece of jewelry that pulls your outfit together. It can transform a room from amazing to spectacular. One Kings Lane asked me to think about my favorite chandelier from their site and my favorite piece of statement jewelry as part of their Light Up Your Look campaign. I decided to get a bit nostalgic and pull out my Mother's beautiful vintage 14kt gold charm bracelet that she passed down to me. Besides holding meaning to me, the gold vintage finish paired with the intricate detailing prove to be a perfect piece of inspiration for this challenge.  

My charm bracelet

If love is in the details, then the Alice Chandelier and Light Pendant Chandelier by Crystorama are perfect. I love the layering and connections giving exceptional texture and dimension, just like the charms in my Mothers bracelet. Both fixtures are sophisticated and timeless and can equally work in a modern or traditional decor. 

And the gold finish on the Antique Gold 6-Light Crystorama fixture couldn't be more glamorous. I used to be more of a silver person but there is something about gold that is so luxurious. It is an effective way to bring on the bling in an interior. 

Go to One Kings Lane for more chandelier inspiration!

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Friday, January 9, 2015

MoD Must Have: Woodform Concrete an Alternative to Stone Countertops

MoD Must Haves
stylish, tactile, novel 
for concrete lovers

Can concrete look like wood?

JM Lifestyles company has pushed the limits of concrete with their versatile Woodform Concrete. Their concrete is indistinguishable from wood. This family of artisans and designers have a unique approach to design and concrete and have shown that concrete can be utilized in many applications - kitchen, bathroom, furniture, hospitality applications; indoors or outdoors; a great alternative to stone. 

Concrete is a natural material so you have to love the organic characteristics inherent of the material. It is comprised of sand, stone, cement, water and fibers. Much like stone, concrete is durable and porous and needs to be sealed. Over time, concrete can also get some hairline cracks but these are not structural failures. It can stain if not properly sealed, and chip if it is hit with something hard. All of these features are similar to stone so if you want a different look, concrete is the way to go.

I'm really loving these fire feature Woodform concrete tables. It appears as it fire is emerging from a wood tabletop but in reality it is concrete that looks like wood. Brilliant!

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