Hello lovely friends. How have you all been? We are starting another warm week here in Northern Cal, but I’ve been thinking about sprucing up the house now that cooler days are coming.
Since so many of you have commented on my Serena & Lily pieces I have in the house, I know you will want a heads-up on their Fall Design Sale Event which begins today. If you use code LOVEHOME you can get 20% off most everything until October 29. Since their site wide sales are rare, this is an excellent chance to grab those items you have been thinking about. If there is something you’ve had your eye on, know that when the sale hits, things get sold out fast!
I have a a lamp and a rug for my family room on my list. I really am in love with my Serena & Lily rugs (so is the cat with our denim rug – similar one here), which make each space in the house stand out. You definitely get what you pay for with rugs. One rug I bought elsewhere when we moved in has already begun to fall apart. I truly am believing the better quality we can buy, we save money in the long run.
Here’s a few of my Serena & Lily picks that I think are lovely..
The runners are wonderful and I LOVE these three for the well wearing materials and look…
Good lamps are something I am slowly adding to my home and S&L has many gorgeous ones to choose from.
I need a lamp for my bedside tables and I like that the new Freeport Bedside Lamp has a three-way switch and also a diffused shade. I like not having a bulb shining down at you when you read. It’s those little details and the quality of the materials that make their pieces stand out. The rattan and marble base of this lamp has a very California feel.
I also want a lamp for my entry table that would add a hit of style when you walk into the house. I think you can have some fun with lamps and consider them as pretty accessories that add chic to your decor as well as nice ambient light. These are a few standout pieces that will make a statement..
If you are defaulting to those canned lights for your primary lighting, lamps can change the look of your rooms, your own mood, and whole feel of your home. Those easy flip on overhead lights lights can make your home have all the intimacy of a surgery room! We use the overhead lights only when working on projects or we’ve lost something on the floor. I seriously feel like I am being interrogated with them on. Does anyone else agree? A home needs ambient lighting to give a cozy feel.
There is nothing as pretty or as cozy as a home with soft lamps throughout and some mix of hanging lighting. My grandparents had a beautiful home filled with soft glowing lamps. As a girl, I loved those lamps- some gold, some very mod and 60’s inspired, but each room had a warm and cozy vibe. Once you get your ambient lighting, the trick now is to find alternative bulbs that mimic the incandescent or use artsy Edison bulbs so you don’t get an overly lit feeling that comes from CFLs.
If you have no great lamps and need to start somewhere these are some beautiful basics that will look good for a few decades. Isn’t that how long we usually use them? Lamps are such a great bang for the buck.
I know a few of you have asked about my rattan chairs that I have in the home. Recently we had a gas leak (all okay thankfully), and the PG&E guy asked the name of these chairs and how he could buy them. My husband said that’s a first!
My Edgewater Chairs I have moved to this space in front of the couch in the entry and it’s made a good spot for crashing, doing a bit of laptop work, or reading a book. I think they give a certain vibe when you walk into the house- it’s California and a little vintage casual.
I also have had a lot of people ask about these Mattituck Chairs. We love these in our little den/media area. I am thinking of moving one to the bedroom as they are so pretty with the brass trim. The throw is their Avery Alpaca Throw -so soft and cozy.
Serena & Lily has some new throws and they are beautiful. I love this Blantyre Alpaca Throw in Lavender. This would be gorgeous on a bed or in a room with grey. It also comes in a coastal blue and fog tones.
They also have some cool new bedding if you need a bedroom refresh. I like this Sutter Linen Quilt in Sky.
I am becoming a huge linen fan as I never get too hot or cold with the linen sheets and blanket that are my favorites now. I love these Cavallo Linen Sheets too. Each wash they get softer and more wonderful.
In the new and cute category is also the Stone Harbor Duvet and Shams..
The Driftwood Quilt is velvet on one side, linen on the other and also comes in a deep sapphire blue. Love this lavender color..
New for fall and beautiful is this Roxbury Velvet Pillow Cover (also in fog, lavender and coastal blue)…
This Hillview Pillow Cover (also in sand and fog)..
I am already dreaming of a new bed with all of this..but I didn’t show you the Tahoma Pillow Cover..
And lastly the Ridge Striped Cover – also in other pretty shades.
All the new lovely pillows here.
Other things that stand out are these Big Sur Baskets..
This new Gardenside Grasscloth wallpaper is gorgeous..
I could go on…There was just much to share and this is just a tiny bit of their excellent fall collection!
Hope you are inspired as I am by all the beauty they offer.
P.S. Okay last one..I wanted to add their new Balboa Bench. This is the same material as my barstools and I wish I had a place for this in my house. Isn’t this whole look wonderful? I love the fern too!
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