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, on Instagram, I wanted to share the source for some of them and more photos.
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…
Ryder Denim Runner, Porter Denim Runner, Metallic Suede Runner.
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..
Artichoke Lamp, Hattie Lamp, Cove Table Lamp.
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.
Georgia Table Lamp, Hastings Table Lamp, Bari Table Lamp.
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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Karen H. says
Beautiful, Kim! I love what you have done. Would you be willing to share where you purchased the cute black and white footstool? Thank you.
Hi Karen thank you so much. I found mine a while back at Homegoods. The chances of finding a duplicate there are always low, but I did find three similar ones after hunting the internet.. One here: https://rstyle.me/+ZrEQOgwgcntDvQ-RFqq5og Another here: https://rstyle.me/+4cUflPsUQzK_99Uskynj2A And this: https://rstyle.me/+OUJl46TIH7RlqXA0CzE0DA Hope those help!
Francesca B. says
Thank you Kim for the post and the discount. Beautiful things!
Francesca, thank you and I am so glad like it and hope the discount was useful! xo
LA CONTESSA says
THAT BASKET BAG IS PERFECT FOR FALL!
AS you know this company does not DO IT for me but for YOUR NEW REMODELED CASA ITS ALL PERFECTO!!!
I would BUY the ARTICHOKE LAMP out of the THREE you showed!
I DO ADORE THE CHAIRS THERE BEHIND THE SOFA!
SOON YOU WILL BE DECORATING OTHERS HOMES!!!
Elizabeth, They have a gorgeous collection of baskets. I love that large one too.. Might be very cute for that new glam closet?? The artichoke lamp is tops of my list too. Isn’t it beautiful? You are so kind E. Can’t wait to see you! xo
So much gorgeousness in one place! I love the look of your rooms, they are bright and airy and light filled. So relaxing and comfortable looking!
How I wish I was able to purchase a few new things for my house! I would go for those rattan chairs in a heartbeat. Where would I put them? Who knows! But they are great! your Your gallery wall turned our perfectly! We talked about the importance of lamps and you picked out a bunch of good ones. I think I could do with a couple of new ones just for a refresh.
I used to have a couple of giant ficus trees in my house too. We lost one to the tree crashing into our house, and the other one got moved onto the porch by the front door and is thriving. But I miss having one inside! They just add something special I think! Makes your home look very California style! Which it is, obviously! Great post Kim!
Hi Heidi, Thank you so much about the house. I do love those chairs. I am so lucky this ficus was my grandmother’s and it’s been around a long time. I can’t wait to have your house on the blog! I know it’s going to be very arty and California cool too. Thank you so much always for the notes. xo
Serena and Lily is my absolute favorite brand for home decor. I love how you’ve used their pieces throughout your home for a modern, cozy feel. It’s fun to see some pieces here that I own … and get ideas for a few more. I’m so tempted be the Blantyre throw … and 20% off! xo
Juliet I know so many pretty things! I love that throw too. Thanks I have tried to pick a few of their things that felt like me. So much to love there. xo
Everything is just so fresh and lovely. The grandmother ficus is a treasure. Serena and Lily’s sale is calling my name. Would you share where you purchased your sofa and that cool blue straw handbag. Both are just what I’ve been looking for. Thank you!
HI Carolyn, Isn’t that tree cool? I am so lucky to have it! Sorry I am just seeing this now! The sofa is from Restoration Hardware and the handbag was from Zara. I don’t think they have it anymore. I will see if I can find another and link it here.