INSPIRED: hanging light fixtures in the bedroom

Lately I am really loving hanging lights in home decor. I have a chandelier in my apartment hanging over my bed, and I absolutely love it. However, I am loving the look of hanging lamps over bedside tables. This is such a great way to eliminate cluttered tableau and give room for other essentials and really fab accessories. Black and very glamorous chandeliers would be my first choice but there are several other styles that work too...

Light blue walls in the bedroom, mirrored dresser, dripping chandelier, and extra high headboard is the perfect concoction for an ultra modern and romantic bedroom. 
While sweet and romantic looks are always good in the bedroom, I of course, always think gold is the way to go...


 Although the sunny skies are incredibly amazing, I do sometimes dream of what it would be like to live in London. Thank God for amazing shelter publications that take us inside the most incredible homes of other countries. This cover of the new Elle Decor seriously stopped me in my tracks.
Deep navy velvet sofa, gray grasscloth walls, that gorgeous ornate gold mirror, and that rug! This London flat is just beyond....

 I seriously cannot get over the brass and glass used in the space. (very similar to the pieces I'm currently placing in my new clients' home, so art deco glam) I also love the designer and his choice of artwork. Very sexy.
 I am such a fan of this black and white marble mixed with the burled wood looking finish and those sconces are so gaudy glam. I just think this work is brilliant.
Check out the marvelous gold feet on the dining table. Pretty pops of yellow and brass complete the look and take the traditional decor to a whole 'nother level....

needing. wanting. loving. chandelier magic

This weekend I am welcoming some old friends to town and putting the finishing touches on my apartment...
This weekend it is my mission to find the perfect chandelier. I have a mild obsession with chandeliers, they just might be my favorite item in home decor. So glamorous and always the perfect statement piece. I can't get enough of how they just elevate a space so marvelously.
Everyone needs one. 
They are perfect in the dining room, bedroom, bathroom, almost anywhere they make
Behold a collection of my favorite looks with the perfect chandelier...

(ava antunes. apartment therapy. pinterest. pinterest. coastal living. tumblr. ruemag. decorpad.}

bliss in the kitch' {gorgeous chandeliers}

I am just over the moon for jewels in the kitchen...

They are the ultimate indulgence for your eyes. Especially if you love to be in the kitchen a lot, like me. It's got to be a fabulous and spectacular space filled with glam accessories, no?
I'm heading to High Point Market this weekend and am beyond excited. Will be keeping my eyes out for the perfect chandeliers to put in my teeny apartment. Remember the photo of the gorgeous chandelier from last week? I think its exactly what my little apartment needs.

happy weekend decorista daydreaming lovelies!

Tablescape Tuesday: the right lighting

There is nothing more that I love that a perfectly decorated tablescape...
However, one super important factor that can make or break your tabletop decor is the right lighting. You must have the lighting right, not only must it be pretty to look at, it must also be the right amount of light to enjoy a meal, have a good conversation, etc. In my humble opinion, chandeliers are the perfect way to jazz up your dining room...they are just so beautiful!
I am also in love with the look of the long light fixture atop a long dining table. Very chic.
While my heart belongs to pretty chandeliers, I can get down with these drum shades too! 

images via...mochatini. pinterest & stylemepretty

The JEWELS of the home...

I have come to the conclusion that it's high time I find the perfect chandelier for my apartment bedroom. I have always longed for a big, gorgeous and glossy chandelier. They are my absolute favorite! Have you seen my design website? I designed it around a glittering drop chandelier. Every one of them is so beautiful and different and just delights my heart.

Whether its a glossy black chandelier or gold and crystal chandelier, its probably the perfect addition to your life. I know any one of these beauties would be the most perfect addition to mine...


The Art of Living: dining room de-lights.

So with my recent obsession with nude colors, you can imagine that these gorgeous pillows and beige breakfast area had me at hello. Next to the pretty colors, I fell hard for the lighting. I love pretty lighting above a dining table. So gorgeous!

i adore this glamorous + romantic lighting....
chic and modern lighting...
how clever is this colorful situation?
more of that gold glam!
I have also always loved this fun + funky combo...

Modern glamour: family living in Australia

With my clients, I am always hearing about how husbands and boyfriends are super picky about a space being not too glamorous or girlie. Then I stumbled upon this gorgeous family home with just the right amount of girlie glamour. The gorgeous ornate chandelier and beautiful detailed gold accents are just the right amount of feminine panache and super props to the husband who went for it. 

more of the home tour here

The Art of Living...using the right light fixtures

One of the things about living in a modern building that is not my favorite thing is standard lighting. I have a client with a gorgeous condo in a beautiful uptown high rise. It's absolutely gorgeous with floor to ceiling windows. During the day, the view of the city is immaculate and the beautiful bright light just nourishes the apartment so well. Problem is, they don't have adequate light at night. (who are these architects? jk) So today. all that is on my mind is out of this world light fixtures. I'm obsessed with finding things that have major style but also will give some good light.

In my search, I have found myself fawning over gorgeously designed light fixtures. Modern, rustic, retro, vintage, glass, lucite, there are just so many. I can only express how important it is to remember that even though its gorgeous, it needs to do its job, too! 
Isn't this such a fun brass sconce? So vintage + cool.

images via headoverheels

Life in the city... clawfoot bathtubs

So, since being in NYC, I have totally forgotten that tons apartments in this city don't have bathtubs (like the one I am currently staying in) and its killing me. I am a huge bath girl, I relish in the art of bathing. Today, as I am on the search for my own apartment here in the city, my number one must have on the list is luxurious bath, I'm really hoping for a clawfoot one. I just think they are incredibly gorgeous and usually they will fill to the brim! Gotta love that.

Home Tour: white, pink and completely fabulous

Majorly loving this fabulous loft space I found while browsing madebygirl (who doesn't find ridiculously cool stuff on her site..right?). Pinks, purples and red, the very best of the berry hues mingle perfectly with soft creams, browns and whites.
I love the art of a really good mix in decor.
The beautiful white brick wall plays the perfect backdrop to wooden beams and glossy chandelier. Breezy white curtains seal this room with a kiss. Oh, I am so mezmerized.
High-tail it over the the gorgeous gray kitch' eye spies a fabulous pink fridge!

currently inspired by...the sparkle & the shine

The weekend has just flown by and I have been bustling around this city I've barely even noticed.There was soiree after soiree, lots of celebrating the launch of my new website, and friends from Texas in town.
One thing I've noticed is that everywhere in LA, the sparkle and the shine, are out in full force. Glossy chandeliers in restaurants, sparkling dresses on many a angeleno, glimmering nail polish colors and glistening candle light. This perfect LA weekend has me totally inspired!

when gloss and sparkle are paired together...the effect is effortlessly glamorous!

images via.
plushpalate. luxeandlillies.

fashion meets decor {black and white Kardashian style!}

black, white and chic Kim Kardashian ensemble
black, white and chic checkered kitchen floors...
oh my goodness, I am just mad about your chicness! Flawless!
How amazing is this adorable little kitchen?
The white cabinets with glass inserts? Genius!
The black and white checkerboard floor? Swoon!
The gorgeous dripping with jewels chandelier? Sigh!
Pure perfection!

wait...there's more!