A few months ago, when I shared Connor’s bedroom with you, I mentioned that his Mary McDonald lamps were on my home decor bucket list. These stunners are pricey, but they’re a classic that can work in virtually any space. I remember loving them five years ago…I don’t think that love is going anywhere.
I’ve spent hours looking for lamps for the nightstands. When it comes to sourcing products, I’m not one of those people who can put together a space in a flash. I must see everything before I make a decision. I kept coming up short. My first thought was a simple gourd, but everything I found was too tall or too white I wanted a bit of ivory to not “match” the marble tops.
Lamps Plus has thousands of options, and when I stumbled upon the beloved Annika in cream, I knew it was meant to be. The shade alone is incredible. The glossy outside feels so luxe, and the glow of the metallic gold inside gives the effect that the light is on, even when it isn’t. The base compliments the nightstands so well, and I can’t wait to see them against the curtains.
I’m all about that mix of “save so you can splurge,” so save I did on the chandelier. I chronicled the whole process over on Instagram stories we about killed each other getting it up, but I snagged this beauty for free. Micah was remodeling a store last fall, and I stopped in one day to say hi. They were demoing and this chandelier was on the floor. I asked what he’d be doing with it and he said “putting it in the dumpster.” I said, “uh…no.” In the back of my car it went, and it’s been in the basement ever since. I guess I need to stop by his job sites more often! I honestly intended it to just be a placeholder up here until I found something I really loved, but now that it’s in the room, I think it’s the perfect fit.
I wasn’t sure what to do about the lights. It came with round bulbs, but that mix wasn’t really working in this space. I tried some fabric shades, but they were a bit much. I had settled on just using traditional chandelier bulbs and leaving them exposed when my dad showed up at my door with these. He volunteers at our local ReStore I know, I’m lucky and thought they might be a good fit for the chandelier. Perfection!
Next up is window treatments. I think it’s really going to tie it all together!
The best part of working in the bedroom? I can keep a close eye on the sleeping beauty next door…she’s that swaddled up little ball.
Do you save so you can splurge?
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