Buying lighting is hard because it's the first thing you need to buy for a remodel or new build since most lighting takes 6 weeks to get in. At this point the house is just framing. How am I supposed to really know how the lights are going to look? Interior design is not for sissys :)
So I bought these Goodman Lamps from Circa Lighting for the kitchen island lights. They will be the most expensive lights in this house, but they are such a statement piece I think they are worth it.
And we bought the tub and faucet for the master bath. I am so excited for the master bath - we are putting a lot of money into the master so it should look really nice.
BTW - when I was ordering the tub I was talking with some guys on the project and all of them said they never take baths and were strictly shower people, but their wives liked to take baths. I never thought about it - do mostly only women like to take baths?
For my own house I just ordered some yellow velvet (polyester + cotton blend for stain resistance) to make lumbar pillows and add a little more color to my very beige living room. I decided to make lumbars because I am tired of always moving my pillows out of the way.
I am dry-cleaning these pillow covers and will be selling them ($60 for all 3 covers or $100 w/inserts included *SOLD*). If you're interested, send me a quick email!
The yellow fabric I chose isn't as bright as the yellow in the picture. I'm not as daring as I think I am, and the fabric that I found that bright yellow color was a whopping $40 a yard more...
Also my family was up at Snowbird (ski resort in Utah) all last week. It was BEAUTIFUL! I like going to the ski resorts in the summer more than the winter - go figure!
(and yes we all look like we are going to get blown off the mountain, and yes I do have eyes, I just like to hide them in pictures)
Hope you have all had a great last week of summer!