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Making it Yours 14B: SAIC Together Pendant Light

Making it Yours follows one piece of furniture (or in this case, a light) through several different designs. I like to imagine a story behind each new iteration, and here we’re following along with Maxwell. When we last checked in with him, he was living alone again for the first time in a long time, and he had put his energy toward decorating his dining space. Since then, Maxwell has swapped out the dining room light for a lucite and brass chandelier and moved the Together Pendant into his bedroom.

The bedroom was functional with a bed and dresser, but it didn’t reflect Maxwell’s taste. You’ll see the same indigo accents and the same aesthetic — masculine, but with a softness to it, and lots of luxe through the materials and finishes. He likes leather, wood, brass, and organic elements, and you’ll see all of that at play in the upcoming third design too.

Making it Yours 14B: SAIC Together Pendant Light

  1. Storm Wall Hanging, Fine Little Day

  2. 34″ Antique Gold Round Mirror, Lamps Plus

  3. Aspel Ocean Table Lamp, Lulu & Georgia

  4. SAIC Together Pendant Light, CB2

  5. Rake Brass Chair, CB2

  6. Philodendron Floor Plant, Wayfair

  7. For Tears Screen Print, People I’ve Loved

  8. Mongolian Lamb Fur Pillow, Crate & Barrel

  9. Threshold Vintage Washed Sheets, Target

  10. Stockholm Bed, IKEA

  11. Canali Dresser, Home Decorators Collection

  12. Geo Tufted Wool Rug, West Elm

  13. Ceramic Moon Shapes, Jenifer Lake, Etsy

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Oak Sideboard in the Dining Room

My favorite Pier 1 find of all time is my peacock mirror, but I like popping into the store each season to see what’s new and I’m most often drawn to the tabletop section. Linens, display and serving pieces — I love mixing new finds in with what I already have to come up with something different.

I picked up a floral cake stand a couple of weeks ago, so I planned on using it for August’s birthday cake. (Just a small cake, because it was for the five of us on his actual birthday. He just turned five, and we’ll have a bigger party with a bigger cake for him soon when all of his friends come over!)

Botanical Print Cake Stand

Botanical prints are trending right now, and that cake stand is so good. I also spotted these lemon leaves placemats and picked up a few for the sideboard. I liked the look of these round cabbage leaves placemats layered under a charger made of wood or rattan, but the square format was better for making a backdrop. I cut one in half and another into quarters, arranging them and overlapping them with three full-sized placemats for a seamless effect.

Leafy Backdrop made from Pier 1 Placemats

The green napkins were from Christmas, but they work here too. With tulips, it’s all feeling very Spring (which we are eagerly anticipating), but then everything can always be mixed and matched again for a completely different look.

Dining Room | Making it Lovely

August was pretty excited to see the dining room set up especially for him. Rearranging things and making displays is my kind of fun anyway, so it’s nice that it can bring a little happiness to the rest of my family and make a day feel more celebratory.

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A Kitchen Makeover by Megan Pflug with a Terra Cotta Sink

Closet Plan Sketch
My Writing, Elsewhere…

  • I’ve been sharing more of what I’m up to on Snapchat and Instagram lately. I have a huge post in the works about the closet, but there have been lots of sneak peeks over there in the meantime!

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