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Making it Yours 14A: SAIC Together Pendant Light

CB2, based here in Chicago, sometimes collaborates with local students from the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). One of their latest designs is the Together Pendant Light, and it is the basis for my next edition of Making it Yours.

SAIC Together Pendant Light

My Making it Yours series is all about how to make special pieces work for you over the years. Tastes change and living situations change, but the things you love and surround yourself with always find a way to stick around.

I like to imagine the owner of each piece that I feature — it’s more fun that way! For this edition, I’m thinking the owner is Maxwell. He’s in his mid-thirties and living by himself after getting out of a long relationship. His apartment is a decent size with white walls and a small dining area, but the lights that the apartment came with are terrible. After getting the go-ahead from his landlord, Maxwell swapped most of them out for simple schoolhouse fixtures. He wants something more special above his round dining table though, and he finds it in the Together Pendant. The blue of his leather chairs is picked up by the patterned curtains he has hung, and he has added an industrial display cabinet to store dishes and linens. It’s flanked by a pair of sconces, and a modern portrait finishes off the space.

Making it Yours 14A: SAIC Together Pendant Light | Making it Lovely

  1. Curio Display Cabinet, West Elm

  2. Tumbling Diamonds Curtains, Anthropologie

  3. SAIC Together Pendant Light, CB2

  4. Indigo Stripe Napkins, CB2

  5. The Beginning, Kai Samuels Davis

  6. Isle Sconce, Cedar & Moss

  7. Queen Anne Dinnerware, dbO Home

  8. Aero Black Flatware, Crate & Barrel

  9. Regency Leather Side Chair, Williams-Sonoma Home

  10. Asolo Worn Black Dining Table, Arhaus

  11. Raindrop White Paint, Glidden

 

Making it Yours 14A: SAIC Together Pendant Light

We’ll check in with Maxwell again soon for the next look. It will be a few years into the future, and we’ll see the light moved into his bedroom.

Making it Yours 13C: Möckelby Dining Table

Time for the last of three looks around IKEA’s new Möckelby dining table! The first let wallpaper be the star with everything else playing supporting roles. The second room had plenty of pink and gold, with neon for wit. And now, nothing says “welcome, we’re glad you’re here” like four busts of bald women — distressed and aged for that extra special touch. They go perfectly with the $80 length of dyed-blue rope. (Get a pair and hang them like sconces! I’m joking, but I’m also not. It would look awesome.)

Don’t worry. I tempered the crazy by including more traditional silverware, because gold or a more modern shape would just be too much.

Making it Yours 13C: IKEA Mockelby Dining Table

  1. Meredith 4-Door Natural Grasscloth Cabinet, Bungalow 5

  2. Barbara Barry White Enameled Chandelier, Circa Lighting

  3. Bullet Glass Arctic Blue Table Lamp, Wisteria

  4. Färgrik Turquoise Dinnerware, IKEA

  5. Ainsley Flatware, Crate & Barrel

  6. Sura Black and White Mirror, Anthropologie

  7. Indigo Tassel Wall Hanging, Handmade by WKND LA, Anthropologie

  8. Parma Gray Paint, Farrow & Ball

  9. Mia Dining Armchair with Brass Nailheads in Ellie Indigo, Ballard Designs

  10. Mia Dining Side Chair with Brass Nailheads in Ellie Indigo, Ballard Designs

  11. Möckelby Dining Table, IKEA

  12. Asst. Set of Mannequins, One Kings Lane

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Making it Yours 13: Möckelby Dining TableMaking it Yours 13A
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Do you have a favorite from this edition of Making it Yours? I’m torn between the first two, I think. All of that pink is very ‘me’ but that wallpaper is SO good.

Making it Yours 13B: Möckelby Dining Table

Sometimes I have a good idea of where I’m going with these Making it Yours looks, and sometimes the design shifts and changes along the way.

This is the second of three rooms put together around IKEA’s Möckelby table. We saw it paired with some amazing wallpaper last time, so I didn’t want to fall back to another wallpaper design this time. I knew I wanted to bring in that light (isn’t it fantastic?), but beyond that, I wasn’t sure where things would end up. Chairs were the next piece of the puzzle, and once I remembered the limited edition pink Arne Jacobsen chairs, everything fell into place.

Pink and gold! Modern, but with a nod to the past! Neon lights! Yes.

Making it Yours 13B: IKEA Mockelby Dining Table (Pink and Gold)

  1. Custom Neon Signs, Endeavor Neon

  2. Pelle Chandelier — Gooseneck, West Elm

  3. Futura Circles Vase, Jonathan Adler

  4. Dang 1 Door / 3 Drawer Console (White), Blu Dot

  5. Handmade Porcelain Plates, Mud Australia {Photo}

  6. Marta Light Pink Glasses, CB2

  7. Malmo Rose Gold Flatware, Kate Spade

  8. Romantic Pink Paint, Glidden

  9. Möckelby Oak Dining Table, IKEA

  10. Lenox Bench (Coral), Schoolhouse Electric

  11. Imperial Collection Slate Rug, Loloi

  12. Series 7 Chair (Pink/Gold), Design Within Reach

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