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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

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
Making it Yours 13BMaking it Yours 13C

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.

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