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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.

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  • Kristina
    February 2, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Yessssssss, Making it Yours is my favorite. I love that print, too. Would you ever consider doing a round-up (or a small series) on your go-to art resources?

    • Making it Lovely
      February 10, 2016 at 9:38 am

      I’ve touched on that here and there. I’ll keep it in mind for a possible future post, but in the meantime, I do pin pretty regularly to my art board on Pinterest. It’s a mix of prints that are available, one of a kind paintings, design, illustration, typography, and just general inspiration.

  • Jessibee
    February 3, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I like the light but I LOVE your drawing!

  • Ashly
    February 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    We have the Cutipol Goa flatware (Aero at C&B) and LOVE it. Have a good feel and weight – and works well with our vintage and new Zeisel dishes. It can be a bit pricey, but C&B has a flatware sale at least once a year and that’s a great opportunity to grab this set for a great price. I also see they recently added the mirror finish, so now I have to wait for the next sale for new every day flatware.

  • Hally
    February 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Love it. Gorgeous. Question though- would you consider doing a follow up to the making it yours? Like maybe a Making It Yours (for less)? I just don’t know that I’d ever be in a position to spend that much on a room? *sad face*

    • Making it Lovely
      February 10, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Ah, this one did happen to be on the pricey side. They aren’t always! The next one will have an IKEA bed an a huge (but affordable!) mirror. I like to mix price points, but your comment is a good reminder to be sure I’ve included a range.