Thursday, January 31, 2013

I spy with my little eye...

... a FABULOUS tripod lamp, in the corner of one of my design idol's homes (well... her previous home, but still).  Erin Gates of Elements of Style has made a name for herself through her blog, and quickly risen in the world of interior design.


The Every Girl featured her rented flat about a year ago, and as I was peeking through the archives, I came across this feature.  As you can imagine, I was super stoked when I spotted a  tripod lamp in this space, that is eerily similar to the one I just bought for our living room.

All I could think was... Erin Gates loves tripod lamps too!!

Is it silly that I got that excited about it??  Totally.  Do I feel like my decision has been totally validated even though my best friend wasn't a fan of the tripod lamp?  ABSOLUTELY.



I constantly hear about making design decisions that stay true to who you are, no matter what is on trend in the moment.

If you love classic pieces but modern lines are in, go with your gut.  If you like a little side table shaped like an elephant, but think it's a little "out there"... who cares, if it makes you happy.  I know that having unique pieces that you love is what makes your space stand out, but I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to second guessing decisions.

Despite the pressure to go with what "safe", I'm glad I went with the tripod lamp.  I love it, and not everyone else has to... but it's good to know that Erin Gates would approve....

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  1. Just like I like my brass even though it's been out of style for the past 10 years. And guess what? I just read an article that brass is coming back into fashion. I guess that means I'll be able to finally find a brass chandelier to go with my dining room sconces. Buy what you love - styles come and go but if something truly speaks to your heart, you'll always enjoy it even during those times it's not considered "stylish".

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    1. Yes - brass is BACK... and I've always loved it in the house. Now you guys won't have any trouble finding a new chandelier :-)

      xo

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  2. Amen to that! I was even worse at second guessing my design choices when I was putting together my baby's nursery. (blame it on the pregnancy hormones) Now, I couldn't be happier with it ! You can't go wrong if you follow your gut!

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    1. I can only imagine! The pressure to make it a space for a child to grow up in?? I'd love to see pictures sometime!

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    2. It's done, but as soon as it's done done, (you know how that goes ;), I'll post it on project nursery and send you a link! And I love the tripod lamp, btw!

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    3. Awesome!! Can't wait to see it!

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  3. Love your tripod lamp! So important to stay true to yourself and what you know you will LOVE.

    xo
    ann e
    annelliott.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thanks girl! I'm still loving it, so it's a good sign. The shade needs some sprucing in my opinion, but more on that later...

      Have a great weekend!

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