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By Sconce Light

by Sarah on April 16, 2014, no comments

In my search for a small sconce for a tight space to put over Laney’s bed in her big girl room, I kept seeing these modern sconces sometimes paired with a slightly traditional look in the rest of the room. The introduction of the modern sconce in these rooms is one little piece of the puzzle that makes the room a little more eclectic, it gets at that magical mix that everyone is after…including me.

Looks like the same mid-century inspired fixture in these rooms,

sconce wallpaper

sconce pink2

sconce pinkHere’s what I call the eyeball fixture,

sconce gold

The lucite/acrylic bedside cart is a repeat performer as a bedside table.

sconce CostelloSara Ruffin Costello

I’m pretty sure Amber used this sconce in this little guy’s room that she designed,

sconce amber interiors


Laney’s Big Girl Room

by Sarah on March 10, 2014, 4 comments

“After I get finished with my big girl bed, then I’m gon’ get a boy bed”

These are the types of conversations I have with my 2-year old daughter Laney about her future transition to a big girl bed. She thinks it’s fun to kid with me about wanting a “boy bed”. We are preparing to move Laney to a different room in the house but the room needs a little work before we can do that. I’ll be sharing that room tune up after we begin the work but today I wanted to share my inspiration for the room and a rough plan.

laney amber interiors

laney attic room

Laney Dunham room

laney glow room

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laney pink stripe

laney suzani room

Laney Tarses roomimages via Pinterest

And here’s a little design board I worked up for the room,

Laney's Room

Feist / Dresser / suzani / hooks / sconce / headboard / sheets / quilt / bed / blanket / stool / fabric / rug


Master Bedroom: Almost Complete

by Sarah on July 22, 2013, 5 comments

You might remember the master bedroom project I was helping my friends with a few months back. Well– I finally got a few moments to take some photos now that the construction crew is long gone.

We are still working on decor and finish details but you get the idea of how this all shook out.

The pillow is John Robshaw and is temporary. The wall color here is Benjamin Moore’s Pale Smoke. It is more subtle and a bit smokier in real life.

master bedroom remodel

My friends and I worked on the mantel and fireplace surround together. I knew we needed a “book nook” to occupy that space to the right of the fireplace surround and they knew that they wanted glass front cabinets on the bottom of the built-ins. The sconces are Visual Comfort and the picture lights mounted above the shelves are the Merrick from Hudson Valley. We wanted to create many different levels of lighting, between the directional recessed lighting, lamps, sconces and picture lights I think we’ve got it covered.

master bedroom view

The bed is the Turner and the duvet, sheets and bolster are from Matteo. The blue quilt is just temporary until we find the right textile, my friend saw a great antique suzani textile at ABC Carpet but decided at the last minute it wasn’t the right thing.

master bedroom bedding

A closer look at those beautiful custom closet doors that my carpenter Joseph made. The closet holds the bulk of the lady’s stuff. There are custom shoe racks, cubes and hanging racks galore in there.

master bedroom quilt

master bedroom bedding2

The corbels under the mantel were purchased from Pro Wood Market. My friends knew they wanted the TV to be recessed and there was a bit of a snafu in the building process but everything turned out great in the end.

master bedroom mantel

A lot of this project was centered around creating a dressing room that would be open to the bedroom and would accommodate some of his and mostly hers. This space was created out of what was a porch in the 1970s, a nursery in the 80s and then most recently a cramped TV room/junk room.

master bedroom dressing

I called in Quality Cabinet Company to work up the plan and make it a reality. The cabinets are shaker style, painted Benjamin Moore’s Simply White–which by the way is my new favorite trim color. The hardware was my friend’s choice and it is from Restoration Hardware.

master bedroom cabinet

We purchased that beautiful vanity mirror from a local antiques consignor in Southern Pines called Page Furniture. We wanted to warm the space and I think the mirror helped us achieve part of that goal.

master bedroom dressing counter

You can sit in this area, fold clothes on the carrera marble counter and take in all of the light that comes in through those windows.

master bedroom cabinet2

We’re continuing to search for just the right art and some more accessories to complete the space. Overall the room turned out to be pretty fantastic. When I visit I kind of wish we could hang out in there.


Master Bedroom: Waiting on Cabinetry

by Sarah on January 29, 2013, 2 comments

Checking in on our friends with the master bedroom remodel that I previously posted about here. Carpentry, flooring and paint are complete and we’re waiting on all of those glorious built-ins to make the dressing room and the project complete.

Last time we checked in we were at this point with temporary mantel brackets and no paint,


And all painted, wall color is Benjamin Moore Pale Smoke and the trim is Simply White. The sconces are the Reed Double Sconce from Visual Comfort, ordered here.


The lighting that we ordered to light the bookcases was a failure–too big. So we’re back to the drawing board there and we’re considering some different options, you can follow along with the selection process on this pinboard.

Custom closet doors that my carpenter Joseph Locklear built,


And here they are ready for hardware,


The walk-in with the old boob light still hanging by a wire

Master bedroom closet before paint

New flush mount ceiling fixture is installed, fixture is from Visual Comfort. All of the custom shelving has been painted Simply White. Not being very patient the homeowner has already started loading the shelves.



We’ll check back in when the cabinets are installed in the dressing room.