9 Gold Pendants To Light Up Your Life

A killer lighting situation can complete the look of a space—it’s like the cherry on top of a sundae…the icing on the cake…the cheese on the pizza? Alas, we digress. What we’re trying to get at is that a good light can define a space and serve to add a little bit more dimension to the feel of a room. Not to mention, extra mood lighting is always welcomed, especially when it comes to enhancing the Instagramability of our meals {#priorities}.

If you’re looking for something more dramatic than a basic ceiling light, but less showy than a chandelier, pendant lights are the way to go. The great thing about them is that they’re super versatile—you can hang them over a elegant dining table or use them to create a cozy reading nook. In our favorite metallic hue these guys offer just the right amount of interest for any decor situation!

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It’s hard to go wrong with these pretty pendants—you can go singular and bold or hang multiple smaller options to create the lighting that best fits your needs. Often times, you just need that one glitzy piece to add that touch of glam to a space. We’ve scoured the web and created our own collection of gold pendant light faves!

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We love the perforated look of #4. We’ll take two to hang over a long dining table, please! Which would you choose?

Get Your Shop On:

> 1. Bronze Copper Shade Pendant
> 2. Euclidean Pendant
> 3. Starburst Sputnik Chandelier II
> 4. Perforated Metal Industrial Pendant
> 5. Workstead Brass Pendant
> 6. Cell Tall Pendant Light
> 7. Caviar Adjustable Pendant
> 8. Magica Drum Pendant Light
> 9. Factory 1-Light Pendant

image 1 via Nordic Design // 2 via Apartment 34 // 3 via Zuvier // 4 via Yellowtrace // 5 via Coco Lapine // 6 via Design Milk // 7 via New Zeland Design Blog 

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Designer’s Take on our Living Room: {Justina Blakeney}

We’re kicking off the week with a peek at our soon-to-be living room! I’m pleased to report construction on our house is picking up. Drywall is about to go in – which means our vision will finally start coming to life. The progress definitely has me dreaming of the final product and how I’m going to furnish it. This week I’m getting pointers on our living room from one of my all time faves – Justina Blakaney. I know this girl can stretch my aesthetic and convince me to consider some decor pieces that are outside my typical modernist comfort zone.

To refresh, here’s what the living room looked like when we found it. Stunning right?! Ha! Those floors are vinyl, the chandelier plastic, the fireplace faux and the ceiling raspberry pink! Good stuff.

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But the bones of the room are spectacular. The crown molding, the high ceilings and all the natural light gave us a lot to work with. We decided to simply improve upon them by making the space conducive to modern living. This is our new layout:

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I wanted the living room to feel open, warm and serve as the hub of the house, so we actually removed a couple of walls, connecting the space to both the kitchen and the den. The new layout creates a fantastic flow. Now it’s just a matter of creating a design that only builds upon that inviting feeling. I know Justina has the perfect pointers to do just that!

Justina’s Designer Take: For this room, I took what I know of Erin’s clean, modern and sophisticated aesthetic, sprinkled in a few pieces from the African continent and some elements that scream the 60’s. The color palette is controlled focusing on earth tones and whites–and of course I had to add in a bit of green because that’s my jungalow vibe :D. For Erin and her growing family, I see a home that is equal parts comfy and chic with a down-to-earth quality to it–because that’s how I see Erin!

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  1. Sofa
  2. > Chandelier
  3. Coffee table
  4. > PomPom Blanket
  5. Painting
  6. > Sideboard
  7. Pillows
  8. Vases
  9. > Rug
  10. Plant

 

While I tend to beeline straight for the mid-century modern, Justina offers a great reminder to look out for those unique pieces that will inject some unexpected character into your room. I’m loving the idea of mixing and matching genres and time periods to create a truly collected comfortable space. It really does pay to hold out for that truly perfect piece. While it can be tough for me to be patient, when it comes to designing our house the treasure hunt is going to be half the fun!

Thanks Justina for giving us your Designer’s Take!

For previous Designers’ Takes on our 140 year old Victorian CLICK HERE

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A Decor-Do: Sweet Accent Seats

For some of us, stepping outside of our interior decor comfort zones can be as nerve-wracking as chopping off your hair. So different! So defining! So permanent! Eeeek {cue cold feet setting in}! There’s no doubt that selecting furniture is a draining task as it is, so when it comes to trying something a little more adventurous, it’s often easy to chicken out and stick with what you know. If you are a furniture commitment-phobe like us, here’s a way to incorporate some boldness into your decor without going over the top: accent chairs!

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Chairs are like the jewelry for your room. They allow you to play with trends, color, texture or avantgarde styling without going all in. Going bold with your chair selection will give an otherwise classic space the interest and originality you’re craving without being overpowering!  We love the funky, lip-like look of a Bertoia Diamond chair nestled in a bright corner {HALLO!}. Or the clean lines of a Scandinavian inspired design – beautiful enough to make a statement yet calm enough to sit in a room full of neutrals. And since every room deserves a sweet-looking seat, here are some statement chairs that we’re dying to sit our booties in!!

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Get Your Shop On:

> 1 Black Tufted Leather ‘Major’ Chair
> 2 Rod + Weave Copper and Leather Chair
> 3 Brass + Fur Ansel Chair 
> 4 Pollock Arm Chair
> 5 Light Grey Velvet Accent Chair
> 6 Saxe Oak + Leather Chair
> 7 Hans Leather Chair
> 8 The Circle Chair

They’re all so good, we couldn’t possibly choose a favorite. Which one would you love to put in your home? And if you’re looking for even more side chair inspo, click HERE.

image 1 via Apartment 34 // 2 via Nordic Design // 3 via Blueberry Modern // 4 via J. Ingerstedt // 5 via Vogue Paris // 6 via Joseph Dirand  // 7 via Lonny // 8 via Muuto //  9 via Design Files