Week 3- Magnolia Makeover Monday

Well, we made it through our first Thanksgiving at our new home. We successfully cooked our turkey and entertained 18 family members and friends! It was a challenge to have only two weeks to prepare the house – but we did it!!

Today I wanted to share another one of my favorite ways to personalize a home – LIGHTING!! Adding new light fixtures can dramatically change the look of your home and they don’t have to cost a fortune!!

Here are a few light fixtures that I have ordered and are on the way!   One drawback – because I ordered online, most are not going to ship until mid-December.  Thank goodness my dining room light came before Thanksgiving!!  I have a picture of it below!!


Diningroom – I chose the Pottery Barn Explosion Pendant – makes a big impact on the large dining room.


Entry Way – This one is a “knock off” of the EF Chapman Darlana Lantern I plan on using in the entry.   I love the way it brings together both modern and traditional with the open geometric shape












Breakfast Nook – This nine light gold beauty is for our breakfast nook – another “knock off” of Thomas O’Brien.    Note:  I am waiting for the other lights to arrive since we need someone to hang all our lights for us.  
Kitchen – I love this style so much I also ordered the gilded iron lantern for my kitchen island only in a linear shape!

Again, one of the best ways to update a home is with lighting!  However, with all the choices out there, the task can be overwhelming!!  Some of the best places to look are Circa Lighting, Shades of Light, Visual Comfort, Bellacor and there are many others.  Also I came across this great article on how to combine different lighting styles!!  Check it out HERE!

Happy Monday!!