Twelve foot ceilings are a rare find in older Chicago homes, ours being no exception. This translates to, "WHY ARE ALL OF THE LIGHT FIXTURES IN OUR HOUSE SO STINKING UGLY?!"

I have a dad who was an electrician for about twenty years at my beck and call, so all I have to do is find a few light fixtures to replace the dated boob lights I'm "exposed" to everyday (see what I did there? haha). However, finding non-chandeliers that are both stylish and functional proved to be quite a challenge. 

So, if you are also surrounded by hideous lighting day in and day out here are a few options that will update and uplift your room without interfering with your head space!

Scalloped Semi Flush Mount  - This light has been ordered and is on its way to brighten up Ruby's bedroom!

Scalloped Semi Flush Mount - This light has been ordered and is on its way to brighten up Ruby's bedroom!

Crystorama Broche  - This is the light have planned to replace the current fixture in our living room!

Little Girl's Bedroom Rugs

Lately I have been obsessing over a rug for Ruby's bedroom. I have had a hard time coming up with an inspiration piece this time around. This will be Ruby's third nursery in her short 17 months of life, so maybe I am just out of ideas!

I debated about wallpapering her room but decided something so permanent for someone who will have LOTS of opinions of her own very soon was too risky. Her room will be painted in Benjamin Moore's Frostine. She has a large window looking out onto our deck and ivy covered brick wall, the bright white seems to highlight and bring the outdoors in.  

I digress, ok, in terms of inspiration I think the rug will be the focus of Ruby's bedroom. After hours and hours of rug browsing I have narrowed it down to my 5 favorites. They are completely different from one another so I just need to decide what colors and look I prefer.

Do you have a favorite?



With all of this house talk I have a hard time keeping my creative mind quiet.  One of the many perks of owning your own home is the ability to personalize it, and make it your own. Since I have been renting for the last 10 years (how is that even possible?!) I am so looking forward to dreaming up more permanent designs. 

I know that so many of you will have horror stories to tell about hideous wallpaper from the 70's that you painstakingly removed sliver by sliver for weeks. But let me enjoy the idea of living in a home where EVERY room isn't painted the same awful eggshell white. Gag.

I don't plan on going wallpaper crazy but the Botanic Wallpaper in Prussian Blue Design has been a bathroom dream of mine for years! The classic Nuvole in Grey or Calista Grey Modern Rose Wallpaper would make a gorgeous accent wall in a dining room. My love for this Watercolor Flora Wallpaper remains true and I would love to completely cover Ruby's bedroom walls in this magical print. 

If all goes according to plan (fingers crossed and prayers sent up) then we should be hearing back shortly about an offer we submitted on a house yesterday! Stay tuned.