Tag Archives: Ikea

Floating Lights and Vintage Chairs

Yes, that is a swimming pool in the dining room. 
(The attorney in me is wondering about the home insurance premiums and the existence of a kid-proof fence!) 

Although this set-up could provide for some very interesting dinner parties, it’s the playful light fixture arrangement and the modern vintage chairs that caught my eye.  You could totally recreate this look on a budget using your traditional dining room table. 

For  lighting,  purchase a few affordable Ikea ceiling fixtures and throw in a couple battery-operated pretty paper lanterns, all hung at varying heights over the dining room table.   

May I suggest the Ikea Fillsta Pendant Lamp ($49.99):

FILLSTA Pendant lamp white Diameter: 31 " Cord length: 71 "  Diameter: 78 cm Cord length: 180 cm

And the Ikea Maskros Pendant Lamp ($89.99) (my almost-neighbors John and Sherry from Young House Love recently used this in their bedroom):

IKEA PS MASKROS Pendant lamp  Diameter: 32 " Cord length: 71 "  Diameter: 80 cm Cord length: 180 cm

And the ubiquitous Ikea Knappa Pendant Lamp ($34.99):

KNAPPA Pendant lamp white Diameter: 18 " Height: 14 ¼ " Cord length: 15 ' 5 "  Diameter: 46 cm Height: 36 cm Cord length: 4.7 m

And add a few of these which operate on batteries (so no electrician required):

White 16 Inch Round Paper Lanterns

And you are in business.   The floating white lights would look amazing against a saturated wall color like a peacock blue or an emerald green.  

As for the companion modern chairs, Target and West Elm are good inexpensive options.  I love my Target chairs (found here online for $79.99 for 2, but are almost always cheaper in the store):

Or West Elm has these Scoop-Back Chairs for $158 for 2:

Scoop-Back Chair

Add your traditional dining room table (which no one will even notice because of the cool lighting and unexpected chairs), and you got yourself a gorgeous dining room on the cheap!  Oh, and throw in a pool too, if you are so inclined…. 

{First image from March issue of Veranda Magazine}

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Buy This, Not That – Lighting!

Happy Friday!  You can have chic, modern and fabulous lighting for less.  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

wshlamp

[Porcelain Pearl Lamp, Williams Sonoma Home, $495 + $20 additional shipping = $515]

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pblamp

[Alexis Ceramic Table Lamp, Pottery Barn, $105 for base, $39 for shade = $144]

OR THIS!

pbtlamp

[Bubble Up Lamp Base and Ribbon Trim Shade, PB Teen, $49 for base, $35 for shade = $84]

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cblamp

[Marlene Table Lamp, Crate and Barrel, $279]

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p1lamp

[Black Crystal Table Lamp, Pier 1 Imports, $149]

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anthrolamp[One-Lump-Or-Two-Lamp Base Only, Anthropologie, $198]

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pbtlamp2

[Teacups Lamp Base and Penelope Shade, PB Teen, $69]

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lglamp[Jamie Young Luna Floor Lamp, Layla Grace, $712 for base, $175 for shade = $887]

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p1lamp2[Bristol Floor Lamp, Pier 1 Imports, $150]

OR THIS!

targetlamp[Floor Lamp with Red Shade, Target, $59]

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vtlamp

[Pearl Lotus Flower Chandelier, Viva Terra, $329]

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ikealamp[Knappa Pendant Lamp, Ikea, $29]

Happy and Bright Bargain Hunting!


Buy This, Not That — Home Office Edition!

Welcome to the 6th Edition of Buy This, Not That!  I am re-accessorizing my home office with a new chair, shelves and an inspiration board or two, and found some really great stuff out there for your bill-paying, thank-you-note-writing, internet-surfing haven.  Enjoy!

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wshdesk 

[Mason Glass Top Desk, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,250 + $160 shipping = $1,410]

BUY THIS!

wedesk 

[Sawhorse Work Table, West Elm, $449]

OR THIS!

ikeadesk

[Vika Table, Ikea, $109.99]

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StudioOfficeChair

[Studio Office Chair, CB2, $189.99]

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tcschair

[Bungee Office Chair, The Container Store, $139]

LOVE THIS WASTEBASKET?

wewate

[Iron Wire Wastebasket, West Elm,  $29]

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cswaste 

[Masai Wire Wastebasket, Container Store, $12.99]

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rhbookends

[Eiffel Tower Bookends, Restoration Hardware, $69.99]

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ballardbookend

[Eiffel Tower Doorstop & Bookend, Ballard Designs, $14.99 each]

LOVE THIS DESK?

weparsons 

[Parsons Desk with Drawers, West Elm, $329.99 (comes in white too)]

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overstockdesk

[Student Desk, Overstock, $149.99]

LOVE THIS TALL BOOKCASE?

webookcase

[Rolling Storage, West Elm, $599]

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ikeabookcase

[Expedit Bookcase, Ikea, $159]

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horchowboard

[Personalized Magnetic Bulletin Board, Horchow, $65]

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TCSboard

[Brocade Magnetic Bulletin Board, Container Store, $39.99]

Happy Bargain Hunting!