Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New and exciting around here


I just bought the CB2 oversized equator pendant for my breakfast room and I could not be more pleased. It is huge and that is why I like it. It takes a hum-drum drum light and super sizes it for oomph.
Let me illustrate.

this photo from above shows its scale in relation to my table and also my urgent need for different chairs...damn you French country look!
 I don't even want to show the pathetic before. It was my most hated builder light in this house.

I had been lusting after other fixtures, especially variations of a Sputnik, but my commitment to budget and my litmus test won out. The test is to ask myself whether or not I am sure that I will still like it in five years . This fixture was only $200.

In other news, Kerry Steele art is the newest independent artist to become a part of The Nearby.

The Nearby hand-selects the best local boutiques and designers selling women’s clothing, jewelry, art and home accents. You can download the app for free from the App Store and shop Kerry Steele Art from your iPhone!

Once you download and register, the app will bring up all the best local stores and designers surrounding you, based on your proximity. Follow Kerry Steele Art and photos of our current merchandise will appear in your feed. When you see a photo of something that interests you, you can “like,” comment, or even click the “Buy/Chat” button to text directly with an associate at the store to help you purchase the item, put it on hold, or just get more info.

Download The Nearby for FREE from the App Store here:
This app has a connection to some pretty choice stores, galleries and designers and I am thrilled to be in such good company.
What's new with you?


Kristen Alcorta said...

Love the light!
And congrats on The Nearby! Exciting news!

My Notting Hill said...

Great light!

I really like the creamy white chairs. Maybe you could just replace the two end chairs w/something different as opposed to all of them.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Oh love the light - especially the scale as you point out!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Perfect light fixture! The scale is just right.

Vel Criste said...

Congrats Kerry! you deserve all the step-ups happening in your artistic career! Love the fixture as well - perfect!

Vel Criste said...

Congrats Kerry! you deserve all the step-ups happening in your artistic career! Love the fixture as well - perfect!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Finally the perfect light for your dining table! yay! It looks great. Congrats on The Nearby! so cool.
xo Nancy

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

How awesome is that?! Congratulations, thats great news!

Stacey said...

Great lighting n love the dining table! Super congrats on the Nearby! x

Kimberly Lemmon said...

You go Kerry Steele! Love the new big light and congrats on your continued success!!

Alicia Mackin said...

Your space looks great and you are right this is a great investment piece.

Ali of Dressing Ken

Karen Albert said...

Kerry I love the light fixture and think it will be a classic!!

Congrats on Nearby!

Art by Karena

An Urban Cottage said...

Perfect choice. You've got such great things, there's no reason to have your attention drawn up to the light. Congrats on The Nearby! That's cool.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hey, friend! Congrats on that fab light fixture and The Nearby!!! That is awesome and very exciting!
x Loi


Love the light brings a little whimsey to the space:) Congrats on The Nearby also!