Lighting really makes the space!


Kathy Kuo Home is 20% off* through midnight December 13th. Y’all! That is such a rare occurrence!! product_14140_2We recently purchased the Auvergne French Country Rustic Iron White Bead Chandelier from them, and it is stunnnnnniiiiinnngg!! Peek for yourself!

Click here to visit Kathy Kuo Home, and search for the Auvergne French Country chandelier! Be sure to enter the code JOY at checkout to receive 20% off of your order! You, too, can have this chandelier for $140 off!!product_14140

When we moved into our home, there were three large light fixtures already in place. While I could have done a little DIY to each of them, I just didn’t feel like they were our style. Absolutely nothing is wrong with them. They all worked just fine, but they just weren’t working for our family.

20160830_084334Here is our previous chandelier! It is totally country French, but not quite modern enough for me…which modern is not something I usually use to describe my style! I wanted so badly to upgrade to a few things I had seen on Pinterest, but it was hard to find exactly what I was looking for. And then….Kathy Kuo Home. Wowza! Their stuff is amazing, and this light fixture was perfect!!

I love chandeliers. I love crystals. BUT…as much as I wanted to go completely classic for a crystal chandelier, my sweet hubs who rarely has an opinion on home decor, said no thank you to that look. 🙂 Boo! But it turned out to be a great thing because it opened my eyes to what is more of our family.

We definitely maintain our Southern hospitality with a touch of formality. We love to use fine china for special occasions. We hold our kiddos to high standards when it comes to manners and respect for adults and peers. We believe you should always have something in the pantry or freezer for an impromptu cocktail hour or small dinner party. There are always candles ready to light to create an ambiance, and I have a nice collection of thank you cards in my great grandmother’s antique writing desk because you can never say thank you enough!

All that being said, I never ever want to have a home where children feel they have to come and be seen and not heard. Warm and welcoming are the cornerstones of a wonderful home, and I strive daily to make sure we have that amongst some of our more formal moments! IT IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE to have both, and that is what this beautiful chandelier offers. Here is how it looked after installation! 20160929_102704

Our style is eclectic, traditional, with a leaning towards country French. We have some beautiful upholstered pieces, oriental rugs, and then natural elements scattered throughout our home. I loved that this light fixture had a base in the brown family. It is such a beautiful color when you stop and consider it. Think of rich hardwoods, gorgeous dining tables, even woven baskets. There are so many shades, and anything or color you place with it will pop!

product_14140_3This chandelier has a rich brown base to it…more of a taupe-y touch, and then it is distressed with a white finish. It has six candles and gives off an amazing amount of light. We are actually installing a dimmer soon to further enjoy the ambiance during dinner parties. Lastly, my absolute favorite part about it is the draped wooden beads. img_20161129_142219They look like pearls!! And you know any good southern girls loves her pearls! It looks like a piece of jewelry draped in the middle of my dining room, but the color is so beautiful and natural that it calms the formality of the entire room. But, man, it is a showstopper!

img_20161129_142238I added some Christmas touch to mine for the holidays by adding a burlap ribbon with an exaggerated bow. I also hung these amazing wicker bells to give it that country French finish! Aren’t they so cute?!

Kathy Kuo Home also has great gifts this time of year, and you cannot beat this discount! Be sure to enter the code JOY at checkout to receive 20% off of your order! Happy shopping!! Only a few more days to grab it before Christmas!

*Discount does not apply to warehouse items, previous purchases, or gift cards. Other exclusions may apply.


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