Posts in Lighting
Local Lighting Source: Atelier Anaka

I recently came across an amazing local atelier that does unique custom, handmade lighting! I literally drove right by Atelier Anaka in Montreal's Griffintown and immediately noticed the incredible lighting options hanging in the atelier's window. After researching the shop, I was even more impressed! While everyone may not like the style of lighting available from the shop, the rare craftsmanship of each piece can definitely be appreciated by everyone!

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DIY Brass Floor Lamp Makeover

Happy Friday everyone! Today's post may be the shortest EVER, but it highlights a great DIY that anyone can do! A few weeks ago I wrote about my obsession with pharmacy style floor lamps (read that post here) and the DIY project I completed for our condo. I have noticed that many people have those 90s style brass lamps in their home....the shiny, yellow brass that is completely outdated today! If this is you - don't feel that you have to get rid of your existing lamps! I mean, if you want to - go for it, but if new lighting isn't in your budget, consider the simple DIY option below!

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DIY, LightingKelly Boyd
Pharmacy Style Floor Lamps

I am currently on the hunt for floor lamps for an upcoming project, so I have lighting on the brain and thought I would share some great inspiration with you along with some lighting sources.

I remember searching for a floor lamp for our condo over two years and thinking, wow all floor lamps are so ugly. I think it's because I a) had a small budget (which unfortunately does limit your options) and b) had a hideous 80's style brass swing arm floor lamp in my bedroom growing up and I assumed all floor lamps must be just as ugly! At the time, I ended up choosing a simple black lamp base from IKEA which I eventually ended up hating and got rid of and now realize how lighting can really add so much interest to a space, especially floor lamps! I have since become obsessed with pharmacy style floor lamps. These are not new to the design world by any means, just a type of light I had not considered in the past and have grown to love.

Alone this style may not be very appealing to everyone, but when styled in a space they look AMAZING! Pharmacy style lamps come in many different finishes (silver, brass, antique brass, black, oil rubbed bronze, or even different colours) and can vary in style. These are great because they are relatively slim, take up minimal space, and they look great in almost any room in a home!

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Lighting, Decorating, DIYKelly Boyd
IKEA Hack - DIY Gold Flush Mount Light

Even though we rent our city condo, we replaced all the lighting when we moved in over two years ago. Well, all except for one fixture - which I really didn't think was noticeable until guests always asked why there was only one random lightbulb exposed......... The fixture happens to be placed in an awkward spot between the bedroom and bathroom on the part of the ceiling that is dropped for the central air, meaning it HAS to be a flush mount fixture. Great - most flush mounts are HIDEOUS and those that aren't are typically expensive. As much as I would love to purchase one of the fixtures seen below, let's be honest - not everyone has $500 + to spend on one flush mount (it ain't no dining room chandelier!)

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Lighting, DIY, IKEAKelly Boyd