Posts Tagged ‘Lighting’

Which Would You Choose: Breakfast Room Lighting

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One problem with going to the High Point Market this week is that it makes it even harder to choose items for my new house! Once I think I’ve absolutely made my choice, I see hundreds of new ideas and products at market that make me question my decision.

So this week I need your help choosing the lighting for my breakfast room – and my choices fall into two categories. Should I choose a lantern or a chandelier?

I love the casual look of a lantern-style light fixture – in fact I love them so much that I’ve custom-designed some for my clients’ projects! I really like the look of this one because it’s copper. That was a big trend at this week’s High Point Market.

Liz Levin

(Liz Levin Design from Better Homes & Gardens)

I also like the design of this chandelier with the strands of all-white shells. It removes some of the formality that comes with a chandelier, so it would be perfect in a more casual room like a breakfast area.

Kelly Deck Design

(Design by Kelly Deck)

So which would you choose, a chandelier or a lantern? And this week I have additional questions – what material should I choose? There are so many colors and metals for a lantern, and a chandelier could be constructed of glass, crystal, shells, metal…the choices are endless!

Let me know in the comments below what you would choose for my breakfast area! I need help narrowing down all of the beautiful choices!









What I’m Loving? The Delta Duo in GOLD

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Gold deltaduo

Tis the season for celebrating, and in celebration of their long-time partnership Robert Abbey and Lamps Plus have released a GORGEOUS new, limited-edition table lamp in three really stunning colors. It’s called the Delta Duo. So geometric chic, right? It puts an entirely updated spin on the classic gourd lamp. It’s contemporary, it’s retro, it’s a must-have! I personally can’t wait to place one in a project, or…maybe somewhere in my new home?

My favorite color is the gold and white one, because it’s speaking directly to my current obsession with all things gold and brass! I mean…this is one of the most jaw-dropping trends that I’m seeing EVERYWHERE from design magazines to market to my own jewelry box!

Design: Jackie Astier via Elle Decor

Design: Jackie Astier via Elle Decor

Design: Julie Hillman

Design: Julie Hillman 

Design: Courtney Giles

Design: Courtney Giles

See how just a little–or a LOT–of gorgeous gold can make a room really bling? For more gilded inspiration, check out my Pinterest Board on this hotter-than-hot trend.

The Delta Duo is available for a limited run at They are made in North Carolina and they retail for under $200!!


Happy lamp shopping!


Tobi Signature

Sunday Showcase: Mottega Lamps

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Confession: here at TFID we are slightly – er, okay majorly – OBSESSED with Mottega lamps. If you’re not already familiar with this fabulous, innovative company (which was created by Mark Moussa who also happens to be the creator of Arteriors Home!), allow me introduce you to one of the best ideas in lighting history!

This highlight from House Beautiful in 2011 is a great illustration of what Mottega is all about — configuration! On Mottega’s user-friendly website, you can mix and match lamp “anatomy” and colors until your heart is content! It’s like Legos for grown-ups. Ha!

There’s truly something for everyone, and the possible combinations are endless!

Some like it with gloss… (photo source: Apartment Therapy)

… and some like it with glass!

Here’s a few configurations I put together for you as a little demo:

Cool, right? So head on over to the Mottega Configurator and design the lamp of your dreams!



Sunday Showcase: Julie Neill Designs

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Julie Neill Designs is a great place for unique lighting! All of Julie Neill’s creations are designed and handcrafted in New Orleans by a team of gifted artisans. The company is known for creating custom pieces therefore all of the lighting is made to order. Julie Neill Designs is one of my go-to places for lighting!

Here are some of my favorites from Julie Neill Designs! There are everything from chandeliers to lanterns and sconces. Enjoy!


This Cinderella Chandelier is so elegant and timeless! This would be a great addition in any room including the bedroom.

The Melanie chandelier, like the Cinderella, is  so sophisticated and would be a perfect addition to a dining room!


Julie also crafts a great collection of lanterns.  The Babs lantern is a great example. The lantern would add character to a kitchen or living room!

This Maryann Lantern has the “look” Julie Neill is known for in her chandeliers yet recreated in a lantern.   I love the details at the top and the square shape of the lantern.


This Gogo 1 Arm Sconce is just lovely! I love the detail on the base and simple shade.

This Chrissy 3 Light is another great sconce at Julie Neill Designs! This one is more ornate but just as elegant!

At Julie Neill Designs all of the pieces are made to order! Here are the assortment of finishes that can be used on any of the pieces.


Visit Julie Neill Designs!


Saint Nick – A fresh new look for a jolly old soul!

Visit Tobi Fairley Home to view the new Saint Nick pillows just in time for your holiday decorating! Three beautiful colorways available as well as left and right facing options.


Sunday Showcase: Made Goods

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It is a cool Sunday here in Arkansas today and what a better opportunity to show you some of the cool products from one of my favorite companies, Made Goods

Not only are they my go-to source for unique mirrors but they have an eclectic collection of objects, furniture and lighting!  From classic to dramatic, to ethnic to feminine they have it all!  Ranging from materials such as wood, leather, shell or metal, they are sure to have something to add that punch of interest in your room.


For all of you glam-lovers out there here are some fabulous finds that may inspire you:

Vivian Malachite Mirror

Rocco Chain Box Set 

Fiona Chandelier


Cole Stool

Lydia Gold Lamp


I am all about a polished room and these chic and feminine-inspired products are perfect for that look:

Simonne Etched Mirror

Jasmine Marble Bowl

Silvana Empire Shell Chandelier

Leah Faux Shagreen Coffee Table

Nicole White Lacquer Lamp


I love adding that punch of rustic and natural texture to a space and Made Goods has a wide variety of ethnic-inspired pieces:

Madena Matchstick Mirror

Zachary Zebra Cowhide Boxes

Henry Capis and Mother of Pearl Chandelier

Ines Bone Inlay Chair

Poston Faux Shagreen Lamp


I invite you to hop on over to Made Goods and check out more of their fabulous finds!