Rejuvenation Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to all who entered the Rejuvenation Giveaway.  The lucky winner of $100 gift certificate is Kat!



And I just followed all of Rejuvenation’s boards on Pinterest (must have been confused by visiting the site all the time).

Congrats Kat.  I hope you buy yourself something lovely.

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I am personally obsessed with this Hood Pendant!

Lighting Week: Kitchen Pendants

Sorry I missed you guys yesterday… big presentation and couldn’t fit in a shoot.  As a result of that, I will have to reveal my dining room chandelier another time.  But today you are still in for treat because I’m sharing my lovely kitchen pendants.  I waffled for awhile on what to buy but am so happy with my choice.  The mix of brass and glass is just the chic look I was going for the scale is perfection.  At 10″ wide they are substantial but not too big for my 54″ island.  Mini pendants are so JV in my book… I want something that makes a statement!  The fact that these are mostly see-through helps them from feeling too overwhelming and doesn’t block my back art-wall too much.

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Lighting Week: My 3rd Floor Lounge

3 posts 3 days in a row?  Who is a newly reformed blogging champion?  Prepare yourself for less posts next week, m’kay?

We are continuing on with Lighting Week.  On Monday I showed you my guest room plug-in pendant light, on Tuesday I revealed my bedroom glass chip chandelier, and today I’m sharing my stringball chandelier in the third floor lounge.  I’ve posted about this light before, but I thought it would interesting to see it in context.  This room is still pretty much an empty canvas.  After I removed all of the walls and painted the floors and ceiling white, I’ve pretty much let it sit in this state.  It will probably be the last room I finish and I’m ashamed to say I don’t spend much time up here because it is such a cute space.

This room is all about being white and bright with pops of color and texture.  My stringball chandelier was perfect up here because it adds a nice modern touch while also being textural and organic.  While unlit, it is an unassuming little sculpture, but when illuminated, it transforms this space into a cozy crystal.

design manifest 3rd floor lounge tribal rug pink desk string ball chandelier

sting ball detail

I did not DIY this light, but there are many tutorials out there.

I bought mine while shopping at Structube in Canada.

design manifest lounge pink desk white room

3rd floor lounge string ball lit up

As I mentioned, the light is at its best when lit- creating a dream like space.

Unfortunately I do not have the photographic skillz to capture the beauty.

design manifest 3rd floor lounge eames chairs tribal rug

There is a lot more to be done in this room, but that’s OK.  I’ll get to it when I get to it.

In the meanwhile, it’s a good spot for a pug to nap.

{Sources- Rug= Ebay, Desk = West Elm Parson Desk plus Glidden Very Bery Paint, Eames Chair = Trash Picked}

See all Lounge posts HERE


and don’t forget…

Enter the $100 Rejuvenation Giveaway HERE

Lighting Week: My Bedroom Chandelier

In honor of my Rejuvenation Giveaway, I decided to make this week all about the lighting in my cottage.  When it comes to decorating my own home, I am aggressively thrifty, but one area where I have dropped a few dimes is lighting.  I think lighting is just delightful: it creates instant atmosphere and easily elevates a whole room.  I don’t care if your space (ahem, my space) is a  mish-mash of Ikea and vintage furnishings, the right light can make it cosmopolitan.

Today I’m sharing my bedroom chandelier.  It’s a white glass chip piece that kind of reminds me of a murano chandelier and also has a beachy wibe.  It adds a nice softness to the room, while actually being quite bright.  The small frame allows me to use it comfortably in a room that only has 8′ ceilings.

design manifest bedroom white glass chandelier paisley headboard

white glass chip chandelier detail

The chandelier is this steal from Lamps Plus.

Only $199.

I was worried that for that price the glass chips would be crappy, but it’s really cute.

No Murano, OBVIOUSLY, but a very cute light.

And NO, Lamps Plus is sadly not sponsoring this post.

design manifest bedroom with chandelier rattan stools

Pillow Basket Caitlin Wilson pillow greek key  Design Manifest

And while my post is about my chandy, I just have to share my basket I picked up at HomeGoods.  I never score at that store and last weekend I got a little lucky.  I’ll be sharing more finds later.

Do you guys Likey?


and don’t forget…

Enter the $100 Rejuvenation Giveaway HERE

One Light, Four Ways: Guest Room Lighting Reveal and GIVEAWAY

Reveal Day!

When choosing a light fixture for my guest room, I could claim that I wanted something shapely and interesting.  Something that could stand alone, yet also blend with other styles and pieces of the room.  But honestly I just chose a light that I liked the best.  I actually chose the light first and then chose the room to put it in.  At some point I may move it to the living room or 3rd floor lounge.  That’s the joy of a plug-in fixture.  High style and low commitment.

design manifest guest room aurene tear drop shade over chair

I chose the Aurene Teardrop Art Glass Shade by Rejuvenation.  Not knowing the exact color the gold sheen glass would be, I opted for contrast and paired it with an oil-rubbed bronze socket and black cord.  In the future I might choose a white cord.  Honestly, you don’t see much of the cord though, because I tucked it inside a cord chase that I painted the same color as the wall.  (You can spy it in the corner of the room.)

rejuvanation lighting aurene teardrop shade

Here is your up-close-and-personal detail of the shade.  I love how it plays off the gold theme I have in the room but also has its own little story going on.

design manifest guest room corner light on

When lit, it really cozies up this corner.  You can see here that I hung the light from a hook in the ceiling and plugged it in by my console table.  So convenient.

design manifest guest room pug art

The view from the entry makes me happy now.

I wanted the guest room to feel collected, warm and a little eclectic.

The small frame of the shade allowed me to also hang art without worrying about visual overload.

design manifest pug art teardrop shade

design manifest guest room bamboo mirror teardrop light chair straight on

So that’s what I did with my Baltimore Custom Light fixture.  What would you do?  Here’s your chance…

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!

Rejuvenation is giving away a $100. gift certificate to one lucky reader. You can use it for anything Rejuvenation sells. You could design a custom fixture of your own, or check out their hardware, mirrors or vintage finds!

The rules:

You have 4 chances to enter

LIKE Rejuvenation on Facebook (one entry)

LIKE Design Manifest on Facebook (one entry)

Follow Rejuvenation on Pinterest (one entry)

Pin something that you like from the Rejuvenation site. (include the pin in your entry)

Please include a separate comment for each entry and make sure I have your email!

This giveaway will end Sunday, May 12th at midnight (EST). The winner will be announced on Monday, May 13th. The gift certificate will be mailed directly to you from Rejuvenation.

There is also a coupon code for today only! You can get a 15% discount site-wide by using “MONDAY15″!

This is an on-line only discount code.

Please check out what the other talented ladies designed and enter their giveaway too!

Calling It Home

Design Chic

Design Indulgence

See how the guest room has evolved HERE

And last but not least- to all of you who supported me after Friday’s post, I really can’t thank you enough.  I love my readers.