Project Runway meets Home Decor

In honor of the finale of Project Runway, airing tonight, I wanted to share these fun images that bring together high fashion with beautiful home lighting, courtesy of and 1) Jean Paul Gaultier 2) YLighting: Collage Pendant 1) Badgley Mischka 2) Zwello: Come Rain Come Shine 1) Chanel 2) YLighting: Salome 12 Light … Read more

Vaughn “Sorbonne” chandelier

How crazy beautiful is this chandelier called Sorbonne from Vaughn Lighting. It looks like it belongs in an Ice Hotel somewhere in Scandinavia, doesn’t it? I keep visiting it when at the BDC and finally decided to take a pic and bring it home with me (a pic is in my budget – this chandelier … Read more

It’s a Contest!

The Materials Girls are hosting a fun and fab design board contest. The big news is that Swank Lighting is supplying some of their incredible lamps as prizes. How fantastic are these “Hard Candy” lamps? And these are the third prize! Deadline is November 1st. Click here for more information. And good luck!

New from Julie Neill

I’m dying over this gorgeous new candle sconce from Julie Neill in New Orleans. So feminine! I am really hoping to be able to make it to Julie’s shop next month when I’m in Nola for #BlogTourNOLA and KBIS. Have a wonderful weekend. If you would like my help on your design project, I would … Read more

Passport To Design Bloggers Tour – Great resources on the No. Shore!

I attended a wonderful design bloggers day yesterday courtesy of Boston Magazine’s “Passport To Design” program and organized by fellow blogger Yvonne Blacker.  The Passport To Design event is a series of design seminars hosted by these five design industry stores and showrooms on the North Shore here in Massachusetts. The event has been going … Read more

It’s a Contest!

Croft & Little Lighting (affiliated with ::Surroundings:: sponsor Robert Abbey Lighting and sister company to YLighting and has offered to award this fantastic Carlyle Beaded Lamp designed by Jonathan Adler, to a lucky ::Surroundings:: reader! From the Carlyle Collection by Jonathan Adler comes this boldly patterned table lamp. A parchment shade sits atop the … Read more

Baccarat Chandelier at Jans Antiques

How fantastic is this piece!?! Sergio at Jan’s Antiques in LA sent me this information: A Very Fine and Palatial French 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze and Fitted-Crystal, probably by Baccarat, Twenty-Six Light Figural Chandelier with Five Large Cherubs, each holding a frosted glass torch and surmounted with two arm-lights, each with their original frosted glass shades, … Read more

Beach or Backyard lighting

I was looking at th YLighting website – they carry lots of fabulous contemporary lighting lines – and came across these Oluce Stones Outdoor lights. They take a florescent light bulb that simply screws in. Unfortunately, you still have to deal with the cords, but if you were having an outdoor party and wanted to … Read more