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Lounge Update| Pendant Lighting

Since moving house and taking on a bit of a renovation project in the process, our lounge is the one room that is now closest to completion. Our biggest challenge in this room was to bring light back into a space that had previously been painted a very dark and cold grey That, along with removing some rather choice wallpaper (which we managed easily enough with a steam mop- top tip!) 
In a way, I knew this would be quite an easy room to finish as, once the laborious work had been done, it really was just a case of just shopping for the right pieces to fill it!

 Within a week of moving, Eddy got straight into redesigning the lounge and built two cupboard units into the alcoves either side of the chimney breast (essential for family storage!) And above the television, he also built some shelves which I've been gradually filling with trinkets and decorative accessories. 

After furnishing the lounge with the sofa, rug and plants galore, the one piece that I felt was really missing, (aside from one set of the cupboard doors which is yet to be finished) was a pendant light fitting for the ceiling. I knew this was a choice I didn't want to rush as I was already really struggling to settle on one style...who knew it could be so hard?!
I definitely wanted something a little bit 'extra' and fancier than a regular shade but, being a fairly small room I didn't want anything too big or glitzy as I worried it would dominate the space.

Needless to say, many hours were spent scouring the internet until I came across this gorgeous piece from Made.com

As the general vibe of the room is bright white with wood and gold finishes, this large gold pendent slotted in with the overall scheme perfectly and I fell in love with it straight away. I actually bought it a couple of months ago and have had it sitting in my bedroom waiting to be fitted. As we were away over summer and then our electrician was, it took some time to finally get it installed.
This week however, we had it put up and I'm so happy with the result!
It really lifts the space and gives it a little glamour without being too garish. I love it!

I don't know how much else I can say about a light pendant but so far with this renovation, I am finding that it is definitely the small details such as these that bring me joy. It's the attention to the little things, whether that's bargain hammered gold knobs for the cupboard doors or a set of scatter cushions that totally livens the sofa area and I am LOVING the process! 
I'm really excited to continue on with the rest of the house soon and hope you'll stick around to see more!



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September is here!

September has always been one of my favourite months; I don't think there is another time of the year where I feel more motivated and ready to begin afresh. Admittedly, this has everything to do with the ingrained rhythm of school- even prior to me having children of my own, I still carried that same enthusiasm for organising my stationary and generally getting things sorted at the end of summer, ready for the change over in the season.

Today the kids are back in school, Noah has moved up to year one and Jonah is in his final year at pre-school! I am feeling *all* the emotions but 'contentment' is definitely outshining everything else. We had such a wonderful summer together and even though I didn't photograph nearly as much as I normally do, I certainly have treasured memories to think back on.

So here's to September, or the 'golden month' as I like to think of it. Ironically, today is the first day where it appears autumn has 'landed' out there and doing the school run this morning I couldn't help but notice that the trees are turning and the leaves are already falling.
Naturally, this month will see me stockpiling on hot chocolate and perusing many a shop-shelf for blankets and throws. I'm also hoping to change over my wardrobe a bit more as the weather cools and invest in more mustard yellow! (Anyone else a little bit obsessed with this colour?!)

I hope your September is a beautiful one! Have you any goals or plans coming up?

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