PIPs Pick – Fortuny Light Fixtures

Fortuny Light Fixtures

We are obsessed with everything Fortuny!

As you are probably all too aware, I have finally started to tackle some too long delayed home maintenance which quickly morphed into a bit of a home remodel. It took me more than 9 months to choose my wood floors but it took me only about 2 minutes to choose my wall sconce. Admittedly, the fact that my entry hall chandelier is a Fortuny made it so much easier since I wanted the family room and entry way to visually connect to one another but not be exact duplicates.  The entry hall fixture is the classic medium sized Fortuny Suspended Decorated Silk lighting fixture in sage grey.  I picked it up years ago at a random shop in Los Angeles.  I had no idea if Fortuny made other fixtures and absolutely no idea where to find them.  My first stop as usual was, Louie Lighting.  Whenever I need everything or anything related to lighting I check in here first.  Their prices are usually fine but their selection is truly awesome.  And it turns out that Louie Lighting is one of the very few places to find Fortuny.  And I am once again obsessed.  I fell in love with the Venetia Studium – Fortuny G-AF-019 Glass Cesendello on a Rod (it would make a fabulous statement piece) but settled on the Glass Cesendello with Decorative Metal Ring Wall Sconce, still very interesting and definitely much kinder on the budget which was starting to strain by the time I got to picking out lighting fixtures.  I liked the fact that the sconce was both a different shape and made from a different material yet had a signature Fortuny print.  Thank you Matt for my early Mothers Day present –

Thank you Matt for my early Mothers Day present – I love my new Fortuny sconce!!!!  (So much better than flowers)

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One Kings Lane Day Of Furniture Event

One Kings Lane Day Of Funiture Event

Ottomans & Benches Event | Fresh-Air Furniture Event | Sofas & Beyond Event | Tables Event | Headboards & Beds Event

Are you in the midst of a total re-model or just looking for that perfect piece to freshen up your current decor? Look no further than the One Kings Lane Day of Furniture! Today through Thursday, 1/31, this flash sale style event features pieces for every room and has great options for every design aesthetic. From ottomans & benches to headboards & beds, don't miss out on this opportunity to grab a great new piece for your home!

Even if you are not currently looking for something in particular, we definitely think it is worth checking out One Kings Lane.  Although we get hundreds of emails every day, we always devote a few minutes of each day to peruse their daily sales.  If nothing else, it gives us a quick overview of current home decor & design aesthetics, trending colors, and truthfully, a burst of inspiration. palette

Hurry – do not dawdle!  We just checked and some of our favorite pieces are already sold out!!!!!

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Royal Empress Tree

  …Royal Empress Tree

Royal Empress Tree

World's fastest growing tree with year-round appeal

As I sit here on my porch on this glorious August  evening in Southern California (Planting Zone 9, to be exact), I happened to open my latest email from Nature Hills Nursery.  Generally, I skim most of my emails, but for some reason TJ's blurb about The Royal Empress Tree grabbed my attention so I actually clicked the link and now I am obsessed!  I not only want a Royal Empress Tree, I actually ordered one!

The Royal Empress Tree is the world’s fastest growing hardwood tree. It’s actually listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. How cool is that.  Check out the product page at: Royal Empress Tree

I love the Royal Empress Tree's majestic shape.  I love its spectacular display of bell shaped, deep lavender flowers that burst into bloom on cascading clusters of blossoms and its wonderful light jasmine / gardenia scent.  I love its uniquely fuzzy huge heart-shaped emerald leaves.  And I love that it is super hardy,tolerant of almost any soil type and very fast growing (I am very impatient).  According to the literature this miracle of nature can grow up to 15 feet in its first season, and at maturity reach heights of over 50 feet in less than five years!

   Royal Empress Tree

Quantities are limited. Order now to avoid disappointment!

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