Sunday, February 1, 2009



I love a good fancy-bordering-on-vulgar chandelier. Yum.



I am in NY. I am very tired. I am hoping after a long day of meetings tomorrow I can scoot down to ABC Carpet & Home and find a few things for the kitchen. Maybe a light. Maybe a little rug for the kitchen. We'll see.

The lighting links have been very helpful, so thanks to everyone who left suggestions 2 posts ago. I think Hello Gorgeous is the winner, though... you're right. I am so undecided at this point that I should do nothing and just wait until I find exactly the thing I want. My kitchen has been a wreck for 4 years. What's another few months, right?

22 comments:

RJ said...

The chandelier in that kitchen adds a little "frisson" to what is otherwise an extremely tasteful design. I, too, like to add a dash of questionable taste to good design just to spice things up.

pve design said...

totally agree, wait and you will see the light.
don't be a fool. fools rush in. then they live in the dark, hateful over the rush of the wrong choice.
go for something you lust. something hot, sexy, that everybody will want.
after all, your reputation is at stake.
pve

tracey said...

I am sooo jealous - being able to go shopping at ABC home! I live in Australia, and have visited New York twice just to visit that store! The last time I was there, I couldn't resist and bought an old, industrial, primitive bookcase which I then dismantled and schlepped on the aeroplane back to Sydney! Crazy! My 7 year old calls it "Mom's ridiculous bookcase!" I must say I love Anthropologie too. I LOVE the antique French chandeliers especially in the kitchen. GO FOR IT!

kat said...

Wait till you find something you love. Especially as you'll be living with it - nothing worse than cursing your choice over morning coffee. Everyday.

s. said...

I waited, bare bulbs dangling, for THREE YEARS until I found 2 lighting fixtures that made sense re. the way I wanted my space to be and that I also loved. Now, 4 years later, I love them still and do not for one second regret living with bare bulbs for such a long time.

Good luck!

lucitebox said...

I'm so glad you're not picking those Restoration Hardware pendant lights. You can do better.

Anonymous said...

You'll know it when you see it.
That is all.

Iheartfashion said...

Don't forget to bargain for the rug!

Anonymous said...

ABC had a huge sale that ended yesterday, but maybe that was just on the 2nd floor? I got a huge deal on an amazing industrial dining room table that was almost 50% off.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and I love our little Decorno community, but it is so weird that, while we know you and your betrothed were scooping poop out of your basement, we don't even know why you are in NYC? Rather bizarre sort of relationship. Whatevs.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and I love our little Decorno community, but it is so weird that, while we know you and your betrothed were scooping poop out of your basement, we don't even know why you are in NYC? Rather bizarre sort of relationship. Whatevs.

*moggit girls said...

We want to go to ABC Carpet and Home and get lost in there!...

cats said...

i saw these lights on a blog today, but i can't remember which one:

http://www.pedlars.co.uk/lighting.html

fromtherightbank said...

It's definitely better to wait for something you love. I've regretted many purchases made because I was just too impatient.

ABC is one of my absolute favorite stores. I was just there two weeks ago drooling over everything.

Decorno said...

Anon 10:01: I am a buyer for a retailer, so I go to NYC every few months to buy for my company. I rarely talk about work on the blog because while, I actually have lovely things to say about my employer, seems imprudent to talk about them on my blog. Boundaries. It's all about boundaries.

Anonymous said...

Any chance one of the Oly chandeliers would work in your space? I've never regretted an Oly purchase. Something like the Meri Drum chandelier would be freaking amazing in the right space.

http://olystudio.com/products/accessories/lighting/meri_drum_chandelier.html

BUT I agree with others about taking your time. In fact, you probably should wait until your kitchen is otherwise finished before picking a statement light fixture. You need to see the finished space before you can figure out what will work.

Kel said...

Check out the chandies at Horchow. Of course they're expensive. But some are *quite* yummy:

http://www.horchow.com/store/catalog/templates/P8.jhtml?itemId=cat000099&parentId=cat1590731&masterId=cat000000&cmCat=&page=&view=all&filter1Type=&filter1Value=&filter2Type=&filter2Value=&filterOverride=&sort=&icid=viewall

Anonymous said...

I have been to ABC only once (I'm from the Philippines). It was in 1996. I stumbled upon it by accident when I was sight-seeing in that area. I could not believe my eyes! I thought I had died and gone to decor heaven. Does ABC still look the way it did 13 years ago? I would go back to NY just for that luscious store!

Lesley said...

Wait. You *will* find The Perfect Light(s)... and until you do, you may wind up buying your way to them... if you kwim.

How about those schoolhouse-type lamps? Or something industrial? seems like that's kind of what you're edging toward...

good luck! floors look v. marvelous btw!

Meg said...

Oh, straight-up vulgar can be pretty fun, too. A few more months of noodling around probably won't kill you. But it might feel like it now and then.

Those floors look pretty fab. Fortunately, I'm olive-skinned, so you can't tell that I am extremely green with jealousy.

drollgirl said...

who doesn't need a little vulgarity in their life? but this look is ZANY! and it works.

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