Archive for March, 2015

I love entries when we have the time and space to be creative. Entires sometimes we can look at like powder rooms – a place to take a bit more risk and have fun with. We’ve been building this palette, exploring furniture pieces we love with vintage finds. I have to admit to being a little bit obsessed with the vintage chandelier! Its this pretty turquoise glass – so unique. We’re now going back to see what we might do with the millwork, the decorating is shaping up well, but I am thinking we need some great ceiling detail – we’ll see!

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Finding a set of sconces that could work with the chandelier and not fight it sometimes is a challenge. Right now I am loving this set of brass sconces from the 60′s. They are so cool! They’d look great flanking the deep teal painting. I think we need them!

Kristina Crestin Design_green rug and vintage sconces

Sourcing: Console from John Pomp through Studio 534, Vintage brass sconces from Rewire, a pair of Sergio Mazza sconces from the 60′s.  Rug from Warp and Weft.

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One of our projects was profiled yesterday in the Boston Globe, in the Home Design section. This project always makes me smile, especially my gnome that I spray painted turquoise. (shocker) Thinking it should have been out today with St Patty’s and all! Had to share since it put a smile on my face.

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Professional Photography by Jamie Salomon. For the project I worked with the fabulous team of Art Dioli of Olson Lewis and Ron Dunn of Dunn Builders. What a team!

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I’ve been a little bit in love with a particular sconce from Lindsay Adelman, this knotty bubbles sconce below. Lets be honest, lust would probably be more fitting. Clearly I know the difference between a want and a need hence I don’t have one!  I just love the scale – the proportion is so large that I could see it sitting asymmetrically next to a mirror in a bathroom area, or in an entry hall, or in a Dining Room … heck just about anywhere. The image on top is ‘the’ sconce in question …. its about 16″ wide and 27″ tall, give or take. I guess this is what I mean when I say ‘statement light’!

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I am taken with the clear and milky glass versions but have to say I am liking the pieces with black glass accents more and more now. The black glass bubbles remind me of caviar!

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The piece above in particular I was thinking would look stunning in a space we are working on now. We’re getting some pricing on a custom sized commission that could fill this long dining space we have. The client has an antique 10′ farm table that we currently have plans for 5 pendants. But one of these knotty bubbles pieces could be a real stunner!  We’re looking at doing a large black range in the kitchen which sits on one side of this dining space and the fireplace wall (which sits behind the light in this sketch) might end up a tall black mass as well – so these little black bubbles being worked in could just be stunning!

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Lindsay Adelman’s work can be found on her web site.

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