This little light

Hello friends! I feel like I have been in a cave and lost track of time. I guess that’s kind of a true statement. It’s cold here in New York, and freakishly windy, so we haven’t left the house all that much yet. It’s also feels like one long day since Atlas was born. I think I got three hours of sleep last night, but don’t quote me on that. Time has been a precious commodity to say the least, even more so than sacred sleep. We were shocked when we realized yesterday our little man was already four weeks old. Please someone, tell me where I can get a pause button. It’s amazing how kids really shine a light on time and how quickly it passes.

Speaking of light…..

We were so in love with Atlas’ bathroom light from Barn Light Electric (and it’s color!), we decided to go for it with another light from them for the side of our house. If you remember the side entrance from the post we did about building a flower bed, you know we have some work to do out there.

side of house, side door, side entrance

Basically this tiny space has a laundry-list-of-a-wish-list going on. This door leads into the garden room, which is next to my office. You can see that glob of green is covering my office window and pretty effectively keeping the sunlight out. That sad arch around the door is made of wood and has seen better days. We are figuring out exactly what we want to do as far as replacement because we are just going to paint the whole house and get it over with. But first, we start with inspiration. Sans tacky red light, and hello shiny blue friend.

school house electric, porcelain light

Isn’t he handsom? I think it was love at first sight. I was a little worried about using this as an outside light, but it’s been holding up so well. Good lookin’ and sturdy, just what a lady wants. Now, please forgive these awful pictures – it’s winter and everything is dead and gross outside, not lush and green like the picture above.

side entrance

barnlight outdoor light

This little light has kickstarted a slew of ideas. I think it’s great when little edits make huge impact. Here is what we are thinking:

A warm white base on the house with a light black on the detail work. The brilliant blue from the light will then be used around the outside as an accent on other things like the mailbox, doorbell, etc. I also want to deck out the back with some amazing brass lights, and go a little wonderland with topiaries. If you can’t visualize it, here is a little somethin’.

tudor mood board

I am super anticipating the weather to get better and work to begin outside. Have you kickstarted anything for spring yet? Hanging this light has me working on Spring to-do lists like mad!





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  1. Hi! I found you through a search for Tudor style homes, and I’m SO glad I did. I love your style, with a storybook cottage exterior and a light, bright, fresh interior. That’s exactly what I’m going for at our next place (condos hardly let one have that fairy tale exterior!). I’m looking forward to seeing how your nursery turns out.

    Have a great day!
    <3 jen @ librarian tells all

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