Lighting In

• 26 August 2009





























Something I've learned in only the past few years...lighting makes a HUGE difference. From now on, all lighting decisions will be made during the beginning stages, and not the latter. I also learned that allocating more budget towards lighting--even if that means shaving a little from other areas--is the way to go. Lighting can make such a powerful statement! Lesson learned.

Our electrician and his team were finally able to get around to installing all the lighting at La Maisonnette--all 30 units! We can't believe how much this update changes the feel of the home. All of a sudden it feels more finished, more cozy, and more beautiful. Here is a picture of my favorite lighting pieces in the cottage--one of my purchases at the uber-fabulous Merci in Paris (now a must-visit in my book). I'd love to bring a few home but am not sure if it's possible to do that. Has anyone bought lighting in Europe and brought it back to the States? Are there wiring issues?

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