Design: The Sea Urchin

In addition to furry furniture, morrocan poufs and blankets, decorative urchins are invading homes across the country.

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via Vanilla Extract

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Erica Cook via 6th Street Design School

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via Interior Collective

 

This is a design trend for those who want a permanent reminder of beachy living. The form and texture of these urchins are so interesting that they’re sort of just hard to resist. Am I¬†right?

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small silver plated sea urchin, $20

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large silver plated sea urchin, $45

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7″ white porcelain sea urchin box, $35 (gold version¬†is also awesome)

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round box with sea urchin, $99

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urchin burst on a stand, $140

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vintage sea urchins print, $245

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silver plated sea urchin on stand, $95

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Michael Aram sea urchin candle, $99

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Regina-Andrew Design stacked sea urchin lamp, $159

Uptown: Lighting around the House

It’s a civic holiday today, which means I get to spend an extra day at home doing projects, seeing friends, and exploring Waterloo. Happy Monday to you all!

Way back in the fall, I¬†wrote about Venini lighting. I also shared the fact that I had¬†acrylic versions throughout my house, and that I had wanted to get rid of them right away.¬†I have a massive one in my foyer that I hated, but once I painted the walls white, the light fixture completely grew on me. That one light (and the matching versions¬†in the hallways) started a domino effect in terms of the lighting for my home. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

The foyer chandelier came with the house. It is big, and it has a gazillion light bulbs.

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All the hallway lighting came with my house as well. I have a few of these smaller versions, and they take a few lightbulbs each.

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I knew I wanted to replace the dining room chandelier and my bedroom fan, so when my mom and I found this amazing chandelier at the Habitat ReStore, I grabbed it. I love the little balls on this version, and it ties in nicely with the hallway lighting.

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In my bedroom, I have two smaller versions¬†to match my dining room chandelier. These ones are my favourites. They’re sweet, little, and a little less 80s glam than the others.

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Do I want to invest in the crystal version of these? Maybe one day if I find them on super sale.

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