I love sconces--I don't use them a lot, but when a project calls for them and a client wants them--I get very excited to start the selection process.
Sconces are sometimes forgotten as a light source alternative to table lamps or a chandelier. They can be combined with either, or "stand" on their own. Using sconces adds another layer to a design and can offer a creative, fun focal point.
Ideas for your sconces in your home: an entry; a small nook where extra light is needed; a powder room or hallway.
Take a look at some of my favorite images using pretty sconces. They are generally easy to put in using a qualified contractor.
Every year Harper's Bazaar hosts a "Fabulous At Every Age" reader contest whereby they select 5 inspiring women --one woman for each age decade-- and fly them to New York for a 4 day trip to be pampered, photographed, wined and dined and most fun of all--photographed for the magazine itself. Juley Le (of Upperlyne), Karin Trevino (of Bowie James Swim), Vibeke Andersen, and Demetria Newman won for their age category. I had so much fun hanging out with these women! I was honored to win for the 30 year old age category and was stunned when I received the email that I had won. (I was getting in the car and had to stop the car to share the news with my family!) Just a few short weeks later, Harper's Bazaar flew me to NYC for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of being pampered at The Surrey Hotel. While there we met with the fashion editors, marketing gurus, and even the publisher of HB at a celebratory luncheon in our honor with celebrities including rocker Kim Gordon and artist Olympia Scarry in attendance! Thanks to sponsors Theory and Estee Lauder, we received money, free clothes and makeup and had so much fun getting makeovers. We were invited to the Estee Lauder office as well as had makeovers at Saks. The list goes on in terms of the celebrity treatment we received, but what I got most out of the experience was meeting these fabulous ladies from all over the country! I also made a great new friend who I'm visiting this summer in California. A special thank you to Annie at Harpers' Bazaar who truly made this all happen! Here are photos of the event ! XOXO