FOR THE HOME -- 06 // FAVORITE SHOPS TO BUY LIGHTING FROM

When we purchased our home last year, one of the many pieces of the puzzle that we didn't have input on was the style, color, etc. of the lights that would soon be screwed into the ceilings of almost every room. Looking back, walking into our home for the first time was a bit of a surprise -- what would the cabinets look like? what would the closets be like? what kind of lights would we find? All in all -- most things were fine or fixable, haha! The lights we found were basic white globes and nothing fancy -- perfect to start our home with, but something that I always had in the back of my mind that I knew I wanted to change. A little over a year later, the day finally came when we started to change the lights for something a little more us -- these West Elm beauties that you see hanging in our kitchen! The lights in our hallway, office and bathroom will come later, but for now -- I am SO happy with this trio we have going on! They're the perfect mix of light and bright mixed with warmth and coziness that our home needed. With all that said, I know that the lighting in your home can be very personal choice, but if you're like me -- you find it fun just to see what's new or dream about what you'll have in your own home one day! 

In case you're on the hunt for new lighting for your home, or just feel like browsing through some pretty fixtures, here's a few of my favorite shops to browse + buy lights from --

I would love to hear if you have any lighting favorites! This pretty little desk lamp from Schoolhouse is next up on my wish list, but I also have my eye on this beautiful piece for our office from Lucent Lightshop! Anyways, I hope ya'll are having a great short week and I'll be back soon!

-Chelsea xo