I'm not much of a seasonal decorator (except for the obvious holidays, like Flag Day, duh... kidding, kidding) but it is fun to add a few new changes to the house for those quiet months after Christmas. I put away my Christmas decor every year and think- this place looks so empty! This year, we did some rearranging after the tree came down. If you remember from this post, I had set up my DIY glossy black console table in the entryway by our front door. We moved that into the nook under the stairs which faces into the living room (so now I can see it from the couch! heart eyes!) and moved the kids play kitchen into the entryway niche. It's not really the ideal first impression you want people to see when they come in your front door, but, hey, it's real life. We have kids and that little space is perfect for them to play and cook and make their momma "happy birthday to youuuuu" cakes all day. The kitchen fits perfect in the space and I left my DIY hanging frame art in there so it's almost like they're looking out a window at the flowers. Oh and can you see my DIY oversized growth chart ruler in the background? We love that thing and update it all the time, but it just fell off the wall I haven't gotten it back up yet. #lazy
The only problem with creating this little play kitchen space is that the lighting wasn't great in that area of the house. The overhead light is two stories up, since it's a foyer. Not ideal for tiny eyes. So, Luxe Decor to the rescue... the Surya Duxbury Natural Wood floor lamp, specifically. I've heard this style of curvy, leggy lamp called a "wishbone" lamp and I totally love that, so I'm gonna rock that name. Our new wishbone lamp is awesome! It's actually pretty big- the lampshade itself is a little over 14 inches wide and the lamp is about 50 inches high- but Luxe Decor has a table version, as well. The linen-like shade is really pretty and is a great quality. Overall, I like the modern shape of the lamp and I can't wait to see the natural wood paired with darker floors in our new house one day.
What's extra great about this space is that it's right next to the dining room, so if the kids get rowdy and end their dinner early, David and I will hose them down (you also hose your children down after each meal, right?) and let them play in the play kitchen while we finish our meal in somewhat peace. Win win! Don't you love when a little rearranging makes such a big difference?!
Thanks to Luxe Decor for sending me the lamp to review!