Someday, I would love to live in a sweet little cottage. Or maybe a farmhouse.

There would have to be a creek running through the property so that I could hear it babble while I swing on the porch.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my home now. Our home now is newer, but it is in a great neighborhood for our family.

But when we are ready to leave here, I want a place where the floor creaks from years of wear and tear and is filled with lots of character.

While I am dreaming of this cottage, or farmhouse, I decorate it in my mind. And what defines a home more than the lighting? So I thought I would share some ideas of the cottage that lives in my mind, for now.

To begin, I think it needs to be a little fun and quirky, so there would be two of these amazing lanterns over my dining room table.

And I think there would have to be a library filled with books. It would be a little dark and moody and the perfect place to go on a rainy day with a warm cup of coffee. And in the corner, over the perfect comfy chair would be this chandelier.

library-chandelier In the kitchen, we would have a piece of vintage furniture turned into an island with a butcher block top. It would be filled with fresh veggies being prepped for dinner. Over the island, we would hang this perfect fixture for diffused light.

kitchen-chandelierAnd, in our bedroom, there would be beautiful floral wall paper, painted wood floors and piles of comfortable pillows and duvets. And on the nightstand, would be this perfect lamp.

bedroom-lampSo, when we someday have our cottage or farmhouse, you will have to join us for tea on the porch. In the meantime, we can continue to plan and dream. Sometimes that is the most fun anyway.

If you would like to see our home today, please drop our home tour.

Oh, and if you would like to stop by to shop for some lighting, using code FINDINGHOME10 for a 10% discount. Oh and this is NOT a sponsored post. I just like dreaming about lighting and I thought you would like saving 10%!

Thanks for reading!


June 20, 2013 — Laura Putnam