I love tea and scones. In fact, on a dreary Monday there is nothing more I would prefer than taking on the British tradition and indulging in high tea at The Dorchester or Brown’s Hotel in London (been to both and both are beautiful). While I can’t teleport myself to London this morning, I can dream of having a cup of tea and installing beautiful sconces throughout my future home.
Sconces are underutilized in my opinion. If you remove all published homes from your design mind, it is rare to find sconces in places other than a guest bathroom. In my opinion, that is a sad state of affairs. Sconces were originally created to replace torches. They add an interesting element to a room. You can place them on bookshelves, by bedside tables, and use them to add symmetry in a living or dining room. Sconces are a way to expect the unexpected, while adding warmth and light (which every room needs). So, forget the scones (and calories)…I’m all about tea and sconces today.
Enjoy your week!
P.S. Apologies for the absence (but not really), I was in Aspen this weekend… be sure to check out pics from my trip @thepottedboxwood on Instagram and @pottedboxwood on twitter! Love to all of my 5k instagram followers!! What a Valentine’s way to show the love and, of course, such a privilege!
Thorton designs created this outside entry flanked by potted boxwood and two sconces on the side. Via Decor Pad
Gorgeous candelabra sconces in this perfectly appointed living room Via Elle Decor
Scones on the library shelves are such an excellent incorporation. Via Elle Decor: The Height of Style
Sconces make a pop in this bathroom Via Russia AD
Lantern sconces flank the front door of the Southern Living idea house. A modern rustic entry.
Hanging bedside sconces in this boy’s bedroom make for such a great play of symmetry. Via AD
A perfect nook with a black shade sconce by Matthew Knowles. Sconces work so much better than lamps for certain sitting areas, also easier to access. Via Lonny
Such a cool use of gold leaf sconces and Moroccan poufs! Via Elle Decor
First of all, the fireplace is incredible. Second, those sconces add a polished and completed look to this living area. Nothing less would be expected for Bette Midler Via AD
Baby gold sconces add a nice surprise to this light and airy entry. Via Lonny