Well, hello friends! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve been on here! Between our vacation to North Carolina, and then entertaining house guests for a week, and then the long Fourth of July weekend, it’s been a little hectic! I meant to publish this post last week, but time kept getting away from me. Anyway, I’m so happy to be back! Hope you are all well and that you enjoyed a wonderful Fourth with your family and friends!
This week I’ve got a little update in my entry way. I’ve been wanting to change out the vintage sconces that were there for awhile now, and it’s finally happened. I’m loving our new French country sconces, and I’m excited to share them with you!
The new sconces are exactly what I wanted! I like to mix vintage and/or antiques with new or reproductions, and this does exactly that. The sconces are the Verdure wall sconce from Aidan Gray, and I’m smitten!
If you’re a regular reader, I’m sure you’re familiar with the antique Trumeau mirror that is the focal point of our entry. On either side, I had some vintage sconces. And though they weren’t awful, they weren’t what I really wanted. They were hand-me-downs, and more of a “place holder” than anything else. They just felt a little fussy for the cleaner, more modern French country look I’ve been working toward.
I wanted something more in keeping with the style of the mirror, and I think these definitely fit the bill! These also feel a little more updated than the sconces that were here previously. As I shared in my master bedroom remodel post, Aidan Gray is one of my absolute favorite home furnishings companies! They do understated elegance so well – mixing modern elements with European inspired designs. Right up my alley! 😉
I was a little limited with what I could choose for the space, too. I couldn’t go too big width-wise due to the Mora clock on the right side, and I couldn’t have a sconce that added too much height, either, due to where the previous holes were cut. But luckily, I found these and they worked out perfectly!
I love the aged white finish, the details, and the touch of gold on these French country sconces. It ties in the little bit of gold trim that outlines the mirror.
It’s amazing what a difference this small change has made in the entire space!
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I’ll be back later this week with all my recommends and picks for the best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This is an amazing once-a-year event that I look forward to every year!