So if you’ve been following along recently, you probably remember when I updated the little breakfast nook opposite our kitchen with new chairs I found on craigslist. They really added the perfect touch to that space, but the overall look was still missing a little somethin’ somethin’. And by  a little somethin’ somethin’, I mean a new light fixture. It was there when we moved in and I’m pretty sure I saw it for $15 at Lowe’s one day. Nothing against a $15 light fixture, but this space needed something special …something that wasn’t stuck there just because it was the cheapest one at Lowe’s. If you really want, you can see that fixture in this post.

You can also see in that post that I had a vase of hydrangeas as the centerpiece for the table in the more recent photos. Which brings me to my next point. I also needed a permanent something for the center of the table. Because let’s be real… I’m so not the kind of person that will always have fresh flowers on my table. (Although I sure would like to be!)

Enter Candelabra and Lyndon Leigh. These two are sister stores full of gorgeous furniture, accessories, lighting, and they are overflowing with design inspiration. If you’re local to Charleston, both shops are in Mount Pleasant and totally worth a visit. If you’re anywhere else, you might enjoy browsing the website these two share. 

Ok, back to the breakfast nook! I picked out this Jamie Young Co. Coco Pedestal for the centerpiece. The handcrafted design totally drew me in, but I especially liked its low profile. I also love that it’s beautiful alone, but it’s efficient, too! It says online that it can be used to hold water, but I’d say it could be used as a holding dish for a food spread. Wouldn’t it be so cute stacked with cupcakes?

See the beautiful texture and details? The designer of this line gains inspiration from world travel and discovery of ancient art forms. All pieces are completely handcrafted.

So the next thing you might notice in the photo below is our new light fixture!

It’s the Milly Chandelier by Gabby. I knew I wanted a drum shade and ultimately was going to choose a plain one for above the table. But when I saw this one, I fell completely in love with its geometric outer frame. It’s finished in this antique silver, but it has little flecks of gold, too. This is so perfect for our house because I have touches of both metallics everywhere! This chandelier is like the icing on the cake.

I love it so much. And let me just say on the record that if you’re looking for lighting, look no further than Candelabra. It’s like a light fixture paradise. 

coco pedestal in ocean     |     milly chandelier
…and if you just want to browse the latest and greatest, I’d start here.

thank you to Candelabra/Lyndon Leigh for partnering with me for this post



  1. August 20, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Love the room! Where are your curtains from? Looking for some for our dining room. Thank you.

  2. August 20, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Hi from Canada! 🙂
    What a beautiful breakfast nook – I love all the textures and the new light is perfect!

  3. August 20, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Love how bright and fresh this space is!! I also would love to know where the drapes are from as we're currently on the hunt for our dining room!

  4. August 21, 2015 / 2:38 am

    This is such a gorgeous space! It looks amazing! I am in love with your table, too! Where is it from?

    • August 25, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      Thanks!! The table is about 100 years old…. I got it from a local woman who refurbishes old furniture. She painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint. We love it!

  5. August 27, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Holy Chic! How cute! I am loving the lighter textures and colors. My husband and I are house hunting. I can't wait to decorate!


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