100th Post – Top 10 Posts

Happy Saturday!

I am very excited to bring you the 100th post on la sale design blog!!! To celebrate the 100th post, I’m featuring the top 10 most popular posts.


1) Storage Baskets & Bins – This is an oldie but goodie showcasing attractive yet practical storage options. I implemented one of these options in my home to store/conceal my son’s toys in our living room.


2) Blooming Nine Patch in Progress – This poor quilt top has been a work in progress since the very beginning. It has been hard to make the time to finish this beauty, but I hope to have it complete soon!


3) Tutorial: Train Décor, Banner and Signs – We did a Train themed party for my son’s 2nd birthday and I meticulously planned everything down to the last detail. Then, made my templates available to you so you don’t go as crafting-crazy as I did!


4) Sconces – As I look back over this post, I am inspired to do more like it. This post featured high-end and affordable sconce options.



5) Bedding: All Ruffled Up – Feminine details have grown on my over the past few years and I love the bedding options featured on this post… I’m just not sure if my poor husband will ever go for it!


6) X Marks the Bench – Drool worthy “X Benches” and tons of glamour!


7) Five Ways to Use Otomi in Your Home – My boss just came back from Mexico City with another of these beauties! Take a look and see how you can implement this design in your home.


8)  Chevron Burlap Wreath Tutorial – In the last few years, I have received many complements on this wreath. My favorite element is still the chevron burlap ribbon. It just looks like Fall fin personified!


9)  Becca’s Dorm Reveal – I am so proud of this space! It was later featured on the website for her university!


10)  Finished Tarva Nightstand – Pieces in a child’s room can be so special, especially when a personal touch has been implemented. This particular piece was stained to match a family piece in the same room!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this walk down memory lane as much as I have!


Have a fabulous weekend!



I hope that everyone has enjoyed their weekend so far. It is a rainy day here in Houston and I am enjoying the opportunity to sit back and relax. Christopher is napping peacefully and Geoff and I are doing nothing of real importance. Don’t you just love lazy days?

This overcast day has me thinking of lighting. There are three main types of lighting that should be in any well designed space. Ambient lighting (also can be called overhead lighting), Task lighting (Such as a table lamp for reading), and accent lighting (to highlight artwork or architectural features).

Today I want to focus on a type of accent lighting, sconces, to be exact. These beautiful fixtures can be the perfect accent to really rev up a space.

Sconces are a great way to accent a fireplace.

They are stunning when used in a dining room to flank artwork…

Or when used to showcase an architectural element in the room such as a doorway or window.

Sconces can also serve double duty as task lighting in some applications.

Bathroom vanities and mirrors are one great example.

Another example would be hanging them over bedside tables to serve as reading lights.

Here are some of my favorite designer sconces

From left to right: Wood & Iron Barrel Sconce, Library Sconce, Abbot Single-Arm Sconce, Willshire Double Sconce, Huntingdon Crystal Double Sconce, Beaded Basket Sconce, Painted Iron Circles Wall Sconce, Industrial Filament Sconce

If you can’t afford a designer sconce like the ones above, that’s ok. A beautiful fixture could be just around to corner at your local Lowe’s. Here are some great fixtures that look like designer pieces, but won’t break the bank:


From left to right: 2-Light Bronze Wall Sconce, Bel-Air 3-Light Brushed Nickel Wall Sconce, Westmore Lighting 2-Light Antique Brass Arm Wall Light, Sea Gull Lighting 2-Light Brass Arm SconcePortfolio Pewter Arm Wall Sconce, Westmore Lighting 2-Light Nickel Arm Wall Sconce

Have you used any sconces in your home?