E-design, KitchenDecorating Advice By E-DesignJuly 19, 2013 By Mary Ann Pickett Leave a CommentOver two years ago, Cathy, who lives in Northern California, contacted me for an e-design for a small hall bath and we have been working together ever since. Recently,they added a new kitchen and breakfast room to their home.They used a local architect and contractor. I was available for decorating advice (i.e. lighting, paint, finishes), by charging an hourly rate. We mostly email but also talk by telephone, too.I sent Cathy photos and links for island lights…one recommendation were bell jars. Cathy found these, similar to the version I recommended, at Lowe’s on-line. I love that she added candle covers. They really upgradeless expensive (and expensive) fixtures.By the way, Cathy is a joy to work with…a burst of positive energy and a great mom to three busy children.I sent her these sketches after we discussed hood designs and here is how it came out… I also sent her breakfast room light recommendations and she selected this Circa Country Chandelier. I was able to extend my trade discount to her.I also suggested adding the Ballard Parsons chairs.The hallway to her master bedroom has a low sloped ceiling. The lighting junction box was placed high on the wall where you see the newspaper…So, I suggested a downward facing sconce with artwork beneath.The Circa Lighting Boston Single Arm Sconce was hardwired.Now, it’s a pretty focal point.Cathy’s sister, Celia took most of the above photos. She has and interesting travel blog.Celia’s photos of a recent trip to the Mt. Shasta Lavender Farm are breathtaking.Thanks for visiting!Related PostsDining Room Refresh Without Starting Over!A Phased Decorating ApproachSimple Kitchen Update: Pendant Over The SinkWhat A 45 Minute Virtual Design Consult Accomplished!