these lights

by gina gutierrez in , ,

Uber excitement. That's what I'm feeling. 

So, there are these lights from Schoolhouse Electric + Supply Co. that I have been dying to use in a project, whether it be my home or a client's, AND I finally purchased them! 

I am currently working on a children's room for a boy and a girl. These lights are going to be perfect for their bedside reading. 


image from schoolhouse electric


Check back in to find out what colors we're going to be using. 

nailed it!

by gina gutierrez in , ,

I'm super excited about this gem of a product I recently found and wanted to share.

I have a client that wants to hang his keys. Currently they are hanging with the smallest picture frame nail.  While this is functional, I wanted to boost the style level. After some hunting I came across these oversized iron nails that are fun, industrial and durable. You can purchase four for just $12 at Brook Farm General Store. 

:: photos from brook farm general store ::

hometown joy

by gina gutierrez in ,

As I was reading this evening, I came across this amazing furniture design company that just so happens to be in my hometown, Milwaukee, WI. I don't even know these two talented individuals and I felt a sense of pride. 

The brothers, Vincent and Paul Georgeson, launched Misewell (midwest slang for "might-as-well") in 2008. Their design is sustainable, clean, industrial and classic. Below are my top three favorite designs, although I have to admit, I am a fan of every piece they have created!

Visit their beautiful furniture line at

:: the lockwood chair ::

:: the conrad coffee table ::

:: the eileen floor lamp ::

{in the works} lighting love

by gina gutierrez in ,

Receiving a text from a client saying ... FIXTURES = GORGEOUS ... immediately makes me smile. I get butterflies in my stomach because design just makes me so happy but to know that I met the client's needs and delighted them, well then, I am over the moon. 

So what do the fixtures look like? Good thing my client has a love for photography and always remembers to take pictures. Take a look. 

:: fulton residence // photo courtesy of @boltron ::

I selected this lighting fixture through Schoolhouse Electric + Supply :: Satellite in Antique Black with G40 Silver Tip Bulb. Priced at $126 with a two - three week turnover. 

Schoolhouse Electric + Supply handcrafts all lights and shades to match the original classics. Workshops and showrooms are located in Portland and New York. 

{trend alert} dip dye design

by gina gutierrez in ,

The trend of dip dye on furniture, accessories and clothing has been around for awhile but it has recently exploded into a fun design statement. You can find gorgeous, sophisticated pieces made to look like they have been dipped or you can tackle creating the look on your own. Here are some of my favorites that I have come across. 

:: dip dye by gina rachelle design ::