Tea And Sconces

I love tea and scones. In fact, on a dreary Monday there is nothing more I would prefer than taking on the British tradition and indulging in high tea at The Dorchester or Brown’s Hotel in London (been to both and both are beautiful). While I can’t teleport myself to London this morning, I can dream of having a cup of tea and installing beautiful sconces throughout my future home.

Sconces are underutilized in my opinion. If you remove all published homes from your design mind, it is rare to find sconces in places other than a guest bathroom. In my opinion, that is a sad state of affairs. Sconces were originally created to replace torches. They add an interesting element to a room. You can place them on bookshelves, by bedside tables, and use them to add symmetry in a living or dining room. Sconces are a way to expect the unexpected, while adding warmth and light (which every room needs). So, forget the scones (and calories)…I’m all about tea and sconces today.

Enjoy your week!

P.S. Apologies for the absence (but not really), I was in Aspen this weekend… be sure to check out pics from my trip @thepottedboxwood on Instagram and @pottedboxwood on twitter! Love to all of my 5k instagram followers!! What a Valentine’s way to show the love and, of course, such a privilege!


Thorton designs, sconces by the front door

Thorton designs created this outside entry flanked by potted boxwood and two sconces on the side. Via Decor Pad

Sconces Via Elle Decor

Gorgeous candelabra sconces in this perfectly appointed living room Via Elle Decor

Sconces on Bookshelves via Elle Decor The Height of Style

Scones on the library shelves are such an excellent incorporation. Via Elle Decor: The Height of Style

Sconces in this bathroom Russia AD

Sconces make a pop in this bathroom Via Russia AD

Sconces in Hall designed by Kelly Wearstler Via AD

Kelly Wearstler knows how to add shape and dimension with her three tiered sconces in this hallway. Via AD

Sconces via Southern Living Idea House

Lantern sconces flank the front door of the Southern Living idea house. A modern rustic entry.

Sconces in a home designed by Rob Stuart Interiors via House Beautiful

Color, gold sconces and shades of gray. Beautiful and eloquent by Rob Stuart Interiors. Via House Beautiful

Sarah Richardson  design via HGTV

Large shade sconces by the bed designed by Sarah Richardson Via HGTV

Richard Mishaan's Columbian Home via AD

Hanging bedside sconces in this boy’s bedroom make for such a great play of symmetry. Via AD

Matthew Knowles Via Lonny

A perfect nook with a black shade sconce by Matthew Knowles. Sconces work so much better than lamps for certain sitting areas, also easier to access. Via Lonny

Gold Leaf Sconces via Elle Decor

Such a cool use of gold leaf sconces and Moroccan poufs! Via Elle Decor

Bette midler's Penthouse via AD

First of all, the fireplace is incredible. Second, those sconces add a polished and completed look to this living area. Nothing less would be expected for Bette Midler Via AD

Baby Gold Sconces via Lonny

Baby gold sconces add a nice surprise to this light and airy entry. Via Lonny