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Monday, April 23

LIght it Up

One of the million projects on my list for our new house is updating the light fixtures. {I'm fairly certain that they haven't changed since the 1980s....} Since the majority of our furniture is vintage, we want to balance the space with crisp, modern and industrial lighting.

 Atelier de Troup - Swing Sconce 
Far and Wide Sconce - Anthropologie 
Monty Task Lamp - Jayson Home
Jupiter Chandelier - Z Gallerie 
Belvedere Chandelier - Z Gallerie
Firefly Pendant - CB2 
St. Charles Mercury pendant - Jamie Young**

1, 2, 3 - Master bedroom
 When it comes to tabletop lamps, I have the living room and guest bedrooms covered. I love the ones I've collected thus far - a mix of vintage, colored glass and raw bamboo. The only tabletop lamps we need to update are the ones in the master bedroom.  We've decided on a minimal bed frame and no headboard and are toying with the idea mounted sconces*. Other possibilities include simple, modern desk-style lamps or mismatched vintage lamps.

4, 5 - Dining Room
 Another project on our list is building a farm table and finding the perfect blend of mismatched chairs to accompany it. The decision on a light fixture for this room will most likely wait until after the table is built, especially since I'm torn between modern and vintage, but definitely something dramatic.  
Perhaps this? (via  Apparatus Studio

6, 7 - Kitchen
The kitchen has a large open space where we're thinking a breakfast table would fit nicely. Because the space is so open, I'm thinking a collection of smaller pendants or industrial cage lights would balance out this space.

Do you have any favorite places to find lighting fixtures?

*Since I refuse to drop $1000 for two bedside lamps, I'm on the hunt for more affordable and/or DIY versions of these inspiration sconces.
**A grouping of these would make a fun light display over the breakfast table in our kitchen.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

That dining room chandelier is fantastic. You are going to have so much fun with this house...can't wait to see how much it changes!