Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Let there be light

Here are some of our lighting choices. I was surprised on how difficult this was (well it was difficult when staying on a budget). Most of them I hope look period appropriate. Some of the pictures are a little distorted. This is the 2nd floor bath light. We also have a recessed light in the shower and above the washer and dryer. There is also a light in the fan.
This is the dining room chandelier that we bought for the tenants about 3 years ago. It has 5 lights, not 6. Our kitchen chandelier is based on the shape of the Murray Feiss dining room one. Most of the lights on the 1st floor are based off this piece.

The sitting room (next to the dining room) has the smaller version of the DR light and it's ceiling mounted. I haven't seen it yet but I'm crossing my fingers. In this room there's a medallion.

This is a handcrafted hanging light for our main entry by Northeast Lantern in dark brass with clear seedy glass. If I could afford it I would have bought all my outdoor lights from them. They are beautiful in person.

Two of these lights flank the mudroom entrance. Adequate is all I can say.

Three of these are in the 2nd floor hall. Boy, we will have lots of light. Each one can handle 2 100W bulbs - 600W for the hall! We will probably use lower wattage bulbs.

We have a beautiful foyer light that we bought 3 years ago. It was discontinued so I have no pictures of it. We needed a 2nd understated light in that foyer - so this is it. We'll see how it goes but I have other places for it if I need to move it.

This light is for the TV room. We wanted something that didn't hang too far from the ceiling but has adequate light - 3 100W bulbs. It looks much better than this picture.

I have 2 of these. One is for the mudroom and the other was for the "sandwich" area of the kitchen in front of the basement door. Well, in the 2nd position the upper cabinets will hit this light so we had to find another place for it. We're putting it over the tall table in the billiard room.

A 5 light version of this light is over the island and kitchen table. It carries the same lines as the dining room and sitting room chandelier (but different manufacturers). You can see at least 2 of these at the same time. The colors compliment each other.

I also have 2 Rejuvenation schoolhouse light fixtures - one for the pantry and the other for the area outside the pantry. I also need more lights for the following:
  • patio
  • sandwich area
  • 2 for guest room hallway (top and bottom of stairs)
  • bottom of stairs on the 1st floor
  • wall sconces for billiard room
  • billiard light (probably get it used when we buy the table)
  • another light in the TV room near the DVD player and built in bookshelf
  • 1st floor full bath (I'm waiting until the other elements are in there to pick a light)
  • 2 for the office
  • the above lights are "new" light fixtures; I also want to update a few other lights on the 2nd floor.

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