Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Make My Heart Flutter Lighting Options


I realize it may put me in the "you are slightly odd" category, but I was so happy to watch a hole being cut in my living room ceiling yesterday! There was a bit of uncertainty as to whether adding a junction box would be possible, with minimal access to extend the wiring. So watching the electrician be successful was a reason to celebrate.

And now, with the wiring in place, what chandelier should be hung in this room? Here are some gorgeous options to consider...

From Currey & Company, the Simplicity Chandelier in Washed Wood is near perfection with wooden beads that are just so pretty!



Found at Horchow, the Shell Pendant Light is both a modern and organic choice. Here sliced seashells are handcrafted to resemble flowers.



At Shades of Light, the Riveria Iron Lantern strikes a beautiful balance between the masculine and feminine.



Offered at Circa Lighting, the Marigot Six Light Chandelier is stunning in antique brass with delicate seeded glass beads. How very Feminine.



Spotted recently at Crate & Barrel, the Norwood Six-Arm Chandelier is a pared down and strong version of the Simplicity Chandelier.



Discovered at Lux Lighting in Portland, the Skygarden fixture by Flos leaves me with no words. Well, except to say...designer Marcel Wanders found his inspiration for this light from the antique decorated plaster ceiling in his home in the Netherlands. What a stunning blend of old and new. Period. I want it...


Putting aside the little issue of money for a moment...which light fixture would you select for this room?

19 comments :

  1. Well, if I have to choose...
    I like the Simplicity Chandelier, the Riveria Iron Lantern, the Shell Pendant, and Merigot six Light Chandelier. I guess that didn't help, but you have so many good fixtures to choose from!

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  2. Wow - that's a hard decision! I actually like the Lantern, or the Merigot chandelier. But, you really can't go wrong with any of the choices.

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  3. I love the Lantern. Now where can I put that in my house. In the end, it probably doesn't matter which one you pick...you'd find a way to make it look fabulous!

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  4. Love the Simplicity chandelier and the Shell pendant light! The Riveria Iron Lantern comes in a close third. 3 completely different looks, but all great!

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  5. I like the Lantern, or the Merigot chandelier! Can't wait to see what you choose! :)

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  6. Great choices..my 2 favorites are the Simplicity and the Norwood with possibly of playing around with the shade fabric.

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  7. They are all stunning, but I would have to pick either the simplicity for an elegant look, but the shell one is also nice for a little more of a fun feel. I can't wait to see which one you choose!

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  8. Hi, I just found your blog quite by happenstance, and I love it. I've been offline due to computer issues, but I borrowed a friend's computer today and am happily surfing.

    If you don't mind a complete stranger rendering an opinion, I like the first chandelier, The Simplicity, the best. It's very handsome and goes well with the architectural elements of that room. I like the others, but that one is just standout.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  9. I would have to go with the lantern- I just love its lines and classic look.

    Oh and thank you for pointing out that the curtains in the picture I posted today did in fact go to the floor. I would never take offense to what you say- I'm actually glad you said something so I look like an idiot that cant look at a picture correctly :)

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  10. I love them all!!!! I especially love #1. I have had my eye on that one forever.

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  11. I prefer the Simplicity and the Margot.

    HOWEVER - for that room - if you are keeping the long, thin antlers on the wall, you probably don't need long thin arms on a chandelier - the lantern or maybe the bold crate and barrel chandelier would look better (in that room).

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  12. I love the Flos...

    While you know better than we what is going in the room as far as furniture and other fixtures, my guess is that the lantern may be the best choice given how the room is to be used.

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  13. Oh the wooden beads! Love.

    The shells are very cool but a little much for me.

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  14. so many beautiful options!! let me just warn you about the riviera lantern... i have it outside abiove my front door & it casts a VERY yellowy almost orange glow. (not like the warm white in the picture) It's beautiful but in honesty I like it better off than on. (we're repainting our house a cooler color so i'm hoping it'll help???? eeek)

    good luck!!! :)

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  15. Jumping in late - but I like the Simplicity Chandelier. All gorgeous choices but that's my favorite. :)

    R

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  16. Hey, catching up on your blog! I like the simplicity or norwood chandeliers, whichever is the largest. I like the play of delicate against the heavy beams in the architecture of that space.

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  17. I have to vote for the simplicity chandelier. But I am biased. I am head over heels in love with that whole Belgian weathered matte wood look. Have you checked out belgianpearls blog.

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  18. I was going through some modern designs on College Lightingand I found amazing collections from Metroloftfurniture.com.

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