Wednesday, January 20, 2010


loving the natural light, gray walls, white trim, wood floors.
yum yum yum... oh yes - lighting!
One of the hardest things I've found good inspiration for in our new house is lighting. The reality is that I don't like 99.9% of light fixtures. To date I've found two that I keep going back to (ok, technically I also love this one but it just doesn't belong). Just need to find a way to make them work. I love the idea of the Burnside (bare bulb above) off-centered over a pedestal sink in the powder room. The traditional old Schoolhouse light could be over the stairs - but I can also see three smaller scale versions of it over the dining table. Or two over the kitchen island. But you could also do a row of the Burnside over the dining table... still thinking...
Both Rejuvenation and Schoolhouse Electric have some versions of each fixture above.

Interior shot via By the Bye


This Lovely City said...

I love the Burnside! It would look great as you described .. whatever you decide I know will look great!

abigail said...

Lighting is the hardest thing!
but both of these are great.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I'm thinking lighting at the moment too, it's so hard. I like both of those and just love the cool feel of the interior shot.

Jackie said...

Oh my, that room makes my heart go pitter-patter!

I really love schoolhouse lights, definitely one of my favorites.

emmy-ray said...

Have you heard of Schoolhouse Electric? I bought a few shades for my really old sconces there. It's awesome:

Kristin said...

I've been dying to paint my bedroom grey. I NEED to know what that color is. Gorgeous!

Hanako66 said...

i love that photo...:)

those bare bulbs are awesome!!