When building our house, one of the most enjoyable part was choosing the light fixtures. The not so fun part was trying to stay within the lighting allowance. One fixture I absolutely loved would have eaten up 20% of the allowance... I just couldn't do it. So, I started out picking fixtures I really liked that were reasonable and then got to the point where I had to settle for fixtures I 'kind of ' liked for other areas. The first fixture I chose was for our entry.
Here is the dining room chandelier and sconces.
I’m still trying to decide if I should change or paint/glaze the candle covers (a little more yellow/gold than I would generally choose).
Unfortunately, the fixture was no longer in production and not available. So I went with this chandelier.
Here are the sconces I chose for above the fireplace. I am not crazy about the mirror and am looking for something different.
This is the chandelier in our master bath. I purchased this for 60% off retail at a local lighting company that was liquidating their inventory. I am going to string crystal beading to the fixture to add a little more bling.
For the stair landing, I chose a lantern. It looks kind of small in the pic, but it is about 4 feet in height.
A close-up of the cage look.
Below is the fixture I chose for our kitchen dining area.
I chose to add shades to this fixture.
In our kitchen we have an arched opening and I placed sconces on each side of the opening.
Here is the right side...
and a close-up.