Monday, November 1, 2010

Light Fixtures

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.

 I like the scrolling leaf detail and the finish in general. I also chose to put shades on the the fixture.


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).

 For the great room, I wanted this is the fixture that I saw in a model home.

Unfortunately, the fixture was no longer in production and not available. So I went with this chandelier.

                        I like the scrolyl shapes at the top and the tear drop shaped dangly things. 

 Here are the sconces I chose for above the fireplace.  I am not crazy about the mirror and am looking for something different. 

In the main floor powder room, I decided to put two sconces on each side of the mirror.  

 I like the shape of the base and glass beading. My husband hates these sconces.  

 I also chose to place a couple of sconces in our master bath area. I was not real excited about these, but they were fixtures I settled on to stay within budget. At a later time, I want to get a pair of sconces that are longer and with more weight... maybe some crystal, too.

 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. 

 Above the kitchen island, I initially chose a pair of chandeliers, but they were on back order for several months. So I ended up choosing these lantern fixtures.  In retrospect, I think that was good  because of the number of chandeliers in other areas.

A close-up. 

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  1. I LOVE YOUR FIXTURES!! Especially the dining room & the lantern look ones over the island. I really like the sconces in the powder room too. They're all really pretty!!! Isn't it scary how expensive lighting is?

  2. Beautiful, I lake it!!!

    Kisses from Croatia.

  3. Your house is gorgeous! Love the light fixtures especially the one in the great room. That chandy is to die for. Really all the choices were great and I love your fireplace. You need to share more of this gorgeous home.

  4. Your house is gorgeous!!!! I dream of having a house like that someday!!

  5. Are we related? them all!

  6. Fantastic fixtures! And I love all those sconces throughout the house! FABULOUS!

  7. Lori,

    The choices you have made for your home are beautiful, love your master bathroom area, the mirror is gorgeous and now understand about the tile around baseboard area.

    The model home picture makes me want to get busy. Thanks for your posts.

    Best Wishes

  8. Oh My Goodness! Your home is so gorgeous! My jaw dropped open! :-) Your lighting choices are so perfect and make me feel antsy to finish updating ours. I enjoyed scrolling down and looking at some of your other posts and can't wait to see more of your fabulous home!
    I'm now a new follower!

  9. Lori your light fixtures are amazing! Not sure why hubby hates the sconces, I LOVE them, especially the crystal beading that wraps around them...I want to try to find that sold by the yard somewhere so I can add it to some fixtures around here! I think the mix of lanterns with the chandys are perfect too. You are quite talented, and it appears your budget constraints brought out the best in you!! My favorite is the great room chandy, I love the carved drops and the wiggly lines~just drooling over it all.

  10. You have great taste, your home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Lori - your home is lovely, and you did a great job picking out all the light fixtures. The job of picking out the finishing touches in a new construction home is so much fun. And it's so rewarding to see everything fall into place at in the end. Don't you think?


  12. Oh hun all those fixtures are marvelous. I loved the sconces your husband didn't like. Men anyway. All the chandeliers are beautiful. That was a very nice tour


  13. Hi there- your fixtures are all GORGEOUS!! as is your house!! Goodness!! I love it all!! :)

  14. Hi ~ Back again to say thank you so much for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! Your fixtures are just beautiful!!! :)

  15. Your home is exquisite -- love the light fixtures!

  16. love the house!