Monday, March 8, 2021

Let's Talk About Lighting

The 1850 Homestead is a classic New England, albeit outdated, home. So I knew I didn't want to go too modern on any element of the house because that wouldn't be sticking with the true nature of the house. So I went searching for classic lines that look new-ish. What I decided on for the hallways, landing, kitchen (aside from the can lights), maybe also the sun room, etc. are the Safavieh light below. Luckily, I snagged them before they sold out (hopefully I don't need more). They are classic and interesting without being too distracting. And I've never picked a gold finish before so I'm excited to see how that looks installed.

Originally, after purchasing the lights, I thought I'd use one in the dining room. What's currently hanging in there is the most monstrous and distracting chandelier (I guess I don't have a close-up picture of it, which is kind of absurd). I think it has 11 gold arms, each with a red shade. As I thought about it I realized the dining room should have something to set it apart from other rooms. It needed just a bit of drama, so I started looking at chandeliers. What I ended up buying is below, by LNC. It's not too busy, has an antique feel, but is classic. And now that the dining room has been painted and is no longer that horrible, deep red, I think it's going to remind whoever buys this special home that there is so much history in these walls. I'm excited to see it installed (and to stage the dining room). 


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