I’ve been making alot of different lighting decisions as of late both for my clients and myself. To me lighting is like the jewelry of a room, and like accessorizing an outfit there usually is more than one choice that can work well. Do I go vintage and give a little patina to the room, or do I go clean and simple and modernize the room? I have agonzied over some of these decisions!
For a pilates studio I’m working on I find myself trying to source interesting lighting that will replace all the awful flourescent lighting yet feel appropriate and functional to a large space. I think simple track lighting is the answer, but I found these and L-O-V-E the possiblites they offer:
They are a bit like track lighting AND chandelier-like……hmm mulling still.
For a Florida beach house, I want to walk that fine line of selecting table or floor lamps that instill that down south beach vibe without being themey. My client made some suggestions of her own. I like them all, but feel each one can hold their own and would compete if grouped together: (all from Regina Andrew)
In my own house, I find making a final call on my bedroom overhead light has been impossible! I have time to think this through since it likely won’t get installed until our master bath/sunroom addition is in the works. Our ceilings are pretty low. Only 7.5 feet, but our room is pretty long at almost 20 feet. This makes selecting any sort of “pretty” light a difficult task. It can’t be too big or it will nearly be at eye level, but it also can’t be too small and look…well dinky. Lets face it too, there just aren’t too many large semi-flush mounts out there!
Here is our room again (light will replace fan):
Here are some of the options I’m contemplating:
This one leans modern against the more trad paisley of my drapes.
This one- adds a lot of character with its aged metal but still seems really graphic with the white glass and black edging detail:
This one, which is definitely a flush mount with style and substance:
or this one which is elegantly understated:
We’ll see what the final turn out is!