A semi truck just showed up to deliver the last light I’ve ordered and the box is 7 feet tall…go big or go home I guess? Or just go big in your home! In other words I’ve started making some lighting selections for the house. You may be all “um shouldn’t you at least have all your windows in before you are thinking about lights”? You would think so right? But I will be meeting with the electrician soon to go over where I want every light, light switch, outlet, every… little… thing…
I have officially reached the part of house building that is super overwhelming! In our last home I didn’t know what kind of lights I wanted, but I figured “eh just put a hole here, put a hole there” and it will work out. Wrong! For the first 2 years we lived there, our dining room lights hung nowhere near where our table actually was. This time around, I wanted to have the big light fixtures ready and waiting so that I get every one in the exact right spot. Want to see what I’m going with?
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First up I ordered 3 of these Carmen 6 Light Foyer Pendants from Wayfair. One for the entry way and 2 will be going over the island in the kitchen. I like them because the lanterns don’t take up a lot of visual space. I’m always worried about blocking the view of the lake in our home and with these being dark and mostly open I think it will be an interesting detail without taking away from the view.
I also got this matching Carmen 6 Light Geometric Pendant for above our dining table. It was a struggle with such an open concept house to have all the light fixtures go together but not be too matchy matchy either. I like that this one coordinates, but isn’t exactly the same.
These Globe Electric wall sconces are also from Wayfair and will be in the breakfast nook just off the kitchen. I like that they tilt so I may tilt them back toward the wall.
We have kind of a long hallway area off the upstairs family room and instead of just using cans all the way down the hallway we are going to use this Semi Flush Mount lights from Wayfair. We are also putting these in the mudroom and laundry room.
These cute Three Posts Gardenhire wall sconces are going above our bed in the master for easy overhead reading lights.
I picked these little nautical looking Bouvet Wall Sconces out for my little guys bathroom, to go on either side of the mirror.
Lastly, the massive one that just arrived for the living room is from Bellacor and it’s the 12 light Black Iron Chandelier. We have a 16 foot tall vaulted ceiling in the living room and it will have a really cool planked wood treatment to look like exposed rafters, so I think this light will be perfect in there.
I still need to pick out lights for our master bath, my daughters bath and the kid’s bedrooms, but I’m off to a good start! As you can see they are basically all black lights in the main living spaces. Which I think will help with the flow of the house. Most of the main floor will have white vertical paneled walls like our entry way at the last house, and we are going with a light warm wood floor (I’ll be sharing flooring picks soon!) I think the white walls, warm floor, and black lights will create a really nice neutral background for fun pops of color (mostly blues) in my decor and of course draw your eye to the best part of the house – the lake view!
I made a little collage below so you can get what I’m saying, I’ll be back later in the week to share some more house progress shots!