When it was time to replace the “it-came-with-the-house” lighting fixture in the dining room, I scoured the Internet for something interesting (and affordable). As Maria Killam wrote recently on her Colour Me Happy blog, “have you noticed how much UGLY lighting is out there?”
I thought I would never find something pretty without paying a fortune (which wasn’t really an option). Then, I discovered this wonderfully contemporary, yet traditional, fixture from Quoizel. Let me tell you, I was counting down the days until this baby arrived in the mail. It completely changed the look of my main level.
In the adjacent living room, I placed a pair of table lamps on a pair of low Expedit shelves (found separately on CraigsList!) that span one end of the room. Because our living and dining spaces are open to each other, I chose to repeat the drum shape in the shades. Lamp light really helps to make a room feel cozy, don’t you think? They are the perfect way to add just enough ambiance to an otherwise dark corner.
I am staking out an underused corner of my master bedroom for this next combination: a comfy chair and a floor lamp…a perfect little spot to curl up with a book.
What is your approach to lighting? Do you prefer to make a statement or keep things more functional?