This week's task is to find pendant lights appropriate for bedrooms that will work with very high, vaulted ceilings. They have to be somewhat whimsical (funky is good) but also work with a 40's vintage house. So far, on the main floor, we have a great mix of industrial-meets-classic/vintage-meets-glam, that shows off the bones of the house while highlighting the fun and warm personalities of the folks who live there. Here's a peak at some of the main floor selections:
|Foyer: Pottery Barn Capiz Shell Flushmount (Petite, pretty and welcoming)|
|Living Room: Shades of Light Crystal Flushmount (Adult space can use a little bling, but here the oil rubbed bronze finish keeps it from looking too frilly or precious)|
|Dining Room: Pottery Barn Paxton 8-light Pendant (Looks great with the adjoining, farmhouse-like kitchen!)|
|Dining Room and Living Room Wall Sconces: World Imports Luray Wall Sconce (Simple and understated with a contemporary edge.)|
|Kitchen Island Pendants: Savoy House Schoolhouse Design Mini Pendant (Classic--again, supports a beautiful, farmhouse-like kitchen.)|
|Bath Vanity: George Kovacs Tube Bath Sconce (A little more contemporary, but suits our other bath fittings to a T.)|
|Master Bedroom: Pottery Barn Oversized Monrovian Star Pendant|
Across the hall we also have a large, lofty Family Room/Kid's play area. We wanted something fun and playful there, yet mature enough to suit adults who might be lounging and watching a movie. These capiz pendants from West Elm seem to have just the right feel. We'll use the largest of the three and hang it in the center of the room. Besides just being a really cool fixture, it helps to tie in the foyer below, which also sports a capiz shade.
|Upstairs Family Room/Play Room: West Elm Capiz Orb in large size|
The are still a few more gaps to fill, so I'm hunting and pecking for those last few pieces. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. I love that these clients want a house that is fun, interesting and truly a reflection of their personalities, not just cookie-cutter and nice-but-safe. Should be great when it's all done!