For this project, I enlisted the help of my mom. Charlotte was a designer for 40 years and even though she is now retired, her vision and taste level is so high that I just wanted an extra set of eyes on this place. Plus she's super direct, so if I get too funky (think spotted couches) she sets me straight (hell to the no on spotted couches).
For the common space light used all over the house, I chose a simple CB2 white with brushed brass details cylinder. It will be used in the hallways and I did the same light throughout. This was a hard decision because I didn't want this light to draw attention and I didn't want glass. This metal fixture will be perfect and it's very pretty in person.
In the living room, which is large, I went with a BoBo Intriguing Objects piece that's black iron. Kinda dramatic but not gothic. I love using black accents in a house and to me, the lights are the jewelry of the room. The living room will have a lot of different seating areas as we are a large family that loves to entertain. It will also have a beautiful French mural, which we will discuss in another blog post (but let me tell you, I am so excited about it)!
In the kitchen, our island is big and with all the white walls, white counters, white subway (yeah I went with subway--- more on that later), and white cabinets, I wanted something a bit vintage inspired. I turned to Schoolhouse Electric. The pendants we chose are so pretty with brushed brass details and the round globes will soften the space.
I ditched the upper cabinets by our range and added in exposed shelving. I topped the shelves with black arm sconces with brass details that will look super cool with the other fixtures in the kitchen.
The breakfast room is supposed to be for dining but we are changing it into a lounge. And I wanted a fixture that was informal but great. I went to BoBo Intriguing Objects again for a rope fixture, which is actually hanging in store now. Gah! It's beautiful.
For the dining room, I'm on the fence and I've got to make a decision very quickly. I know I want to go vintage inspired but I don't want globes again. So I've got my eye on a few pieces but I haven't settled on one yet.
The master bedroom gets a white cool Hans Anderson piece that is large in scale. I'm doing super dark walls (I mean literally almost black) with super white trim in the master, so I wanted something modern and white to balance it all.
In the master bath, I went for black hardware and black fixtures. I will be adding an oversized unframed mirror over the vanities and I will pull a black armed sconce through the mirror. Hard to imagine? It's cool. Here's an inspirational photo. The rest of the master bath is.. yeah, you guessed it- white.