When the electricians came and wired the house, I began obsessing over lighting.
We had a "lighting plan," but still, just walking through the house and pointing to where I want a pendant or a chandelier made the lighting plan come to life.
I've been perusing light fixtures online, staying up way too late, totally obsessed.
One of my favorite lighting sites is Circa Lighting. Their Atlanta store above makes me want to book a flight!
There are too many choices, and at the same time, I want more!
For instance, while I love the look above with the maritime inspired pendants, I think two lanterns would also be wonderful.
I love these open and airy pendants from Circa and am leaning towards using this color of metal.
Burnished brass, warm metals or gilded iron.
This pendant has a glass enclosure and would also be beautiful, but maybe it would work in the living room, hanging from the cathedral ceiling.
Another choice for either the kitchen island or living room is this lantern from Restoration Hardware.
I keep going back to a more traditional lantern though, like this one from Suzanne Kasler for Circa Lighting.
Shades of Light has a similar pendant.
Although it is for outdoors, it would work over the kitchen island too.
When I took the dining room chandelier from my old house, I had plans to install it in the new dining room. But now I'm thinking it's too big and I'm having to work around it's organic look.
This chandelier is similar but more delicate and has warm brass metal and crystals.
It I don't go with crystals, this is an option too.
It's wooden, but painted gold. It would be nice over the breakfast nook.
So to break it down, either I go with my original plan of using my old chandelier in the dining room as pictured above and building my lighting design around it, or I go down an entirely different road and choose fixtures in warm brass or gilded iron with crystals in the dining room and entry.
Can you see why I'm obsessing?