I’m very particular about lighting – at least any lighting that’s hard-wired to the wall and will likely be in place for the next twenty plus years. You see, I have to absolutely love any permanent fixture or large piece of furniture I bring into our home because I know it’s going to be in place for a very long time. Replacing items just to redecorate just isn’t in my budget.
After ten years of being in our home I could still count eight rooms that still had just the lightbulbs in the overhead sockets. Earlier this year, we were able to bring that number down to seven and today… six.
Choosing the right light is a trial for me because I love and can imagine many different styles working in a room, but really want to like the one that’s installed for many, many years. So every year around this time, I search for lighting for our home. There are tons of sales and coupons between September and December – I wouldn’t even consider paying full price. This Fall, I found the perfect pendant for over our staircase.
Over the years, I considered fixtures made of wrought iron to go with the black accents throughout the house, or brushed nickel to match the sconces over the fireplace, and even clear glass that would become virtually invisible. What I decided on was a white bamboo pendant.
This Roxas pendant light from CB2 was perfect. Notice the beautiful white crosshatch cutout pattern. It’s monochromatic in contrast to the black woven textile cord. Its very large size (24″ tall x 30″ diameter) fills the blank space over the stairwell and makes a simple yet impactful statement.
I can’t take all of the credit for this gorgeous light. It was actually a gift from my wonderful parents; but I feel good knowing that it was on sale and we did have a coupon code – making it well within reason for an item that I plan to keep for twenty, thirty, forty… years.
Here’s a peek at another unusual hardwired fixture I purchased earlier this year. These are a pair of sconces in my living room. They are industrial bronze scissor fixtures antiqued to look like they were pulled out of an old warehouse. At only about fifty dollars from Decor Steals, they were an amazing deal considering sconces typically run in the range of $150 to upwards of $600.
These two fixtures are a perfect example of the white-industrial-modern style that I love so much.
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