Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Project House Update: Chandelier Bing!

Come on! I don't know what you're talking about! The title is an awesome 'Friends' reference. Not lame at all...

Anywho, we picked a light for the entryway!

It's the one from World Market.

Reasons why we went with this one:
  • The shape. After staring for hours at pictures of light fixtures, I decided I liked the bell shaped ones best because they match the arches between the rooms and the arch of the window
  • The coloring. The interior is turquoise, but given the design, you can only really tell it's turquoise inside when you're right underneath it. Also, the antique bronze exterior is kind of Southwestern so when you see the light from outside through the window above the door, it fits with the look of the house.

  • The size. The original picture I posted doesn't do the size of it justice. It's so big! It's actually 15 inches in diameter. I found a calculator online to determine the ideal size fixture for a room. You add the length and the width of the room in feet. That number, in inches, is the ideal diameter of the fixture. Given the size of our entryway, it's almost a perfect fit. Dan still thinks it's too small, but any bigger and I think it would be taking over the room.
  • The detail. I love the cutouts. Since we still haven't hooked up the light fixture itself (just the shade was hanging for a while when I tried to win over Dan), but I have to imagine it will make all kinds of awesome shapes on the ceiling.
So what do you think? Did we make the right choice? The entry way still needs some work (i.e. a table, a plant, some art), but at least we'll be able to walk into our house at night and flip the switch and forget every single time that there is no ceiling light. Seriously, we forget every single time. Fun stuff.

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