Nursery Lighting

I’ve received several deliveries this week including the gorgeous wallpaper and fabric for the chair and headboard.  Can’t wait to use them!  But now I need to make some lighting decisions.

As you recall, the wallpaper is a modern take on a fairly traditional pattern:

Oh Joy! Petal Pusher Wallpaper

Oh Joy! Petal Pusher Wallpaper

This wallpaper will cover 3 of the walls (the other wall will have a built-in cabinet and headboard).  I’ve also painted the ceiling a light pink.  I initially thought I wanted to go with something that played off the flowers in the wallpaper and loved the look of the Lotus Flower Pendant from Vivaterra:

zm_lotus_chandelier_pearlUnfortunately, it looks like the large version is out of stock but I’ve found a cheaper version at Pottery Barn that might work just as well.

But I’m having second thoughts about this as the budget is slowly dwindling as well it might be just too much with the wallpaper.  The other option is to go in the opposite direction and go a little more modern with the fixture.  I love the modern Artichoke Lamp but it’s WAY out of the budget. Recently I came across this great knock-off for a reasonable price:

Artichoke Lamp

The last option is for a really inexpensive fixture that I’ve liked for a while:

Ikea Maskros Pendant

Ikea Maskros Pendant

I’ve always liked the look of these ceiling fixtures but I hate that they are so obviously Ikea.  I buy a ton of things from Ikea and don’t have a problem with it but I hate when it’s something so obviously Ikea.  (It’s a weird and silly distinction.)  Plus, I think that this fixture still has the same problem as my first choice – too many floral accents with the wallpaper.

Lastly, I could go with something vintage and spend time at the flea markets and antique stores looking.  I know I don’t want anything too girly or chandelier like so I’m a little less optimistic that something will turn up in the stores.

What do you think?  Which is your favorite?

Obsessions: Pendant Lighting

Sorry to report that I still haven’t received my new camera so there will be no in progress pictures today.

I know many people do not like overhead lighting but I think every room could use a nice chandelier.  It doesn’t have to function as the main lighting in the room as there obviously needs to be additional lighting options (can lights or lamps, etc.).  I also love the ease of flipping a switch on the wall to illuminate the room.

So now I’m in a house with open ceiling junction boxes in almost every room and I’ve just begun to buy the new fixtures.  Yesterday, two of these lovely diddies arrived and I’m over the moon:

David Hicks Pendant

David Hicks Pendant

The David Hicks pendants are going above my island.  Now I need to find a complementary pendant for the space above the sink (as I thought it would be too much with another one so close).  Furthermore, the dining room is right across from the kitchen and I need a chandelier to hang from the ceiling.  The biggest issue is that I don’t want the chandelier to block our wonderful view from the dining room.  So I think the best option and decision is to look for something with glass globes similar in shape to the David Hicks pendant but clear so as to not obstruct the view.  These are the options that I’m considering:

Custom chandelier created by an Etsy artist.

Custom chandelier created by an Etsy artist.  Not in love with this version necessarily but could have it custom design to be something I love.  

Starburst 8-Light Pendant from Lamps.com

Starburst 8-Light Pendant from Lamps.com – The globes are a little much and it’s difficult to really gauge the size.  Unfortunately, they are only sold online so I wouldn’t be able to see before I buy (and considering the price…I’m a little worried).  

CB2 Firefly Pendant Lamp

CB2 Firefly Pendant Lamp – I don’t love that they aren’t full glass orbs but they are adjustable which is very helpful with the sloped ceiling in the dining room.  

West Elm Globe Pendant - Probably my favorite but they are sold individually and I only have one junction box in the dining room. I also would prefer if it was a brass finish.

West Elm Globe Pendant – Probably my favorite but they are sold individually and I only have one junction box in the dining room. I also would prefer if it was a brass finish.

The budget might make the decision for me but I’m still on the lookout for other options.

I hope to have a camera soon so I can take some pictures of the pendants already in place!