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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?

Obsess Much: Kitchen Lighting

If you follow me on Pinterest, you have probably seen a dramatic increase in the number of pins that I’ve posted related to lighting.  I’m trying to nail down some details in the rooms for the new house and have recently been fixated on making decisions on lighting.  (I’m hoping that almost every room has a ceiling junction box so that I can add chandeliers – or really modern lighting pendants as opposed to chandeliers).

The first room up for decision is the kitchen:

I’m in love with this pendant from Serena and Lily. Just not sure if it’s practical or too much for pendants over the island.

David Hicks Pendant that is all over the web right now. Love the industrial but fabulousness feel of it. Seems a little more appropriate for a kitchen but not much bling. 🙂

The last option is completely different but would infuse some more color in the room. From Ballard Designs.

So what do you think?  What would you say when you came into my kitchen and saw the brass/mirror disco ball?

I’m also obsessed with this light fixture but not sure if it’ll fit anywhere in my house:

Lotus Flower Pendant...probably too girly for the hubby to agree to this. 🙁

Let’s get this week started!