Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New House Hit List, What Would You Pick?

We have not moved in yet.I am allowing this time for me to tweak things before all the furniture is in place.  I am working hard trying to decide on things that are a priority like lighting, carpeting, and built ins.

Let's start with lights shall we!  Not all the lighting stayed from the previous owner as I wanted to create spaces that were a bit more "us".  I think we are traditionalist's with a touch of eclectic.  I love mixing metals so there will be a range of polished nickel, gilded iron and bronze in different rooms.  The door hardware is predominantly polished nickel and iron. However, I think there is no hard fast rule for metals accept to allow the eye to travel without getting overwhelmed by the mix.

I think I am set on everything except the older girl's partner bathroom sconces.  There are the cutest porcelain white  giraffe ones at present but again my girls are 20 and 22 so that wont fly! Here are the choices I have made so far for the house...

Moroccan inspired glass chandelier to add a touch of whimsy to
 the gilded Gracie wall covering in the dining room!
I got this beauty at Zinc Home in Lambertville NJ!

The chandelier on display at Four Hands - High Point 2015.

I think I fell for the eclectic sparkle!

Next I found a fabulous blush wood beaded chandelier by Jamie Young for my daughter's rooms to go with the blush woven wall covering by Phillip Jeffries.
Onto the master bedroom,  I went with a burnished bronze even though the master bathroom is a wash of deep gray and nickel.
I needed something a tad softer...
Currey & Company Benson Lantern

So I went back to polished nickel for the Master Bath and this simple yet eye catching seeded glass and Edison bulbed fixture did the trick!
Murray Feiss

Now I am stuck on the partner bathroom suite sconces..
I love all of these . So what would you pick?



Or #3


  1. I would choose option number 3! Good luck and enjoy your new home.

  2. #2 - I am loving all your choices Karolyn, your new place will be an amazing home sweet home.

  3. I like #3. The first one would tend to catch bugs. Just a thought.....

    I am sure your new home will be amazing!!

  4. So many beautiful lights! I don't think you would go wrong with any of them but I love #2. Can't wait to see your fabulous new home!


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