Thursday, April 11, 2013

Family Room Sconces Revealed


When we re-do a room in our homes, it is a process. One that can take quite a bit of time, if you are a planner like me.

I have to stop, and thank all of you who have been following along with my long drawn out process.

Now let’s get down to brass tacks!

My mantel started out looking like this……


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A Victorian over mantel mirror with reproduction gas-light brass sconces.


I wanted a  more up to date clean look so we wound up with this…..


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Much cleaner lines and a fresher look, just what I was going for.


Next element on the agenda was the sconces. I had three choices that I was contemplating…..


three choices


Each one of these sconces came from Lamps Plus! I was very pleased with the customer service, and especially pleased with the styling, and quality of each of these fixtures.


Option one, Johnathan Adler sconce click here!

Option two, Mary McDonald Directoire sconce 
click here!

Option three,  Hamilton old nickel sconce click here!

I tried each one of these sconces out in the room, and made my final decision.

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I chose……………


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THE MARY MCDONALD DIRECTOIRE BLACK SCONCES!


To say I love these sconces is an understatement. They added just the right touch of black, warmth and sophistication to the room that I wanted.


Both Sconce hanging 003 (800x600)
 (I am showing  the room with it's Fall/Winter look)

Most of you chose this sconce when guessing which one I would choose.


It appears my readers know me well!


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Did you guess this sconce or one of the others?

Thank YOU for tagging along with me during this journey!!

There is still more to do, and more to show you! 

To be continued……

19 comments:

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

It is the PERFECT sconce for you and for the room, as well. I love that it gives a punch of black and pulls in the black from the rug, which I have come to love more and more as I see this space come together. I also like that it has square shades, a bit of the unexpected. You did GOOD! :) xxoo

SHERRY HART said...

I love it!!! You made the right selection for sure!!! The room is singing now girl:)

Sally Hammond said...

I love the clean sophistication that they bring to the space. You've made great choices in the room, and I know you're going to love being in there! Great Job!!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

The sconces look great, Kathysue! I'm loving all of the new touches in your family room. Everything is coming together beautifully!
~ Wendi

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love that you made that choice. The black shades ties in beautifully with your new rug.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Yes, yes you choose the winning one! It's a very balanced, chic, stunning, lots of welcoming.....ROOM!!!

vignette design said...

Love your choice! They look wonderful!

Debra Phillips said...

what a transformation kathy sue, amazing!

love your sconces, you chose well. i have to go back and look again!
xx
debra

Donnamae said...

It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see more! ;)

Merlin said...

LUV Lamps Plus...great choice! franki

La Vie Quotidienne said...

They look great...it ties all of the black accents in the room together ~ excellent choice.

The enchanted home said...

Love it! What a great choice....it looks really fabulous. Great before and after!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathysue, those are gorgeous and perfect. Loving that rug, too.

Melinda said...

What a transformation! It looks stunning, and you've styled it simply and beautifully. Can't wait to see the next stage.

michele said...

oh yaaaaaaa, baby. love em.

smiles.

michele

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh I think you made the perfect choice. The sconces are stunning and I agree that they add amazing style and warmth at the same time. Looking forward to seeing more!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

It looks great...I also love the rug you bought....great job!

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

Gorgeous sconces, I love the gold detail on the base. They really grab your attention straight away. Just lovely!

xox Linda

pve design said...

Looks chic, wondering if you would give any thought to painting the brick white on the sides and black around the hearth. I think it would look great, not that you need my ideas!
pve