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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lighting Decisions To Be Made!


In my last post you all got to see my mantels new look. This change opened up more opportunities and choices for lighting sconces……

Mantel dismantel 003 (800x706)
You will notice there is not sconce on the left side!
This was done on purpose because we had to try out three different sconces.

Number One
This is actually a mock-up because this very bad blogger forgot to take a picture of this sconce in the room…..

Here is the actual sconce that we tried out. It is from Lamps Plus and I must say I was quite impressed with it’s design and quality. I love the round shape and the fact that it has a mirror  to further reflect the lighting.

I think this sconce would work equally as well in a traditional, or a more contemporary setting. 
It comes in the antque nickel or antique brass finishes………

I know this is going to sound a bit off the subject, but do you ever watch, “What Not To Wear!”? Stay with me now.....

See the sconce on the wall? Isn’t it a handsome piece?

Choice Number 2

This is designed by none other than Johnathan Adler, now I know you have all heard of him. I had no idea he had lighting designs at Lamps Plus.

Jonathan Adler Ventana Nickel

Plug-In Wall


When I opened up the box and saw this little beauty, I fell in love with its sleek, handsome style.

It had just the right amount of black and brass for my room.

The round backing is wood and so is the base of the sconce.

Johnathon Adler sconce 002 (637x800)
(all sconces were temporarily hung for visualizing purposes)

The oval lampshade in natural linen offered just the right amount of softness the room needs. Again, I was very impressed with the quality and the design itself.
I have one more sconce to show you……..

Choice Number Three

This sconce is designed by one of my favorite designers, Mary McDonald.
She always does such an amazing job with her interiors, and bold choice of colors and patterns, yet still has a classic traditional bend, which is exactly what I love.

Her lighting designs for Lamps Plus did not disappoint. She has a whole collection that is amazing. Go Here to see the whole collection. 

This is another beauty from Lamps Plus! Who knew they had so many designer’s lighting?

This offered me more black in the room. It’s square design had clean lines, and was very sophisticated and handsome.

black sconces 006 (800x444)
( plugged in with an extension cord, you can see it laying on the mantel)

Wow! with each sconce the choice got harder and harder,  they all worked, and  were of excellent quality and design.

Decisions, Decisions!!

The decision has been made, and we are going to place the order, so you will just have to wait a little bit longer to see which one worked out the best in our room.

With each sconce there will have to be some re-wiring, and the light box will have to be hung a bit lower. Still more projects to do, but we are making some good progress!!

Which sconces do you think I chose, or should have chosen?
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