One of the slower going things around the house is replacing&updating the lighting. Basically every room in the house needed or still needs new lighting fixtures. The house is nearly 100 years old and I'm fairly certain that some of the fixtures are just as old :)
There is a big obstacle facing us and the choices we can make on our lighting picks: the house is concrete. Walls, floors, and ceilings (with the exception of the second story ceiling). This basically means that trying to wire new electrical through a concrete ceiling to hang a pendant is not something we can do or that we wan to pay to have done. So I'm prevented from getting too creative.
My two priorities: I would really like a new chandelier for above the staircase. For some reason the guest bedroom and the staircase have the exact same chandelier. Doesn't quite work in my book. The kitchen has one of those long tube light semi-mounts and every time I'm cooking I feel like I'm working in a garage because it has the same buzzing sound.
So that's the jist of it. My house needs a lighting overhaul. I'm constantly looking at new fixtures and I've rounded up some of my faves (if price weren't an issue!).
1. Lavoisier Pendant // 2. Bluette Pendant // 3. Beckett Double // 4. Lanza brushed Bronze Sconce // 5. Ranarp Work Lamp // 6. Nik Six Arm Ceiling Lamp
I would love to have the Nik six arm lamp hanging in the living room! Maybe in the next house?
Since lighting is an extremely important factor in design (and can be a costly one too) the boy and I are taking our time on deciding what to put where. Until then we will make do with the old stuff :)