Loves! You know what today is?!?!? Thursday. That's all I got. It could be another special day, but I am not sure what that may be. I so need your help, like woah. Our dining room currently has a hanging light fixture that literally makes me cringe every time I pass it by. It is like a faux finished bronze tiered, frosted glass fixture. Ewww. Is. All. I. Can. Say. It has got to go. My vision for the space is a dark, mixed metal space. Glam all over. Blacks, greys, lacquer, metals, crystals, a major chandy and glammy bar cart. So the first item on the agenda for me, is the lighting. It must be done. So here are the requirements for the overall goal of the lighting: It must be chic. Glamourous. Unique. Showstopping. Jawdropping. Got it? I am prepared to spend maybe a little more on this piece as I see that it really is an investment in the space. It will be the focal point. All eyes on her.
The plan. For those of you that do not know, the headquarters for Shades of Light is actually located 2 blocks from my house. Lucky, ducky me. Can we say problem keeping my paycheck, much? So I have decided, one of their lovely and glamorous fixtures will adorn this room in the near future. Here is where you all come in. I need your help deciding which one it will be. Ready?!?!
I am in love with this piece because it has an old world glamour to it with the draping crystals and the high polished chrome metal adornment. I think it is unexpected in the space, and I can't get enough of unexpected..
Option 2 is a classic fluted shade pendant. I love the scalloped edge of this piece and it definitely brings in that refined classy look to the space.Option 3:
Ok. I hate to play favorites because after all, I am always equal opportunity. However, I am so partial to this piece. I have seen it in the flesh and it is even more marvelous in person. So my love for this pendant is partially because it has the appearance of silver and gold. Which again, we know I love mixed metals. Besides, it looks amazeballs in the space.
A traditional oversized lantern. I cannot seem to get enough of these. They look great in any design, frankly. It appears a little gold in the image, but it is in fact chrome.Option 5:
A very chic tiered chrome and crystal chandelier. This is a very modern take on a classic chandelier. I love all of the interesting angles, not to mention the multiple drum shade adornment. Holy. Shades. Of. Light. You stop my heart. Need a defibrillator.
Option 6:A very modern option, the pencil arm chandelier. Again, loving the drum shades on this piece. Adds something other than just straight out metal into the room. Kind of loving the look.
Option 7:A sheer screen chandy. The transparent look here is to die for. I must say. Very glam.
And last, but certainly not least, this bamboo number. Is this not nutso? I have used this in other designs and I am heavily contemplating on using it in my own house. I love the 60's Hollywood Regency feel this piece adds to the room. Perfect juxtaposition with our cowhide rug. I love.
So what is your vote? Cast your ballots please! I have to be honest here, I am really leaning towards #3 and #8. Option #9 would be keeping the existing atrocious piece, which is not an option, so do not write it in on the margins of your ballot. I cannot wait to see what you all think! Loves!