The storefront was very neutral when we moved in. Walls beige, fixtures neutral. The light fixtures were especially neutral. Builder basic “spaceship” lights in hallways, Ikea nondescript fixtures in washrooms and bedrooms. The sellers obviously wanted to dress the house to sell, and I get that. But I also think they missed the boat a little bit. The house was a 100 year old Edwardian Storefront. It is eclectic. The neighborhood that it’s in, the proximity to downtown and a vibrant arts community, makes me wonder why they didn’t “work” the unique aspect to it. A similar Storefront a few streets over, was renovated fantastically with period charm and character, and sold for over 150k more than we paid. Hey, I’m not complaining! I am fine with adding the detail, it just seems the sellers had their eyes closed to this fact.
Back to the lighting. Obviously changing the lighting in the whole house is e.x.p.e.n.s.i.v.e so we’ve been working it at one room at a time. Recently I have been crushing big time on Schoolhouse Electric’s lighting.
For my hallways I love the Thunderbird 4”
For the guestroom I love the Waldorf Pendant
or the Mercer Pendant
For the Dining Room I love two Factory Light No 5’s
For my Master bedroom, I am crushing on Keen Wall Sconces for beside lamps
A girl can dream right?
*Come back next week to see some new DIY hallway lighting!
(nope, I have no affiliation or sponsorship from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co, I just like their stuff!)