1.21.2011

I see the light

Do you ever go through your house and just want to start all over again?  Some days I love my apartment and other days I'd like to change it up.  I pretend that I have unlimited funds and go on crazy online shopping sprees.

Today its lighting.

I have two flush mount fixtures in my long hallway- they are standard apartment grade and not my favorite.  You don't know how many times I'd dreamed about ripping those suckers down and replacing them with something new.




Loving all the brass/gold colors lately.  I used to HATE it and think it was so 80's looking- but it is really growing on me


Back to the standard silver/chrome finishes but with a little more modern feel.  The anemone one is totally something that I never would have picked for myself, but it is really calling my name.


I've thought about the DIY route- there are some pretty great tutorials out there on how to make drum shades. But, I have yet to find a good tutorial on how to cover up apartment lighting.  I would love my readers forever if they knew of any...I know you do.


(all lighting fixtures above from Circa Lighting, Bellacor, and Neena's Lighting)

23 comments:

Danielle said...

LOVE! i just ordered a new chandy from z galerie

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

love the gold drum!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love all the brass ones, fabulous!

mia said...

love the brass hollywood regency one but I can't seem to find it on any of the sites you posted... any way you could include a link?? :)

LindsB said...

Mia, which one are you talking about? I can try to find the link again- I was pilling from my favorites file and dont have the exact link, but I'm sure I could get it :)

mia said...

the one with the starburst around the drum part of the shade... it's brass.. the first one..

In the Tweeds said...

Oooh I LOVE those first batch of brass flush mounts. Need!

(BTW - I'm having another CSN giveaway today! Maybe you'll win again?!)

Kathysue said...

I think we design types are always re-doing our homes in our minds. I have two list,my someday list, this consist of things that are possible to Get someday in the future and then my wish list which are things that are fun to dream about but I realize they will probably not be in my future. Love the first batch of lights, it would be hard to pick a fav on that group. Keep dreaming you never know what might be in your future, Kathysue

LindsB said...

Mia, its from Circa Lighting and its called the Soleil- here is the link: http://circalighting.com/search_results.aspx?q=SOLEIL

Good luck!

Oh, and if you get that light I might be completly jealous and you MUST send me pictures :)

mia said...

I will! Thank you so much for your help!!!!

Baily Jones said...

I went through a fire last April when I was still up at school in Alabama. I lost everything, but luckily it was just a bedroom since it was a college house. I've had fun getting to completely start over - but it is so stressful!! I can't even imagine what would come of having to replace everything in an entire house! I had A LOT of stuff crammed in that one bedroom, and doing the claims and stuff took forever!! But, it could be delightfully fun if you were up to the task and just wanted a big project - a fire is obviously unwanted. I love thinking about blank slates and new beginnings though! And I'm IN LOVE WITH ARTIFICAL LIGHTING - of all sorts of funky kinds! Loved this post!!

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Emily said...

hilarious that you posted this because i was JUST looking at these yeserday. Love the one from circa that's a star. i am trying to talk rob into letting me get it!
how's planning going??? :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I lean towards the silver, great lights and wish I knew what to tell you about the lights for a rental but don't:)
Have a great day.

Lonely Wife Project said...

I can't tell you how many times I want to redo my entire house and closet! Usually after a trip to Anthropologie ;) But my biggest weakness is paint color. I change my walls way to often. It's a disease.

Sketch42 said...

I love all the circa lighting pieces. They are awesome. Debating which one to use in my MIL's place.

threeacres said...

I recognize so many of those! I've been doing a ton of light research lately for my master bathroom and almost ordered the Basil fixture from Circa Lighting. Love the antique brass! It's not the same as the 80's stuff because that was polished. It makes a big difference.

quintessence said...

I have a ceiling fixture I'm dying to replace. I've been eyeing the Alexa Hampton one for months now!!

designchic said...

The gold ones are all fabulous...wanting new ones too, now!

Ludmila @ creamylife said...

love every single piece! happy weekend, xo

SHERRY HART said...

Love those Circa Lighting pieces by Visual Comfort...especially that little gem right smack dab in the middle.....

Chris said...

I love the first batch of brass and gold design. Hmm let me think, i love everything i think.
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Living Livelier said...

Great selection - I think flush mounts are among the hardest to find cool lights - but you proved me wrong! Thank you! deb

casey at loft and cottage said...

Bad lighting can really ruin a ruin--but a good fixture can save it. Love your picks. Don't Young House Love have some tutorials for drum shade ceiling lights?