“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver
Lighting is such an important part of your environment, it can be friend or foe — casting a flattering glow or harsh, aging shadows. It helps you see, of course, but also adds an ambiance that no other single thing can do in quite the same way. Not to mention the actual light fixture themselves can add that certain something or personality to a home. I’ve noticed that simple table lamps, pendant lights and sconces are often the difference between a home with thoughtful design and personal touches versus a spec home with homogenous, generic, builder-selected lights throughout.
So it’s no wonder I’m struggling so much in selecting our light fixtures. I finally settled on the pendants for over our kitchen island, from Edina store Que Sera. I picked two of the larger turquoise ones. I’ve had my eye on them for a long while.
But, the trickier one is for over the table in our informal dining area. I was looking at a really wide range of options… any votes??
You can see my dilemma… very different styles, each which could take you in another direction. My vision for the family room and casual eating area is to be modern and warm, and relaxed but in a polished way. I haven’t chosen what table this light will be over, but imagine something like this:Source: shopcandelabra.com via Carrie on Pinterest