Need Some Quick Help Picking Fixtures-PICS

eldemilaFebruary 16, 2010

I've been eyeing some light fixtures prior to purchasing a new (old) home 2 weeks ago and the site I was planning on ordering from is having an additional percentage off, so I'd like to take advantage of the added savings before the deal is over.

I'm trying to figure out which way to go. When you walk in the house there's a light fixture in the entry/foyer. Straight ahaead is the formal living room where there is currently a off-centered ceiling fan that will be replaced with a window centered light fixture. A little forward and to the left of the foyer light is the hallway leading to the bedrooms in a L shape, but more like and upside down L, with a fixture in each part of the L shape.

I'm trying to figure out if the foyer light should be of it's own design, or tie it to something similar to the living room light since you will see both upon entering the home. There's a light I like for the hallway with a matching light I could use in the living room. It hangs too low to use in the foyer.

The hallway lights are semi-hanging and the living room would be a hanging fixture. I don't think it would be a good idea to do 3 of the same light fixture, one in the foyer, two in the hall?

Below are some pictures to better explain, along with the fixtures I like for the hallway and the similar one I could use in the living room

First pic is the foyer light, as seen from the living room

First hallway light (didn't bother with a pic of the second hallway light)

Pic of both the above lights in correlation to each other looking from the living room

Any ideas, opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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Deb, this is just my opinion. The foyer light is pretty traditional and simple. The hall lights seem old-fashioned and "busy." I like the new ones you seem to be considering.

Knowing your furniture/decorating style would help. It obviously is not modern, but traditional, victorian, country, arts and crafts?

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 11:25PM
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Deb-the new ones you picked out I think are beautiful. You should have light fixtures in the same style if they will be seen in the same view. The two that you picked out would be great-the longer one in the foyer and the shorter one in the other room. Good luck and great taste!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 4:57AM
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