Help with period lighting
OK, Mr. Weedy is planning out the wiring for our 1920's tiny workers cottage, and wants to know the design, so I need to get it worked out. I need to at least figure out where the lights will be so that he can put in junction boxes and run wire, so here's my plan plus my questions.
LR: Currently has no lights, so apparently floor lamps have been used. Are can lights completely out of the question? Or any other built-in overhead (or wall) lighting?
DR: Currently has a space for an overhead chandelier. Will need to cover old opening with a medallion (ok for 1920?). Need help with style of chandelier that would be appropriate.
Kitchen: Currently has an overhead fan/light that isn't original. Will have galley kitchen, with sink under window on outside wall, stove and fridge on inside wall. My first instinct is to run for the can lights again, so steer me to what is good for the period while providing sufficient work lighting.
Bedrooms & hall: Currently each have overhead boxes. My inclination would be to put in a simple, nondescript $10 flush-mount light.
Bathroom: Will do light bar of some kind over vanity mirror.
When I think of vintage lighting, I tend to think grandma-y and frail, and I'm not too keen on that. And then, of course, there's the (tiny) budget. I appreciate any general guidelines to steer me in the right direction.