Need to choose lots of light fixtures: please help me choos
I feel utterly overwhelmed by choosing the light fixtures for my house that has been gutted, added-on to, and is in the process of being rebuilt. I would be very grateful for any guidance you can provide on choosing these lights.
I would say that the transitional style best fits my preferences (maybe leaning a bit towards traditional more than modern). The house on the outside, unfortunately is one of those split-foyers so does not have an endearing style, so don't really know if we can go with what we like for the inside, or need to consider the outside house style.
For reference, I will post the outside of the house and the front door. Bear in mind, there will be a deck with a clear railing on the roof deck, and the stone steps leading up to the front door are not yet installed (so in other words the front will look better than it does now).
As per lights, we will have a number of pot lights, but I am trying to balance those down lights with some up lighting and ambient light that bounces light on the ceiling. Our ceilings are 8 foot so I will do lots of sconce lights as they work better for short ceilings compared to hanging lights. The foyer is about 11 or so feet high, so no shortage of height here (too much height for the small floor area). BTW, the foyer light that I choose needs to be easy enough to dust as it is hard to reach as it is partly over a staircase.
To start I need to choose a foyer light and a number of sconces in the area: 2 matching ones for foyer, 2 possibly matching ones for the upper hall that you arrive at from foyer after going up half a flight, 2 more for the living room (labelled as playroom) and then 2 for the upper hall (end of this hall). It seems to make sense to me to consider matching all the sconce lights in these areas, but maybe this is not necessary.
Do you think I am on the right track with any of the choices posted below? I have posted the foyer light and sconces side by side. If you don't like any of them, by all means let me know that please. And if you know of another light that would look good (foyer with matching sconces, I am open to your suggestions).
Here's hoping you can get me through these decisions for the front of the house, as I have many more areas to choose lights for afterwards.
Thanks in advance,
Exterior of house if relevant to inside style choices:
Front door as I assume foyer light and door should look good together:
Floor plan of front half of house where lights would go (not entirely up to date but you get the idea).
Option A (foyer light, followed by sconce light)
Option B (Foyer light followed by sconce)
Lighting option C (Foyer than sconce option)
Option D (foyer than sconce)
Option E (Foyer light is 20 inch Diameter, sconce follows)
This post was edited by OntarioMom on Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 23:31