help with den remodel

gggirlNovember 10, 2012

We are finally making our downstairs bedroom into a home office. I am getting bids now to change the existing window

to two centered on the wall as in the desk in the picture. Right now

I am stuck on lighting for the top of the cabinets. I like restoration hardware sconce-glass barn filament but not sure. I have many other pics if I can figure out how to upload I will.

The center of the room will have a ceiling semi-flush drum shade. Does anyone have suggestions for the sconces on the cabinets and or drum fixture? i have a charcoal love seat with chrome legs. I plan to paint the walls a neutral cream color.

Also not sure about the desk top. Considering Ikea butcher block to keep costs down but then the length of the dark wood part of desk would be shorter than pic and the white bookshelf would be built up on the bottom. I think this would be ok, any opinions? thanks!

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here is the desk inspiration

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 2:37PM
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here are the plans. It also includes the closet filled with
white shaker cabinets to look like they are built-in

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 2:39PM
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another cabinet light option

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 2:40PM
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Love this for the center of the room (or any room) in white. The cheapest I can find it is $475. I m not comfortable with that when I can RH has its drum so much cheaper. Does anyone know of a close knockoff?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 2:42PM
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here is the drum light

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 2:43PM
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cabinet spot light

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 2:50PM
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Here's a similar ceiling fixture from Lighting Universe, and they have plenty of other similar at all price points.

My biggest reservation about both your sconce choices is that if you use them with a regular lightbulb, you'll see it. And the classic filament bulbs that I've seen are dim, short-lived, and expensive.

Here is a link that might be useful: fixture from lighting universe

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 3:00PM
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Like this one too

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 3:04PM
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chibimimmi- thanks for that tip! I will stay away from the filament bulb type.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 3:08PM
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I like the one from Lighting Universe better, it comes in black also. For me, I could never have the filament bulb and the fact that the bulb shows, it would give me headaches. CB2 has some nice ideas on offices and good products too.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 3:19PM
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