Which Sconce and How High?
The photo below shows the dining room chandelier and the breakfast room chandelier. You cannot see the dining room from the breakfast room, but if you are in the living room you can see both.
The foyer is a part of the dining room.
Rather than have a ceiling fixture in the foyer that might compete with the dining room chandelier, I'm contemplating using a pair of sconces in the foyer.
I like the mirrored sconce better. I think it blends with the two chandeliers and I like the refined look. However, it is limited to one 25 watt bulb. To me, that is a nightlight with delusions of grandeur.
The Italian style sconce is rated for 3 60 watt bulbs. While I don't like it as much, it is acceptable and would certainly give sufficient light to illuminate the entry.
What do you think of using sconces rather than a pendant?
Which would you choose? If you chose the Italian style light, would you put shades on the bulbs?
Is there any way to have the mirrored sconce re-wired to accept a larger wattage bulb?
I have to meet with the electrician Monday. One website I read said the center of sconces should be 60" from the floor. Agree? If not, where do you think they should be?