I’m big into lighting and over at Elsie & Kel Design, we’re always encouraging MORE lighting. It’s a great way to add mood and atmosphere into any room as well as visual appeal and interest. We love pendants, lamps however one form of lighting is leading the charge in my opinion. I hadn’t really had the pleasure of exploring wall lighting at any of my previous living spaces (installing a junction box into a wall wasn’t always OK with landlords) but now I’m all about the wall sconce. Laura and I have had the pleasure of sourcing wall lighting for a couple of clients recently and have majorly enjoyed doing so. So today, I wanted to share some of my current faves (in varrying price points) in case you were in the market of adding some style and light to your walls!
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As you may have read, I’ve recently made some changes to our little kitchen here in our loft and while I am dying to properly take some pics and share with you, I’m holding out for the final piece de resistance – a new light fixture. When I took an internship last Spring, I learned many things but one really important thing I learned about was scale. After sharing some pics of our loft with my mentor and friend, Lisa Canning – she quickly pointed out that our little IKEA chandelier that we had in the kitchen was not up to scale and suggested we find one that was larger in size. With the mini-reno in the back of my mind, I figured we would make that update at the same time and I wasn’t in love with the chandelier we currently have anyways – it was from our previous apartment. Fast forward a couple of months and now, it’s the final piece we are waiting to put in place. In the meantime however, I randomly thought of a quick way to update our existing, albeit small, chandelier.
The traditional chandelier lightbulbs in action – super typical and fine.
Round opaque bulbs are much more fun! They add a more modern feel and this may just be the cheapest update I’ve ever done.
It’s amazing how it feels like we have been moved for a while now yet I feel as though we’ve gotten no where in the final details of our place. Sure, we’ve made a couple of purchases but we are still missing some major key elements – like a rug! At the beginning, I knew it would take time because I wanted to acquire pieces that were unique and not just filling the spot but somehow now, all of that understanding has gone to the wayside. Life has been busy as I’ve started the search for my dress and visiting friends (read: wine touring) but I’m happy that I have a weekend coming up with little plans other than a concert with Andrew and some DIY time. It’s going to take a while before I get there but we have made some progress by adding life to our living room and light to our den.
This fiddle-leaf fig is my latest love in our place – I’ve yet to find a plant pot that I like (and am open to suggestions!) so right now it’s sitting in an old storage basket. Our old place never had any daylight, (the worst!) so it’s nice to have something living and stay alive, feels good.
Unfortunately, there is one dark spot in our place and that’s our den. We’re still figuring out the lighting and I’m hoping to paint our desk white – but this work lamp from IKEA helps shed light while looking like a saucy minx. White, gold and black and white cord perfection!
Hopefully I can show more progress soon. I’m looking to tackle a gallery wall, chalkboard door (again) and apply some some wallpaper to my stark white bathroom – wish me lucky