Freshly painted walls and ceiling and the bookcase and post painted white
It's Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life and I
thought I would show you the before and after of our freshly
We had our living spaces ~ living room, dining room,
hall and front entry ~ painted this past summer.
Note the dated brass light fixture. I'm looking for something new for here and the hall.
The biggest transformation is the bookcase that forms the
half wall on the entry stairway.
The front entry before:
note the old brass light fixture
The front entry after:
We hope to get a whole new entrance door system, new ceramic flooring
and new wooden stairs (they are wall to wall beige carpet) next year.
Living room before:
Fall ~ I used the flash for this pic as it's a dark day.
Above is the wall half painted.
New paint on the left is Benjamin Moore's Historical Colour
The one on the right is Lauren's Lace by Colour Your World.
There is quite a difference!
the dining room after (summer decor)
I am loving the new colour. It is still a warm colour but it's not as dark as the yellow was.
It is more neutral and I can add any colour to the pallette
in my decorating.
I have a decorating question for all you home decorators
Actually it's a big dilemma!
What type of light fixtures should I get for over the entry
stairs, the top of the stairs and down the hall? (4 lights in all)
Here are a couple more pictures to show you what it looks like.
Do you see the spots on the ceiling? We need a large fixture
over the stairs. A chandelier of some sort that will take up the
empty space but not be overwhelming for the living room which
is open to the stairs. Also, at the top of the stairs near the post we
need a fixture and then two down the hall. I would like to go with
brushed nickel as that is what we have in our kitchen. When you come in the front door you can see straight into the kitchen and the lights there.
the front stairwell
The front stair well is 6 feet across and 12 feet high.
What size light should I get? A five light chandelier?
A 3 light one or a single large pendant style?
We looked at some last weekend, bought them and didn't like
the semi-flush one for the top of the stairs. It was too large
so we returned them and the hunt goes on.
Most fixtures come with glass shades that point up.
Great dust and fly catchers!! How annoying!
Especially when it's so high over the stairs and nearly impossible
This is a huge decision that I will have to live with forever!
I want them to compliment my decor which is not modern but
What should I do?
Can anyone help me?
I'm open to suggestions.
Thanks for visiting.
I am linking with Kathy at A Delightsome Life for
You will find a lot of great decorating ideas there this week.