Up next? Reworking all the electrical in the room, including the lighting.
This means we need to decide how a combination of wall sconces and recessed lighting can best create the same cozy feeling that we were lucky to pull off in our bedroom upstairs. The variety of lighting options creates a layered look and allows changes to the type and kind of light available for that room.
We've had a few looks in mind as we've collected fireplace ideas over the past four years. This photo is one of our favorites, and is taken from the collection of inspirational photos on the Rejuvenation website.
We're pretty certain that we like that placement over the fireplace. What we can't decide on is the style of the wall sconce to use. Pointing up? Pointing down? Both?
The first one (the Detroit) is my personal favorite although it's the most expensive. Jeannie's also concerned it might be a bit much for the size of the space we have.
The second one (the Crater Lake) is actually the same one in the inspirational photo above. It's great but would another downward pointing light (in addition to the recessed lights) be too much?
The third one (the Pacific City) is also nice.
We're thinking we might go with four wall sconces, two over the fireplace and two on the opposite wall (to the right and left of the entrance foyer).
Here's the layout of the room (F.R.) along with the sunroom (S.R.) that bumps out off the front of the house.
We're expecting to install recessed lighting in the ceiling so that we have some layered lighting in the room. At this point we're considering very small 4" fixtures that throw light on the walls and corners to make the room seem larger, with a "wheat haze" inside of the cone so you don't get that shiny look around the bulb.
As we talked over the options yesterday, Jeannie suggested we might as well get some other opinions. Anyone out there have thoughts? Any budding lighting stylists want to weigh in?