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Hubby and I bought a new apartment last year. Yes, it’s a very exciting time for us! It’s also been super stressful. Not only is the purchase a huge financial responsibility, but we’ve also decided to do some renovations. If you’ve been where I am, you know that a few tweaks here and there spiral into a gut renovation. Might as well, right?
This past week I’ve been scrolling page after page and website after website looking for the perfect light. It sounds fun until you realize that you need one for every room. Sometimes, it felt like overload. Luckily, my friend and interior design extraordinaire, Nicole, told me to breathe and that “lighting fixtures are often referred to as the jewelry in the room.” She says that “they add that extra WOW factor and interest to your space. It is important NOT to skimp when it comes to choosing your home lighting.” AND, she wrote an entire blog post on the best places to shop online for lighting! Link here.
After hours (days) looking at light fixtures, I realized that I’m obsessed with gold, globe and Sputnik lighting. It seems that gold balls are my jam! (Yes, I know what I did.) Everything can’t be the same though. I can’t hang gold balls everywhere. Can I? Nicole advised me to find a focus in each room and then let the other lights compliment them. My living room wow piece turned out to be this golden wonder. I couldn’t justify the Jonathan Adler Sputnik I was drooling over, so I found a worthy substitute. I could hear hubby now…you spent how much? I’ll save that for another battle.
My master bedroom pick is this black Sputnik style fixture. I like the pop it’s going to bring to the room. In the market for a golden globe fixture? My initial pick for a hallway was this beauty from West Elm. I showed hubby jokingly because he said in the beginning of this process that everything should be $100 or less. This is on sale, but not $100. He liked it. A lot. And then I told him how much it was. No. So, I went on the hunt. I found this, which looks a little more gold than I’d like and the specs were a little unclear, but for less than half the amount of money, I’ll take my chances and roll the dice on this one. The lesson here, sometimes you have to spend a little more to get what you want, but you don’t have to spend everything you have to get what you need. I will let you know if it turns out to be a disaster. Good vibes only.
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