Ian wrote us last week with a request for some ideas for this bathroom: “I’m trying to get my bathroom lighting sorted and I’ve decided against harsh overhead lighting with the plan of having the mirror lit either side instead which is a much more flattering light. However, I’ve looked everywhere and can find barely any ideas! I was thinking of a couple of Glo-balls coming out of the mirror, or recessed lighting, or a pair of Tolomeo lights coming out of the wall etc. Anything other than a horrid downlighter above my head! I wondered if you may be able to help me and post some much needed inspiration on your site?”
I went through my photos of bathrooms and selected some that hopefully give Ian some ideas. I personally think 2 glo-ball-like lights hanging on either side or wall-mounted Tolomeos would look fantastic. (I’ve got Tolomeos on either side of my range and I LUV them!). Examples of these and others are below.
|Cossman_de Bruyn||Ami Mckay|
|Location Works||Kate Hume|
|House Beautiful||mlk studio|
|Better Homes and Gardens||Jeff Andrews|
Emily of New York City wrote us looking for chandelier inspiration:”I was wondering if you had a collection of chandelier photos, specifically funky, alternative or painted. I may be moving to an apartment with boring, gold chandeliers and fancied painting them, but need some inspiration!”. My first thought is if you don’t like the light fixtures, then replace them (either with cheap ones you don’t mind leaving there when you move out, or save the existing ones in the back of a closet to put back up). But if you’re serious about going the DIY route, then hopefully the following photos will get your creative juices flowing. It’s got me thinking of what to do with the 3 ceiling fans (gross!!) in my house (although 2 of them aren’t wired to a switch in the wall so I need fixtures that turn on and off from the light itself – UGH).
|Living Etc.||Jay Jeffers|
|Gaelle Le Boulicaut||Tsao & McKown|
|Jeff Andrews||Michael Graydon|
|Selldorf Architects||Alex Papachristidis|
|Beau Monde Villas||Living Etc.|
|Light Locations||Frank Roop|
|House of Pictures||Rees Roberts|
|Shamir Shah||Shoot Factory|
A reader wrote the other day looking for some lighting inspiration. Darcy is thinking about purchasing an Arco lamp and hoped we could post some photos that include these lamps. Not a problem, since it is so popular in modern spaces. It is a very versatile lamp, used often in living rooms to anchor a seating area. It is also a fantastic solution in a dining room if there is no wiring above a dining table for a pendant light. My favourites are the retro versions with fiberglass shades. I covet one that I bought for $15 while thrifting one weekend. Hope this helps you come to a decision (to buy one) Darcy.
|Jefferson Smith||Living Etc.|
|Living Etc.||Home Portfolio|
|voon wong & benson saw||Domino|
|Susan Van Meter||Annette English|
|Studio Ilse||Oak Management|
Just wanted to give a little shout out to Swank Lighting for being our new sponsor. They have some of the most gorgeous lamps we’ve EVER seen so we were really excited for them to be a part of our blog. Have a little peek at their wares, but beware of free-flowing drool. This is lamp porn at it’s finest.
Audrey sent us an email that I wanted to share: “I’ve been reading your blog for a while and thought I’d contribute a ‘dog on chair’ photo of my Boston Terrier, Edward. Edward is actually a girl, named after a female computer hacker character from the anime, Cowboy Bebop. The chair she’s sitting on I found at a yard sale for $7! The other photo is of our living room.” LOVE Edward, LOVE the chair and LOVE your living room! Thanks Audrey!