You guys might be wondering as to why there haven't been any updates showing grandiose transformations of entire rooms. Well, there is a very simple answer to that... there haven't been any grandiose transformations. I know, I was hoping I'd have something but I have discovered that renovations take time... a lot of it.
Four months ago, when we moved in, I thought that by this time, our bedroom would have been completed months before, our living area would be super-awesome and that the bathroom would have been repainted.
And then reality kicked me in the side of the head. A full-time job and renovations ... well, they suck. It's really hard to be motivated to spend an evening sanding, patching and painting after a full day of work.
So we have been reveling in the small victories... painted medallions, finished floors (which I have yet to show you - soon, I promise), ordered furniture etc.
Here is a small corner of the house I quite enjoy, but with still a glaring issue (the missing light fixture). The wall colour is BM Colonial Brick - I love it. Sometimes it looks a little orange-y, other times of the day pinkish and even other times a dark red. Add such dimension to the room.
I decided to do a sconce roundup to see what was out there. I think I want one that's either horizontally oriented, or that washes the wall with light downwards. I'm pretty sure I can't afford any of these, but a girl can dream, and, if anything, get inspired.
In order from top to bottom, left to right, they are: I-Club by Burkhard Dammer, Barn Lamp - Gooseneck by DWR, All light closed by Rodolfo Dordoni, Calvino Parkade Sconce by Propellor Design, Nevo Wall Sconce, Cubi Console by Mammini/Candido, Calhoun Glass Sconce from Pottery Barn, Olympia Wall Light by Roberto Favaretto, Logico Triple Wall Lamp by Artemide, Acheo Parete by Artemide, Omega P20 Wall Light by Architects Arter & Citton, Jian by Artemide, PH 2.5-3 Wall Sconce by Louis Poulsen, and the Arne Jacobsen Wall Lamp by Arne Jacobsen.
I love the over-sized glass shades. Gorgeous. And I admit, the Nevo Wall Scone (the roses) are completely bizarre, but there is something about them that I really like. In the right space they could be pretty fantastic.
All in all, for this space, I think my favourites are the Barn Lamp and the Acheo Parete by Artemide. The profile of the Barn Lamp is great. It comes in black and white as well, though I really enjoy the red. And the Acheo Parete is simply wonderful - modern, edgy, textured, but the overall design is really simple.
So, what do you think?