Today I decided to make a trip down to Rejuvenation. One of the biggest things on my "to do" list is to pick light fixtures for the house. I have almost all of the light fixtures selected, with the exception of the office and the great room. Since those are the 2 rooms that you pass by upon entering the house, I wanted the light fixtures to have some sort of architectural interest and character.
I've always been drawn to the schoolhouse style lighting, but had a hard time getting over the amount of glass on the actual fixtures. In hopes of finding something different, off to Rejuvenation I went!
|The awesome warehouse interior|
|Tables of milk glass and Jadeite|
|Tables of salvage goods - lots of glass, crates, copper and brass|
|Beautiful hardwood floors|
Once I finally got over the milk glass and Jadeite, I started to focus on the lights. Rejuvenation offers several shades for their schoolhouse fixtures, in various colors. The shade that I was attracted to the most was the "Eggshell" shade, which has a few bands of opaque coloring around the actual shade - visible when the light is on, hidden when the light is off. It's just enough detail to give off some visual interest, but not so much detail that the shade becomes overpowering.
The light below is the 14" schoolhouse light:
|Rejuvenation schoolhouse light with "eggshell" shade|
|Another shot of the Rejuvenation schoolhouse light with "eggshell" shade|
Another project that I've been working on is outfitting the doors with hardware. Since our 5 panel doors came with chrome hinges, we're sort of locked into using chrome to keep the look consistent. Initially I had requested that the builder change the hardware to satin nickel, but the idea of having the screws replaced in every single door started to seem like a pretty big logistical and financial undertaking.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a chrome knob in the flesh today, and I really liked how it looked. It's a nice pop of color on an otherwise traditional door. I'll be putting up a separate post on door hardware sometime soon!
|4 panel door with chrome knobs|