The Cool House: The right light

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The right light

Verity's room
Ever since I put the Mibo pendant light in Verity's room I've felt it was too small for the space. You can't really tell from the photo but her room is 15' x 11' while the lampshade is only 12" diameter.

pink bedroom 1968 shag carpet
I actually used the same dimensions as the original chandelier but that was a fancy piece so it seemed bigger.

original light
The interim light, that came out of Steven's office was also small, but longer so again we had the illusion it was bigger.

I was really happy with the pendant lights we had in the other bedrooms so I searched for something 20" wide with a diffuser underneath (so the light won't shine in her eyes) and eventually found the Double-Dip Pendant Light, at CB2. I've been really happy with the quality of their shades, and the price is unbeatable.

I'm hoping that the Mibo shade will sit on the new (old) teak lamp I bought on ebay last week.
The shade arrived this morning and I think it's going to work but I won't know until Saturday when Steven will be doing his lampshade adjustment dance again, but this time in reverse.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pendant lights are some of the most versatile and beautiful of all the decorative lighting fixtures used in homes or offices. Pendant lights can be used in just about every room of the house to brighten up the space.