Okay, enough diversions - back to decorating!
I am currently searching for a beautiful light fixture for our downstairs bedroom. The room is simple and small, with a wall of book shelves and beautiful grey-blue walls (a custom lighter version of F&B's Skylight). There is lots of white trim, gently patterned curtains, white bedding, neo-classically inclined night tables, and some plain black & white sketches on the walls and shelves.
Since there are a few antique brass accents in the room, I thought I would stick with a warm antique brass light fixture, perhaps with a historical influence but cleaner lines.
I've fallen in love with this charming lantern from Shades of Light (my favorite online lighting store - affordable, beautiful, current designs), but unfortunately it appears too large for the space, measuring 12" w x 24" h. Do you know where I can find a smaller one?
While I love this fixture, I think it might overpower the small room with its modest 8 ft ceilings and small-scale furniture. One interesting thing is that the fixture is not centered in the room but rather will be situated over the leftmost night table. I hung a paper replica and it looked way too large/tall when you allow for a bit of chain length for hanging):
After much searching and scratching off of options, I came upon this clean-lined antique brass fixture from Hinkley Lighting. It is classic but perhaps a little too sedate. It sits closer to the ceiling, so doesn't need to relate quite so much to the tables and lamps already there :
Ideally, I'd prefer a lantern (open) style but would like it to be a little different from the typical glass bell jar variety you see everywhere. I like this gothic style which is also available in a smaller size, but it's a little churchy to me:
I really want an antique brass fixture that is simple, striking and modern, while still making a nod to tradition. Any ideas? If you have a good source for reproduction historical, industrial or old-looking fixtures with clean lines, please let me know. In the coming weeks, I will hit the local lighting stores (Lee, are you reading?). : )
Which style do you prefer?