Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lights 'n' Chairs

Ok, so I have a whole lotta lights I love, and a whole lotta chairs I love, and I have to say it like that, because I love the song 'Whole Lotta Rosie' by AC/DC.

I think they all work together, but the styles vary quite a lot, and I was trying to figure out how to make them all work in our dining room, study nook and kitchen, without any one area seeming too industrial, too rustic, too cottage-y, too modern or too retro. And incorporating white, metal/stainless steel and dark wood tones!

BUT, it would seem, I have finally come up with a plan...and both Mr Limecello and I LOVE IT!

1. The white drum light (which we already have), and white slip-covered sofa (we have nearly finished paying our slip covers off, and will hopefully have them by the end of January) are the living room. I thought it was important to include them as a reference.

2. The Barbados light from Beacon Lighting is perfect for our study nook, as its a bit of a feature, but will soften all the hard edges and corners in the little area. The Bertoia chair (yes, it will be a replica) will add a little glam in stainless steel, and not dominate too much either...its a pretty small area!

3. The Lucient pendant from Click-On was the final piece of the puzzle, and I only spotted it this morning in the latest Home Beautiful. It will be just right over our dining table (the Liatorp), with the cross chairs (again, we already have these) and our dark wooden bench on the other side. The Tolix A Chair is one we have both loved for a long time, and will sit at the heads of our table (we keep it in its oval format). If we paint the dining area grey (which is pretty likely!) both the light and the end chairs will sit beautifully against the colour.

4. And finally the kitchen. We will hang 2 of these Foto shades over the wood topped island in the kitchen, and the Ghost stools (replicas again!) will bring a bit of 'fab' to the kitchen (stay tuned for an update on that plan too!)

We both love chandeliers too, so fortunately there is room for 2 of them in our hallway!

I am so happy just looking at the plan...I can't wait to make it happen...even if it takes a couple of years!


  1. Love them all! A couple of these are actually on my list as well. Good stuff. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

  2. It must feel good to know what design features you want and where you want them. That's usually the toughest part for me and my fickle-ness. :) All fab items, cna't wait to see photos of them in your spaces!

  3. What a clever collaboration Rosie. My head is a mind field when it comes to lights and CHAIRS, I doubt I could come up with a winning combo like yours!!!!!
    I adore Tolix chairs! I cant wait to see your grey dining room!

  4. OMG, Rosie, I love you! That Beacon light is perfect for our office. Ok, so it will have to be attached to the ceiling, rather than hanging, but it's just what I wanted! And they are having a sale too!

    Mwah, I lvoe you!

  5. Wow really nice collection of Dining Chairs...

  6. Love the stool - last on the right - divine. xxx

  7. Love love love the steel chair! Where can I find that?

  8. I love those pendants. Can't wait to see more!


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