Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Brass sconces

Hey gang - hope you are all getting back into the swing of fall schedules. Summer is over and everyone is busy, busy. I am working day and night trying to figure out my next path here in San Diego. I do think that I need to get my teacher's certificate since I have several degrees in Spanish and it has been such a big part of my life. I am taking the CSET (skills test) for Spanish this Saturday, so I don't have a lot of time to think about design, but when I do, I think about my cottage bedroom.

I set it up just to get it furnished when I moved in, but it is really boring me. The only great piece is the fishscale chest with the brass mirror over it. Other than that I just put a basic bed in, white sconces, white blackout drapes, and a white paper lantern. One day I will do a custom upholstered bed and change the chandelier. I will add a trim to the drapes or change them to colored panels. But the first and easiest change I hope to get done by Christmas. I love brass sconces for over the bed. But I don't want them to be too traditional or to take too much away from the chandelier or bed since it is such a tiny room. Which of these do you prefer? They are both around $170 and have metal stems so they can plug in behind the bed.

This one with shade:

or this one that is all brass and a little more slick:

Or, super simple directly above the headboard:

This one is small and unobtrusive, and only $100 bucks each! What do you think?


Heather Peterson said...

Well, I have to admit a bias because I have longed for those star fixtures for my girlies' room (and just this weekend went with some Ikea hack action instead. Cute, but not the same.)

In such a small room, I like the idea of an interesting shape on your fixtures.

Good luck with the tests!


Tracy said...

I vote for the first choice.

Tracy said...

I vote for the first choice.

Jill said...

This is so timely. I just met with a new client and recommended adding wall-mounted reading lights above their bed. I love the examples you've shown.

Erika said...

I vote for the 2nd. I'm really into this "Parisian-bohemian-glamour-industrial" phase right now (lol) and that 2nd light would fall RIGHT into that category. It's so masculine and austere; but when placed among feminine touches (which I know you're great with), it will become its own statement/piece of art