We have been busy making some small changes to the interior since we moved in. While the swag curtains may have been a more faithful representation of what would have been in the house in the 1800s, they were just not to our tastes. They had been hanging so long that they were sun-bleached and dingy. We also didn’t really care for the blinds. Garreth took the liberty of taking them all down. We haven’t yet decided what style to go with, so we are leaving all the windows bare for the time being. And stores don't tend to stock the appropriate length for our windows, so it looks like I'll have to finally learn how to sew! The bare windows are having the added benefit of letting the sun shine through and warming up the house.
|Living room, before and after|
We have spent some time studying different styles of light fixture for the entry hall and the upstairs landing. Most of the existing fixtures had been sold by the previous owner, so we are starting from scratch. Once again, it was Lowe’s to the rescue! We chose a dramatic rubbed-bronze light for the entry hall that uses three vintage Edison bulbs. It is a bit unconventional, since it was marketed as an island light meant for a kitchen, but we think the style looks perfect in the house. It kind of resembles a gas fixture that was converted to electricity. We picked a coordinating flush mounted light for the upper landing that also uses an Edison bulb. It is a bit more toned down so it doesn’t detract from the more grandiose version in the entry.
|He even wore gloves so he wouldn't get fingerprints on the glass!|
|And the full effect...|
|The old landing light|
|The new landing light|
What do you think?