Every house needs a pretty entrance light I think. In our last house we just had standard height ceilings which makes it very difficult to have anything hanging so we had a simple oyster light with a pretty pattern on it. I quite liked it at the time but it certainly was going to win no design awards. This time we are lucky enough to have 3m high ceilings and can have something a little more special.
We have purchased the most gorgeous Capiz or lotus flower pendant and we think at this stage it will go in the entrance. I say we think because it is rather larger in person than what I was expecting. The husband and I argued back and forth over it being too large so when we finally deboxed it to settle the argument we drove it out to the house when it was still at frame stage and mock hung it. I know mad right? but it had to be settled, I couldn't stand the thought I had spent good money on something that wasn't right buuut I think it'll be all good fingers crossed still we should have got the smaller one.
Last year Stu stayed overnight in Sydney and said he was thinking about seeing if he could maybe pick up one of these lights while he was there and bring it home with him. If you can picture this he picked the light up from the store put it in a trolley and took it on the train to the airport haha. The things he does for me as he knew I was obsessed with having this light.
So here is a pic I found online, not mine but looks just like ours.
This is the light being boarded onto the plane, haha he could see them loading it from where he was and I just love this pic.
Safely home and looks too large for our rental.
On a side note anybody who likes to stay up late and watch Private Practice might notice that in Addison's beach house she has one hanging over the dining table. Mel from Georgica Pond also had one in her gorgeous previous house, god I love that blog.
I think it should fit in well with the house and I am one happy lady. I will be very nervous when it finally goes up, do you all think it's too much to insist on a mattress to go underneath whilst it goes up just in case? Yeah I know just a tad obsessive over this light.