|Reclaimed Antique Sconces|
"I personally try to avoid all ceiling lights because I think that overhead light is a tragedy." ~ Albert Haldley
I have to agree with the quote above! Although I have recessed ceiling lights in my great room, I use lamps, chandeliers, floor lamps and sconces instead. Beautiful rooms tend to have soft pools of light that come from a variety of sources.
My client Tomoko had given me these antique sconces when she began redecorating her home. I always planned on installing them, but never got around to this project until now. Rob installed them for me. It was a tough one to get power through the vaulted ceiling. I also added new white candle covers, other than that they are absolutely beautiful! We waited until the summer heat subsided so the attic was a bit cooler to work.
If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, you can't go wrong with sconces above the mantel on either side. They really make a huge difference in my great room decor.
There are two types of sconces: those that extend out from the wall, often topped with a fabric or metal shade, and the flatter sconces that lay flush to the wall and are the electrified descendants of mounted candleholders, like mine. Of course I installed a dimmer switch, that's mandatory!
Style Tips: Ambience's best friend is a dimmer switch; put these on all lights, but especially recessed ones.
Layer a variety of fixtures: a hanging light, sconces, bookshelf lights, table lamps, etc.
Thanks for visiting! xo Renée's Repro