June 25, 2008
I am picky about only certain things. And I find this “certain things” list gets longer the older I get and the more refined my style becomes. At first it was only about nightstands and finding one that was substantial but not too bulky; allowed for storage but also room to breathe. The legs can’t be too thick or the top too ornate. And of course it has to be solid wood. Alas my perfect nightstand does exist but are hella difficult to find and even more difficult to afford.
Added now to the picky list is lighting. I have very very expensive unusual taste in lighting. Most of the pieces I pick out are way too large and break up the continuity of the house which is so very vital when living in 1000 sq feet. The more schizophrenic the design concept, the more broken up the rooms look, the smaller the home feels. So my mission here is multi-fold:
to keep the design simple.
to keep the design unique.
to reinforce in a subtle way the original time period the house was built
to make it reflect our tastes now as well as their future development and
to be as ecologically responsible in our purchases as possible, trying to find used, handmade and antique items rather buying everything new.
So when I found schoolhouse electric I fell immediately in love. And the prices are reasonable for beautiful, unique lighting. I have already decided on a small ceiling pendant with large white drum lampshade but I’m definitely filing this site away for a different project…perhaps Jonathan’s office..hmmm: