Are you a ‘quirky movie’ person? We definitely are in our family. Maybe that’s because we are all a tad quirky. And if it’s a quirky British movie? Well, that’s the best of the best! Quirky sounds better with an accent after all.
Years ago we discovered this incredible, quirky, heart-warming movie called ‘Everything Is Illuminated‘. I HIGHLY recommend it.
But, that’s not really what this is about. And the only reason I’m even telling you about that movie and our quirky-ness is because as soon as the new fixtures in my entry were installed, the words ‘Everything Is Illuminated’ kept running through my head!
‘Cause I’m kinda quirky like that! 😉
I freely admit that when we first moved into our house I was intimidated by the scale of our entry. There were soaring ceilings with a huge skylight and frankly I wasn’t too sure how to approach decorating the space. Oh I knew the ugly old brass fixtures had to go but I didn’t know what to put there.
So, I did what you do when you are intimidated by something. I took the path of least resistance and installed a pair of sconces that matched the ones in the living room. Familiar. Comfortable. Safe. Too small.
Oh sure, they were pretty enough. But they just looked so dwarfed by the scale of the entry.
Of course, instead of changing them out I decided to live with them like that for almost 5 years.
I’m nothing if not dedicated! 😉
I don’t exactly know what caused me to finally ‘flip the switch’ (hee hee) and purchase new lights but let’s just chock it up to being quirky, OK?
The new lights are bigger, bolder and everything is definitely more illuminated now!
I chose an oiled bronze finish which matches the chandelier.
And I love the leaf details.
Of course, after we installed the new lights the “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” syndrome kicked in and I finally purchased the chair I had been stalking for weeks and I’m fairly certain that all that time it was sitting there in the store wondering what was wrong with me because once I brought it home I realized it was always meant to be in this space.
It kinda looks smug, doesn’t it? 😉
I absolutely love the simplicity of the linen fabric against the beautiful details.
A little bit of Spring made it’s way over to the table.
It’s always interesting to me how something as simple as lighting can make such a huge impact in a space. And when it’s the right lighting it just pulls everything together.
Kind of like those quirky movies, you know? It’s that extra ‘something’, that intangible quality that you can’t quite put your finger on but you know when it’s ‘right’.
My entry might not be what you would consider ‘quirky’.
But I’m pretty sure with this new lighting I finally got it right!
Thanks so much for coming over and visiting us today At the Picket Fence,