The hardest part of building our new house has been making the lighting selections. We opted not to take our builder’s standard lighting “package,” and instead take an allowance to select our lights ourselves. Had the allowance gone much further then it actually did, making these selections would have been very fun. The light fixtures for our main rooms (dining room, kitchen, foyer) quickly used up most of the credit we had so for the less “public” rooms (like the laundry room), it’s been a bit of a challenge to find a light fixture that works with the decor ideas I have but within almost NO budget.
Thankfully, I have a wonderful friend who knows lighting and design. She has been tireless in helping me make selections, even when we were up against a 24-hour deadline and my brain was fried from all the last-minute craziness. (I shared about it here). I wanted to share these beautiful lighting boards she made for me which really helped me refine my ideas. You will see soon that I incorporated much of what she pulled together in my new home.
So…we are finally (fingers crossed!) less than a week from closing. The house has come together beautifully, beyond what I hoped for. What did I pick for lights? Here is a sneak peek of my kitchen lighting! Stay tuned, I hope to post pictures next week of the interior.
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