Before I run on about the drama of lighting selection in my new house, I wanted to say a huge Thank You to Shelli at A La Mode for the feature as part of her Roomspiration Nursery series of our “Princess Nursery“. A la Mode is one of my favorite blogs (she finds the most gorgeous homes to share!) and she could not have been sweeter about our little nursery feature. Did you see all the great nurseries she had this week? It just makes you want to have a new little one to decorate a special room for…
I don’t have a room with a crib and changing table in my new home as my children are growing older. But, hands down, 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 then 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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