February 7, 2008

Not Quite As Gothic

After thinking about it, I figured I should show you the fixtures that were used in place of the original chandalier in the last post. Part of me feels like I should have used the original fixture, but it was just too midevial for our taste.

As long as I save the original, do you think it's an OK compromise?

Here's a couple pics of the ceiling light & wall sconces.


Amalie said...

Are those Kichler lights? I think we looked at getting those...IMHO, they're a lovely compromise; they still have the heavy duty metal look while remaining simple and pretty.

Bungalow Monster said...

Sorry to say I have no idea who makes these fixtures. Am pretty sure they came from Menards. We are a bit fortunate that the "Craftsman" style is currently popular, so reproductions are available. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Rae said...

I subscribe to the philosophy that you should have nothing in your home that you don't love. So, out with that chandelier! Put it up on Craigslist or a similar site and make it available to someone who'll cherish it and be happy to display it.

Your house seems amazing! 7,000sq ft?! I hope to see more pictures!

Christine said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for not hanging the original back up! LOL. I had one with a matching set of two sconces that are now lovingly stored in the attic, patiently awaiting the next crazy person to come along and love them.

Stephanie said...

I agree with Raven. You should only have things in your house which you love. People often talk about things being original to a house, but what if the original owners had terrible taste? :-)

Your woodwork is breathtaking. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Your new one looks great, but I would definitely keep the old one for future owners. Your huge house can carry it off. It's a majestic gothic marvel of a thing.
thanks for the pics of your home! good inspiration for other Craftsman owners. :)


I love the celing beams. You do very nice work.