Pretty Lighting for a Foyer

I have a thing for pretty light fixtures. Back when I was in the condo, there wasn't room for extra stuff, but I managed to get a pretty chandelier in the bathroom, a cool fixture over the dining table, and some good lamps in the bedroom and living room. Since moving into the house, I've been very good about curbing my lighting appetite splurged a little bit and have only bought a chandelier for the dining room, one for the foyer, two lamps for the living room on sale at Folly Home Furnishings here in Charlottesville (I haven't shared them yet), and some lights for the soon-to-be-redone bathroom

The foyer has been bothering me and I haven't even gotten the ceiling fixture hung yet. I really think some lamps would look nice on either side of the sideboard I bought at Green Front Furniture a couple months ago.

The pink lamps I meant for the living room were on the sideboard for a while, but they blended in a bit too much and were too large. I was able to borrow an interesting gold lamp one day from a lighting store called Timberlake Lighting and while I loved the lamp, it wasn't right for the space. It went back to the store the next day.

While in Pottery Barn one night, I saw an interesting lamp that I thought could work, but as soon as I saw the award placement of the electrical cord, I moved on.

So I started doing some online shopping and found a slew of possibilities. It's so hard for me to shop for lighting online, though. Even with measurements, it's hard to tell how substantial the lamps will be.

With my mother's visit around the corner, I decided to move some lamps from another room and consider the room "done for now." I bought these Restoration Hardware lamps years the days when the store was painted Silver Sage and every blogger was painting their spaces that color. Anyone remember? I loved RH back then


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