Well, work has been rather hectic, so I haven't had much time and energy to update here.
My husband and I have been busy looking for lights to decorate our new home. We've been looking for three weekends and still haven't found anything suitable for our dining area until today! I can easily say that looking for pendant lighting can be as difficult as looking for our wedding rings two years ago :-).
I've never really been a chandelier kind of girl - I like simple lighting, and I am drawn to the simple elegance of lanterns.
However, after scouring a total of... (counting in my head)... 12 (!) different lighting shops, today there was a shop that had great-looking lanterns at reasonable prices. In addition to that, lanterns are categorised under the 'outdoor lighting' section, so today, while admiring the lantern I liked, I didn't tell the sales girl that I was considering of hanging it in our dining room. I think she would have maybe laughed at me.
Anyway, we haven't bought the light yet as we were rushing off somewhere after that, so we'll probably buy it tomorrow or next weekend. I hope I can post a picture of it here and show you then.
In the meantime, here are some of my inspiration photos of lanterns in dining areas. Take a look!
|Velvet & Linen|
|Tammy Connor Interior Design|
|Loi Thai's dining room|
|Sally Wheat - Better Homes & Gardens|
So what do you think? Well, I am most certainly loving the lantern look and most likely will get one for myself!
Have a great weekend, all!