One Room Challenge :: Week 4

It’s week four of the One Room Challenge and here’s week one, two and three in case you are catching up.

Last week I had light fixtures installed and today I’ll be sharing the process selection with you. Several fixtures needed to be replaced and sourced – one hanging fixture for the outside entry, one hanging fixture for the inside foyer and a pair of table lamps for the console.

black front door // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee

The entry’s old outside light fixture had a nice traditional feel, but got lost because it was flush mount. And although you can’t see from this image above, the fixture was damaged, was housing yellow-jackets and had to go. To keep with the traditional architecture of the house, I sourced dark pendant fixtures and that had three or more lights. Here’s are a few that made the final list:

outside lighting for entry // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

1 // 2 // 3 // 4

In the end, I selected #3 – the stately Galician English Bronze Outdoor Pendant available at Lowes (another fab ORC sponsor!).

outdoor hanging lantern // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee

Doesn’t it look amazing!? I just love the result.

foyer lighting // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee

The Foyer had a vintage brass and crystal chandelier (above) that was beautiful and just the right scale, but was too busy for the new wallpaper (It’s also now for sale on Chairish!). I must have reviewed hundreds of chandeliers and pendants before narrowing it down to the following:

light fixtures for the foyer // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

These fixtures are all incredibly beautiful, aren’t they? I eliminated the lantern style fixtures first because I thought they might compete with the outside lantern. I almost pulled the trigger on buying #5 when I found the Sweeney Aged Brass Pendant via Bellacor  another fabulous ORC sponsor and online retailer featuring 500,000+ designer lighting and furnishings for home! It’s simplicity, yet over-sized modern flair won me over. I also loved how the scalloped canopy and shade mirror the floral wallpaper pattern. When unpacking it, I got a little nervous at it’s large scale and thought it was going to be a miss. I had it hung anyway and can say I’m thrilled with the result! Check out how the light radiates on the glossy ceiling!

foyer lighting // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

The gorgeous console from oomph was begging for a pair of table lamps. I went round and round on what to do here. Brass? Stone? Lucite? Color? There were endless options and here are a few that made the final list:

table lamps // foyer // @simplifiedbee

1 // 2 // 3 // 4

If you read last week’s ORC, you will know which lamp I selected 🙂 I choose number one – the Asian style Brohman Table Lamp in classic navy and white available though ORC sponsor, Bassett Mirrror. I really liked the chinoiserie feel and small floral pattern (not competing with the large floral on the wall). The lucite base and finial gave it a little modern twist which I loved too. It looks amazing with the oomph console table!

chinoiserie table lamp // foyer // @simplifiedbee

Isn’t she a beauty?

I hope you’ll drop by next week to see the process for selecting art and accessories! And don’t forget to check out what the other ORC participants are up to – they are killer!

* Big thank you to Lowes, Bassett Mirror and Bellacor for their support and sponsorship of this challenge!

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19 Responses to One Room Challenge :: Week 4

  1. Vanessa@ Decor Happy November 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    Sorry for my tardiness! I could have sworn I left a comment. Anyway, I love, love, love the wallpaper and its grand scale. Your lighting choices are spot on. Can’t wait to see this when done!

    • Cristin November 3, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

      Thanks so much Vanessa! Can’t believe we have one week to go!


  2. Brenda October 31, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    The light fixture for the foyer is absolutely perfect. Love it.

    • Cristin October 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

      Thanks so much Brenda!

  3. Ivy Lane October 29, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    The chandy you picked looks great with the wallpaper. Just enough wave going on! I got a peek of the mirror about the console! It’s all coming together! On to week 5!

    • Cristin October 29, 2015 at 9:32 am #

      I love that little detail in the pendant light too!


  4. Linda - Calling it Home October 29, 2015 at 4:10 am #

    I know you know this, but I need to say that the waves in the chandy with the waves in the wallpaper are SPOT.ON. Great job.

    • Cristin October 29, 2015 at 9:31 am #

      Awe, thanks so much Linda! I’m getting a little nervous though. Looks like the stair-runner may not be installed bf the photo-shoot! darn! but real life.


  5. Mark October 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    I’m glad it’s you making these decisions – I don’t think I’d ever be able to decide! Although the table lamp seems like an easy choice; I love that one.

    • Cristin October 28, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

      Thanks Mark!

  6. Naomi@DesignManifest October 28, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    It’s looking SO good! I love all of your lighting selections. And the paper is so gorge. Love the scale for the place. Sorry about your runner. fingers crossed it gets through customs in time! xo

  7. Iris Nacole October 28, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    They are all beautiful options, but I love what you chose!

    • Cristin October 28, 2015 at 9:13 am #

      Thanks so much Iris!


  8. Erin @ whalingcitycottage October 28, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    That foyer light is perfection. This project is one of my favorites of this ORC!

    • Cristin October 28, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

      Awe! Thanks so much Erin!


  9. Cristin October 28, 2015 at 7:37 am #

    Me too! Love just standing in the space 🙂


  10. cassie {hi sugarplum} October 28, 2015 at 7:05 am #

    The gloss of the door with the wallpaper is just so so good!!! Love everything so far!

    • Cristin October 28, 2015 at 7:37 am #

      Thanks so much Cassie!


  11. sherry October 28, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    That wallpaper and chandelier are killing me! So much love.