above ~ antique bronze and crystal basket chandelier
To follow up Monday’s post, I thought I would share with you my decorating ideas for the small room…for lighting, I’m thinking I would adorn the ceiling with an antique bronze and crystal basket chandelier I purchased at auction many years ago…one of a pair, I think it could be stunning on the ceiling…just the right amount of sparkle and the scale is perfect…I’m not sure what I will do with its twin but I may find a home for it in the office above the claw foot table…still thinking…the other interior lighting I’m considering is a pair of sconces for the back wall…I have 12 inches from the edge of the moulding to the corner of the wall on either side of the three windows, just enough space for a pair of skinny sconces…of course the chandelier and sconces will be on dimmers (like the rest of the house!)…I’m crazy for that golden light!
On the walls and windows, I’m thinking of using the same gold grasscloth from the dining room along with the same natural fiber roman shades…I love the warm glow from the dining room and believe it could be quite successful in the small room…I may even decide to paper the ceiling in the gold grasscloth…imagine the glow of the chandelier in combination with the warmth and texture of the paper…could be heavenly
below ~ photo of my dining room…this gives you some idea of the grasscloth and window treatments
For furniture, I’m thinking two comfortable chairs and a small table…one option for chairs is the English Roll Arm Chair from Restoration Hardware upholstered in linen…the down filled seat and back would be lovely to sink into and the low arm would allow for easy flow…another idea is to upholster my second pair of 1940s fireside chairs (they are stripped and awaiting fabric)…they are identical to the pair in my living room and are quite comfortable…
below ~ Restoration Hardware, English Roll Arm Chair
below ~ 1940s fireside chairs
For a side table, I would love a white laminate Saarinen table but they are quite expensive and not always in good condition…I might consider a good reproduction or maybe a variation on that theme…Brocade Home makes a sweet little end table that is affordable and petite in scale…
below ~ Saarinen side table, white laminate
below ~ Brocade Home, turned wood pedestal table
below ~ Jenna Lyons Brooklyn brownstone…one of my all time favorite kitchens!
Lastly, I have a 4 by 6 foot hand knotted wool rug that might work well with the color scheme (gold and brown tones) along with twelve lovely antique egg prints I have been waiting patiently to hang…they may work around the opening from the kitchen to the new room (possibly on both sides of the new wall)…the eggs are some of the most beautiful colors I have ever seen…petite in scale, I think they could be the crowning jewel of the new room…I’ll continue to keep you posted!
Thanks to everyone who sent me words of encouragement with this adventure! I truly appreciate your support!
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