Well, it’s not done yet but, I couldn’t wait. I had to show you.
I’ve been staring at the ceiling of my new indoor/outdoor kitchen for months…knowing exactly what I wanted to do up there but not able to start on the lighting project until recently.
My niche is harmonizing vintage, modern, industrial interiors while allowing for glamour, rock-n-roll, seriousness and a little play to co-exist.
This room has unstained cement floors and an exposed ceiling. I wanted the ceiling exposed to give the illusion of more height in the room. There are tall glass doors on three of four walls making the room feel light and airy. On the fourth wall, I chose salvaged large wooden doors with intricate rounded molding and grooves.
The lighting needed to be the perfect balance of soft, edgey, functional and fun. I wired each of the bulbs myself, cutting the wires at different lengths. It’s not too hard to do. Although, you must make sure the exposed wires are tucked in tight and not loose or feathering. It will explode on you. Yep…you guessed it and my hand still hurts.
Ok! So, I called my friend Tom, the electrician and family friend, to help me hook each of the pendants I put together up to the conduit. Then, I took back over and had a little fun.
We had dinner down there the other night. We all sat there staring at the lighting happily. I said to my kids, “I know. It’s good isn’t it?” They said, “Yeah…,” softly with their jaws dropping. You know you’ve done good, when your kids stop in their tracks to admire it, and it’s not a plane or ice cream.