Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Design Help!

I need your help! Picking light fixtures for my new home has been a challenge. I love SO many different things. The lighting allowance provided by the builder is a joke so I've just decided to pick what I like and not stress about the pricing too much. I think lighting adds such character to a home and since this will be a brand new build I'm hoping to have as much character as possible.

So, my first issue has been BabyGirl's room. Here is a photo of her current room. Her room in the new house will be very similar, but will only have one window (yes, one of those valances will be for sale soon!).




The fabric is so perfect for her: a kind of oriental flair with lots of animals but still very feminine. It's primary colors are pink, green and khaki. Since it does have that oriental flair and I wanted something a little funky that would grow with her, I picked this chandelier from Shades of Light. I'm thinking of either no shades or some light pink shades.



Of course, BabyGirl has other ideas. She prefers these options from Posh Tots and Pottery Barn Teen.




Now, to add more confusion, the green bamboo chandelier would look great in my guest room as well...




I just don't know what to do. Therefore...I'm asking your advice! Please see the poll above and cast your vote!

19 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

Just voted. I say use it in the guest room. I love it...just think it may be a little old for her. I wouldn't cancel the order though. It's a great light!!

Kelly said...

I am so impressed with Baby Girl's picks for chandeliers! I like teh bamboo chandelier for the guest room, and one of the 2 BG picked for her room (I did vote)

Love your blog! =o)

Sarah said...

Love the guest room fabric! I wanted it for my nursery if we had a girl, but it was not to be ;) I also love the chandalier, but I actually prefer the one from Pottery Barn Teen for her room. It has character but is more versatile than the bamboo should she want to change her room in the future.

Brooks said...

I never comment, even though I've been a lurker on your blog forever and enjoy reading it. I have been looking at the same bamboo one for my daughter's room (age 4) also! I love it, love it! I had not thought of light pink shades, love that too - and I think it is a beautiful compliment to your daughter's fabric (which is FANTASTIC by the way!) Of course, it also would be awesome in your guest room, you can't go wrong, but I voted for her room. Can't wait to see what you do. Brooks

kelly bee said...

http://stores.ebay.com/Whimsical-Collections

My daughter's chandelier is from this ebay store and is FAB. Very reasonable and they were reliable back when I ordered. Looks just like Posh Tots for a fraction.

The green bamboo...looks just like something my mom had in a bathroom in the late 70's. Not saying that's totally a bad thing...just saying.

EJR said...

I would love to know where you gt that fantastic fabric for baby girl's room.

katy said...

Great choices. I voted, but I say green bamboo for the guest room and the PBteen one for BGs room! Fancy and I love it!

Erica said...

I think since the bamboo one goes with your guest room, use it there and let your daughter pick out her own chanderleier--it looks like she has good taste!

Bridgit said...

question ...green comforter/quilt on bed ...where'd ya get? I am looking for something like that ...thanks! bggianakos@yahoo.com

sevenalstons said...

I think the bamboo one is perfect for the guest room. Then your daughter can pick one of the two she wanted (both are great but I especially like the PBTeen one) for her room. I think the ones she picked are more versatile should she want to change her room at some point (which she will!). Have fun designing the new house ~ it's overwhelming but will be so great in the end :)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I recently got my girls a fancy girly chandelier & they love it!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Love the chandy. I'd use it without shades as to not take away from its loveliness.

Lady Law Dawg said...

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春天來嚕 said...

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lizziefitz said...

oh my goodness! Are you OK? heard that you went through hell and back. I am praying for a speedy recovery:0

All Things Cherish said...

I love Shades of Light! Do tell who the chair prints are by! They're amazing.

Sherri said...

I am your newest follower...I love your blog!

Stacey said...

Green bamboo flair for the guest room. And it looks like your baby girl is getting her decorating flair from her mom and since she has to live in that room, go with her choice - either one!

xo JDR xo said...

Builder lighting allowances are always a joke!! grrrr spend mulah on a fab house and they give you enough to have the fancier plastic fixtures. lol

I think the green bamboo chandelier in Baby Girls room would be pretty stinking fantastic! If you can get her to agree, she'll thank you later. :)

Hope you're feeling better.
xox