Lights…help!!

Some great progress is being made on the mudroom! In fact, there is a bunch of banging on the wall as I type. I should have a new view into the garage here in a bit. (Update: yep, can now see into the garage…operation get a clean garage follows the mudroom project)! The floor plan is mapped out on the floor, and we are both very happy with the final decision.

Now, I am trying to nail down the look for this room so that we can order lights and anything else we might need (baseboards, accessories, etc.). So, I spent a good portion of Saturday (and Sunday and Monday) trying to pick out lights. Its harder than I was hoping!! I’m really wanting to try the modern refined farmhouse look. Of course, I want it to go with the rest of our house, but a little farmhouse flair would be awesome. I’ve been really inspired by the lighting that Chip and Joanna choose on Fixer Upper (Who doesn’t love Chip and Joanna?!?!). Anyway, overall, Joanna’s taste and mine are pretty different (she loves the distressed look where it gives me physical anxiety). However, Joanna is super talented and I’m inspired by a lot of her other choices (the ones without chipped paint). Here are a few of the lights they’ve done that we love:

Our Corner of the World Blog | Mudroom lighting inpiration via Fixer Upper Season 3 | Chip and Joanna Gaines | The Baby Blue House | Waco, TX | Eclectic and Vintage-inpsired
Fixer Upper Season 3 | Chip and Joanna Gaines | The Baby Blue House | Waco, TX | Eclectic and Vintage-inspired

The goose neck lights are what originally got me thinking of the farmhouse look for the mudroom. Then I got excited because I have pinned a lot of modern farmhouses on pinterest because I think they are beautiful, but I just figured I could never have anything like it. BUT, maybe I can have a little taste of it in my house. A mudroom seems like the perfect place for a little farmhouse flair. Now, farmhouse can really be a lot of different things, so let me show you the style that really speaks to me:

Our Corner of the World Blog | Mudroom inspiration via Nashville-Residence-Bonadies-Architect-01-1-Kindesign
What a dream house – modern yet traditional refined mansion farmhouse. | One Kindesign

 

Our Corner of the World Blog | Mudroom inspiration | Lincthelen Design
Love the black and white and modern numbers. | Lincthelen Design

Now, I think there are two directions we could go – modern funky farmhouse or modern refined farmhouse. So, here are some lighting options. I like all of them; however, I have already ruled a couple of them out due to price or other reasons. I would LOVE feedback as to which ones you like and why.

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1 Currey and Co. from Build.com / 2 West Elm / 3 William Sonoma Home

4 Pottery Barn / 5 West Elm / 6 West Elm

7 Jeremiah by Craftmade from Lighting Direct / 8 School House Electric / 9 Leto from Overstock

Now, this all gets a lot more complicated because we’d like to have sconces/ swing arm lights/ gooseneck lights in the mudroom, as well. They could go over the desk, over the lockers (most complicated option), or over the bench. If you want to see the floor plan, click here. I’m starting to really lean toward putting them over the desk. It makes sense to have task lighting there, it would be the most visible from the rest of the house, and it would be easier than the locker/cubby option.

Here are some of these options paired with a sconce.

Our Corner of the World Blog | Lighting Combo 1 for mudroom | Left from West Elm and Right is Savoy House from Home Click
Seeing them together makes me think they don’t go. The one on the left has very straight chrome arms. The one on the right has curves.

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Our Corner of the World Blog | Lighting Combo 2 for mudroom | Left from Pottery Barn and Right is Millennium Lighting from Lighting Direct
This is for the funky route. I think these go together relatively well.

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Our Corner of the World Blog | Lighting Combo 3 for mudroom | Left from West Elm and Right is Savoy House from Home Click
Another option. Hoping the silvers would match.

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Our Corner of the World Blog | Lighting Combo 4 for mudroom | Left from School House Electric, Middle from West Elm and Right is Millennium Lighting from Lighting Direct
We could hack the middle fixture (because it is WAY cheaper than the light on the left) by changing the bulbs to the mirrored bulbs from the fixture on the left.

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Sooooooo….I want opinions!! I finally have one way I am leaning, but this has been a process, to say the least. I have looked at hundreds of lights and then relooked at them. One problem is that my taste does not match my salary 🙂 I told Parker several times that I was never going to figure out what to choose and what to put where. So, that’s what I would like to hear from you. Which lights and light combos do you like? Feel free to combine things or suggest things I haven’t thought of. Also, where do you think we should put sconces? Above the desk, bench, or lockers? I’d love to hear from you…really!