'L' for Lighting Library

The New Light in the Library

We finally got our hands on the Chase Ceiling Mount I had wanted for the library, and we’ve already installed it! Brandon did most of the work while I held Eleanor and read the instructions to him.

Changing the Library Light

Changing the Library Light

It’s so much better than the light that was there before.

Library Light

New Library Light

It’s understated, but it’s a perfect compliment to the room.

The Library

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  • Zoe
    June 25, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Very pretty! And just a bit different :)

  • Sara@ Be Still and Know
    June 25, 2009 at 6:26 am

    ooohh its the perfect compliment to the black and white square interior window right there….GREAT choice!!:)

  • Danielle
    June 25, 2009 at 6:59 am

    WOW! It looks even better than I thought!! Btw, I have that same step stool! I love that thing.

  • Risa
    June 25, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Super cute!!
    I love it.

  • Laurie
    June 25, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Oh it looks fantastic! Great choice!

  • Jesselyn
    June 25, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Very nice! Goes great with the room.

  • Elaine Matsushita
    June 25, 2009 at 7:46 am

    nicole, a really lovely find and perfect for the room! what a difference a little light fixture makes!

  • Natalie
    June 25, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Oh I agree – its’ perfect! Where did you buy your curtains from? They are fabulous!

  • Kalee
    June 25, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Oooh, I like it! Very fitting.

  • Heidi
    June 25, 2009 at 8:05 am

    It looks great in that space! Perfect fit!

  • Becky @ Farmgirl Paints
    June 25, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Much better. I bet you are so glad the other eyesore is gone!

  • jenn
    June 25, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I really like that – it looks great in the room

  • Beth
    June 25, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Oh…it looks so great!

  • kribss
    June 25, 2009 at 8:33 am

    i want those curtains.

  • Laura
    June 25, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Very nice! Question for you — how comfortable is the CB chair? I was considering saving for the couch and maybe the chair as well — was it worth the money? It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  • Amy
    June 25, 2009 at 9:02 am

    That is nice! I have been looking for a new flush mount light..will have to add this one to the list!

  • Cindy
    June 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Very lovely! It goes nicely w/ the rest of the room.

  • Jennifer
    June 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Oh it’s just lovely! Consider me a jealous renter — I wish I could do little upgrades like this in place.

  • Meggan
    June 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Understated but FANTASTIC. That fixture is so pretty!

  • Laurie
    June 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I love how a simple light fixture can make all the difference. Looks beautiful!

  • shutters
    June 25, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Lovely, I think it finishes the room off. I am not sure all that white and an eight week old baby are a match made in heaven mind. :)

  • shutters
    June 25, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Where did you find the light? I would love something like that for my home office. Wonder if you can get them in the UK.

  • camila
    June 25, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I love it. It fits perfectly. I have a light like your old fixture in our upstairs hallways. Its one of those things that we never got to around to, but now that the majoy projects in the house are done It kills me everytime I see it when I walk up the stairs!

  • Cristina
    June 25, 2009 at 10:53 am

    The way it looks on you ceiling is MUCH BETTER than how it is portrayed on the web site. Now that I see how crisp it looks in your room I love it!

  • ib73
    June 25, 2009 at 11:06 am

    The library is truly lovely and the light fixture just sets it all off. Do tell me where you got your drapes. I would love to get me a pair or two.

  • Christina
    June 25, 2009 at 11:57 am

    That looks absolutely amazing! I wish I had some of your talent.

  • jbhat
    June 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I love it too. So clean and crisp. It really does look perfect in the room.

  • Jessibee
    June 25, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    It looks so good! I love the library and can’t wait to see it if you get your hands on Orla Kiely fabric for curtains or whatever else you come up with. Everything looks so nice!

  • Karolina
    June 25, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    hmmmm… Looks very nice!! I like your house :) and Eleanor is super cute!! :*

  • Jpoo
    June 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Love the new light and the pics of Eleanor…she’s getting more cute by the week (if that’s even possible). Still think she’s keeping those blue eyes…like her daddy.

  • grace
    June 25, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I have that chair and I ADORE it. I cannot say it enough – btw to the person who asked if it is worth it? Yes yes yes. It rocks. Nicole, my question is this – I have that exact chair in that color with a simliar style table next to it only it is cherry wood finish. Across from this I have the Macy’s Corono sofa which is basically their knock off of the Petrie sofa – in a very dark brown. Recently I acquired some heywood-wakefield endtables also in cherry but I’m not loving them next to the chocolate brown. Any advice on a way to make that color combo work?

    THanks, I realize you may not have time to answer this one.

  • susan
    June 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    that light is perfection. may I also say how much I yearn for a library like your landing library. it is swoon worthy.

  • Diana
    June 25, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Wow, looks great!

  • luuvely
    June 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    cute :)

  • CapreeK
    June 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Oh, that light is just PERFECT for your room! Well done! Well done indeed.

  • Jess
    June 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I am just in *awe* of your decorating sense. Can you bottle it and sell it, please?

  • Lourdes @ The Higher Nest
    June 25, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Wow. What a difference. I keep telling myself one day if we’re lucky we’ll have a place with as much style as yours.

  • Heather
    June 25, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    That’s a great idea! love it

  • Jen @ Primed4Design
    June 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    My parents had that “before” light also near a staircase, so outdated 70’s! :) I’m such a fan of big pendant lights for your “After”, great choice :)

  • ShocktheBourgeois
    June 25, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Even your CAT is a perfect compliment to the space! What a lovely, coordinated room- I am all envy.

  • Sherry @ This Young House
    June 25, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Ooooh I love it. Awesome choice.


  • Jenny
    June 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Look great – the whole room I am totally envious of!!!

  • Keri
    June 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I love the light– it looks perfect there!

  • Georgia @ Yeah Hello
    June 25, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I LOVE IT!

  • Katie
    June 25, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I love that light in that room! Much better than the old light! I wish I had even a hint of your decorating style… My house is dreadfully boring..

  • yansy
    June 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    What a transformation? It loos amazing Nicole, great choice.

  • Aimee
    June 25, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Where is that cute white chair and ottoman from!?!? LOVE it!!! The whole room is perfect for sure!

  • jessie
    June 26, 2009 at 6:43 am

    ~perfect~!!!!! I love it. It just pops off the ceiling.

  • creative*type
    June 26, 2009 at 9:25 am

    great addition.

  • Kim @ Yellow Brick Home
    June 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Looks stunning. Absolutely perfect!

  • Kimbydee
    June 26, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Love it. The details definitely make a space…

  • Jen
    June 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    We have the exact same “before” light in our porch! I think it must been available in the 50s or something, because we have a lot of lights in our old house from that era. We might replace it, but that’s WAY at the bottom of the list.

  • Erin
    June 28, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Ooh. Love it. It fits perfectly.

  • Jolie Musick
    June 29, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I love that light cover! It’s very film noir, something I would expect to find in Humprey Bogart’s room. However it also has a very simple & non-fussy feeling about it. Great choice!

  • Tommy Bahama Bedding
    July 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Ooh…I LOVE the new fixture – really sleek & modern :) It is a lot better than the original.

  • Ryan
    July 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Gosh, your new light fixture looks fantastic and just your style, but I absolutely LOVE your old one! I would kill to have it in my apartment :) I wonder if I can find one like that at a salvage place or something…

  • Mary
    October 28, 2009 at 4:52 am

    I have been looking for the “before” curtains (yellow floral) everywhere and not been able to find them, Could you please tell me where, or how to find them.
    I would appreciate it so very much.

    Oh, and LOVE your blog.
    Love your style and your family is ADORABLE!! :)

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