'L' for Lighting

Glass Orb Chandelier

We’re leaving all of our light fixtures in the house when we move, other than the Edison chandelier that I swapped out, so I’ve been paying attention and looking for possible new lights for our next place.

Most of the houses on the Wright Plus Housewalk that I toured recently were decorated traditionally, but there were a couple of exceptions. One was the Frank H. Keefer House designed by E. E. Roberts in 1906. There was no interior photography allowed on the tour, but there was a gorgeous lighting fixture in the dining room, which is visible from the exterior.

The Frank H. Keefer House, Oak Park, by E. E. Roberts, 1906

I liked that mix of old and new, and that light was a major component in the look of the home. I assumed it was a super-expensive fixture, but then I spotted this glass orb chandelier from west elm. It’s not cheap, but it isn’t the thousands of dollars I assumed it would be.

Glass Orb Chandelier

Glass Orb Chandelier

In the right dining room, this would look fantastic. It’s on backorder right now, which is fine since I wouldn’t be ordering it yet anyway. It’s hard to find good-looking inexpensive lights sometimes, so I’ll be keeping it in mind!

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  • Sarah Homrok
    June 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    This is my good friend’s home. Beautiful right?! So excited to see it on your blog. I forwarded them your blog! They will be thrilled. Thanks!

  • Kristín
    June 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    wow beautiful.

  • Jen
    June 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    We have the cb2’s version, and love it!
    Here’s a pic of our dining room….

  • Robert Hickok
    June 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you so much for showing our house in your blog. I use to work for west elm, my partner loves this light and when we re decorated our dining room we needed to have it. Thanks again.

    • Making it Lovely
      June 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks for having your home open to the tour in the first place. Yours was one of my favorites!

  • Tatyana
    June 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    We also have the CB2 fixture and what I like about it is that the glass could potentially be replaced down the road. I’m thinking different color glass, or even Moravian glass stars. For now, though, I love it as it is.

  • eileen ragan | leaner by the lake
    June 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I really, really love this. We’re in the market for an over the dining room table fixture. Right now we have awful track lighting that makes me want to cry. Thinking of checking this one out in store this weekend. Thanks for sharing and passing along!

  • Asha Sharma
    June 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I’m loving the way that fixture looks from the outside! It’s a definite conversation piece.

  • SMID
    June 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    The lights are really cool and the doors behind that dinning room table are amazing.