The parlor has light! | How About Orange

February 13, 2014

The parlor has light!


Fiiiiinally. I ordered this light fixture from Joss and Main in September. The glass shade arrived cracked, and it took the manufacturer a couple months to send a replacement (J&M's customer service people were very responsive and helpful; it was the manufacturer's issue). Also the fixture was listed as having sockets for six bulbs, but ours only had four. We worked on getting the base with six for a few months since that's what was advertised, but ended up being shipped a duplicate part for four bulbs. And at that point we gave up. Sunday this beauty went up on the ceiling.


Turns out four bulbs is plenty in this room and we're glad the base doesn't hold six. We'd probably have to wear sunglasses.

This sale has popped up again at Joss and Main for another 20 hours, I see, so if you find yourself needing one of these, see the deal here. The manufacturer is ELK Lighting and their name for this fixture is the Preston 6 Light Pendant.

Next we want to make over that fireplace. Give it a tile facelift and hook up some gas. We want fire! You can picture it, can't you? Let me help you via Photoshop:


We haven't looked at tile at all; we're still trying to figure out the cost of producing flames. But while we're playing in Photoshop, let's decorate some more. A plant? Bigger art, maybe? (Oops, I covered up the brass lady accidentally.) Some coffee table stuff like bloggers put on their tables for photos, and then clear off and pile their remotes and magazines back on after the picture is taken? Yes.

26 comments:

Grandma G said...

It's beginning to look very cozy, but a fire will do wonders!

The light fixture is beautiful... worth waiting for, yes?

Mum

Anonymous said...

The light fixture is really pretty in that setting! Instead of gas logs, did you ever consider the type of gas fire that comes up out of glass pieces?

Stacey at Dohiy.com said...

That's a great fixture! It's like the stylish, alluring city cousin of midcentury church light fixtures (I hope that makes sense -- it's GOOD, is my point).

TheSaltyGirl said...

Ohh I love the light! Where did you procure the art in the second picture? The large, colorful abstract piece.

Jessica Jones said...

I swiped it off the internet. Bullseye, by Helen Frankenthaler.
http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/helen-frankenthaler/bullseye-1989

Jessica Jones said...

Stacey, I know what you're saying. Awesome.

Anon, I haven't thought about glass, but we also haven't really looked into choices for logs and such yet. I'll explore!

kansasgirl1 said...

That light fixtures is PERFECT for your room! Really like it!

Kim Herrington said...

That looks so beautiful. It reminds me of a lot of art deco lights you find in Tulsa's older buildings.

Lynn Butler said...

I love the fixture. Very elegant. You have an eye for putting things together. Can it ask what the mini blinds on the door are for? It's the one thing that looks so out of place. Frosted glass would look so much better.

The Needle Shop said...

Aw, doesn't that photo-shopped plant look so lovely. :)

Jessica Jones said...

I grudgingly admit you are right.

Jessica Jones said...

Lynn, good question. We inherited the blinds with the house, and I haven't quite figured out what to do with them. Probably take them off or keep them open all the time so they're less noticeable. That's one of the many side doors, and it looks out at a brick wall.

Chandra said...

That fixture is amazing. Who is the designer?

Anonymous said...

We put vent free units in our fireplaces. We absolutely loved them. They are the only way we heated our house for the seven years we lived there. Walk down to seventh and Overton and see if the Foors will let you see them. We loved them because:1) you don’t have to open your firebox (chimney) and so no heat is escaping, and no cold air is infiltrating when the fire isn’t on; 2) they are 100% efficient - all the energy produced goes straight into the room; 3) they are very safe. We didn’t have young kids around, so especially we were not worried about the open flame. Your are right, a small fire in those fireplaces is so fun. YOu could go for a victorian inspired coal basket…

http://www.gaslogpro.com/coal_baskets_vent_free.html

-carole

Queen of Fun said...

I ordered the same fixture. Mine came with a broken glass inset too. They sent another. It came with a broken glass inset that my husband didn't notice before he had it hung to surprise me.
Too much trouble to have it replaced a 3rd time. sigh
Buyer beware.

Jessica Jones said...

Chandra, I don't know the name of the person who designed the light.

Carole, thanks for the fireplace tips! We are also thinking ventless. I didn't know there's a coal version. It would be historically accurate, right?

Queen of Fun, sorry to hear about your light problems. These shades are beautiful but not travel-friendly, apparently.

Ros said...

What about a woodburning stove? Flames without so much soot and also they're better at heating the whole room.

Blue said...

I really like that fixture. If I may ask, how tall are your ceilings? My boyfriend is renovating a Victorian that has been much unloved for a while and that fixture looks like a good candidate! I'm mostly a mid-century girl, so I'm very out of my depth with his house.

Jessica Jones said...

I hear ya! I feel the same! Ours are 10 feet. This fixture comes with a chain so you can extend it farther down from the ceiling if you want. We ended up not using it.

Periwinkle Paisley said...

They make paint that is heat resistant, it's usually used for outdoor grills, you could redo those tiles without all the hassle of retiling. Love your room, it's so bright and crisp looking.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Also that rug is absolutely gorgeous! Where did you get it from?

Jessica Jones said...

It's the Momeni Delhi DL-51 Navy Rug. I got it here, but lots of retailers sell it, so hunt around for the best sale. This photo looks particularly yellow and weird. The light color is really a pale cream or light ivory.

http://www.rugsupercenter.com/momeni-delhi-dl-51-navy-rug.html

Quadri design said...

I love the brightness of a room decorated with a design framework. Great job!

t said...

I had nondescript beige tile around my fireplace and I just took some craft paint I had, mixed up some greens I liked (not too much so the bits of individual colors still showed) until it was the basic shade I liked and painted it with a sponge - I wanted to see the various greens and wanted the tiles to resemble Arts & Crafts period tiles/glazes. I didn't seal it with anything and could easily touch up. It was a great fix in a condo I wasn't going to be in forever

Anonymous said...

can I please ask the cost of light fixture? I love it and want to know if I can afford it in my budget for my dinning room remodal. thank you so much.

Jessica Jones said...

Hi Anonymous, I paid $487.95. It is the ELK Preston Chandelier.

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