I’ve created a lighting resource that shares all the (non-vintage) fixtures we used throughout our Two Flat renovation.
Choosing the right lighting for any room in a home can feel daunting. Now imagine needing to choose lighting for an entire home at once, and try not to panic – ha! Sourcing light fixtures tops the list as one of my very favorite items to hunt for, but the choosing lighting for each and every room – inside and out! – took me weeks. (It would have taken me much, much longer, if it wasn’t for impending deadlines!)
I started by pulling fixtures I liked into various e-shopping carts, and over time, I noticed a common thread that I returned to over and over. Matte black. Aged brass. Milk glass and simple schoolhouse silhouettes. For fun, I threw in a mustard sconce, a leggy chandelier and one pop of polished chrome (always!). Our lighting budget was tight, as our renovation costs ballooned around us. But throughout the process, we found go-to fixtures that we’ll likely purchase in future projects! (This one is a forever favorite.) Let’s break it down.
Lighting | Exterior + Common Spaces
*denotes gifted item.
Lighting | Unit 1
1. schoolhouse semi-flush ceiling light, $42 | 2. alabax small*, $160 | 3. milk glass pendant light, $90 | 4. alabax large*, $199 | 5. linear brass sconce (similar), $70 | 6. 8-arm chandelier, $130 | 7. bell sconce, $129 | 8. banker’s lamp, $67 | 9. brass flush mount + painted shade*, $344 | 10. double arm sconce, $174 | 11. chrome sconce, $48
*denotes gifted item.
Lighting | Unit 2
All the Lighting (In One Place!)
And here’s all the lighting in one place for you, for easy pinning and future reference!
1. vanity light, $72 | 2. ORB one light sconce, $32 | 3. brass outdoor sconce, $160 | 4. gooseneck sconce, $40/pair | 5. alabax large, $199 | 6. alabax small, $160 | 7. milk glass pendant light, $90 | 8. linear brass sconce (similar), $70 | 9. 8-arm chandelier, $130 | 10. bell sconce, $129 | 11. banker’s lamp, $67 | 12. brass flush mount + painted shade, $344 | 13. double arm sconce, $174 | 14. chrome sconce, $48 | 15. schoolhouse semi-flush ceiling light, $42 | 16. orb sconce, $54 | 17. brass schoolhouse, $70 | 18. bent arm sconce, $79 | 19. warm brass flush mount, $135 | 20. white + brass sconce, $60
PS! You can view the entire renovation process on our ‘Room Makeovers’ page, and select which property + unit you’re interested in. We share everything from video walkthroughs to shelving tutorials to whole room reveals! Think of it like a Choose Your Own Adventure of blog posts.