Great Find: Lighting

Posted by:Aleksandra Oleksak

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably already seen the photos below of these latest finds, but they are just too good not to share on the blog, so I’m going to do it. Side note if you’re not stalking, I mean following, me on Facebook and Twitter, then better get on that! Anyway my boyfriend’s home renovation is coming to an end and he asked me to help him pick out some light fixtures, one of my favourite things! There are so many good stores to choose from in Toronto, but the key thing is not going over board and remaining on budget.  So here were the stores on our list:

Here is what we bought….

Master bedroom light fixture/ceiling fan. Full credit goes to my boyfriend as he found this one all on his own and at Rona. The best thing was the price, originally $250 reduced to a whopping $70 because it was a floor model. The other cool thing about this light fixture is that it’s a ceiling fan too, as it spins, the blades open up, perfect for air circulation when you have a vaulted ceiling, just like my boyfriend does.

This beauty is for the living room and bought at CB2 for $149. He has a grey couch and coffee table with tons of red accents, so I thought this light would be perfect. Now I’m second guessing myself though, should we have gone with the gold instead? 

Next up is this one for the dining room bought at West Elm for $199. We bought some chrome tipped bulbs to use here and in the living room light above. Trying to keep it relatively consistent as the light fixtures are so different.

With a little bit of make shifting, these will be the new pendant lights hanging in the kitchen above the peninsula. We have tons of pot lights so we didn’t need a light fixture. These pendants will get the same chrome tipped bulbs too! Oh and these were bought at West Elm too, $30 each for the pendant and $15 each for the conversion kit
One more special treat for today….we visited the granite manufacturing warehouse yesterday to hand pick the granite slab for the kitchen, it was really cool seeing everything in action….
And we ended up choosing this one…Alaska white, which will go perfect with the high gloss grey cabinets in the kitchen
Can’t wait to see it all come together, we are so close to the finish line!
What do you think of our choices? Have any favourite lighting stores you would like to share?

Aleks

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