The crown jewel of our former apartment, a reminder of how our rent was cheap, and what made us stare and wonder, “What were they thinking?”
It was enormous, it was at face level, and it was a mesmerizing amount of brass. Thanks to the mirrored wall behind it, we got to see it twice.
It may have worked in someone else’s house, but it was way too much for this little dining area.
Sometimes you have to put up with old floors and crazy bathroom tile, but lighting is something you can change. In a rental, you simply take it with you when you move. You don’t have to leave it behind. A couple of table lamps are an easy addition for ambience.
This lighting change made a big difference.
So much better.
It’s been fun to think about decorating lately. Here are a few places I look to for inspiration: