While we were waiting for our home to be finished, I stumbled upon a lighting sale on Restoration Hardware's website. I snagged a couple light fixtures we've been wanting for a while at prices we couldn't believe. Happy day!
Like I've mentioned before, the lighting options we chose from the builder's options work just fine for the most part. There are just a few spaces throughout the home (at this point) that we felt could benefit from some personalized light fixtures that better suit our style.
Below are the original pendants that came with the home. They're really high quality, so we plan on selling them on Kijiji along with the kitchen nook fixture and powder room fixture (more on those tweaks soon!). They are pretty on their own, but we were looking for a more industrial vibe to contrast the white, monochromatic tones in our home.
We were having our quartz serviced right after we installed the pendants, so the kitchen is completely bare in the after photos. I was in a bit of a rush to get things sorted before the service appointment, but figured it was an ideal time to snap some photos. So me and my iPhone did what we could. The true colour of the paint and counters is slightly off in these pics but at least you can see the difference the lighting makes!
I love the way the wrought iron and metal pendants tie our stools and curtain rods together. These contrasting, industrial-style elements are totally our jam. Ryan, in particular, is pretty pumped about the incandescent bulbs. And we both agree, its pretty rewarding to see these personal elements enhancing our home. Love it when successful projects encourage us to keep trying different things :)