Our New Chandelier
Almost there as we enter in to week 5 of the ORC: Our New Chandelier which adds just the right amount of panache to this stately library.
Welcome to week 5 the 2020 fall season of the ORC: Our New Chandelier. This season we are designing our library space and this week we are currently adding final touches to our Books and Bourbon Library or rather the cherry on top with this beautiful new chandelier, compliments of Generation Lighting.
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WEEKS AT A GLANCE:
Just in case you maybe wondering exactly what The One Room Challenge is, here is the link, and the scoop. This event was originally started by Linda Weinstein @ Calling It Home. It is currently hosted twice a year, in April and October for the past 16 seasons. The ORC has hosted over 500 interior designers & home decor bloggers, that have joined together in this challenge to makeover one room in their own homes. The participants have a total of six weeks, from start to finish, to complete a full room transformation. Over 4,400 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge to date, and many spaces have been recognized and featured by several prestigious sites, like Better Homes and Gardens the hosting media site this season.
THE LIBRARY BEFORE PICTURES:
Inspiration Board: The Book & Bourbon Library
Last week we added in the wall of bookcases for our books and bourbon library, which was our main focal point of the room. However, proper lighting to read by will be a very important element for this space. We were graciously supplied this beautiful Avenir Chandlier from Generation Lighting as our sponsorship for the One Room Challenge. When selecting this beauty I knew that this room needed to have a chandelier that had enough visual heft to compete with the weight of the bookcases and the stone of the fireplace. These are things you really should keep in mind when selecting a light fixture. As a designer, I constantly see undersized fixtures in spaces; which to me look very odd or not weighted properly for a heavier space.
This fixture normally run 32″ high and 36″ in diameter. However for this installation we decided to manually shorten the chain length for a more custom height in this room. Even though we have 9′-0 ceilings we wanted to make sure there was plenty of clearance or head room as you passed under this chandelier in the center of the room. This is a another designer trick of trade when selecting fixtures. We decided that we wanted to keep a slightly industrial vibe with the bulbs and added in the Edison amber colored LED bulbs. These are a nice looking dimmable bulb that creates a nice warm glow perfect for a library. It is important to make sure you get dimmable LED bulbs since not all of them are, and in spaces like a library a dimmer is really crucial for ambient lighting. As you can see these bulbs are really pretty and a key part of the entire fixtures design. Depending on the type of bulb you choose, this chandelier could have an entirely different look all together. Okay we have done all the things that need doing! Sorry that is quote from Yellowstone, we maybe slightly obsessed with that show, or am I giving you a hint at the direction for the final reveal? You will just have to check back next week to see how it all comes together!
THE PROPOSED SCHEDULE:
WEEK 1: Introduction & Inspirations, Beams WEEK 2: Fireplace Install & Mantle WEEK 3: Stone Tile Install WEEK 4: Bookcases WEEK 5: Adding a Chandelier
WEEK 6: REVEAL