Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Good Impressions


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The vote is in from my last post. 
2 to 1 in favor of installing a new light fixture in the foyer. It'll have to be a bargain at this point. Guess I'll go look this weekend. Sorry to drag this thing out. I've figured out it's harder to make a small space look right than it is a large one.
I saved the above photo because I have a lantern light on my porch and a transom window above the door. Here they used the same style, yet different fixtures inside and out and it still looks nice.  I'm leaning towards something simple like the lantern.
If I wasn't selling the house, I'd go for something funky, like one of these chinoiserie fixtures or something in red.
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But I don't want to scare potential buyers when they walk in the door. Not even sure if it'd look right. Just a fancy I have. It'd be memorable though. "Remember the house with the red light fixture?"


We want good first impressions. I'd say these all fit that category. 
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Wish me luck.

22 comments:

SSM said...

Happy shopping,Tammy!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Try the Habitat for Humanity Restore in your area, if it is a good one. Our Restore always has great foyer lights that could be really beautiful with an updated finish (ORB rather than shiney brass, for instance).

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Tammy, I'm sure you'll make an excellent choice!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You will make a great choice...you've got good taste. I thought the Restore idea was a good one. Ours has all sorts of stuff. Good luck!

Gina said...

Have fun shopping! I have no doubt that you'll find something great.

Loretta said...

As always, your choices are straight on...and in this case, you will fair well my friend! Luv

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The lantern itself will be such an updated look, it won't need to be funky. So I think you can do this blindfolded!!

podso said...

hope you find just what you're needing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wishing you luck, I'm sure you can find something to transform...Yep, I am digging the red one LOL!

Carol

Heather said...

Yea! I'm glad you're going to try to find a new light fixture. What about Home Depot or Lowe's?

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

ok, i may not be much help here because i like them all. even the red one, it's great!

Cozy Little House said...

First impressions...extremely important when showing a house! I vote for the first one.
Brenda

Faye Henry said...

I love all of your inspiration..
I know you will find the perfect match for you..
Blessings..

hong kong property said...

i really like the red chandelier! it's an eye catcher!:D

Hong Kong property

michelle said...

Have fun! I know you will find something perfect.
xoxo

Calypso In The Country said...

I love the lanterns and I am sure you will find the perfect fixture! I love the inspiration photos! Have a great weekend!
-Shelley

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

btw, did i mention i love the lanterns too? Maybe a red lantern? LOL!

I tagged you in today's post on Mercantile Muse. If you feel like playing, great. If not, no worries.
http://batesmercantileco.blogspot.com/2012/02/hi-its-just-me.html

Dayle said...

That last photo is my favorite. (BTW, I love red, as you may know.)

Cindy said...

I don't know how I miss your posts, my dear friend, I am so sorry.
I love the lantern type fixtures, I hope you can find one to look good with the one on your porch, that would be very nice, I think.
Hugs. Cindy

Kelly said...

A daunting but fun process. Have fun!



Kelly

classic • casual • home said...

Good luck and BEAUTIFUL photos.

Decor To Adore said...

Although I love the red I think that you are wise to stay within a neutral palette.