I have this small lake house with some dreadfully bad lighting. See, I’m approaching the age of 40, and despite the fact that fluorescents may have appeared like a good thing at the time they were first acquired to the person who was designing this small lake house? This is a nightmare to quality taste generous lighting to sensitive skin. They’re intrusive, noisy, and throw off a yellow-tinted bright and annoying light that makes me look like Grandma Moses.
Thus even as I was redoing the rest of the dwelling with paint, wallpaper, bead board, new tile, new vinyl, carpeting, furniture, curtains, rugs, linens and bathroom stuff, I recognized I had modern lights to anticipate. I decided to move ahead with a sailing theme for clear motives, but also because it truly does appear nice. There are many directions you can use, be it fish, summer themes, vessels, lighthouses, the seashore, that I’ve gone in a few other ways, however it all comes together.
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For the bedrooms, I extracted out several horrifying old-fashioned hanging lights and changed them with standing lamps and lighthouse table lamps from Authentic Models for the for the bedroom tables. Within the boys room, I went with the beach cabana table lamp and a black pole lamp, and finished the room with a beach theme, based all around the cool table lamp. With yellows and blues, the boys room feels like its in the open air, and often waiting to have to wipe sand off your feet if you go in or out. They find it irresistible, because I’ve hung up framed beach scenes and maps. They have their towels hanging from nautically themed hooks right in the room, and any SpongeBob products fit right in.
For my bedroom, I went with an AM USA lighthouse nautical lamp. They’ve more subdued colors as opposed to what I put in the boys’ room, that allowed me to play with bamboo, sand-colors and grays and blacks. Our bedroom is just a little more subdued and tasteful than the boys, but still has really good lighting for reading or for putting an outfit together, lacking the overhead nastiness that encompassed the light in there beforehand.
For the living room, each of us voted and came up with an antique silver tripod floor lamp, and two oil lamps for the connecting tables. The boys love the atmosphere of all the lamps, particularly the concept of filling the oil lamps in advance of using them along with the way they burn. The decor allows a good fit with these choices, the entire house tying into the nautical theme effortlessly. The lighting itself is not overhead, is more muted because of the lower-wattage bulbs, and the oil lamps absolutely lend a softer glow that may be very complementary to both people and settings.
The chrome accents over the silver tripod lights coordinate well with the transition from family room to kitchen, where all my chrome appliances and kitchen objects manage to marry to the design well. I’ve got seashell decor inside the kitchen, with grass mat wallpaper and glowing colored dishes and plates, and it all works.
I’m so delighted I went with a nautical theme for my little place at the lake. It can go in a lot of directions, and presented me the pliability to get creative.