*This ORC post is made possible by MODCREATIONStudio found on Etsy! Affiliate links below…
I am determined to design a beautifully moody space…
My guest house dining room is so dark, probably because it is shaded by a ton of tall (but gorgeous) trees in the backyard. All I know is that the ugly outdated ceiling fan that was here since we moved wasn’t helping in any way. It kept the room very dark, and I doubt a fan will ever be used in this particular room, so it had to go.
I realize that going for a dark paint color on the wall seems contraindicated for an already dark room…but during this One Room Challenge, I am determined to design a beautifully moody space. I have always wanted and loved a dramatic deep hued space.
That means I have to select my light fixture for this space carefully…it will have a big job to do! It has to add character, panache, and plenty of light to the space.
Guys, I searched high and low for the perfect fixture, then I ran across MODCREATIONStudio on Etsy. I kid you not (and I’m not exaggerating at all), it was love at first browse. I honestly want about half of that shop in my home.
I shared the shop link with my sister (who is pretty picky), and she confirmed that my newly developed obsession was well founded. Haha!
I thought I might go with one of these many amazing choices for my dining room (shop via these links).
Then I spied these cute wall sconces, and thought perhaps some additional lighting in the adjacent hallways, or even in the space itself might be a good idea. After all, there are at least three different types of lighting that makes a room incredible. Task lighting, ambient lighting, and accent lighting. Shop these fixtures below by clicking on your favorite:
First I purchased this little baby…which I didn’t realize was a medium sized fixture (instead of the larger size my dining room required). In my excitement and haste, I neglected to pay any attention whatsoever to the dimensions of my fixture of choice.
Such a rookie mistake. How could I do that?? Well Jay, the owner of MODCREATIONStudios was awesome! I selected a different fixture -the Sputnik fixture- which he rushed out to me so I could actually get something done in this One Room Challenge.
I just got it up today, and I am thrilled! Look how good it looks even in an empty space. Here is a before and after with the light fixture changed out and the paint on the wall.
I chose the Sputnik brass lamp fixture, but I also elected to go with the shorter 15″ length hanging bar (there are several choices for how low you want it to hang from the ceiling).
While I would normally go with a lower hang over a dining room table, this time I wanted it to be high enough to walk under…something closer to the ceiling. Strange, I know, but since my guest house is up on Airbnb I wanted to keep this room flexible to transition back and forth from dining room to a third bedroom. You never know when a larger group of guests needs a third bedroom. Then I will simply move the dining chairs to the kitchen’s eat-in nook to accommodate a larger breakfast crowd, and set up a fold out bed in this room.
Well, this is as far as I’ve gotten with this makeover challenge. This does not bode well for me. Haha! I have 2 weeks left to bring this room together, and all of the furniture, art, everything is still in transit. I’m just praying it will arrive on time.
Wish me luck!
*Special thanks to MODCREATIONStudio, my ORC lighting sponsor, for supplying my dining room with a stunning lightup! All opinions shared are my own honest opinions, because that’s just how I roll! 😉
These light fixtures play an important role in interior design. These are a great way to add some flair to your room. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.
Love the vintage/modern look of this pendant light!
Hilary L Hahn
Wow! I just love how the chandelier looks in the space!
GAH!!! I am in a hurry posting my ORC and running kids out the door to school but your ORC image just grabbed me. That light is AMAZING, and love the wall color. Cant wait to see your room together!
Thanks! Haha, lets hope I can actually get it together before the final week. 😀
Wow, it instantly transforms the space! Love it! Wondering if you’re going to paint the door as well? Can’t wait to see the big ORC reveal.
That is definitely my backup plan if I can’t replace the door altogether. Good lookin’ out!