Killer New Lighting!

When looking for lighting for clients I have my go-to sources: Circa, Arteriors and Hudson Valley for the middle ground client, Urban Electric, Currey & Co. and Vaughn for higher end ones and then PB, Wayfair and Shades of Light for more budget-conscious projects. I always skipped over Hinkley as I never saw anything that was my taste from them– until now. Holy moly- they have awesome new pieces with a really sleek modern-farmhouse / modern-traditional appeal. And in looking at their prices from retailers, they are a great price too.  I rounded up my picks to share with you because I’m so digging these looks! :)

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Current Favorite Lighting from Circa!

I’m on a kick wanting to replace some lighting in my house that I no longer love (some basic flushmounts I rushed to put in during that last moments of renovation drama three years ago). So I’ve been constantly looking at whats out there for new lighting and thought it was a good time to share all the new items my sponsor Circa Lighting (and our #1 source for lighting for clients- known to the trade as Visual Comfort).  There are SO many good ones and swapping out old fixtures is a fast way to give new life to your space.

My favorite pendants and lanterns for kitchens, entries and hallways or even over smaller round dining tables.
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The Dreaded “Boob Light”

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I cannot tell you how many time I have walked through a new construction home and seen one (or several) of these boob lights staring at me from the ceiling.  I totally understand that builders and developers operate on a very strict budget and these are super cheap, but I’ve even seen them installed in multi-million dollar homes too, which is just inexcusable at that price point! Bad lighting can date a room faster than anything, so replacing these fixtures is always a good idea no matter what age or style home you have.  Good looking flushmounts are somewhat hard to find, especially on a budget, but certainly not impossible! Here are some finds that don’t break the bank and look a whole lot better than something with a nipple.

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And if you want to invest in a flashy, gorgeous flushmount here are some options as well:

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Amazing Etsy Lighting

There are a lot of gorgeous light fixtures out there- many of which are so absurdly expensive.  I’d LOVE to have me a Lindsey Adelman fixture in my house, but seeing as they are as much as a car, that won’t be happening.  But there are so many artisans who make similar style works on Etsy- and THEN some, as it turns out! Here’s a fun roundup of some of the incredible fixtures you can find on the site:
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Massive Brass Sconce Roundup!

I spend a lot of time every day sourcing lighting for my clients, as of late most of them have begun sharing my love of brass fixtures- particularly sconces! So I thought I’d do a round up of tons of my favorite brass sconces. If there are any other products you’d be interested in me doing roundup of please let me know below in the comments!

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