Casapinka, slow going as the transformation is (thanks for that new bite, tick butthead) needs more lights for evening and night. Luckily, we get a fair amount of natural light during the day. Surprising as this might be, Husband grouches when I suggest getting more lights. He reads by twilight. "I hate exposed bulbs." "It's too bright in here." That kind of thing is often muttered in contrast to my"It's dark and I'm freezing!" What is the saying about opposites? Green wall lamp from House and Home.
Husband adores Waterford Crystal. I have to fight not to let it be displayed all over the house, yet my bid for a Waterford goldfish bowl resulted in defeat. I love this irreverent use of cut crystal, to me a nod to Waterford but to Husband another "exposed bulb." Crystal lightbulbs from E. Broom.
Husband doesn't like our current living room chandelier. "It hangs too low." Man, you can see how I choose my battles around here. If I were to replace it with a high chandelier he might be pleased or might give me the look he did with my cateye glasses. "I can see why you like them but I wouldn't have chosen them." My response after all these years is usually a "Yeah, yeah, yeah" under my breath and knowing what will and will not be eventually enjoyed by him. Painting his library sunflower yellow - bad. Painting our mailbox red with polka dots - probably be ok. Check back soon for that one. Pink pendant light displayed on Desire to Inspire.