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 Post subject: Foyer Light Fixture Ideas
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Hey guys. The house that we are waiting to close on is going to need a light fixture for the foyer/entry. Any ideas?

Think cottage style and traditional with maybe a little southern mixed in.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:05 pm 
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Hanging or flush mount?

I tend to favor lantern-style fixtures for that sort of application.

Check out: http://www.capecodlanterns.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Foyer Light Fixture Ideas
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:18 pm 
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TS, hanging lantern fixtures were high on my list until we bought a mason jar fixture(see craigslist ad pic below) for the breakfast room. I don't know... Would it be a little too "country" having both in the house? I'm also open to flush mount fixtures.


This is gonna look great with antique marconi bulbs...
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 Post subject: Re: Foyer Light Fixture Ideas
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:23 pm 
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There's nothing particularly "country" about hanging fixtures, aside from how they're constructed. Since you've gone for something whimsical/folk-arty for the breakfast room, you might consider keeping it traditional for the foyer. Foyers are typically considered more formal than other rooms, anyway.

You could tie it all together by sticking with the dark wrought-iron look, although I don't know how close the foyer is to the breakfast room.

We have a typical Georgian colonial, and went with bright brass in the front rooms (foyer, dining room, living room, and upstairs hallway), and dark iron in the kitchen, sunroom, and utility areas in the rear part of the first floor. Color schemes for the walls are likewise reflective of the more "formal" and "casual" parts of the house, with various colors being used in the front, and a fairly neutral tan/beige in the back. We didn't have any designer helping us or anything. It just sorta works.

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 Post subject: Re: Foyer Light Fixture Ideas
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Topsider wrote:
There's nothing particularly "country" about hanging fixtures, aside from how they're constructed. Since you've gone for something whimsical/folk-arty for the breakfast room, you might consider keeping it traditional for the foyer. Foyers are typically considered more formal than other rooms, anyway.
That's funny. I had originally described the mason fixture as "folk-arty" before I edited. I don't think hanging fixtures are country. Just thinking that having both a mason jar fixture and a lantern fixture may be overkill.
Maybe not though?

Any other suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Foyer Light Fixture Ideas
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:36 pm 
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The classic smoke bell lantern is always worth considering.

This one is affordable, too.

http://www.shadesoflight.com/bronze-and ... ntern.html

Shades of Light is a good place to look in general. http://www.shadesoflight.com/lighting/lanterns/

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Topsider wrote:
The classic smoke bell lantern is always worth considering.
I like that a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Foyer Light Fixture Ideas
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:44 am 
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Found this smoke bell for $151. Thinking I'm going to pull the trigger.

What do you think, TS?

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 Post subject: Re: Foyer Light Fixture Ideas
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Good price. Personally, I like the ones that have a glass lid over the top, as they're more like the original candle fixtures.

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