Progress! I was excited to finally have all the light fixtures for my room ready to install and was able to wrangle the electrician yesterday to install the chandelier and sconces. The chandelier was graciously loaned to me from Francine Gardner at Interieurs in NYC. Francine has a fabulous atelier in Manhattan with a beautiful selection of globally inspired furniture and lighting, very chic. I originally met Francine through her blog Arte de Vivre, a homage to the full enjoyment of life that chronicles Francine's extensive travels, muses on life, food, decor and so much more. It's a must read!
The fixture is called Groix, a subtle gray chandelier covered in a gossamer shade. Its luminous and very beautiful. I knew that the shade was very delicate so I worked with the two electricians to get the light hung without any marks to the shade. It took forever but we got it up and I'm so happy with the results.
It's most common to hang chandeliers 30" above the table but I raised it an extra inch to 31".
Starting to lay the rug, a beautiful cowhide mosiac from Rug Art.
Working on the rest of the install today and all weekend--more photos to come!