Friday, October 18, 2013


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!
Happy Weekend!


I Dream Of said...

Love that chandelier! Looks like you are off to a fantastic start. Can't wait to see more! XO

Splendid Market said...

How exciting, looks lovely and I love the wall color. Thank you for reminding me of Francines blog, I used to read it. Hoping over there to catch up and put her on my blogroll so I don't loose touch again. Have a great weekend!

Karena Albert said...

Barbara, isn't Francine wonderful. I admire her so much. Her lighting is simply stunning!

Love the way your room is shaping up!

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Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love what you are putting together there. That rug is fantastic!
Keep updating all of us!

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Francine Gardner said...

I so enjoyed meeting you! the chandelier looks fabulous and i cannot wait to come and see the finished space. thank you for your kind words...Atelier... love it, so
chic and more interesting than Showroom.
Have a great week end! a little relaxation perhaps, Francine

My Notting Hill said...

The fixture is beautiful and I love the design on that cowhide rug!

miss b said...

What a fabulous light fitting! I saw similar ones in a restaurant and loved the idea of a shade covering the chandelier.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

What a cool rug!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Beautiful chandelier, the crystal ball.

therelishedroost said...

I cannot wait to see the completed room!

michele said...

i noticed the chandeliers at the waldorf in chicago have a similar shade, and it updates the fixture, doesn't it? still romantic, but another layer of lovely.