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Lighting for foyer and hallway

aquajulieDecember 26, 2012
I am planning on replacing the lighting in my entry and hallway. I have a long hallway open to the living room that runs the length of the first floor. It has three recessed lights that I am planning on converting to pendants (see 1st photo). I am leaning toward bronze lantern-style lighting that would coordinate with the chandelier in the living room (see 2nd photo). How large should they be and how low should they hang? I want visual impact so I don't want to go too small. Ceilings are 9 ft high and 46" wide in hallway. In addition I want to replace the outdated chandelier in entryway (see 3rd photo) and would like suggestions for size and style. The entryway faces the living room and is vaulted with a catwalk upstairs dividing entry and living room. Entry fixture needs to complement chandelier in living room (close-up in 4th photo) and fixtures I add down hallway. Entry ceiling is 18 ft high and fixture will hang in front of a window above front door that is 6 ft x 6 ft. As you can see I have a traditional home with lots of moldings and windows. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Will you keep the sconces at the fireplace and will you want to match that metal finish?
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 4:25PM
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Why don't you speak to a lighting expert at the store where you buy them?
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 4:29PM
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What do you think of this one from LampsPlus for the open hallway. There is a larger one too. http://www.lampsplus.com/products/open-scroll-cage-rubbed-bronze-finish-foyer-chandelier__03324.html
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 4:46PM
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I will be keeping the sconces on the fireplace as they match the living room chandelier and another pair down the hallway. They are a darker bronze finish with antiqued brass/gold bobeches. I like the suggestion from lamps plus but am also considering a more square or hexagonal shape. Can't decide. I go into a lighting store in town but they weren't much help an didn't really have what I was looking for so I will probably be ordering online.
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 11:03PM
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Hey that lamps plus site has some good info.

1 Like    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 11:19PM
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How about the foscarini caboche? Could be the ceiling or hanging option, they come in different sizes. http://www.dmlights.de/foscarini_caboche_fo_13800816~00J9A#
They come in a clear and golden colour.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 12:25PM
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Hi, Julie. We can see large pendants (http://www.atgstores.com/large-pendants_442.html?linkLoc=topnav) or even mini-chandeliers (http://www.atgstores.com/mini-chandeliers_3454.html) working in a space with that much depth, although your comment about something square/hexagonal is noted. We've chosen a few images from our selection to help give you more ideas, but welcome you to browse using our filters in both the pendant and mini-chandelier categories. You can search by finish, material, shade type, size, cost and more, and it might help you visualize what you need. It's great to use as a tool regardless of your buying preference. We hope this helps and wish you luck in your search.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 3:55PM
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