Flush Mounts

There are thousands of fabulous lights out there right now. You flip through the catalog and get excited about a fixture and then realize Oh, it's WAY too big for my house. So I keep running into the same issue with clients: why can't these fixtures just be shorter??

Most of my clients (including myself) have 9' ceilings so unless we're hanging something over a table the fixture shouldn't be over 24" high. Ideally you need something around 10-20" high. Which leaves us with... the flush mount category. I bet for most of you when you think of flush mounts this image pops into your head: 

Which we like to call "the boob light." I'm sorry but it's true. 

There are better options out there... Here are a few of my favorites:

(Basil Flushmount; available through circa lighting; pictured in 1st photo- via things that inspire; photo by Emily Followil) 

Classic schoolhouse flush mount- circa lighting

Rustic flushmount @ Solaria Lighting, available through RH Designs

Ralph Lauren's cage light, @ Circa Lighting

star flush mount; available through circa lighting

Federal ceiling light; @ Shades of Light

One of my favorites.. Soleil flush mount, circa lighting

Satellite 3 @ Schoolhouse Electric

A little glam? Robert Abbey's Bling Flushmount @Lamps Plus

Gear Mount @Shades of Light.. would look cute in kids room/bathroom

small sienna flush mount; circa lighting

Chisolm Passage @ Urban Electric (available in all Benjamin Moore colors)- see in room: 

Capiz Shell flush mount- @ Worlds Away. Teenage girls love this light! Available through RH Designs

Brass Tiered Pendant @Urban Outfitters for $64! - I haven't seen it in person but from the room picture it looks pretty cool-

Simple. linen drum shade @ Shades of Light

Classic Semi-flush Bell Jar, circa lighting

Clark Ceiling Light , circa lighting

I put these in my own house down our hallway. When we moved in there was a track light that drove me crazy so we took out the track...

 and installed 2 flush mounts...

Oh, look who it is. :)

Finley says hi.