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
Mary McDonald's Classic Ceiling Light @ Shades of Light
Restoration Hardware barn pendant
Clark Ceiling Light , circa lighting
and installed 2 flush mounts...
Oh, look who it is. :)
Finley says hi.