Friday, May 15, 2015

Visual Comfort and Emerson

Like most of the finishing touches on our new home, it has been a chore to find lighting reminiscent of a historic home. The hours, days and weeks spent searching should qualify my husband, our designer and I for some type of research award after we successfully uncovered some needles in a haystack.


I had decided to use a traditional, two-tier chandelier over our breakfast table, but we both still loved the idea of using lanterns in the kitchen and breakfast space. Before finalizing our lighting order, I searched one more time for lanterns that would work. The lantern that seems to fit best had been hanging in front of me at Lighting Inc every time I've been in their showroom, yet I've never paid attention to it. When it caught my attention, I realized the two sizes were good fits and it was unique enough to not be overwhelming, while still able to make a statement on its own.

Even harder to find were the sconces on either side of the large window in my husband's study. We looked at so many different ideas, yet could find nothing that seemed to be the perfect fit and look. When we saw the Visual Comfort Georgian Hurricane Wall sconces, we both agreed they would be perfect.

Most of the lights in our home are unique in this area of the country, and that is partly what we were searching for. We wanted historic, southern, and possibly a bit nautical for a few of the rooms. Even the ceiling fans were chosen because they resembled historic fans to some extent. But none as much as the Emerson fan for the master bedroom which is a replica of the first ceiling fan ever made by Emerson.
"Over one hundred years ago Emerson introduced its first ceiling fan. The Cornerstone recreates that authentic look for today with intricate die-cast detailing and the option to mount either two or four blades. It features the unsurpassed performance of the Emerson K55XL motor, as well as a true sense of history." - See more at:


Although the lights and fans are somewhat unique on their own, they all work together to create a cohesive design for our home.

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