When we moved into our new house, we knew we were going to have to replace every single light fixture, cabinet pull, towel ring, door handle and hinge. The former owners were two sisters partnering in the house-flipping business, and they had filled our 1964 ranch with all things ornate. To be fair, what they did appeals to a broad segment of homebuyers...just not to modernists.
We knew that ripping it all out and starting over would be expensive unless we shopped carefully, so I began creating my usual Pinterest pages, just as I did when getting ready to build the little Modernist Nest. Those of you who have read my blog for a while know that I'm never happier than when I'm planning a decorating project and hunting for great prices, and with this one, the smiles just keep coming.
Here are a few things we've used in the ongoing restoration of our house from curlicued oil rubbed bronze back to modern.
- Ceiling fans
|Minka Aire Roto, $160, Lightology|
|Casa Vieja Viridian, $199.95, Lamps Plus|
- Flush mount lights (modern and unobtrusive for hall, over sink, laundry room)
|Access Lighting 11", $25.77, Amazon|
Back in April we had chosen a different style and had even installed one of them, but after living with it for a while, we decided it was too large, and exchanged them for these.
- Pendant lighting
|Feiss Beso pendant, $111, Lamps Plus|
- Bath accessories
|Hollywood towel ring, $7.47, UnhingeHardware|
(Matching toilet tissue holder available)
(Disclaimer: I had to ask UnhingeHardware for a partial refund, because their website has a glitch and doesn't give sale discounts, but they were very prompt to accommodate, as well as very courteous.)