Our house has plenty of builder-grade boob lights left to replace and my office has zero overhead lighting (definitely something we’ll add when it comes time to renovate). Once the sun goes down, it’s a bit like working in a cave. Ha! We’ve slowly been updating the lighting throughout our home a little at a time, and I knew taking advantage of the Memorial Day sales would save me some money. I ended up grabbing a few new fixtures for our house! Click through to see what I bought and where my new lights live within our home. I also have a GIANT roundup of my favorite fixtures from Serena & Lily.
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Since we have yet to renovate my office (aside from the flooring), my goal was to find a floor lamp that would be appropriate for the space now, as well as post renovation… whenever that happens. I have loved this vintage looking “plaster” lamp (pictured in the intro) for YEARS and knew it would withstand the test of time throughout the various phases of my home office.
Long story short- the lamp lived in my office for a few days, before I decided to test it in the basement living room (just because). My brain kept thinking about how the high contrast navy and white would look, so I pulled a little switcharoo, just to see. Now I feel like I need to order another lamp because I love seeing it in my office each day, but it looks incredible in the basement… like it was made for that space. Decisions, decisions.
The stairwell that leads to the basement also got a lighting upgrade. Another boob light used to live right there, and we replaced it with a very classic semi flush mount fixture. Are you surprised to see that I opted for a polished nickel finish instead of brass? I’ll share more on my reasoning later in this post, but first- the giant roundup of my favorite Serena & Lily lighting.
Click directly on the light fixtures below to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage to shop. *Most of these fixtures come in multiple finishes, if you’re searching for a different color!
01: bryant table lamp // 02: preston floor lamp // 03: goodman pendant // 04: mason swing-arm sconce // 05: finley pendant // 06: capiz flush mount // 07: atwater pendant // 08: hastings table lamp // 09: breton flush mount // 10: rosecliff chandelier // 11: harrington floor lamp // 12: tinsley table lamp // 13: cumberland sconce // 14: whitman pendant // 15: brighton floor lamp // 16: flynn wall sconce // 17: everett two-arm sconce // 18: amherst swing-arm floor lamp // 19: fairmont chandelier // 20: beachside table lamp // 21: kentfield pendant // 22: clark flush mount // 23: limantour table lamp // 24: yorkville table lamp // 25: melrose pendant // 26: waverly sconce // 27: edgehill table lamp // 28: midbrook table lamp
I wish I had an endless budget to update all of our lighting right now because there are SO many good options. As for my new polished nickel fixtures (#9 and #22), I opted for that particular finish because we have a lot of brass happening in our formal living room. Rather than adding another brass fixture to the equation, I prefer a mixed metal aesthetic… so nickel made perfect sense bridging the gap between the living room and the basement. I also wanted the hall light and the basement stairwell fixtures to match, in terms of finish.
PS… ignore the fact that the stairwell has yet to be finished. We basically stopped at the edge of the formal living room, but still need to continue the millwork and paint that area someday. At this point, I’m just happy to see a stylistic flush mount there instead of a boob light… baby steps.
I’m always amazed how lighting updates can totally impact the look of a home. When moving, do you update the lighting all at once or a little at a time? We usually do it in phases. Since we have a LOT of house left to renovate, I’m trying to be smart about sourcing fixtures that work well now, but can also be used once we finish renovating. I don’t want to buy or replace a fixture twice. That’s always the goal! If you are on the hunt for beautiful lighting, I hope my roundup was helpful. Happy Thursday, friends.