Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fauxdenza Progress and An Award

Basement hallway floating cabinet, or project fauxdenza is well under way. The annoying bulkhead casting shadows on that wall sent me researching for various lighting options including:

  • Recessed pot lights: this is a no go because there's no room inside the bulkhead for them.
  • Spot lights: doable but most of them can only project light downwards, which means they wouldn't illuminate the wall anyway. 
  • Track lighting: will definitely solve the problem but they don't look attractive to me.
  • Sconces on the wall: would look great but they also break up the wall and limit the space for me to hang artworks.

I figured table lamps might be the only way to go, if I want to get rid of shadows on that wall. 

So we had our electrician relocate two power outlets such that they will be tucked underneath the floating cabinets and out of sight once the cabinet is installed. This gives us the flexibility of adding a table or floor lamp if we still want to. 

I think a pair of these gold and milk glass lamps would look sensational on the fauxdenza. 

Now onto the award part. Monday morning I woke up to this email in my inbox, a great way to start the week, right? 

Thank you Houzz community for the award! You can view the announcement here and the rest of the Best of Houzz awards. 

I kinda wish they had used a more up-to-date picture of my hallway like this. Sun-filled foyer is my favourite place to be in the afternoon. I would sit on that settee and take my coffee breaks when I work from home. 

In the art department, there's something amazing going on like this. Canvas prints from anewall are being framed by Edmond at YM Art. 

I've just started reading the Yes Please by Amy Poehler, and it's hilarious! Who doesn't love Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey, and Mindy Kaling, right? 

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