I can't believe I haven't shown you the lighting yet!
After many hours of searching I ordered almost all our lighting through Barn Light Electric in the States. If you haven't seen their product yet, you should definitely check it out. It is that elusive retro/industrial/modern style which suits our house perfectly. Here are some pics of our lights...
|Goodrich Gooseneck light with Black Enamel shade|
|We got 5.. aren't they fantastic?|
|Barn light outlaw pendant - we intentionally chose a light with the bulb neck exposed. This allows uplighting at night to light up the plywood ceiling.|
|atomic industrial pendant with reeded glass over the kitchen sink|
|two wall mount double CGU sconces in the bathroom|
|galvanized aluminum finish, reeded glass|
|This one was on clearance and is no longer available.|
Because lights made in north america are as rare as hens teeth, we did end up with a few that are manufactured overseas.
The ceiling fans are by Emerson, and although I believe these are made in China, there are many things I appreciate about this fan. The information on airflow, electricity use, and airflow efficiency are readily available, and because of the hydrofoil blade, this fan can really move a lot of air. The motor has a lifetime warranty too, so hopefully that means we won't ever have to replace them. They run night and day, so a quality fan was important. Oh, and they look cool.
|our bedroom lights snuck by me... they are made in China by Hubberton Forge. If you follow the link you'll see why I was fooled. No mention of it there.|
I have actually had my eye on this light since it was first released, but never had an appropriate place to put it. The scale is perfect (It's 32" in diameter), and the kids love it. It throws the prettiest shadows over the whole room at night. So happy with this decision.
|Ikea PS MASKROS|
And that, my friends, wraps up the lighting in the house! Now I am going back to sit by the fire, because it may be spring down in the valley but up here it is still decidedly winter. I'm hoping for spring to arrive in May, but for now I go down into town for walks in the warm sun and to see the trees budding and the bulbs in bloom. But that's why people love the Okanagan... the golf courses and ski hills are both open!