We got a new light for the stairwell!
Almost 3 years ago, we hung a very modern, cube chandelier in the stairwell and loved it. But as soon as we upgraded our railing last November to this horizontal linear one above (read more about that here), it suddenly felt like a lot of very modern lines. Too much of a good thing?
We’ve been casually looking for a replacement ever since. I knew I wanted something round to balance out the lines and something a little more traditional feeling to balance out the modernism of the railing. We have globe pendants and sconces in the kitchen and hanging a globe here seemed like a good repeat opportunity. We needed something big–around 30″ in diameter.
I originally fell hard for this 30″ Capiz Shell Pendant from Restoration Hardware, but could never bring myself to bite the bullet at $895.
But then, recently, I came across this Honeycomb Chandelier from Serena & Lily that’s also 30″ for $558. It was very similar in shape to the RH one, but with brass and honeycomb instead of squares a bronze. I’ll take it! Last week, I snagged it at their 20% off sale (It’s still going on! Use code HAPPYDAYS for 20% off the whole site!) and it was a deal I couldn’t pass up.
It’s the softness the stairwell was begging for and I find myself staring at it from all corners of the first floor.
It only takes one bulb (we used our favorite 3000K bulb for a clean, white light), and the globe and capiz nature of it really disperses the light beautifully in a way that lights up the whole stairwell at night.
Like a moth to a flame, I can’t. stop. staring.
As for our previous light, we’ll be selling it and a lot of other new or gently used home decor from around here on Instagram through the weekend! Check out @cljtagsale to see and bid on your anything you’d like. It’s all priced to sell.