Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bathroom Lighting

Super Interior Designer, Suzanne Kasler has great taste and great ideas. She also garners great press! Her name has been stamped on furniture for Hickory Chair, Lighting carried by Circa Lighting and a host of other high end lighting distributors, books, magazine features, show houses - you name it, and Kasler has probably done it.

I read an interview Kasler did for Decorati, where she says she gets tons of inspiration from Paris, and she'd visit again and again, because to her, "it is the most beautiful and inspiring place in the world." Perhaps that's why she designed the Flea Market wall sconces that I am falling all over to use as bathroom lighting.

Surprise, surprise - it's out of my budget. Now, realistically - though I've never seen it in person - the wall lantern is probably well worth the $420 price tag, but multiply that by two, and $840 puts them right on the edge of impossible. In a different house, a different place, a different market - there'd be no hesitation, afterall - I've spent more time admiring them than I'd like to admit ... but it doesn't make good fiscal sense in this reno. So I sought out looking for copies that would fit better into my budget. That is til' Suzanne and I become best friends and she sends me a pair for my birthday - MAY 10th (just incase).

I searched High and Low, and found a few that are similar, but not nearly as beautiful that fit more comfortably into the budget I've set for lighting. Anyone got any ideas on where I can find antique wall lanterns around $175/ea.?


  1. Those are amazing; but I understand, rather pay the house than 2 light fixtures!

    They are amazing though.
    Love the bathroom progress.


  2. Artie, if you cannot find a reproduction, perhaps you might find something in Outdoor lighting that wud suit your purpose and price range. Many of them are finished in a patina and have removable glass. JUST A THOUGHT. -Brenda-

  3. Artie, the lights are great! I think you need the lights soon but this website has a constant changing inventory with great buys. http://lumensannex.wordpress.com
    G in CT

  4. I've done that all of my life -- finding something I really want but can't afford and then trying to find something that is similar but more budget friendly. Sometimes it works (my kitchen sink DID) and sometimes it doesn't and I end up buying the inexpensive "copy" and then turning around and buying the original! I would have saved money had I bought the original to begin with!

    It's a great lantern but I'm thinking that perhaps you can find something that you like as well for a lot less $$$$.

    Good luck to you . . . and if you can't, then sometimes, we just have to go for it!!! (Isn't that what hamburger is for?)


  5. I have bought several lights from the Old Mill, take a look at their catalog.


    From VA

  6. I just sent you an email about a better price on these lanterns. Let me know what you think.