July 18, 2022
Of all the selections in our addition/renovation, lighting fixtures have turned out to be the hardest! I know where I want the lighting, and I know where to place recessed lights, but I haven’t bought a single light fixture. I have plenty of options pinned for new master bath lighting, but nothing decided.
But, the sands of time are slipping and decisions must be made. Our homework for this weekend was to decide on lighting, as the electrician is coming next week to run wires!
We will need a fixture over each of our two mirrored medicine cabinets. I’m looking for something minimalist to match the midcentury earthy sleek vibe I’m going for. I do envision this space to have cohesive metals, which (unlike much of my design inspiration) is looking to be polished nickel. Research and inspiration photos point to a lot of glass globe shades and metals. To narrow the hunt, I reflect on some of the inspiration images I’ve pinned:
With that, below is a roundup of the 9 finalists for fixtures in our master bath!
2. Soft Ceramic Sconce
Shades of Light, $179 | Solid Brass White
Soft and understated, this could introduce a new metal – and material – without stealing the show.
3. Greenwich Double Sconce
Rejuvenation, $619 | Polished Nickel and Alabaster
This would be a splurge. But oh how Rejuvenation does quality lighting. And that alabaster… swoon!
4. Hudson Valley Elmont 2-Light Bath Bracket
Amazon, $228 | Aged Brass with Alabaster Shade
This fixture would introduce a totally new metal, but paired with a natural shade in alabaster, I may just roll out the red carpet for it!
5. Linear Globe Bath Light – 2 Light
Shades of Light, $210 | Chrome
This fixture screams midcentury, if not a little too 1950 (versus mid 60s, when our home was built). Also, a very chrome fixture.
6. Feiss Abbott Mid-Century Modern 3-Light LED Vanity Wall Light
Amazon, $522 | Polished Nickel
This fixture struck me as an interesting and unexpected union between midcentury elements of globes and geometric angles.
7. Cydney Vanity Light – Small
Shades of Light, $310 | Chrome Opal Glass
Breaking away from the globe theme, this feels very midcentury with clean, geometric lines. It also has a sleek, masculine feel. And, while I’m not opposed to mixing metals, this technically is chrome while everything else in the space would be polished nickel. That may or may not stand out?
8. Sculptural Flat Bar 2-Light Globe Sconce
West Elm, $199 | Polished Nickel
This seems like a modern, sleek take on a two-globe fixture.
9. Minimalist Globe Sconce
Shades of Light, $172 | Polished Nickel
Hear ye, hear ye! I bring you the most minimalist and unoffensive sconce in the land.
See what else we’re planning for the new master bath. And, let me know what you would pick for our master bath lighting in the comments!