You know how I’ve been looking for a ceiling mount light for the entry to the master bedroom? After looking at about a bazillion of them, I can definitely state this category of lighting has more ugly choices than good ones. That’s why it’s taken me nearly three years to find one that 1) I like; and 2) Doesn’t cost and arm and a leg.

Well, this weekend, I finally pulled the trigger. Here are the five I finally narrowed my choices down to and how I came to my final decision.

1. Jonathan Adler Sputnik

I love a good sputnik but this particular one doesn’t really work with the style of my house.

2. Ochre Arctic Pear Chandelier

I still love this one. In fact, I went and drooled on it at the Ochre store when I was in New York last week. But it’s more than I want to spend on a space that is not very prominent.  (It’s also technically not a ceiling mount although I could have made it work.)

3. Robert Abbey Axis

This one was a real contender for a while but over the past couple of years I’ve gotten a little tired of seeing similar lights. (It’s one of the perils of blogging.) It’s still a nice classic look though and the black trim is great.

4. Possini Double Drum

At one point, I was so fed up with looking at lights, I thought I’d just default to a basic drum. You can never go wrong with a simple drum shade anything.

5. Lamps Plus Pewter Leaf

This was the winner in the end. The style is right, it’s a nice size, got great reviews and the kicker? The price. It’s $249.99 (list $374.99) but currently on sale for $199.95. Plus no tax and free shipping made it hard to say no. Now, let’s just hope it’s not disappointing in person! I’ll let you know…..



Jennifer Victoor

I love the one you have chosen. What strikes me most about your final picks is how different they all are. I find myself loving a minimal look one day and something sparkly & girly the next. How do you suggests combining the looks you love and not have your house look like a crazy mush mash?


I’m the same way and that is a good question. My approach with the lighting in this house has been to stick to pieces that suit the architecture of the house. So I’ve gone for mostly antiques or more traditional styles but that have been modernized so they are not stuffy or dated.


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