Need help picking lights!
kriesenbec
January 15, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am not a contemporary girl and need help choosing exterior lights for our house at Lake of the Ozarks. Please help me choose! I have attached a photo of outside of house.
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kriesenbec
More photos of lights
January 15, 2013 at 8:42pm   
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kriesenbec
More choices. Sorry!
January 15, 2013 at 8:43pm   
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Scott Design, Inc.
I suggest you consider a large pendant fixture as well as the two sidelights. You can't see the side lights until you are close to the entry. The pendant will provide dramatic curb appeal and balance the large vacant area above the entry with the prominent door below. Take a look at Troy Lighting.
January 15, 2013 at 10:59pm   
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Dytecture
Personally I would pick the "Progress Lighting" as it is in between traditional and contemporary which is what the house is from the exterior.
January 16, 2013 at 6:24am   
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rubicondreamer
I like the ashmore shown above, a bit more modern. some of the lighting that has a lot of curves looks a tad dated to me for a house that has more modern lines, like yours.
January 16, 2013 at 6:32am   
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kriesenbec
Do you like any of these from Troy?
January 16, 2013 at 10:11am   
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kriesenbec
Or these
January 16, 2013 at 10:13am   
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charlottegirl
Please buy USA made! This store near me sells the most beautiful lights. (Lantern & Scroll, www.lanternandscroll.com) (I found them on Facebook!) Mine cost about $260 each! Check these out!
January 16, 2013 at 2:19pm   
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charlottegirl
Please buy American made. This store near me sells beautiful copper light fixtures (Lantern & Scroll, www.lanternandscroll.com I found them on facebook). The ones I bought cost about $260 each, about the same as those above. Definitely worth a call!
January 16, 2013 at 2:24pm   
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charlottegirl
Sorry for the double post! I didn't realize the first one posted. I bought the big version and the small version. Cheers!
January 16, 2013 at 2:24pm   
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kriesenbec
Thanks.
January 16, 2013 at 2:33pm   
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judianna20
Love, also, to see a hanging lantern. I like the lines of this, if you are looking for something with straight lines, but not contemporary. Like the color of the metal with your front door.

January 16, 2013 at 2:34pm     
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Scott Design, Inc.
I feel the positions of the electrical boxes on both the entry and garage doors are too high. The size of your door requires a large wall sconce but even then you may have to lower the electrical boxes as well as move them away from the door trim. You may also have to move the garage electrical boxes as well. You will be in a better position to make this call when you choose your light fixtures.

I have also looked into other lighting mfrs. and found potential lights from companies such as Minka- Lavery, Capital Lighting, Hanover Lantern, Northeast Lantern, Artcraft, and Murray Feiss. The links are too numerous to list here but if you send me your email, I can forward the info and why I selected the fixture. My email is sfixary@scottdesigninc.com.

It is always best to go to a lighting showroom and look at the light and judge its value...quality vs. price. It's impossible to do it off the web unless you are familiar with the manufacturers.
January 17, 2013 at 11:00am   
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Scott Design is giving you good advice. The current fixtures are too high and much too small for the space. I personally like the two bottom Acclaim lights as you need something tall and better proportioned to the space.
January 17, 2013 at 11:14am   
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kriesenbec
I just sent you my email address. Thank you so much for your help. I did know the lights are too high both on the garage and at the front door. The house is stucco and my husband says it will be too costly to move them down so I will have to pick light fixtures that hang down versus upright. Maybe that will help. You are so nice to take time out to look at this for me!
January 17, 2013 at 11:17am   
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charlottegirl
I had the same problem (too high boxes on an old house) and Lantern & Scroll just made a different backplate, and we didn't have to move the electrical boxes! Saved us so much money from hiring the electrician. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
January 17, 2013 at 5:27pm   
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solraven
I like the 2nd one, Sea Gull Trafalgar. The house is pretty angular. If you don't like modern, adding some curved elements would soften it.
January 17, 2013 at 5:37pm   
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kriesenbec
Thank you for telling me about the backplates. I didn't know they could do that!
January 17, 2013 at 6:00pm   
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