Tripping the light fantastic 

As the anxious wait for news of PCI continues, we are keeping ourselves distracted by ticking things off the long list of post handover jobs. It feels like every spare minute we have is spent running house-related errands.

Last weekend was all about lights. I had already spent a lot of time short listing pendant choices for the house so it was a relatively simple selection process.

For the bedrooms, the girls have given the large ‘Polk’ pendant the thumbs up. Little missy moo and miss 14yo have chosen white whilst miss C has picked the black pendant. I couldn’t justify splurging on the Coco Flip but I found the Polk a fantastic alternative.


Large ‘Polk’

For the entrance, we want something subtle but not boring, and won’t clash with the hero of the space – Tarisse King ‘Earth Images’. So, we are leaning towards the idea of a timber pendant like this timber ribbon.

Timber Ribbon

Or maybe the Bali Ball..

Bali Ball

In the dining room, we need a fairly large pendant to provide sufficient lighting for our 2.7m x 1.2m reclaimed wooden table. The lighting expert at Z Two suggested getting two smaller pendants (60cm diameter) instead of one large (90cm). We only provisioned one light point in the dining room so before we commit to buying two pendants, we need to check with the electrician.

Wood Shaving Pendant

We have three light points provisioned for the kitchen island. To tie in with the black dining room pendant, we have decided on the Tom Dixon Beat.


Tom Dixon Beat Fat Black

The stairwell void is earmarked for the  bold statement piece – Raimond Moooi pendant. The only question we are mulling over is whether we should go for one large (89cm) pendant or a cluster of three pendants – possibly two small (43cm) and one medium (61cm) at offsetting heights.  Decisions decisions decisions!



8 thoughts on “Tripping the light fantastic 

  1. Jd says:

    They all look fantastic! I want to help you with the lights for the stairwell but I also can’t make up my mind!

    Did you get the report from the Construction Mgr or their QA? Did they find lots? just interested to know how ‘fine’ their fine tooth comb is.

    Also, would you mind if I get the details of your Houspec contact? I hope it’s not too late for me to have an independent inspector. I’ve reached lock up stage already.

    My email is if you want to contact me directly.

    You’re almost at the end of the Metricon journey. I’m sure you’re gonna miss all these.


  2. lunar62 says:

    Decisions, decisions.
    In the hall way will the chosen light be the only light or have you downlights as well?
    I’m just wondering how the lighting will affect the painting or have you separate lighting focussed on it?
    I particularly like the Bali ball. I was looking at something like it in black, I wish I’d known it came in your colour.

    • Sheilzy says:

      We have downlights in the hallway and we also have provisions for wall lights above the painting. I think we won’t commit to the entry lights until after we move in and the painting is in situ.
      If you want to check out the Bali Ball pendant, ZTwo Lights in Leichardt or Waterloo have them on display.

  3. trixee says:

    You probably already know I love the moooi, polk, and beat. But now I’m looking at your timber light fittings, pondering if they might be nice in our library. Hubby wants a timber pendant but haven’t been able to find any like yours locally. Things that make you go hmm…

    • Sheilzy says:

      You have impeccable taste trixee😄
      Timber ribbon pendant looks a lot better in the flesh. The crappy pic I posted was taken from the iPhone. I’m going to the store on the weekend so I’ll see if I can take a better photo of it.

  4. debdjd says:

    Oh wow Sheilzy – a beautiful selection of lighting!
    No wonder you have been so busy and I’m afraid I love them all so I can’t help with your decision making ☺☺☺

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