This morning I multitasked over breakfast, eating while flipping through the latest Rejuvenation catalog. And I intended to blog about my affection f or Rejuvenation. I was eating at our kitchen island under a trio of Powell pendant lights from Rejuvenation with burnished antique finish and amber shades …
… which replaced a ghastly flourescent tube-based light that’s completely inappropriate for a kitchen. Plus it made our faces look awful tired when cooking dinner after a long day at work.
I ate breakfast under Powell pendants after I brushed my teeth to the light of Rejuvenation Dale sconces flanking our master bathroom mirrors:
What I love about Rejuvenation website is the ability to try on various finishes, shades, lengths, etc. to create a customized light. For example if you visit the Dale sconce page as of today, you see this:
If that doesn’t fit your decor, play with it. You can even orient the sconce to face upward. I created the Dale sconce below when we renovated our bathroom. It’s admittedly a very safe design, with brushed nickel because that’s the finish of the plumbing and metal accessories, plus a white shade to cast the most light:
As shown in the above photo, we installed three of these sconces – two single sconces and a double sconce called the Veneta (different name but same design). I originally ordered four single Dale sconces but discovered there isn’t enough room for two single sconces between the mirrors. Returning those two and ordering a double-sconce replacement was painless. No, I’m not paid to blog so enthusiastically about Rejuvenation. I just love them! Truly this company’s service was one of the few painless situations during the bathroom renovation so that alone is enough to make me loyal for life.
But you can get far more creative with the Dale sconce than our bathroom sconces. I didn’t want the sconces to be a focal point because the shower is the focal point and the bathroom is small enough that too many visual things could get busy. I have a philosophy that bathrooms should be serene, not busy. Usually I’m in a hurry when I’m in the bathroom and don’t want the extra frenetic energy of visual cacophany. On a more practical point, I tend to break glass, so cheap and easily replaceable shades is best approach when I’m in the room.
Here are more creative Dale designs – antique copper finish plus a fancier US$205 shade, facing up (don’t let me near this shade!):
Or this, oil rubbed bronze finish and coffee color detail on shade:
All the possibilities! And this is playing with only one product. Go to the playground that is Rejuvenation’s website and have some fun! If all the possibilities fry your brain, Rejuvenation’s suggestion wizard will offer ideas based on age and style of your house, room and type of lighting you need.
I suspect some Rejuvenation lighting will be flying over to Chennai with us. Something with this teardrop shade, I’d love to see in our India pied a terre:
But unfortunately the shade is pricey and there’s a clear correlation between price point and probability that I’d break the glass! Our very long stemmed Riedel glasses terrify me when I’m supposed to be enjoying the wine. Why o why …