The "boob" light gets a lift

Everyone loves a pretty chandelier.  They add drama and character, are the perfect accessory to almost any space.  Unfortunately, they don't fit every space. 

When ceiling height is an issue, we often have to turn to the flush mount fixture.  There haven't always been a ton of options available in that department. 
Hence the "boob" light.
You know what I'm talking about.
The standard "builder's special": a perky glass dome with a metal "nipple" right in center holding it all together. 

 I have pulled together some pretty alternatives to the "boob".
 Here are my favorite top 5 6, all under 12" high, to add beauty when height is an issue.
(Click picture for source) 


Another take on the lotus. 
Painted gold would be perfect!

This next one has an interesting brown fabric shade that reminds me of a sea fan. 
I'd love to see it sprayed white or lavender.
It would look amazing against a darker painted ceiling...
Never get tired of a sunburst, in any form...

Doesn't get much prettier than the Lalique, a definite classic...



Super airy and sparkly...

And finally, this one is like a gorgeous wedding band. I do!






12 comments:

Stephanie said...

hate the boob lamp!! We're house hunting and that's' my biggest complaint- builders just love that boob lamp, sick!
These are awesome options, I especially love that lotus!

Trissta said...

I'll admit that I'm guilty... I have a big ol' boob light as soon as you walk in my front door. I might have to look into replacing that soon. lol. Thanks for the great replacement options!!

Much Love,
Trissta

Ashley said...

Your selections, as always, are fab, Danika!

An Urban Cottage said...

Very whitty post. Steve

bluehydrangea said...

The lotus is fabulous and has been on my wish list for a while...love it!!!

emitate said...

This post happened in the nick of time. When we moved into our house the LR had a chandelier that is just toooo big. I have had enough and I have been trying to figure out what to replace it with. Thank you!

Houndstooth and Nail said...

down with the boob light!! I love your alternatives.
:)
Ingrid

My Interior Life said...

I just sold a Reed & Barton lotus dish that could've been altered to make that first light - darn it. What a great idea. Love that last one too!

Brandi said...

I tried to click on the link to the lotus light but it took me to a painting on etsy :(. Great selection of stuff I've never seen before. I've been looking for a taller flush mount for my bedroom as well.

hong kong property said...

i really like the lotus one. chandeliers are the main attraction inside a room in my opinion.:)

hong kong property

Sarah Dodge said...

Hi there. Would you mind helping find the link to the lotus light again? I tried to click on it, but it doesn't work.
Thanks!

Danika Herrick said...

Sorry about that, it looks like that vendor may have discontinued it. It was from shadesoflight.com from 4 years ago. I would say try contacting them and asking about it. It's a great light and they should have kept it in their line up!

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