I have been obsessing over finding the prefect lights for our curb appeal makeover this Spring. Like, asked Mr. B on our date night on Saturday if we could please please please drive around neighborhoods before dinner to look at outdoor lighting options. And then could we maybe just swing by Lowes and Home Depot on the way home to see what they have and so I could get his opinion on styles. Because he adores me, and is a good man, he agreed, but he did say, “Em, I honestly don’t even know what lights we currently have on our house. And I probably don’t have an opinion on lights like you do.” I said, “Don’t worry. They’re ugly.”
Since I’d been obsessing about the correct light for our house for months, I had quite a few pinned to help me narrow down styles. And I was torn between going pseudo-Craftsman to play up the Craftsman elements of our exterior, or going transitional-industrial. So I put together this compilation and realized I knew what style I liked:
Turns out, what I thought I’d choose (the Craftsman-esque lines) isn’t what I love most. I’m drawn to the industrial/transitional down lights, at least aesthetically. When the house is painted (and shutters installed – thank you all for your feedback on that!), we’ll make sure we like the actual look and light output, but for now, that’s what I like. And if I like it, apparently in the world of exterior house lights, Mr. B likes it. And after looking at all the options in the store, I picked #5. It’s got a dusk to dawn feature, which I like and scalewise worked will with our house. The reviews are mediocre, but that appears to be about the optional motion sensor feature which I don’t intend to use, so I’m holding onto my receipt, but for the time being we’re going with #5. #4 was my next choice, but I couldn’t see it in person. So if 5 doesn’t work out, 4 it is.