Let me refresh your memory and show you what is there now:
Possibly the original light fixture in the lounge room. Painted orange shell. I find the light it casts depressing.
Front entry light: plastic, green and conical. Hmmm or is that comical?
This is what I have been looking at for design inspiration:
Coral light by David Trubridge
I would love this to hang in our front entry. I love the simplicity of the design. The light that it will cast will suit the shadowy nature of our latticed entry.
Jeremy Cole's Aloe Blossom
The concept of a blossoming light is breathtaking as well as sculpturally beautiful.
Interestingly, both contemporary lights are designed by very talented New Zealanders. We are just getting a price for both lights to see if they even remotely fit into our non-existant budget. I'm guessing the Aloe will be out of reach...
I am also partial to a spot of Danish:
Poul Henningsen PH5 Lamp
A contender for the lounge room.
Utzon lamp designed by Jorn Utzon
This is a possibility for the front entry.
I haven't looked at the chain store light fittings just yet. No doubt they will be more affordable. I'm also checking out ebay and the op shops just in case there is something that takes my fancy.
I'll post my selection from the budget friendly range soon.