Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I am always looking for an alternative to the classic overhead vanity light fixture. When I saw this picture of the outdoor lamp used as vanity light it got me thinking about using outdoor lighting in the home.

Outdoor lighting is typically cheaper than indoor lighting. It creates an urban + industrial look and there are so many options! I posted a few that I'm thinking of using for one of my projects. It's a little risky and I wonder if it's too unconventional. Any thoughts?

inspiration photo for using outdoor lighting indoors

this outdoor lamp creates an industrial look
Rita Konig's (for Domino) bathroom - she uses library lamps, but it gives a similar look
restoration hardware outdoor/indoor flush mount (love this option instead of the typical flush mount)
super inexpensive option for my project - $60!
another affordable option - $66

and yet another inexpensive option - $75


  1. Just found your blog, thanks to Caitlin Creer, and your home is fabulous! Can you share where you found that first, inexpensive option, the double-headed, oil-rubbed bronze fixture?

  2. These are all gorgeous. You have fabulous instincts. Love this blog! :)

  3. I love this idea! When I couldn't find a light fixture for my front hallway under the main stairs area I used an inexpensive outdoor light similiar to the last light you posted. Mine was only $19.99 and has a dark finish with rubbed accents (not sure what you call it when another colour shows through?).
    I never thought to use these lights in the bathroom though!

  4. Just admiring your work and wondering how you managed this blog so well. It’s so remarkable that I can't afford to not go through this valuable information whenever I surf the internet!
    Pendant Lights


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