Choosing Lighting For The Woodhouse Lodge


Photo by Frank Francis Studio

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hudson Valley Lighting. The opinions and text are all mine.

Second, to paint, swapping out a light fixture is one of the simplest ways to update the look of a room… As you might know over the past year, we spent a lot of time renovating The Woodhouse Lodge, and although we took on some pretty big projects (a new heating system and a new roof), we did not move walls or drastically change the footprint of most of the space. I guess you could say that a lot of the changes we made were cosmetic. Thankfully, we teamed up Hudson Valley Lighting to help bring our space (and its lighting) up to date. I’m a firm believer lighting is one of the hardest working accessories in home decor, and It’s utterly amazing what a new ceiling fixture or table lamp (and a coat of paint) can do for a space.

As a refresher, here is what our ceiling fixtures in the guest rooms looked like before. Not exactly the fresh and stylish vibe I’m going for! We Have ten guest rooms at the lodge and although each of the rooms is slightly different, I wanted to keep the lighting choices consistent; I used the same ceiling fixture in each of the rooms.

Photo by Frank Francis Studio

The first step was painting the ceilings. I thought long and hard about this choice because the wood grain does have a certain charm, but ultimately the dark tones absorbed the light and gave the rooms a dark feel. I think the white ceilings reflects the light nicely and lets the new fixtures shine!

The thread that connects all of our hardwired lighting is that it all has some black metal incorporated into the design.  For the guest rooms, I chose the Kyla from Hudson Valley Lighting’s Mitzi collection. I went with a semi-flush mount because the ceilings are low-ish. I love how the glass dome and bulb soften the industrial lines of the fixture. Oh, and in case you are wondering that dupe bulb came with the light.

Photo by Frank Francis Studio

Equally, as important as the ceiling fixture are the bedside lamps ambient light is key to creating a well-lit room!  I hate it when the only light in a room is overhead the effect is harsh, especially at night. For our bedside lamps, I chose the Tink light, also from the Mitzi collection. I love that it looks like an oversized candlestick holder. I think it works well with the Modernist meets Shaker style of the rooms.  It is not always possible, but it is nice when you are sourcing lighting for a large project to be able to use the same brand throughout. It helps ensure that the finishes coordinate.

Finally, we needed to source lighting for our bathrooms. In keeping with the midcentury design of the space only had a wall sconce above the medicine cabinet with no overhead light. Here is a look at it before.

Photo by Frank Francis Studio

It’s crazy what some elbow grease, a fresh coat of paint and a new fixture can do! I feel like this one change to the bathrooms made our choice to keep the original tile feel intentional. Here we used the Cora (also from Mitiz)  The finish is oil rubbed bronze but the overall feel, to me is black. The design of the Cora has two bulbs, and that is great because it creates a lot of light, something that you want in a bathroom.

Photo by Frank Francis Studio

The last space I needed overhead lighting for was the lobby of the lodge. We painted the ceilings just like we did in the guest rooms. My criteria for a ceiling fixture in here was basically the same as it was for the guest rooms. I probably could have used the Kyla here, and it would have looked great, but I wanted to change it up for variety.

This little beauty is the Stella by Mitiz we used 4 of them in the lobby and powder room. They have a sweet midcentury vibe, and they look great dotting the ceiling of our lobby.

To finish off our lighting at the lodge I sourced a few of the Lynn lights. They are one part sculpture and one part the cutest lamp you’ve ever seen. They are perfect to perch in a dark corner or on a bookshelf. Because they small in size, they can go virtually anywhere. Like I said the design of all the rooms is a little different so having a versatile little light like the Lynn helped me create an even and warm lighting plan.

I even tucked a couple of the Lynn Lights in the lobby bookshelf! It is not often you find a line of lighting that is the rare combination of affordable and stylish!

In case you are inspired to recreate any of these lighting looks here is a full list of the lighting I used in The Woodhouse Lodge & by all means, come to check it out in person, you can book a room here!

Photo by Frank Francis Studio

Design and photos by Megan Pflug Designs unless otherwise noted.

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