12/4/08

Fake or Real???

Busy making decisions and using the wonderful design blogs that are out there. I have only one design blog listed, my favorite and out of respect and out of awe she stands alone. If you are interested in design or just want to be entertained- visiting Cote de Texas is a must!!!

The house is coming along and should be done soon - 45 days! I wanted to post the whole process on this blog, but all the decisions, economy, kids and life got in the way. Currently I am selecting my Kitchen island lighting. The island was designed by Nikki - at Cabinet Innovations located in the Design Center. Love her!

The island is 121 1/2 x 60. LARGE!!! I was just told today by Rafi at, Olympus Marble and Granite, that I would have to order a Jumbo piece from Sileston. I wanted Ceasarstone, but I do not want a seam. Any suggestions? I will be researching this soon. Back to lights. I need 2 pendants. I really would like to purchase from Visual Comfort (Circa Lighting), not only are they produced by a Houston company where I live , in this economy I like to trade with local businesses as much as I can, but I love this design. They are costly $525 for the small.Restoration Hardware
Versus the copy from Restoration Hardware that are $250 each. Design is important to me.....Do I need to spend for the original? Yes? Another decision is Circa's has 2 sizes, small and large ($725). Which is best? Can you tell the difference?
Circa Lighting (Yoke Pendant)


3 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

hi!!! thanks for your great shout out! much appreciated.

seriously!

ok = I would go for the original lights - I love the larger size of the bulb area of the Circa light!

show us a picture when it's all finished!!

thanks again
Joni

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Hi, I saw your question on Cote and had to check it out. I agree with Joni prefer the Larger Sized as well and of course a set of 2 $$$
I would also take the advise of Rafi and go with the Full slab of Sileston. You may want to get another option before you make a final decision. Always best to cross your t's and dot your I's, if you know what I mean.

Ho, Ho,
Cathleen

Pickled Rose said...

Thanks to all for the comments!
I will post photos when all is installed :) pickle