Q: My husband and I recently bought a 100 year old flat in Mile End, Montreal. We were able to get a very good deal, being that we bought from a serious chain smoker, and that the condo is in a good need of updating. The first things to be replaced are these horrible ceiling fans. We love the moldings, hate the fans. They need to G-O. Does anyone have any suggestions for what lighting fixtures would complement the moldings?
We have to replace the chandelier fixture in our entrance hall, and the ceiling fan in the bedroom and dining room. The only tricky thing is that the dining room molding is in the center of the room, while the dining room table is to the right of the fixture. I don't know if I care if the light is off-centered from the table, but I figure it's worth pointing out to you craft folks. I am willing to spend between $100-300 per fixture.
Also, as thanks, here's my tip on how we got the SERIOUS cigarette smell out!: Several washings of TSP, followed by ammonia, floors redone, with paint. Set aside at least a week, and be prepared to be entirely grossed out by the cigarette tar juice pouring down the walls and from the ceilings. Thanks, Apartment Therapy!
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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