I considered a number of options, but for one reason or another I never pulled the trigger. Probably because most of the ones I liked I had seen online, and I was hesitant about buying something I hadn't seen in person. I'm weird like that.
Then one day not too long ago I noticed a new shop near Trader Joe's that had all kinds of sparklies in the window. The store was closed, but I went back a few days later and snagged the most beautiful chandy. And it was only $65!
So here it is in the nook:
It hangs a bit higher than I wanted (we cut the wire too short), but it adds the perfect touch of glam in that corner of the room. And I like that it's not something I've seen everywhere (although this style seems to be getting popular).
You may have noticed we changed a few other things since the first picture was taken. I swapped out the pillow on the chair, got new curtains and painted the entire room a lighter blue (it's hard to tell in the pictures, but it brightened up the whole room). It's a bit of an Ikea moment: The chair and ottoman, curtains and even the picture and frame are from the Swedish shopping mecca. I don't think there's anything from Ikea in the rest of the room—somehow it all ended up in that corner.
What do you think? Better than the boob light?