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Classic Schoolhouse Ceiling Light Dresses up Farmhouse Foyer

Go ahead, pick your jaw up off the floor. The 2012 Idea House from Southern Living stunned us, so we can only imagine it had the same effect on you. From the perfect farmhouse wraparound porch, all the way to the interior rustic styling, we just cannot get over how charming this home is! Sure, most of these idea houses are a little over the top, but this one looks like a well-styled home that has been lived in. A creamy base of white complemented by rich, warm oak flooring sets the stage for colorful touches of turquoise, a common scheme in the house. That white base is just about the only predictable thing in this house!

In the front entryway, a worn-in chair awaits weary guests waiting to kick off their shoes and come on in. Overhead, a classic schoolhouse light fixture breaks away from the usual wall sconces or old brass chandelier that hangs in most foyers. To get the same look in your home, the Fontana Semi-Flush Ceiling Light mimics the look of the one in the Idea House. Intricate details seen in the shape of the globe as well as in the base make the Fontana a decoration in and of itself.

For a more modern look, the Polished Chrome finish contributes to a futuristic look. Having a tough time envisioning that? Imagine an old episode of The Jetsons. However, as pictured on the left, the Satin Nickel finish gives a traditional look and feel. A simple finish such as Satin Nickel essentially guarantees that a classic light like this will stay en vogue for decades to come, just like the ever-popular industrial farmhouse style. Drop over to Southern Living’s website to view some more photos — you’re sure to be inspired!

Top Photos Courtesy of Southern Living

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