February 11, 2010

Stairway : luster

Remember the discussion in my last post about where to hang the old and the new luster ? The old small lamp that we got with the house should hang again - like shown in the photo below - in our small entrance.

For the new luster I got a new idea ... please follow me upstairs :


Yes, just some more steps and we arrive at the primo piano, the 1st floor (BE) or 2nd floor (AE), where the space opens up a bit :

Here (above) you see some people happily together discovering the house (in August 2006), me on the left with our son.

And here we could hang the new luster.

The actual lighting would be replaced and the new luster could have a better effect here than downstairs at the piano terra, ground floor (BE) or 1st floor (AE). 

But how does this new lamp look like that my parents-in-law got from a fleamarket in the Veneto region ? I have only very poor photos, sorry, my mistake, did not set the right modus for the camera. So two blur pics :

It does look a bit better in reality.

To show from the outside of the house the two different areas of the stairways where we could hang the old and the new luster, I have prepared this photo :

Although the main door seems impressive, the main entrance really is a small area. The stairs starts almost right away. But upstairs the stairway widens up and leads to three spacious rooms and to small stairs that leads to the mansard and roof terrace.

As you are here to see the progress of our Italian renovation project, (me too BTW !) I will post before and after pics of the balcony of the stairways and the facade of the primo piano :




  1. Gorgeous, It will look wonderful there. Love the term Lustre. Never heard that before. Your house is lovely.


  2. I just love visiting your blog!!
    Great stuff.


  3. While the new luster is exquisite, the original is perfect for the entry ...and sentimental. Is the new luster as small as the original? is there another small special place for it where it wouldn't get lost in a large room?

  4. Thank you all.

    The original small luster is about up to 25 to 30 cm in diameter.

    The large one is about 60 cm high and about 30 cm wide.

    I agree with Joann - I am sentimental - and will use the original one in the main entrance.