“Wallchiere” refers a wall-mounted lighting fixture that resembles a free-standing torchère. A torchière, on the other hand, is a tall, ornamental lamp. Torchières were first introduced in France towards the end of the 17th century and referred to a tall candle stand. Hence, a wallchiere refers to a candle wall sconce.
Did you follow all that? There’s your lesson in lighting history. Joking aside, the more technical terminology you know in design, the easier and faster you’ll be able to successfully source products.
Back to the topic at hand.
When designing the Greystone kitchen, I was influenced by designer Rebecca Gibs, who layered beadboard, marble and sconces so beautifully in her own kitchen, below.
Having chosen a charming beadboard backsplash in lieu of upper cabinets for the sink side of the Greystone kitchen, I knew I needed substantial wall sconces to add visual interest to the empty wall space.
The candle wall sconces I originally found and fell in love with, called “Belle Meade Double” from Urban Electric Co. and seen below in a Light and Dwell design, cost $2,322 for one! I obsessed with the symmetry, the curved arms and beautiful proportions, but paying $5,000 for two kitchen sconces was not an option. I knew I could get a similar look for much less.
So I set out to do just that – and to share my findings with you.
Without further ado, behold 30 2-light candle wall sconces, or wallchieres, under $100! I’ve got 15 in brass and 15 in black.
FYI, some of these options are currently on sale, so grab them while they’re still under $100!
I first ordered number 3 from the brass roundup, knowing they were dupes for $339 Rejuvenation sconces. Don’t get me wrong – the quality is great, and the price was exceptional ($60!) But after they arrived, I realized the style did not fit the aesthetic I’m going for in this space. I returned number 3 to Amazon and instead ordered number 5 from Lowe’s.
Spoiler alert: I am obsessed with my new choice! Ironically, in an Instagram poll last week the majority voted to keep the first choice. Don’t worry, though; when the majority disapproves of my style choices, it only reaffirms my decision.
Stay tuned to see them installed oh-so-soon!
What are your favorites? Any other products you’d like me to round up?
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