When it comes to kitchen lighting, I DO declare blown-glass mini pendants OVER. Instead, I Love to see an oversized fixture above the kitchen island. If space allows, push the limits a little with a 12” diameter or larger piece. Hang it at an appropriate height that won’t interfere with kitchen prep and let it make a statement.
(Depending on the size your island, lights can be hung 30” off the island and higher. For bigger lights I would do at least 36″ above)
I’m shopping pendants for my petite 54″ island and I would happily use any of the ones shown below…
TIP- for layered, collected feel, contrast your lighting with your kitchen style. Meaning- if your kitchen is traditional, mix in some modern lights. Or if your kitchen is more modern, hang up some crystally goodness! If your cabinets, counters and backsplash are all white, why not have a llittle fun with a red lantern?
I was leaning towards the simple glass and brass globe pendants (#2), but since my kitchen is so modern (slab doors, modern stools) I’m thinking about adding a little sparkle with pendant #1 instead.
PS- Continuing with the “mixed theme” I’m planning to do a modern fixture over my dining table, which is open to my kitchen. Favoring #6 for my table.
Colorful lighting pops in a white kitchen.
Does anyone know the source for this stunning kitchen?
Urban Grace Interiors/ Coastal Living