Take: Unexpected Kitchen Lights

Take: Unexpected Kitchen Lights

As a kitchen designer, I look at a great deal of kitchens and kitchen products. I am always on the search for inspiration, especially for things such as counter stools and pendant lights that have not been seen a thousand times. When it comes to lighting, there are frequently architectural limitations like ceiling heights, island widths, and adequate wattage — details that can really cramp a woman’s style! Glass and metal would be the standby substances for kitchen pendants, for an obvious reason: they’re easily to clean. But sometimes it is well worth it to choose attractiveness over function. Listed below are a few unexpected kitchen pendant lights that fit the bill.

ZeroEnergy Design

Fabric: These oversized pendants include a natural, earthy, and feminine feel to this kitchen. Whether these are burlap, it doesn’t matter — they’re wonderful. I wasn’t surprised to find out that these pendants were custom made. (Though my very first thought was,”Are these brand new from Restoration Hardware?”) Sometimes it’s well worth going custom so that you may have something nobody else has. See more of this house.

Tip: Contemplate Scotchguarding your cloth pendants and dust them regularly to prevent this dust/grease combo that’s so widespread in a kitchen’s hard-to-reach spots.

Melissa Miranda Interior Design

Fabric-wrapped chandeliers are everywhere nowadays, and they include a whole lot of sophistication to an otherwise functional space. Be warned though: Chandeliers typically don’t have a great deal of wattage, so make sure you have added can lights to fill in the openings.

Tip: A decent ventilation system in the kind of a kitchen hood can keep the dust/grease combo from settling in your cloth pendants.

Austin Patterson Disston Architects

The magnificent chandelier: Chandeliers have made their way into kitchens as kitchens have become extensions of the family space, rather than only a place to cook. Adding a single delicate, tiered chandelier for this particular kitchen defines the distance and treats the island such as a dining room table.

This funky/glam/modern chandelier additionally causes this island feel as a dining room table and gives this sleek modern kitchen an official elegance.

Fiorella Design

A faux-candle design chandelier such as this could easily be observed above a dining room table. This kitchen might look like many others whether it had the normal two glass or metal shade pendants hanging over the island.

Lewis / Schoeplein architects

Modern chandeliers may be used as side-by-side pendants if the scale functions. When you’re looking for lighting, don’t limit your search to”pendants” alone. Look under”chandeliers” too and check their diameter.

Tip: Mock a light using a bit of cardboard and hang it over your own island to help you visualize the lighting in its setting and be sure the size functions.

Play with scale: Playing with size is always a great to make your space appear unique. Many men and women play it safe, especially when it comes to lighting. Both of these huge pendants put further towards the ends of the island give this kitchen an entirely unique look.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Small, undersized pendants frequently appear best in multiples of 3. Here they’re staggered in height in addition to colour.

Sculptural: instead of picking a light for actual illumination and tasking, think about picking a bit that makes a sculptural statement, such as this Orchestra Light. Be sure you have ample can lights to fill in!

Peter A. Sellar – Architectural Photographer

These sculptural, cloud-like Logico pendants are usually viewed over dining room tables, but used in duplicate here within this super-long island, they make an unexpected statement.

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