Ten Favorite Kitchens with Pendant Lighting

pendant lighting in kitchen
Bakes & Kropp

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous day. Today, we are dreaming of school getting out, summer days on the beach and… pendant lighting! (Not necessarily in that order.)

pendant lighting in kitchen
Bakes and Knopps

 

You know that we think lighting, more than most anything else in a home, has the potential to totally change the look and feel of a space. 

pendant lighting in the kitchen
Bakes and Kropp

 

Nowhere is that more true than the kitchen, where lighting is so important for a functional work space–and where opportunities for accessorizing and really making the space your own are fewer. 

pendant lighting in kitchen
Brooks & Falotico

 

Whether you’re looking for lighting with a shade that stands out a little from the rest of the color scheme,

kitchen
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Or lighting whose color blends in but still makes a fabulous, bold statement, the right pendant can totally transform a kitchen.

kitchen with pendant lighting
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

One of our favorite elements of a kitchen island is the ability to hang pendants over top. 

pendant lighting over marble island
Architectural Digest

 

But, even if you don’t have an island, pendants are super chic over a dining table. We actually think a pair–or more–of pendants can be an even more beautiful look than a statement chandelier. 

pendant lighting over island with wood beams
Rafe Churchill

 

These pendants combine fabulously with these bar stools to contribute to the overall industrial vibe of this kitchen.

kitchen with Goodman Pendant lighting over island
Ashley Winn Design

 

Metallics always add a hint of glamour, a touch of sophistication that’s a little less over the top than a chandelier. We absolutely adore the touch of gold inside these bold, white pendants. 

pendant lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

 

Speaking of metallics, why try to make the chain blend in when it can absolutely shine! We love how these pendants connect with the fume hood for a totally custom look. What is your favorite style pendant? Do you prefer one that blends in or is made to stand out? 

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What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.” (–New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb )

Subway Tile in Kitchens, Reese Witherspoon & Nordstrom and More!

subway tile backsplash in kitchen

 

Subway Tile in Kitchens

dering hall

 

Draper James and Reese Witherspoon

 

Reese Witherspoon and Draper James Partnering with Nordstrom

norstrom

 

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

 “Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.”

-New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb

 

A big Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms!

In Good Taste: Threshold Design

When it comes to good taste, NYC design firm Threshold Interiors has it all figured out. 

It’s hard to believe that just a week ago we were in NYC launching my latest novel, Slightly South of Simple. This week we’ll be hitting spots from Lake Lure, SC to Vero Beach and Palm Beach, Florida, and end up in Atlanta. Check out this week’s events below. I’d love to see you!

I spoke at the 92nd St. Y last week about designing small NYC spaces, but I have to say that these kitchens don’t look small at all!

In fact, they are spacious and leave plenty of room for imagination. 

From beautiful natural stone

To statement-making hardware

Space-defining pendant lighting

To beautiful beams

Threshold has thought of everything in these gorgeous kitchens. 

And this blue backsplash adds a special touch of color. Kitchens aren’t the only thing Threshold does wonderfully well, but today seemed like a great time to focus on the heart of the home. Would any of these elements be included in your dream kitchen? 


Slightly South of Simple Tour Dates This Week! For Signed, Personalized Copies Sent to Your Door, Contact FoxTale Book Shoppe.

Tuesday, May 2: “Books and Bites” literary luncheon, Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746, (828) 625-2525, sponsored by Friends of the Mountain Branch Library, Meet and Greet, 11 am, Lunch at 11:30 am, Contact JoAnne Ellingston, Friends of the Mountain Library, [email protected], 828-625-9637

TuesdayMay 2: Talk, Signing and Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Security Blanket at home of Laura Hodge, Spartanburg, SC, Contact is Laura Allen, [email protected]

Wednesday, May 3: Holcombe Book Club, Country Club of Spartanburg, 11:30 am

Thursday, May 4: Luncheon, Talk and Signing, The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, 100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963, 12 pm, (Open to Club Members Only) [email protected]

Friday, May 5: Talk and Signing, Palm Beach Library System, Lantana Road Branch, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33462, (561) 304-4500, Free and Open to the Public

Friday, May 5: Private Party and Signing, Sailfish Club, Palm Beach, FL

Saturday, May 6: Celebration of Mother’s Day at Boxwoods in Buckhead, 100 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 11 am-3 pm, Contact Susan: [email protected], (404) 233-3400

Saturday, May 6: Signing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 4:30-6 pm, Contact Karen Schwettman, [email protected], 770-516-9989,

Sunday, May 7: Mother’s Day Tea at Urban Relics, Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Sandy Plains Rd #104, Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 587-3900, 2-3 pm, Contact is Annelle Gerson,  [email protected], 770-993-1555, 2:00-3:00

House Tour: 1920’s House Makeover

1920's house makeover

From clothes to homes and everything in between, we love a great makeover! Who doesn’t?

1920's house makeover foyer

This 1920’s English Tudor Remodel by Summer Thornton is an absolutely stunning testament to what a lot of vision and a little (Ok, a lot…) of elbow grease can do!

1920's house makeover- living room

The best thing about old houses is, by far, their architectural details.

1920's house makeover - office

One thing you can’t renovate? The light! In this house it is incredible!

1920's house makeover - library

A dark paneled den is the original–and ultimate–man cave.

1920's house makeover - living room

A deep, dark color is romantic and warm in this stunning dining room.

1920's house makeover - kitchen

Summer Thornton is one of those designers who knows that there are places for light and places for dark.

1920's house makeover - kitchen

The kitchen is one of the places that we love to let the light shine in!

1920's house makeover - dining room

Steel windows and doors are one of our favorite details and add instant interest to a room.

1920's house makeover - living room

Cozy nooks like these are always our favorites! We love how this designer turned what could have been wasted space into a major moment.

1920's house makeover - bedroom

You know we’re huge fans of sloped ceilings. They add instant charm!

1920's house makeover - bathroom

Subway tile is an instant refresh wherever it is. In old houses or new, it creates a beautiful bathroom!

1920's house makeover - bathroom

Speaking of gorgeous bathrooms… The vintage feel of this one is perfect for the age of the house.

1920's house makeover - flowers

This is another one of those “moments” we were talking about that Summer Thornton does so very well. Never underestimate the power of a well-accessorized vignette! We hope you’re having a terrific week and appreciate your stopping by!

We couldn’t love this photo of Slightly South of Simple with Diane James Home’s gorgeous blue hydrangeas any more. Why are blue hydrangeas important to the plot? You’ll have to read to find out! Thirty-two days and counting until the SSoS release! 

In Good Taste:Park and Oak Design

Even their name conjures good feelings. Park and Oak Design. It sounds like a firm that brings the outdoors in. That creates simple yet beautiful design schemes that feel totally livable.

It’s kind of like judging a book by its cover. You’re really not supposed to but, sometimes, the cover does give you a really accurate glimpse into what the book is about.

In this case, we judged a firm by its name. And like that book cover, it did give us a pretty accurate glimpse into what was to come.

If we had to pick one word to describe Oak and Park Design, we think we’d choose… airy. (It’s hard to choose one word, especially when you’re used to getting 85,000 to describe things.)

There’s a minimalistic air about this firm’s work that we find incredibly appealing and totally refreshing.

A modern streak runs through all of these designs that pairs well with traditional touches.

And you know how we love our subway tile!

We love how simple this kitchen is. You can never go wrong with black, white and a touch of natural fiber.

It took us a while to warm up to the idea, but we are now big fans of mixing metals. This kitchen is case and point!

These pendants are perfection.

Speaking of pendants, this is one of our favorites. It’s even more stunning in real life!

Saarinen tables are always a favorite. Sleek, modern and totally functional, they’re a great pick for a breakfast room, especially one that isn’t huge.

The right combination of high and low, rustic and modern, this gorgeous bathroom is the perfect mix of favorite elements blended together in just the right way.

A great wallpaper can totally make a bathroom. We love the vintage feel of this marble sink. The simplicity of these fixtures is a perfect complement to the fun wallpaper. All in all, we think you’ll agree that the work of Park and Oak is in good taste. Which is your favorite room?

We hope you’re having a great day and staying warm! 


Things We Love: Subway Tile

paint
deVOL Kitchens

As we all know, sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful. 

wood
BHG

One of our favorite, simple statement-makers? Subway tile, of course!

stainless
One Kings Lane

When we’re working on a renovation, so many things are pulling on our heartstrings–and our purse strings!

kitchen
Architectural Digest

When it comes to the kitchen, in particular, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed–or more than a little over budget!

glass
H2 Design + Build

Fortunately, subway tile is a way to keep both in check. Not only is it a stunning no-brainer for any space, but subway tile is also an affordable alternative to marble or other natural stones that might be fighting to be our backsplash choice. (Although we love them too!)

wood
deVOL Kitchen

One of our most favorite subway tile tricks that makes it look not only unique but also much more expensive, it playing with the grout color. We’re huge fans of gray grout, especially in a kitchen like this where it highlights the color of the cabinets. Plus, it doesn’t get dirty!

stainless
Architectural Digest

But white grout lends a gorgeous clean look.

wood
Architectural Digest

With subway tile, you really can’t go wrong!

kitchen
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

Another perk to subway tile? It’s so easy to clean! Just spray and wipe with any old cleanser.

abstract-art
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

From matte and magnificent…

flowers
Molly Frey Design

To a sensational sheen, we love subway tile any old way. Are you a subway tile fan? Or do you prefer a different kind of backsplash?

We are too excited to be on POPSUGAR sharing our favorite paint colors for 2017 for your bedroom and bath. Take a peek at our favorite for the bathroom and favorite for the bedroom.

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