Ten Favorite Kitchens with Pendant Lighting

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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. 

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Brooks & Falotico

 

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

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Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

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

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Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Island Living…

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Annie Schlechter Photography Steven Gambrel Design

Good morning, our wonderful friends! We are counting down the days until the family gathers and we are surrounded by people we love.

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Steven Gambrel Design via Architectural Digest

Until then, it’s time to get cooking!

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Carolyne Roehm via One Kings Lane

 

When it comes to cooking and prepping and organizing, few things are as useful as a beautiful kitchen island.

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Pam Pierce Interior Design

It’s where we’ll prepare Christmas Eve dinner, our traditional “Company Chicken,” brown rice (the kind with the butter and consumme, not the healthy kind), biscuits, marinated asparagus and yummy rocky road fudge.

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Jean Randazzo Photography

It’s where we’ll prep breakfast casseroles to pop in the fridge for cooking Christmas morning.

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Kelly Wearstler Design

It’s where we’ll decorate gingerbread houses that are far from masterpieces but full of memories.

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Williams-Sonoma

It’s where we’ll sit and have a morning cup of coffee when Santa arrives far too early…

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Williams-Sonoma

And where we’ll finish off Christmas Day with a heaping helping of whatever leftovers we can find.

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Shop Terrain

Maybe most fun of all, the island is where we’ll create cookies for Christmas Eve and beyond.

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Simply Suzanne’s

They won’t look at beautiful as these. No doubt about that.

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Simply Suzanne’s

 

But there comes a time when we all have to realize that, sometimes, looking good isn’t the most important thing. To that end I had the pleasure of visiting Your Carolina yesterday to talk about creating a wonderful kids’ table for the holidays. We had the best time! Take a peek!

 


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