Funky Fixtures: A Lesson in Kitchen Lighting

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Kitchens come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They come in a wide variety of personalities and finishes. This is what makes designing a kitchen so fun! One detail that can bring the space together is lighting. Choosing the right lighting is everything. And one spot to highlight for great lighting is the island. This can become an anchor point for your kitchen. Some prefer a few bigger pendants, others prefer multiple smaller pendants. I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites in this post.

Design: Noelle Interiors | Image: Jason Cook | 2030 Haze

Two large pedants is always a good idea! I love this look for so many reasons. It anchors the room and the large scale brings a good amount of visual weight. Choose two that have a similar finish with the hardware. Or choose something entirely different for a unique, modern look all your own.

Design: Westward Foundry | 4600 Organic White

If you want to go really playful, add a track with a number of lights! This is such a fun look and creates a very industrial feel.

Design: Cook Design House | 5131 Calacatta Nuvo

I normally love to design things around the number three. Three small to medium sized pendants is another winning decision. This works fantastic when displaying lights above a really large island. And again, choose a finish that will knock your socks off and make a statement!

Design: June Eight Studio | 5131 Calacatta Nuvo

Speaking of finishes, some of my favorite options are brass, matte black, copper, chrome and powder coated white or black. These copper pendants look fantastic up against this black and white kitchen. It’s all about mixing and matching in the name of taste!


For more lighting design: Unique Entryway Lighting | LED Lighting in the Kitchen

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Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle, and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.