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LIGHTING OVER KITCHEN ISLAND - HELP!!!!
Lisa-Marie Wells
January 31, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am looking for the perfect light fixture for over my kitchen island. I HATE the fan and it MUST go!! The only problem is the ceiling height is very low. What ever type of light fixture I do end up getting it needs to be 20" or less. I originally wanted a little chandelier, but then again I thought of pendant lights......... I'm so torn, but need to get this done!! Suggestions?? Please!!!
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Scott's Creative Home
Remove fan, get your mini chandiler. You need a decorative element that is center in your most used space. Do not settle for pendants. Pendants, while very popular have become common and over used in this type of application.
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Lisa-Marie Wells
My thoughts exactly...however, I do plan on putting a chandiler in the dining room which is right off the kitchen. You don't think with such an open space that the two chandilers may be too much?
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Julia Wakely Interiors
I like the Bolton or Hindu Lanterns from Pottery Barn. I think the pink hue of your cabinets are clashing with your backsplash and counter. I'd paint the lowers in a dark color pulled from the counter and the uppers painted the color of the island.
1 Like   January 31, 2013 at 4:16PM
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alefantee
Try using a "3 of a kind" have three lights hanging down from the ceiling, I think that would compliment your kitchen beautifully.
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Lisa-Marie Wells
Can you recommend a color for the bottom cabinets? I have plans to paint all the cabinets. I was just going to paint them all the color of the island....
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Julia Wakely Interiors
I'd like to see a closer up pic of your counter? Is the dark colour chocolate or charcoal?
0 Likes   January 31, 2013 at 5:05PM
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Lisa-Marie Wells
it is more of a chocolate brown.... it has specks of gray and black too.... my kitchen is very small. I don't want it to feel any smaller with dark cabinets.
0 Likes   January 31, 2013 at 5:07PM
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Julia Wakely Interiors
Benjamin Moore Middlebury Brown HC 68 for the few lowers. The pantry and uppers all the cream. It'll be beautiful!
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Eagledzines
Painting your cabinets all the same color will make it appear larger. Painting it two different colors is in vogue but will make it appear smaller.
0 Likes   January 31, 2013 at 5:11PM
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Merri Interiors, Inc.
I love the idea of adding a cluster of different height pendents and in no pattern can be very unique & eclectic.
0 Likes   January 31, 2013 at 5:22PM
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Lkristine
I would look for a smaller size pendant chandelier that comes with chain so it can be centered over your island, and you can make it the height you want, with a simple hook. I think you could definitely do a smaller size pendant chandelier and still do a chandelier in your dining room, as long as they are distinct to the space and don't compete for attention. Anyway, here are a couple of ideas. http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Dainty-Black-and-Crystal-4-light-Chandelier/6421555/product.html http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Iron-and-Crystal-3-light-Chandelier/3285775/product.html
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Lisa-Marie Wells
I think the second one would work out great!! thank you!!!
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mahguyver
I really like the island. Where is it from? Thx
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Lkristine
I just saw comments about your cabinets, and that you want to paint them. So, that being said, I would paint your cabinets the color of your island, and then paint the island dark espresso color or black. I would however, not, paint the cabinets 2 different colors for the base and wall cabinets.
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suzyscorner
I would definitely go darker with the cabinets, especially the lower ones! I'd also suggest looking at some different ideas before you decide for sure... paint the lower ones and take a few days, if you think the 2 colors (top one and bottom another) does not look right then you can either paint the top to match or maybe a lighter version of the bottom! I LOVE your counter and you should show it off by uncluttering it! Loving the chalkboard on the side of your pantry too! :0)
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Lisa-Marie Wells
AFTER!!!
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brody1313
I vote for chandeliers, no two will not be too much....they have such a great selection....will be easy to coordinate two......pendants are so over done, and have never been my favorite.....love your island!
1 Like   April 5, 2013 at 5:05PM
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Scott's Creative Home
It looks great !! Here is another example
0 Likes   April 6, 2013 at 7:12AM
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Lisa-Marie Wells
Thank you!! LOVE this cabinet combo!! Thank you!!
0 Likes   April 6, 2013 at 5:01PM
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ncdiy
What about these beautiful pendant lights from Lantern & Scroll (find them on Facebook or www.lanternandscroll.com). These are from the Queen Street Collection. They are great to work with and really reasonably priced. Good luck!
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