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Obsessions: Pendant Lighting

Sorry to report that I still haven’t received my new camera so there will be no in progress pictures today.

I know many people do not like overhead lighting but I think every room could use a nice chandelier.  It doesn’t have to function as the main lighting in the room as there obviously needs to be additional lighting options (can lights or lamps, etc.).  I also love the ease of flipping a switch on the wall to illuminate the room.

So now I’m in a house with open ceiling junction boxes in almost every room and I’ve just begun to buy the new fixtures.  Yesterday, two of these lovely diddies arrived and I’m over the moon:

David Hicks Pendant

David Hicks Pendant

The David Hicks pendants are going above my island.  Now I need to find a complementary pendant for the space above the sink (as I thought it would be too much with another one so close).  Furthermore, the dining room is right across from the kitchen and I need a chandelier to hang from the ceiling.  The biggest issue is that I don’t want the chandelier to block our wonderful view from the dining room.  So I think the best option and decision is to look for something with glass globes similar in shape to the David Hicks pendant but clear so as to not obstruct the view.  These are the options that I’m considering:

Custom chandelier created by an Etsy artist.

Custom chandelier created by an Etsy artist.  Not in love with this version necessarily but could have it custom design to be something I love.  

Starburst 8-Light Pendant from Lamps.com

Starburst 8-Light Pendant from Lamps.com – The globes are a little much and it’s difficult to really gauge the size.  Unfortunately, they are only sold online so I wouldn’t be able to see before I buy (and considering the price…I’m a little worried).  

CB2 Firefly Pendant Lamp

CB2 Firefly Pendant Lamp – I don’t love that they aren’t full glass orbs but they are adjustable which is very helpful with the sloped ceiling in the dining room.  

West Elm Globe Pendant - Probably my favorite but they are sold individually and I only have one junction box in the dining room. I also would prefer if it was a brass finish.

West Elm Globe Pendant – Probably my favorite but they are sold individually and I only have one junction box in the dining room. I also would prefer if it was a brass finish.

The budget might make the decision for me but I’m still on the lookout for other options.

I hope to have a camera soon so I can take some pictures of the pendants already in place!

Obsess Much: Kitchen Lighting

If you follow me on Pinterest, you have probably seen a dramatic increase in the number of pins that I’ve posted related to lighting.  I’m trying to nail down some details in the rooms for the new house and have recently been fixated on making decisions on lighting.  (I’m hoping that almost every room has a ceiling junction box so that I can add chandeliers – or really modern lighting pendants as opposed to chandeliers).

The first room up for decision is the kitchen:

I’m in love with this pendant from Serena and Lily. Just not sure if it’s practical or too much for pendants over the island.

David Hicks Pendant that is all over the web right now. Love the industrial but fabulousness feel of it. Seems a little more appropriate for a kitchen but not much bling. 🙂

The last option is completely different but would infuse some more color in the room. From Ballard Designs.

So what do you think?  What would you say when you came into my kitchen and saw the brass/mirror disco ball?

I’m also obsessed with this light fixture but not sure if it’ll fit anywhere in my house:

Lotus Flower Pendant...probably too girly for the hubby to agree to this. 🙁

Let’s get this week started!