Selecting lighting for your kitchen island can be overwhelming, I know. I’ve been debating what kitchen island pendants to select for a kitchen project I’m working on right now. Industrial? Traditional? Vintage schoolhouse? Chandelier? A drum Pendant? The choices seem endless. I’m working on a farmhouse that’s a mix of vintage and modern, so I’m going back and forth between a drum shade or white and polished nickel industrial pendants (since all our faucets and hardware are polished nickel). I’ll make sure to share the outcome with you in the coming weeks. But for now I wanted to share with you a few of my sources for lighting and also examples of different types of pendant lighting. You don’t always have to match your pendant material to your hardware, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit- even mixing brass and nickel or aged bronze. Most pendants come in diameters ranging from 12″, 15″, 19″ to 24″, so depending on the size of your island, your room and how many pendants you’ll be hanging, you will definitely want to take these sizes into consideration. Another note is to be sure the drop rod or chain will accommodate your ceiling height or that it will be able to come in a custom length. Some only have a drop of 24″ while others are adjustable up to 75″, so it’s always a good rule to read over the spec sheet especially when purchasing online.
Lighting sources: HudsonValleyLighting.com, ShopHorne.com, BarnElectric.com, RestorationHardware.com, Schoolhouseelectric.com, pwvintagelighting.com, Ralphlaurenhome.com, Norwellinc.com, abchome.com, ayrelight.com.