kitchen lighting | which do I chose?

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I’ve been trying to figure out what fixture would be a nice choice for the eat-in portion of our new kitchen.  I’ve already purchased the island pendants so I know those are a go.
I’ve spent way too much time going back and forth so I want to get your thoughts.
Hold on to your panties, because I’m about to hit you with photo overload!
| Bolton |

| gothic |

| hundi |

| clift |

| sawyer |

| capiz |

It must play nice with my kitchen table and chairs.
And will need to be able to get along with this guy that I brought with us for the dining room.
| eclipse |
A lot to ask, I know.  Which would you go with?


  1. Melanie Avatar

    Those pendants are so pretty! The glass options seem to compete the least. Did you consider anything along this line?

  2. Carrie Davis Avatar

    Melanie has a great suggestion…Any of them are beautiful, but I agree the glass is 'less competition' while being a nice accent. I also LOVE the lamp she posted a link to…it's gorgeous!

  3. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    the carriage or lourdes are my favorite! i like bringing in some of the dark of the island into the fixture, and i honestly don't think they compete. 🙂

  4. Ashley Avatar

    Carriage or Sawyer.

  5. Andrea Avatar

    Shelley, why did you have to give us so many choices! This game is too hard. I think the focus is your island so I wouldn't want anything too crazy so that it compete with those fabulous pendant lights. I didn't really follow the rules, did I?

  6. Calypso In The Country Avatar

    Carriage or Piedmont are my votes. That kitchen is looking gorgeous!

  7. Abby Leonard Avatar

    Clift! We have a round one and love it!

  8. Politickle Avatar

    Capiz!!!!!!! It has the same shape as the one for the dining room, but has the dark to it, which flows well with your table and chairs, plus, since its a sphere, it echoes the pendants which are half spheres. It is a really interesting and unique lighting fixture, and i think you'd be happy with it! Good luck!

  9. Mindy Avatar

    You're killin' me, Smalls.

    Okay, so my favorite light is the Clift, but it's not my favorite for the space. I'm just not sold on the lantern ones with the ones over the island. I'm gonna have to vote for the capiz.

    It's more modern than my typical taste, but I'm kinda diggin' the drum shade in the link from the comments.

    It's hard to judge something like that when there's nothing else in the space. I think your chairs are gonna pick up the dark from the island, so I don't think dark in the light is necessary. My brain was wanting something shiny like the trim in the existing ones. Like a barn light. Dunno, it's just the first thing that came to mind before looking at the choices.

    With a kitchen like that, though, any damn light is gonna look good. Ha!

  10. Caroline Nolazco Avatar

    I say hundi or capiz. but that was a lot of options! It's so sad… I went through all of them and thought 'they all look the same to me.' I was looking at the island lights.

    where's the emoticons when ya need em?! lol

  11. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar
  12. Lisa @ Shine Your Light Avatar

    I love the Capiz too!!! Your kitchen is coming along beautifully Shelley!! So fun to see it progress!

  13. Nexxxus Ramblings Avatar

    Capiz or sawyer

  14. Gavsopmom Avatar

    Your kitchen is beautiful! What material are you using on your countertops? I am also building and overwhelmed by all of the decisions.

    1. Shelley | Crazy Wonderful Avatar

      Thank you 🙂 It's Silestone Lyra. It gives the look of marble without the high maintenance. Good luck on your build!

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