Every once in a while we do a quick lighting consultation. It's a small project, but if the shoe fits, we'll make it happen. When these clients came to us they were looking for a pendant over the island and a chandelier for their dining table. The electrical was already there and they had been living with the sad fixture caps for a few years. We couldn't have been happier to pop those out and put in some FIXTURES.
I don't think it can be repeated enough: lighting is everything! It changes the whole feel of a room and can add much needed drama, ambiance and style. Oh and actual task lighting! The clients showed me a few fixtures they liked on Pinterest (including the top right fixture in the mood board above) and in short were looking for a drum light over the island, a chandelier over the dining table, and wanted the lights to blend with the existing pendants of course. Style wise they wanted to stay fairly traditional/transitional. These were the 3 combinations we came up with and send them via pdf with a few extra links in a Pinterest board as well. In short, Option 1 was us working with a chandelier they showed us, Option 2 ways a bit more traditional, and Option 3 was more contemporary.
They chose Option 2, which was our ultimate favorite and the most traditional/outside our normal comfort zone so extra fun! True confessions: I wasn't excited by the thought of drum pendant over the island at first, but I really love how this double drum pendant turned out. It is the Double Drum Penant by Shades of Light. I really think it was a great "transition" between the peninsula pendants and the chandelier.
We even did this quick schematic sketch to make sure the drum pendant wasn't TOO big and to ensure correct placement. It was perfect.
The Bryant Small Chandelier from Circa Lighting was the dining table winner. I'd personally been looking to use this fixture for a while, and I thought this combo was great. (Plus you'll notice we used the Bryant lantern here. Love that collection.) It's a great example where mixing metals in the same space was a great idea. The clients were concerned about the standard drop of the chandelier being too close to the table so we chose to customize it. Worth it.
Our clients are happy and we are too with the style, drama, and um, light that these two fixtures added to this space. Which light is your favorite?
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