Kitchen and Breakfast Room Lighting

We are finding it much easier to blog more regularly if we blog about the things that we are working on...

We get double duty out of our research...

Lighting is a constant search, so this will be the first of many posts focusing on different aspects of lighting...

We can't stress enough the importance of good lighting..

first for function... and equally as important for aesthetics...

Scale is everything...quality means a lot, and unique is what makes the difference in the end...

It saddens us to see how many nice homes are filled with builder chosen fixtures that were all ordered at once from a lighting supplier. The salesman has taken a lighting list ... checked off a budget and chosen the fixtures... Ugh!

Today we are focusing on kitchens...this can involve more than one fixture...normally an island...and more than likely open to a casual dining area...

Here's some inspiration we found ...let's see what you think?

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We're sure you've seen several of these images before...but isn't it interesting to focus merely on the lighting?...

In the few instances where there is the ideal spot ...sconces are incredible in a kitchen...a little more unexpected in this room of the house...

We're a big fan of  lanterns...and really love a beautiful chandelier...the two go so well together.

 One of our very favorite light fixtures ever...

is hanging over the breakfast table in the last image from At Home in Arkansas...this is one of our projects, and we now carry the chandelier in our online store.

It also comes in a large round and smaller sizes as well...but this 6 arm beauty is truly amazing. Combining different fixtures over the island and casual dining table in open floor plans can be a challenge...this piece mixes well with everything...lanterns, pendants or an iron chandelier with candles.

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