I've been struggling with lighting choices for our kitchen island for weeks!
The black granite island is a little over seven feet long and 3 feet wide, so I need two pendants.
This lantern from Ballard Designs is a safe bet. I know what it will look like because I had it in our City kitchen.
But, I want something a little less safe--a little different.
I fell in love with this pendant by Currey and Company.
The black metal shade is fabulous, and I love that there is a candelabra inside.
The problem is the inside of the shade and candelabra are silver and I want gilded.
At 20 inches diameter, it could be too big.
Also, the price is very high.
Here is what they look like in a kitchen....
I discovered this reasonably priced pendant from Outrageous Interiors.
It's certainly different! But is it too different? Is it too rustic?
Another safe choice from Currey and Company is this 13 inch diameter industrial style pendant.
I like that the inside is gilded and it has that black metal finish that I love.
This light and airy gilded pendant from Aidan Gray checks a lot of boxes.
It's different, yet traditional.
I like that the bobeches are distressed wood, but I would replace the metal candles with drip candles.
What do you think?
I found this pendant at Frontgate. It's also by Aidan Gray.
It was on sale, so I ordered two of them.
They remind me of my favorite from Currey and Company, but the shade is paper.
In the photo it looks black, but it's very light gray. The inside is splattered with gold, not solid which bugs me. They're also quite big at 20 inches diameter.
Thankfully, they are returnable because I'm not 100% about them.
I've exhausted my search for the perfect pendant and can't seem to fall in love with anything!
I feel like there is a thin line between not wanting something safe and expected and wanting to be different, cutting edge.
I would love any thoughts, ideas or feedback, please!