As I get closer to the end of this crazy kitchen renovation, I seem to be second guessing myself more and more. I think I have lost the ability to make good design decisions. That’s why I am asking for your help today…
I obsessed for awhile over kitchen pendant lighting for the area above my new island. I almost decided to just add two more recessed lights and focus on the chandelier over the table. But then a little voice inside of me said, “Go for it, take a chance, do something bold…”
I ended up having the electrician install these two Darlana Lanterns from Visual Comfort.
I ordered the lights through Circa Lighting who has a strict return policy. Returns must be packaged exactly like they were shipped and if you return a light, you pay a 15% restocking fee. I ordered them anyway because every time I would see these lanterns in a picture, I loved them! I considered a few other options as mentioned HERE but felt that the lantern look was what I always wanted.
What I did not consider was how difficult it would be to find lighting to go over my kitchen table that coordinates but does not compete with the lanterns!
In the picture above, you can see the iron chandelier which is currently hung over the table. (Sorry, I didn’t straighten up the kitchen for a photo that day. I was rushing around before the workers arrived.)
Anyway, here is a close up of the iron chandelier over the table. As you can see, the gray tone does not match the black iron in the lanterns. Plus, the chandelier is curvy and the lanterns are much straighter and angular. Although, I hate to say it but the chandelier probably matches the style of my kitchen a little better than the lanterns…but I just can’t go there right now…
So, like I said, I have been trying to find something that will work with these lights. I don’t know why I assumed I would miraculously come up with the perfect fit. My brain is fried from too many decisions.
So the other day, I ended up ordering this Remington Pendant from Ballard Designs.
It looks great in this picture but when it arrived today, it just seemed HUGE! I measured beforehand but in person it is too overpowering for the space. I have to take another look at it tomorrow but I just don’t know.
Another possibility is the Collins Chandelier from Pottery Barn.
I would probably order the white shades with it. Plus this one was recommended to me by Pottery Barn when I wrote to them for their free design service. Of course, they suggested different pendant lights…maybe I should have listened… Anyway, I will fill you in on their design advice in another post.
So for my dilemma of the week..
What light would look best?
One of these or something totally different?
UPDATE – If you want to see which light I chose, please click the following link… My New White Kitchen Reveal