best lights for 60 in round table
irastuckey
October 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Help on lighting. Do not like the one that is there. Want a clean
urban look but not off the wall.
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irastuckey
Thanks for all the suggestions. Also want to change pendant lights to a clear ..
A dome style or drum style for dining area sounds good.
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irastuckey
Need dining area to be at least 30-33 wide for 60 in table . Is that correct size for table?
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irastuckey
How about this? All white for dining area?
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Whispar Design
As a general rule (general is of course used loosely) the fixture over a table should be between 1/2 and 2/3 of the diameter. The visual weight of the fixture will help determine whether you are at the lower end or higher end of the scale.
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irastuckey
Thanks..I really like the dome style but need to see about size.
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Whispar Design
The size you mentioned would fit perfectly in the formula (30"-40")
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irastuckey
What size are pendant lights suppose to be if hanging over
83 inch island. I want to have three lights.
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Whispar Design
The rule of threes is always a preferred option if it does not crowd the space. Depending on the diameter of the fixtures - three would be perfect. As a general rule, take the island length less diameter of pendants (13x3) then divide by 16" = 3.125

For instance, in a 13" diameter (if you are trying to go a bit more restoration-style - judging by the fixture you are looking at for over the table??) Chadwick Restoration Pendant - White
Chadwick Restoration Pendant

Also, here is an article that may help with additional ideas:
Ideabook: Kitchen Islands: Pendant Lights Done Right
0 Likes   Thanked by irastuckey    October 24, 2013 at 5:32PM
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Alicia Paley Home Interiors
Check out the lighting at West Elm. They have great choices that would work with a clean, urban style, and they're not too pricey.
0 Likes   Thanked by irastuckey    October 24, 2013 at 5:36PM
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irastuckey
Thanks , will do.
0 Likes   October 25, 2013 at 6:14AM
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irastuckey
If island 83inches long what size should pendant lights be? Using three lights.
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irastuckey
Missed the suggestion on 13". Would 7" be to small if using 3?
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wnderlnd
Just bought a new house and replaced almost all the fixtures. They were hideous. Our custom kitchen table is a 66 in round and we went with a large drum pendant light by Candice Olson. I recommend a fixture with at least 3- 60 watt bulbs for good light. Can always install a dimmer switch if need lower lighting.
0 Likes   Thanked by irastuckey    October 27, 2013 at 10:40AM
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Whispar Design
It's okay Ira, It's only a rule of thumb. What is the diameter of the current pendants you have and which pendants are you considering to replace them with?
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irastuckey
7in and 1in shorter then the ones there.
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Whispar Design
I don't see that being a problem at all - your current pendants are scaled nicely.
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