Need help with lighting fixture design
sharris0414
November 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Moving into this house and am not satisfied with where the current lighting fixtures hang. Although the concept of them hanging over the breakfast bar is ideal, I want to be able to also hang some fixtures over the island and the dining room table but am really concerned that too many lighting fixtures will give the dining/kitchen area a cluttered look. I am looking for suggestions on potential lighting fixture designs that would make the entire area pop. Please help.
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dclostboy
Fixtures over bar are too low. It looks like plenty of light on all working surfaces...why do you think more is needed?
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happyasaclam
I agree with dc. Raise the two over the bar and I bet you'll be happy with them. The fixure over your table seems nice and bright and from the same collection as your pendents. You have the recessed light too and more pendents would be over kill.
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sharris0414
I plan to switch out these light fixtures. These were there when we moved in. Want to purchase something a little more elegant. Any suggestions?
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dclostboy
Elegant is in the eye of the beholder :)

But I really like these mercury glass ones from Jamie Young
1 Like   November 20, 2013 at 10:41AM
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dclostboy
Would go with any chrome you wanted to do over dining table.
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dclostboy
Something like this from LBL would keep with the oil rubbed bronze fixtures you have
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happyasaclam
I think your kitchen can handle bold!
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happyasaclam
And elegant at the same time.
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sharris0414
I like the mercury glass fixture. (1) Are you suggesting the mercury glass fixture for over the breakfast bar if I wish to replace the rubbed bronze fixtures? (2) If I decide to keep the rubbed bronze fixtures, are you suggesting the LBL fixtures for over the dining room table to match the rubbed bronze fixtures? Where would you place the lighting fixtures you suggested? (3) Because the LBL's are so small would I purchase 3 or 4 and spread them out? What would you do?
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Darzy
How about changing out the pendants to just canned lights, then do fab chandeliers over the island and your dining table? I think removing the pendants will make the space feel more open since you have the raised counter.
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Darzy
Is the canned light above the island centered with it? Hope so. :)
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dclostboy
I was thinking 3 LBL over the counter...Really just the first few that I found on quick search.
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happyasaclam
sharris, I believe LBL makes several different systems that allow for multiple pendents to be hung together in groups of three, for example.
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Darzy
This is not your furniture, right? What style are you? Traditional side or transitional? Will you dining table be round or rectangular?
0 Likes   November 20, 2013 at 11:26AM
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hilltop1155
Check out Hudson Valley Lighting. There are many styles and on all of them the detail is amazing. I don't work for Hudson Valley, BTW.
http://www.hudsonvalleylighting.com/ProductDetails.aspx?item=9341-OB
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sharris0414
No. Not my furniture. Our furniture will definitely be transitional. The dining table is rectangular.
0 Likes   November 20, 2013 at 11:30AM
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sharris0414
Thanks for all of your suggestions. I really appreciate it. By the way Darzy. I was also thinking about replacing the pendants with canned lighting then that would give me room to add a nice lighting fixture over the island and another over the dining room table.
1 Like   November 20, 2013 at 11:36AM
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Clear Lighting and Electrical Design
There are recessed fixtures (canned) that are of a remodel type available a the big box home centers. You should be able to remove the pendants and junction boxes and install recessed with no drywall damage. Chose from a 4" 50 watt, MR-16 to a 7" 75 watt, PAR incandescent or even LEDs.
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happyasaclam
It would have made more sense to have installed pendents over the island and recessed lights over the bar in the first place :)
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dclostboy
Agreed. Would you want to stick with oil rubbed bronze?
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sharris0414
Plan to have hanging fixtures removed from over the bar and placed instead over the island. Would definitely prefer to see recessed lighting over the bar. Need to find a good lighting and electrical design consultant here in Georgia.
1 Like   November 20, 2013 at 7:02PM
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happyasaclam
That sounds like a sensible thing to do, sharris.
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