Need to replace ugly fluorescent box light above kitchen island
February 14, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Hello Houzzers,
The first picture is my kitchen, look up above the center island. yes, it's a very ugly fluorescent box of light. We would like to replace it with something more updated (in the near future will also replace iron pendant at kitchen table). Trying to go with a more clean, light updated feel. We do plan to supplement with recess lighting, so the island pendant doesn't need to put out a lot of light. I have a couple pendants I like pictured, would love to hear your ideas. Thanks so much in advance!!!!
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Chelsea Evans of Hudson Street Design
0 Likes   Thanked by Shannon    February 14, 2014 at 8:40AM
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M B Wilson Interior Design
I love using lanterns over islands. They add a thoughtful flair to a kitchen. You will definitely need to suppliment with recessed cans, I suggest using LED bulbs in the cans. When you replace the light over the table try to coordinate it with the lantern. It does not need to match, or even be from the same "family" but if it has some commonality that will help it coordinate.
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Whispar Design
I think lanterns are a fantastic idea. I also like the rustic look of the second chandelier you posted. Depending on the fixture lanterns can be a blend of old world meets contemporary. Another option is mini chandeliers or "pendaliers"
Ashford Pendant Lantern 14" Yorkville Pendant
HGTV Veronica Pendant Lighting
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