April's Picks – Kitchen Lighting

Lighting can often be an overlooked feature in a room — especially in a kitchen remodel or renovation, where you are already spending a lot of money on cabinets, counter tops and appliances. But, aside from the obvious need to see what you are doing while in the kitchen, if you are going to invest in all of those lovely materials in your kitchen, your lighting should be just as spectacular!

Here are a few of my favorite looks for kitchen ceiling and pendant lighting.

 {Semi flush mount light from Schoolhouse Collection, DVI, $150}

{Semi flush mount light from Schoolhouse Collection, DVI, $150}

Schoolhouse lighting is clean, classic and works well with styles from traditional to modern. The rounded glass softens a room full of hard edges and right angles. Chose a metal finish that complements your kitchen’s look. These can be found in pendants and ceiling mount, semi-flush mounted fixtures. Click here to find the light shown above.

Here’s some information on this style of lighting, from Rejuvenation.com.

Period Basics: Schoolhouse Lighting
“Schoolhouse” electric lighting is defined by its clean functionality, its even diffusion of light, and its distinctive shades.
Era: 1920 – 1955
Related Styles: Classic

In residential or commercial settings, schoolhouse lighting offers a hard-to-beat combo of versatility and classic good looks that blend with period and modern design. Click the fixtures here to custom-build your schoolhouse light, or for more choices, browse lighting in our Period Basics collection.

Plain opal and painted glass globes are the real key to its character and appeal. Without these shapely orbs, the fixtures just aren’t fully “schoolhouse”. Electric lighting of the 1920s truly gained an instant classic with this crowd-pleasing style.”

 {Art Deco/Retro pendant light, from the Bling Bling collection.}

{Art Deco/Retro pendant light, from the Bling Bling collection.}

Is your kitchen ready for some sparkle and bling? This art deco/retro pendant will deliver just that! How lovely a few of these would look lined up over an island! Click here to see the light shown above.

 {Sam pendant light, blue glass shade, from LBL Lighting.}

{Sam pendant light, blue glass shade, from LBL Lighting.}

Ready to add some color to your kitchen? Lighting fixtures are a great way to do that. This blue glass pendant is a work of art worthy of any kitchen. Find a color that complements your home and consider adding art to your kitchen via lighting. Click here to find out more about the light shown above.

What lights up your kitchen? What challenges have you had when it comes to kitchen lighting? Leave a comment and share your story.

Happy decorating!

April Pardoe