Kitchen Lighting: How To Get It Right

 

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1) Alden + Quinn  2) Cadence + Fulton  3) Audrie + Mercer  4) Ellis + Quinn  5) Braelyn + Lucien  6) Blakely + Corrigan  7) Morris Lane + Jacqueline  8) Harrow + Circolo  9) Everly + Stanton  10) Fresnel + Rittenhouse  11) Staunton + Home Place  12) Parker Place + Winton  13) Westminster + Perryton  14) Westbrook + Camille

 

Daily we have customers asking our design team to help with selecting lights to complement each other within the same space; most frequently kitchen island pendants and breakfast nook chandelier. Walking that fine line of pairings that go well together without being to matchy-matchy can be difficult. While we're always here to help (please ask, we love it! hello@lightingconnection.com) below are some guiding principles to make sure you're selecting items that mesh well.

1. Select Cousins, Not Twins:  No one wants a room that looks like you picked up the entire furniture set, hello 70s. Same goes for lighting- don’t pick out fixtures that look like you got them from some ‘lighting-in-a-box’ store. We advise choosing fixtures that seem related without being from the same exact collection. This can apply to finish, style, or form. Cousins, not twins – get it?!  

2. Create a Focal Point:  Remember not every piece can take center stage. If you knocked it out of the park with your chandelier, don’t distract with over-the-top pendants as well.

3. Strike a Balance: Don’t be afraid to play with different textures, materials, finishes, silhouette and shapes. It’s all about balance and added interest. Drum shades are a great way to soften, glass creates airiness, orbs and globes add a soft feminine shape, brass and wood create warmth. You get the picture.

From modern-to-transitional, industrial-to-glam, we've hand-picked some of our fave kitchen lighting combos to make your life a little easier. Need someone from our design team to help? No problem! Email over specifics on your project and we'll jump on it: hello@lightingconnection.com

 

 


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Perla Chandelier Giveaway

We've had so much fun working with Cade and Carrian of OhSweetBasil on their new office remodel. Take it from us, if you haven't checked out this drool-worthy food blog head on over and you'll be pinning up a storm.

Today we're excited to share with you Oh Sweet Basil's office reveal.  Cade and Carrian wanted a space where they could not only work on their blog but was inviting to their entire family. We think they knocked it out of the park, don't you?

The Perla Chandelier we selected for their space received so much buzz, we knew we had to give one away :).   Today is the day, and we're thrilled to announce our winner. Congrats Kim Motley!  For everyone else still dreaming of the Perla (we're with you!), enjoy this discount code for $50 off the Perla during the month of December! CODE: PERLAPLEASE

A special thanks to our our friends at Classy Clutter, Boys Ahoy, Design Loves Detail and E Interiors for partnering on this fun giveaway.

 

Perla Chandelier Winner

 

 

 

 


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Cyber Monday Flash Sales

Crossing your fingers that we’re going to have a Cyber Monday sale with deep discounts on some of your fave items? Get ready to do your happy dance because we’re having flash sales throughout the day ALL day (you’re welcome). On Monday, Nov. 28th from 12am-11:59pm you’ll have the chance to snag some of our hottest items at ‘too-good-to-be-true’ prices! Every 3 hours a new best-seller goes on sale, but once the 3 hours is up it’s lights out on that deal. So you have to act fast! Sign up for our emails ASAP to unlock the discount codes.  You’ll receive emails real-time throughout the day revealing which item is currently on sale and the discount code to use at check out. Trust us, you DO NOT want to miss these savings! Happy Shopping!


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Children's Lighting

The kiddos are heading back to school, and if you’re anything like my friends with school-aged children I know you’re breakin’ into your happy dance. I’ll be right there with ya soon enough. Finally, you can start regaining your sanity (or what’s left of it). So now that the kids aren’t home all day every day, it’s the perfect time give their space the little pick-me-ups. Whether you're on the hunt for kids' industrial bath lighting or an oh-so-gorg nursery chandelier, we've got you covered. Here’s a roundup of our favorite lighting for our wee one’s spaces- it was so hard to choose!

Shop This Look Today: 1) Paulina Otomi Pendant 2) Ceramic Giraffe Sconce 3) Duncan Bath Light 4) Metal Band + Wood Beaded Chandelier 5) Astro Sconce 6) Stray Dog Designs Drum Pendant 7) Freemont Sconce 8) Caparros Bath Light 9) Fred Sconce 10) Celeste Sphere


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MIXED METALS

Home design with mixed metal lighting is my happy place. Do me a favor, pick up that outdated "rule book" of sticking with a single metal finish and throw it out the window (figuratively speaking- no littering please). The way I see it, a lot of design rules are made to be broken. Case in point: check out the stainless appliances paired with brass and bronze geometric pendant lights below- so amaze!

 

  

Two-toned metal fixtures add more personality, warmth and dimension to your space. Plus, it gives you two finish options to work with when it comes to other lights in your home- you gotta love that.

 

Hinkley Lighting Fulton Linear Chandelier in Brass and Bronze in Dining Room

 

Try a bronze and brass orb chandelier in your foyer, or multiple industrial glass shade pendants with brass and graphite accents over your kitchen island. Or my personal fave, a mixed metal open cage linear chandelier over your rectangular dining table (so fab).


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Mood Board: Baby Boy Nursery

 

Don't you love a good mood board? I'm super visual, so mood boards always help me when designing and making decisions.  Speaking of decisions, we're working on lighting suggestions for a precious baby boy's new nursery and we need your help. Which would you pick:  Option 1 with the Antique Silver Layla Chandelier or option 2 with the Metal Band and Wood Bead Chandelier

Want our design team to help with your space?!?  No problem! Email us at hello@lightingconnection.com 

Shop this look: 

Layla Chandelier  I Metal Band + Wood Bead Chandelier   I  Crib  I  Reclining Chair  I  Baskets  I  Pillows  I  Console Table  I Elephant Artwork  I  Rug  I  Elephant Hamper  I  Star Wallpaper


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How to Choose the Perfect Lighting

Having sweet dreams of fabulous lighting but having nightmares that you won't pick the right size or put it in the right place? Our lighting size guide will help you become a lighting guru in no time. You got this!

When choosing a light fixture it's super important to consider the available space so that the fixture is balanced and proportionate to the room. To select the correct size you'll need to do a little math (say it isn't so!). Don't stress- it's easy breezy!

If you need extra help, we're always here.  Just email us at hello@lightingconnection.com.

 

 


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