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I have had to make a lot of trips over to our new home for repairs and of course most of you know we aren’t moving in for several months, so I get to dream while I wait for workers in a home with no furniture at all! If you missed the tour, you can see it here.
We have purchased our pendants and I have yet to take them over and see if they are even going to fit. Once I open the boxes, I will update this post with a photo. I can’t recall where I bought them at the moment. Mine are clear glass with chrome accents and closed but in a shape not shown above.
I have always been partial to being a little different. While I love every single one of these pendants and their price, most of which are well under $200s, I think the last one on the left is the most unique. My only hesitation and it is something I am quite certain you can change is the Edison light bulb. I currently have a light fixture over my kitchen table with the Edison light bulbs and I prefer a brighter light. In fact, I really love a Reveal Light Bulb because it is so bright and gives a very nice light.
So how do you choose the right light for your space?
These days there are not a lot of rules.
This light is listed as a foyer light, however, I have seen it and many in this style used brilliantly over the kitchen island. The seeded glass is one of my favorite details in this graceful light. This pendant is one that I would not see in a “Contemporary” or “Farmhouse” style. However, if the metal was bronze, it might work in the “Farmhouse.” Definitely “Transitional” and “French Country” I think it is an excellent selection for most kitchens.
I adore this light. It is simple yet interesting and because it is see through, it makes your space feel larger. I can see this light used in every decor style. That is the magic of “transitional” anything, it just had enough style to make it special but doesn’t seem to claim any one style so strongly that it looks out of place. Again, I can’t say enough how much I love it!
One of my weaknesses as a designer is that when I design other people’s spaces I fall in love with them even though they are not necessarily my style and then I want to have a similar look in my home. That’s a problem, right?
This pendant reminds me of that because it is totally not my style. I lean more towards a curvy style verses this very tight, architectural light with a stripe on the bottom and yet I am so drawn to it. I can see this as the jewelry in the room. The main part of the globe has a linen treatment to the glass. This will work in a “Transitional”, “Contemporary” and “Mid-Century” styled kitchen.
While I would describe this as more “Cottage” styled, this kitchen pendant is actually listed as “Industrial.” That is why it’s called “Transitional!” Great details in the Chrome accents and the white glass globe offers contrast. Repeating the pattern, a key to great design, will make these kitchen pendants stand out rather than blend in over your island.
Here is another one of the selected kitchen pendants that is a little out of my wheelhouse and yet I would love to have three of them hanging over an island in a home of mine. A little more on the “Modern” side, this will still be stylish in a well-planned “Transitional” styled home. The drum is spectacular with the reflective chrome lines surrounding it. Your light will be diffused a bit more on this light than others because of the bottom shade.
School House Lights are from the 1950s and are making a comeback. We actually have an original that we put in the stairwell to our basement. It is so similar to this one with the stripes which is a little unusual when looking at a new kitchen pendant. So if it is a 1950s revival, we already know it works in “Mid-Century Modern.” “Contemporary”, “Vintage”, “Farmhouse” and of course “Transitional” will all rock this unique kitchen pendant. I am very fond of it and would love to find a home for a single one in my new house.
The display home for our new home used School House Lights.
This is currently a very popular style. It can go “Industrial” or “Cottage”. It is at home in “Farmhouse” and “Vintage.” I love the details and the light cover. The metal chosen would definitely affect the ability to use these lights in any style, but keeping with the chrome or brushed nickel keeps them very versatile.
This gorgeous light has “Farmhouse” written all over it. But because it is in Chrome, it can also work in a modern or contemporary setting. If your metals are not all dark, this pendant is also at home in a French Country styled kitchen. Honestly, I can hardly imagine a decor that this light won’t be an asset in.
There you have it! 8 Transitional Kitchen Lights for under $200. I would love to hear which one or ones are your favorites. As I mentioned above, I am a sucker for any style, so look for me to repeat this post in “French Country” as well as “Glam” at the very least.
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