Thursday, January 8, 2015

Island Jewels...

When designing one's kitchen it's so important to finish it off with the jewels, and by jewels I mean lights! I especially love the finishing touch of the island lighting, it seems to pull everything together.
As I help my friend decide on ways to update her kitchen the lighting is just as important a priority as what counter top we choose.  Here are some of our favorite island lighting right now. What lighting adorns your island?

The fabulous kitchen from this past year's Kipsbay by Matthew Quinn had Downtown20 island lighting. My friend fell in love with these and as luck would have it Arterior's has managed to create their own version below.

Arteriors Home

The classic Kitchen by Christopher Peacock will always be one of my favorites. The lighting was from Vaughan but one may have the look with a lovely shaded pendant from Circa Lighting. 

Circa Lighting

Love- Vaughan

Love this take on the industrial island light- Victoria Hagan.
The brass truly gives it an elegant touch.

Circa Lighting

We  love the funky Hicks light. It adds that modern twist to any traditional setting.
Of course Phoebe Howard did an adorable kitchen here!

Circa Lighting

Well Lee Ann Thornton did a gorgeous kitchen and those lights are stunning!

Urban Electric  Co.

Our choice for this NJ kitchen was a lovely Vaughan Lantern it was sophisticated and
gave off plenty of light.

Vaughan Lighting

Having seen this kitchen in person I can tell you it was fabulous! Tina of The Enchanted Home created an elegant island with her shop's selection of Bell Jar Lanterns.

Our favorite of  The Enchanted Home Bell Jars that we have used in a clients home as well.


  1. These are lovely, Karolyn. I've been thinking that I want to update the pendants in our kitchen (along with our sink, our counter tops and a few other details). Love the examples you've shown here. Hope you are keeping warm! XOXO

  2. So many beautiful choices! I too love the bell jars.

  3. what an incredible example of the wonderful selections around today! I would have a hard time choosing..these are all lovely!

  4. Wow such a beautiful collection then seeing my kitchen was such a nice surprise (thank you)! I love all of these ideas so hard to choose! I always say I wish I could switch out my lighting seasonally (lol would love to see my husbands reaction to that) because it change/transform a room so easily! I love seeing all the possibilities...stay warm! About to head out into the frozen tundra:)

  5. I am glad it is you and not me making the decision. They are all perfect!
    Happy Thursday, Karolyn.

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  7. I couldn't agree more! Love the examples you've shown! Also, Happy New Year!

  8. Fabulous lighting and indeed the jewels of these kitchens Karolyn!!
    My package arrived yesterday and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful blue and white painted gourd! It was perfect and (unexpected ) timing as I was just diagnosed with pneumonia, thus the slight delay of my next post you all will not want to miss!

    The Arts by Karena


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