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Kitchen Island Lighting 101

Ah. The magic of the kitchen island. It is one of the most used pieces of real estate in your kitchen. Here you prep meals for the family, you sign permission forms and go through the mail. It’s a busy and special place in the home. And the best part is, it’s one of the easiest and most fun places to play with your lighting design. 

To give your kitchen a quick pick me up just change out your pendant lighting over your island with our quick tips. 

What’s On the Ceiling?

Depending on how your kitchen island listing was planned you may have one main electrical boxes or multiple. If you have one main electrical box you can still have that multiple pendant look (without changing your wiring) but you will want to make sure that the fixture you select offers a long canopy to accommodate the multiple pendants. 

If you are building your home, you may have more options to play with in regards to wiring above your kitchen island. Talk with your builder to see what your options are. 

Bella Mini Pendant in Matte Black & Brushed Nickel

Sizing

When determining the size of your lighting fixtures for your kitchen island lighting it is incredibly important to know the length of your island and your ceiling height. No one wants to be bumping their head on a light while trying to cook dinner!

Geo Chandelier in Matte Black & Chrome

How Much Light Do You Need

Generally people prefer their kitchens to be bright with lots of light. When selecting your kitchen island lighting you want to pay attention to the shade of the lighting fixture. Metal shades will direct the light downwards giving you a ‘task lighting’ effect over your kitchen island. While open lights or clear glass shades will disperse the light in all directions working to illuminate more of the kitchen. Then there are white or opaque shades. These shades will illuminate more of your kitchen than a metal shade, but not as much as an open fixture or clear glass shades. 

Z-Studio Dome Pendant in Yellow

Feel Your Own Style:

This area of lighting should be where you can take a risk and bring out a little bit more personality to your kitchen. Whether that be something a little bit more vintage-inspired or something bright and bold. You can easily switch out these pendant lights when needing a refresh for your kitchen lighting.

Keep in mind other fixtures that may be in the sight line of your kitchen. You certainly don’t have to match everything together, but each fixture should compliment and flow with the others to create a cohesive look. 

Landry Pendant in Matte White & Rubbed Brass

If you are looking to update your lighting please feel free to contact us

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2021 Wrap Up – Your Favourite Lighting Fixtures of the Year

As the end of the approaches we are taking a moment to look back and reflect on the year. 2021 certainly brought a lot of ups and downs for everyone. But one thing was for certain, our lights were on (for most of the year at least) and we were happy to have clients back in our store. Helping our clients design their homes this year was most definitely one of the brightest spots of the year. So let’s take a look at what was most popular with our clients this year!

Tull 5-Light Chandelier in Matte White

With a fresh matte white finish, the steel orb-shaped frame of this five-light chandelier comes to life and delivers an enticing design element radiating beautiful illumination. Make this fixture your own by customizing finishes on its frame interior, bulb bases, and finials, and enjoy the ornate bonus of floating crystal shapes that seal its exquisite aesthetic.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Tull collection offers many sized chandeliers in matte white or matte black finishes. 


Titania Black and Chrome Flush Mount

Contrasting finishes pad the extraordinary design of this four-light flush mount ceiling light. An architectural blend of rectangular shapes pairs a black steel frame with chrome finish bulb bases, and a surprisingly beautiful arrangement of candelabra-style bulbs that create a versatile contemporary and transitional dynamic.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Titania Collection offers pendants, chandeliers, flush mounts, semi-flush mounts, vanity lights and wall sconces in the same design with optional finishes of black and brushed nickel, black and chrome, or bronze and olde brass. 

Euclid Mini Pendant

Euclidean geometry influenced cubes bring a fresh architectural twist to this contemporary one-light mini pendant design. Modern chrome and matte black finishes bring a visually striking sense of layered drama to any metropolitan city inspired space.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Euclid Collection offers chandeliers, flush mounts and pendants in the same design with finish options of chrome with matte black or olde brass with bronze. 

Parsons Chandelier

Enhance your favorite room with this clean, crisp four-light chandelier. It’s fashioned with a matte black and brushed nickel finish and clear glass shades that deliver all the light you want. It will add a touch of brilliance to any space in the home, whether it’s the dining room, foyer, or kitchen.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Parsons Collection offers chandeliers, wall sconces, vanity lights, semi-flush mounts and pendants in the same design with finish options of matte black with brushed nickel, or matte black with olde brass.

Haylie Chandelier

This bright two-tone twelve-light chandelier adds a dynamic elegance to your favorite space. It’s crafted in a classic matte black and brushed nickel finish with the lights in a candle-like design. It’s ideally suited for the dining room, foyer, kitchen, or entertainment room.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Haylie Collection offers chandeliers, and wall sconces, in the same design with finish options of matte black with brushed nickel, or matte black with olde brass.

If you are looking to update your lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!