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Kitchen Lighting Fixtures To Dress Up A Modern Kitchen

Modern kitchens are sleek and sophisticated, and often have a professional, restaurant style air. But unfortunately that means that all too often modern kitchen lighting is extremely industrial and utilitarian. Rather than elegant or decorative, most modern kitchen lights are stark, made of sharp geometric shapes and simple, bold lines. Traditional pendants and chandeliers look […]

Using Colorful Lighting Fixtures To Brighten Up A Modern Space

By and large, modern spaces are fairly monochromatic. Glass and steel, black, white, and gray, simple lines and straightforward designs that all add up to a sleek, stylish – and very minimalist – decor. But if you ask me, as elegant as a very simple, sophisticated modern design can be, it isn’t always terribly inviting. […]

White Lighting Fixtures (Part 2) – Having Fun With Shapes

Yesterday I talked a bit about how well the color white works in modern design, especially win modern lighting fixtures. But it’s a topic near and dear to my heart, and one that I think is worth revisiting. So, if Part 1 was about light, shadow, and texture, today I’d like to talk about shape […]

White Lighting Fixtures – A Simple Way To Get A Modern Look

I once had a sculpture instructor who insisted that all the projects we turned in were painted flat white. Why? Because flat white is the great equalizer: it shows every detail and every dent, every mark and every mar – it’s the true test of ability, and done right, one of the most spectacular displays […]

Choosing The Right Island Light For Your Kitchen Island

In recent years, kitchen islands have become more and more popular, especially in large kitchens with open floorplans. But upping the size of your kitchen – and especially introducing a secondary workspace like a kitchen island – means you’ll need more and better lighting. Some kitchen islands are used for prep, some for seating, and […]

Stylish Contemporary Pendant Lights To Light Up Your Kitchen Table

Traditionally, dining areas are full of big, beautiful lighting fixtures – dining rooms often include a chandelier centered over the table, and even breakfast nooks or big standalone tables often have their own dedicated lighting fixtures. But if you happen to have a kitchen that’s on the smaller side (or a ceiling that’s on the […]

Pendant Lights – The Perfect Way To Customize Your Kitchen Lighting

Having the right lighting in your kitchen is incredibly important. Especially in a larger kitchen, or one where¬†you do a lot of entertaining, just your standard bank of fluorescent lights probably isn’t going to cut it. Good kitchen lighting comes in layers – that means different types of light different quantities of light, and light […]

Fun, Funky Island Lights To Customize Your Kitchen

With kitchens trending larger and larger and the move toward more open floor plans, the kitchen is increasingly becoming the center of the home. Large kitchen islands, rather than separate dining areas, allow you to entertain while you cook and clean, enabling your chef to be part of the party… and for the party to […]