Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kitchen Lighting Design

Thanks for the sweet comments about my new fab tongue and groove ceiling.  Some of you liked it more than others (Elizabeth - it is called tongue and groove so I suppose kissing is appropriate).

Today, I'll offer up this drawing that Jay did that we are working from.  I took a really high tech photo of it with my iphone.  Let's pretend we took the time to draw it up in auto-cad, shall we?

This is the basic layout.  It's a decent sized space, but there are doorways and windows everywhere that  make the design a little tricky.  I'll post some more about the layout of the cabinetry later this week.

For now, the lighting plan.

The kitchen will have one hanging pendant over the sink, two over the peninsula and a centre ceiling fixture.  We are on a very tight budget for this reno but I think lighting is really important and both of us want something that makes a statement.

These two fixutres are in the running for the centre light fixture in the middle of the room:

I love both of these lights.  I think the apothecary lantern makes things a little dressier and the schoolhouse is more casual.  We will be using the oil rubbed bronze.

This light will be going over the peninsula(2) and over the sink.  

The look we are going for is a slightly industrial-farmhouse-cottage style.  Whaaaaat?   I know that doesn't make any sense.  Here are a couple pictures to further explain the look we are going for:

via pink wallpaper
via planete deco


See how they all have simple, almost traditional cabinetry with industrial lighting and accessories? I don't really know what to call this style but I sure do love it!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the central light fixture.  Would you go with the lantern or the schoolhouse?

xo Meg


  1. LOL. Good point Meg. As for the fixtures, I think I'd go schoolhouse if you're going for a more industrial angle. Any one of them would be a good choice.

  2. I agree with Elizabeth. The schoolhouse fixture would be a better option for the industrial farmhouse vibe. Love your inspiration photos, btw.