Mar 26, 2014

New Kitchen Pendants

While we were waiting for our home to be finished, I stumbled upon a lighting sale on Restoration Hardware's website. I snagged a couple light fixtures we've been wanting for a while at prices we couldn't believe. Happy day!

Like I've mentioned before, the lighting options we chose from the builder's options work just fine for the most part. There are just a few spaces throughout the home (at this point) that we felt could benefit from some personalized light fixtures that better suit our style. 

Below are the original pendants that came with the home. They're really high quality, so we plan on selling them on Kijiji along with the kitchen nook fixture and powder room fixture (more on those tweaks soon!). They are pretty on their own, but we were looking for a more industrial vibe to contrast the white, monochromatic tones in our home. 


We were having our quartz serviced right after we installed the pendants, so the kitchen is completely bare in the after photos. I was in a bit of a rush to get things sorted before the service appointment, but figured it was an ideal time to snap some photos. So me and my iPhone did what we could. The true colour of the paint and counters is slightly off in these pics but at least you can see the difference the lighting makes! 


I love the way the wrought iron and metal pendants tie our stools and curtain rods together. These contrasting, industrial-style elements are totally our jam. Ryan, in particular, is pretty pumped about the incandescent bulbs. And we both agree, its pretty rewarding to see these personal elements enhancing our home. Love it when successful projects encourage us to keep trying different things :)

11 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is AMAZING! I painted my cabinets white and I am in the market for new lighting options, I am loving how simple and stylish these are!

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    1. Thanks Katie! Love that you just painted your cabinets white. As I'm sure is clear, I'm a total sucker for a fresh white kitchen :) Good luck finding the perfect lighting!

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  2. Wow! What a difference these new lights make-Love them!!! You can't go wrong with a little Resto Hardware

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  3. Love your lighting pick! How do you like the quartz countertops so far? That's what I'm leaning towards for our next kitchen!

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    1. Hi E.L.G! Sorry for the delayed response ... We are big fans of quartz! We had Caesarstone for 5 years in our previous home and it was incredible! These counters are generic quartz however and have unfortunately been problematic. The supplier has given excellent customer service though and has also concluded that the counters are defective. They will be replacing them soon and we are choosing pay the difference to upgrade to Caesarstone brand once again. I will do a more in depth post about our counters in the future, but in my experience, you just can't go wrong with the durability and stain resistance of the Caesarstone brand :)

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  4. your home is darling-- enjoy it! xx

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  5. The lights are amazing. very nice.

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  6. Wow what a beautiful kitchen! :)

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm loving how beautiful and pristine your kitchen looks and those new pendants make it even more so. I love the clean and elegant look of the white paint and the touches of color here and there, like the wooden barstools. They are just a perfect finish to complete the whole look. You really have a wonderful eye for aesthetics. Thank you so much for sharing such amazing design inspirations! All the best!

    Lynn Williamson @ DAL Builders

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