Decorating & Design

October 27, 2015

Editor’s Picks: 7 Standout Kitchen Lighting Ideas

Interiors director Meg Crossley shares her favorite kitchen lighting ideas. 

Meg-Crossley-FeaturedImgOne of my first kitchen shoots for House & Home was at Tommy Smythe’s old house in Cabbagetown. It was the first time I had ever seen a truly oversized pendant light and I thought it was fantastic. A decade later, Tommy took me to 507 Antiques and I chose one for myself — an old French street lantern that now hangs in my dining room. But you don’t need to supersize your lighting to add drama to your space. I’m always drawn to light fixtures that are either vintage or antique, or good reproductions — it doesn’t matter if your style is trad or modern, a light fixture with patina gives your space soul. Schoolhouse-style flushmount fixtures, barn lights and sconces are all great options. Here are some of my favorites.

Author: Meg Crossley

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Cabinetry, Altima Kitchens; marble counters, Caledonia Marble; sink, Alonzi Enterprise; knobs, Restoration Hardware; pots in window, Angus & Company; Hansgrohe faucet, Taps; paint on upper cabinets, Museum White (2262-1FB), Pratt & Lambert; marble tile, floor slate, Saltillo Imports; black paint, Safety Black (M22), Benjamin Moore.


House & Home October 2004 issue


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