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Good morning….about the house update. We are nearly completely sheet rocked so the fun has just begun. Trimwork started yesterday and the bathrooms are underway…finally getting to the stage where we get to look at the pretty things! I have had enough of raw wood,sawdust, and unfinished spaces to last me a lifetime, its time to button this baby up! I took pictures yesterday and will post them on my post tomorrow.
Show me a room that has a pendant lighting that isn’t beautiful. I love them…… they add elegance, soft lighting and a certain sense of proportion to a room. Used everywhere from foyers, to bathrooms and kitchens, you see them in outdoor spaces too. I love pendant lighting for their versatility. In my old house, I had them in my hallway, my foyer, above the staircase and in my breakfast room. I plan to use them once again in abundance in the new house. So today I showcase all the many wonderful ways to use this wonderful lighting. I am contemplating what kind of lighting to use over my center island in the kitchen since logically speaking, this will be and has to be one of the first rooms to complete. I like the idea of a belljar pendant or a large lantern type pendant. The best part? So many manufacturers make them, that they are very affordable and can be had inexpensively… don’t need to spend a fortune to get the look, that’s always a big perk! What do you think?
(I am also announcing an amazing giveaway on Friday…stay tuned)

Pendants can be used anywhere…as shown in this beautiful porch, Joan Behnke
Interesting hexagon shaped pendants add interest to this gorgeous kitchen
Round globe like pendants add a funky modern touch to this otherwise traditional kitchen, Bacco
Four industrial inspired looking pendants complement the stainless center island
Suzanne Kasler used pendant lighting in this beautiful gray painted butlers pantry
Pretty lampshades over these pendants gives a warm and inviting, country feel to this kitchen, Mark Maresca
Pendant lighting was used in this grand living room on the timbered beams
Gorgeous over sized square pendants used here for this pretty dining area, Kohler
A more industrial type pendant light was used for this classic white kitchen
Skinny pendants are used strictly for effect, obviously not much light from these babies,Craig Lovell photographer
Four black pendants is used to carry the black theme and offer a bold geometric shape to the room, Mark Maresca
Pendants always look great in a hallway/public space especially in pairs, Bacco
Pendants work in this shabby chic bathroom, Decorpad
A pair of large scaled lanterns was used in this beautiful kitchen, Dillon Kyle
Oversized bamboo pendant lighting works well with this dining room, Decorpad
If its good enough for Ralph (yes Ralph Lauren) then they are good enough for me!
A pendant on a rod is another attractive option, though I personally prefer separate fixtures
A grouping of pendant fixtures  were used in this beautiful dining room to add to the Tuscan feel
Steven Gambrell used beautiful pale blue pendant lanterns for this pretty hallway
Amy Morris used these oversized pendant lanterns for overhead lighting above this beautiful center island, love the finish
Hanging pendants were used in place of sconces in this elegant bath
Black pendants were used to add balance to the black countertops, stools and hardware
The pendants work well in this industrial inspired elegant kitchen, Coastal Living
Beautiful outdoor covered porch used stunning pendants in iron, William Waldron
Love these romantic, charming shades used on the pendants, gives the room such character
A pair of pendant lights graces the sides of this Japanese inspired master bedroom, Aluminaire
A large grouping of brass pendants were used in this kitchen
Gorgeous dramatic black closet/dressing area gets a pair of pendants, Celerie Kemble
The brass pendants dress up the space and give it a little sparkle!
Gorgeous kitchen looks perfect with this pair of nickel pendants over the island
A pair of pendant lights was used as an accent,in this bedroom for drama
A pretty pair of belljar pendants were used for low voltage lighting in this pretty kitchen
Jessica Helgerson used simple modern pendants for this attractive more transitional styled kitchen
This beautiful space gets a grouping of pendant lighting which creates warmth and adds some intimacy to the high ceilings, Custom furniture
Gorgeous outdoor porch gets a pair or iron pendants…stunning!
So what do you think? Do you like pendants or do you already have them in your home? Whats your favorite room to use pendants in? Do you have a favorite kind of lighting? I am not a high hats fan though appreciate their function and lighting capabilities. I love low lights…sconces, lamps, lanterns,etc…..makes a room glow.  Love to know what you think! Have a great day.


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Ever - The red house by the lake on

Very nice.

I think the only problem with pendants is that they are kind of inflexible. They are great over furniture that wont be moved, put putting one over the kitchen table means that the table will have stay centered there or it will look weird.

mwaxter on

Beautiful examples of pendants.
I have them over my center island and in my bathroom, they both look great and give a soft lighting to the room which I love. I love the idea of adding shades…great concept, I may have to give that a try for my kitchen.
Beautiful pics as always!

Janell @ Isabella and Max on

I recently found your blog, your posts are wonderful, and looking forward to seeing more of your house! Janell

Party Resources on

I can’t possibly pick…I love them all! xx

Cindy on

They are all beautiful! Think it is great to use over pieces that are fixed…so many options to choose from!

Brandon @ Southgate on

I adore a good pendant, and have found myself using them more and more. I live in the town Mark Maresca is based out of, so have easy access to several WONDERFUL houses he has done, and was lucky enough to tour a home he had orchestrated an amazing renovation on a few years back…he is a genius.

Hamptontoes on

Lighting fixtures are one of my favorite elements of a room! I adore all styles of pendant lighting…great examples of perfect choices for each room!

Barbara@HausDesign on

I love them and definitely plan to incorporate the into the dream house. I really loved the ones by Kohler that you posted here in the kitchen…beautiful! I already have one in storage for over our (future) kitchen table – a drum shade pendant lamp. Beautiful post so full of great ideas, as usual!

Divine Theatre on

I have several that I cannot wait to hang…deciding where is the only problem!
Lovely post as always, Tina!


David Toms on

Gee so many choices that you have your work cut out for you. Just remember that in a kitchen they have to not only be decorative and functional but easy to clean. Not matter how good an exhaust system you install, thee is going to be some residue that floats around your kitchen.

christine {bijouandboheme} on

Oh my goodness…so many gorgeous examples! I adore pendant lights and loved how you showed such a great variety. My favourites are the crystal ceiling drops in the bathroom and the gold ones over the dining table with the chartreuse/yellow chairs. Fabulous post!!

traci zeller designs on

Beautiful examples of pendants!! Can’t wait to follow along as you build your home — you are right; with the sheetrock done, the fun is just beginning!!

Acquired Objects on

Love those hexagon lights in that ginormous kitchen in the second image and the four black pendants in another kitchen. But I think my favorite would have to be the lights that Amy Morris used, love lantern style lights! Love them in my kitchen but the whole problem is I keep finding lights I like better, it’s a bear changing the lights out all the time!

hey noni, noni on

I loved the pendants in the shabby chic bathroom! I love them all but would only want them permanently in a bathroom or kitchen island or counter…

under spanish moss on

Adore low lighting throughout the home. We have a bit of a lighting obsession….so love all photos in this collection. Love using lanterns. Fabulous post!

Clementina on

bellissimo post!

Helen Young on

We are working on island lights for a client’s kitchen so thanks for this timely post!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design on

These are all gorgeous. It is going to make for some difficult decisions!

pretty pink tulips on

I love bell jar and lanterns! Especially love those pale blue ones used by Steven Gambrel!

Both of my boys’ rooms have lanterns – one has a black one and one has a weathered blue.

I have a mix of light sources in most all my rooms and have a particular fondness for sconces!

Sounds like you might need to have a hard hat party soon!
xoxo Elizabeth

Blithely Unaware on

Reading your blog, LOOKING at your blog – ALWAYS takes me to a happy place.

Thank you!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle on

What a great selection of pendants. We’ve been in our home about 7 years now and I’m getting pretty tired of the builder basic fixtures. I’d love a couple of these beauties in my home.

Renée Finberg on

to me…
pendants are chandies without limbs.

xxx love them too!

Chic 'n Cheap Living on

What a great collection of pendant lights – I love the globe ones and the ones hanging off the timber beams.
I can understand how overwhelming the house can be and hope your spa appointment is just what you need!

Chic ‘n Cheap Living

Susie @ Maddie's Nest on

I love lighting and really love those oversized square ones! They remind me of some of my favorites from Urban Electric. I want to incorporate lighting into our remodel as we have way too much can lighting in our home. Alas, with the low ceilings from the 1920s I have to make careful selections.

quintessence on

All fabulous! I particularly the Amy Morris lanterns. But so much inspiration as always!!

carolyn bradford on

Love pendant lighting!! Always have! I especially loved the pendants hanging in that wonderful bathroom! The goal of our last addition was to have 3 matching pendants hanging in the hallway and I’ve never regretted it~great post! Thanks!

Ispirato Design on

I just saw your comment over at Carrie’s so I thought I would stop by and I’m so glad I did. What an absolutely incredible post. Can’t wait to back read & looking forward to more! I’m vacillating between pendants and wall fixtures over our bedside tables- I think I’m leaning pendant.

The Tablescaper on

That’s a lot of pendant light.

– The Tablescaper

Chic Coastal Living on

The pendant lighting is gorgeous! I have a love for them, as well! Can’t wait to see your pictures tomorrow! So excited!

Tessa on

I especially love the ones with the shades over the island, so pretty! i use them in our house too. I have a couple lanterns over our kitchen island, another lantern in the playroom and a pendant in my son’s room. They are my favorite when used in kitchens!

wowaccountforsale on

All of them are wonderful really. I always opt for pendant lightnings they’re very modern and stylish. My fave among those are the huge bamboo pendant lightning just perfect for our dining room. Nice list.

Miss Rubio on

What beautiful images. I love pendants. And your blog is just beautiful…following for sure, must keep up with your lovely blog 🙂

Karena on

Tina, now the fun begins….several will reallly speak to you & you will narrow it dowm!

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You certainly have made a case for pendants with all of those great examples!!! Love them….

Sonneman on

Fabulous Pendant Lights! Nice work! Thanks for doing this blog. I love how lighting can change the entire appearance of a room! Amazing!!!

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Deirdre on

Love the oversize lantern. Can you please confirm that it is by Kohler as I can find nothing on line other than bathroom fixtures by Kohler. Thanks!

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Angelina Garcia on

I came across your blog while looking for porch furniture ideas, and I have to say, that pendant really looks amazing on those porches! And with the couches, tables and lamps, it does give off a classic classy feel. Really, really love it!

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Keaton Oakes on

Those penchants on the high-ceilinged room looks amazing! I would love to see them in action at night, when they’re the only light source besides the fire place. It also helps that the entire area kind of converts to a sunroom when you open the windows to let the breeze in.


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