What’s pendant lighting? It’s the chandelier alternative – sleeker, smaller, and sexier, pendant lighting hangs from the ceiling typically on long stalks or delicate chains.
It’s one of my favorite types of lighting because you can combine different styles in a unique bouquet, space out fixtures of a like type, or arrange however the spirit moves you. There are so many options these days, there’s no excuse to go with the tried and true.
A pendant with panache set above your dining room tables and islands can encompass anything from steampunk, industrial, elegant, quirky, traditional, mercury glass, antlers… You name it. There’s probably even fuzzy dice available, if you want them!
Before you go crazy, there are a few things to keep in mind.
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Even if you don’t know the difference between starboard and port side, you can easily turn your landlubber’s kitchen into a dashing galley that brings to mind an easy, breezy seafaring lifestyle.
No matter whether you’re into creating a classic navy blue and white Nantucket nook, or you rather channel a chic and stylish Palm Beach color swatch of sand and seashells, it’s a fun and easy treasure hunt.
Remember when you were a kid, and a drink of water from the garden hose was a treat? Now that you’re all grown up, you expect a little more, like a garden hose with a fancy nozzle. Or maybe even water from a faucet. What a concept!
If that sounds good, read on because faucets have really changed over the years. Here are some of my favorites: