island lights

We have vaulted ceilings in our kitchen…I love how open and airy the space is, but my one regret is that I let the electrician talk me out of hanging pendant lights over my farmhouse sink when we were building.  His reasoning was that it would look disproportionate, since the ceilings are so high, that all one would notice is the rod, not the actual pendant.  I don’t know why I let him influence my decision so much that I ignored my instinct and didn’t go with my gut, but that situation is being remedied very shortly and not a moment too soon, if you ask me!

I’m a huge fan of industrial-style pendants…they add charm and elegance without taking away from the rest of the kitchen.  Here are some of my favorite images of industrial pendants from my inspiration files:

Brooke Giannetti, via Velvet & Linen:

Urban Grace Interiors:

Massuco Warner Miller:

Victoria Hagan:

…and via House Beautiful:

Jim Howard, via House Beautiful:

Windsor Smith:

Jennifer Dyer, via Lonny:

Tobi Fairley:

House Beautiful:

Thom Filicia:

Restoration Hardware:

And just to show that pendant lighting can still look chic with vaulted or two-story ceilings…

Coastal Living

Brooke Giannetti

Lamps Plus

Coastal Living

Elle Decor

Country Living

I’m leaning heavily toward two Benson pendants from Restoration Hardware, but am keeping my eyes open to other (less expensive) options:

What do you think?  Have you fallen in love with any industrial-style pendant lighting?

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  1. erin on September 20, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Looove the industrial pendants. All the pics make me want a kitchen re-do and an unlimited budget!

  2. Tatiana Doria on September 24, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful post! I´ve just discovered your blog, and I follow!

  3. Kelly@Bungalow Blue on September 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you for reading, Tatiana! 🙂

  4. Lisa on November 25, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Kelly – I just discovered your blog through a link from another, and I'm really enjoying it! You have great style. I have the benson 13" pendants over my island and I love them (it took me almost 3 years to commit because I was worried they would be too big, but no regrets). I was on Restoration Hardware's website this morning and they have them on final sale, so if you want them, you may want to act quickly before they are gone.

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