mini-pendant selection time!
I'm in decision-making overload right now!
Despite the fact that I felt I had many things figured out before we began, I'm finding that now that it's time to make the final decisions, I'm reconsidering the things I thought I wanted.
One of those things is the pendant lights above my island.
I have long-loved the ubiquitous industrial style polished nickel pendants, and thought I would use those. But now I fear they are too industrial, too shiny, too big and blingy for my kitchen.
To recap, we've an old house, with old, dark bronze-y and crystal hardware and lights. And our kitchen will open up to our dining room, with double pocket doors separating them.
I don't think I'm going with ORB anywhere in the kitchen, but instead simple chrome and maybe some glass knobs. White shaker inset cabinets, soapstone and honed marble counters. Simple, traditional, understated, lived-in, comfortable, family-friendly, casual. (Oh, and 8.5' ceilings.)
(I like clear glass pendants, but worry about seeing the bulbs, especially as available bulbs are in such flux.)
Our island is about 8' long, and we will have 3 pendants, so I'm also trying to stay under $200/fixture.
Here are some I'm considering, but I think one of these has become my favorite:
What do you think? Any of these? Or others to suggest?