Restoration hardware lighting opinions

paulineinmnNovember 12, 2010

Does anyone have either the Clemson classic pendant:

http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1509020&categoryId=cat1701013

or the Schoolhouse pendant:

http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=190&categoryId=cat1701013

...from Restoration Hardware? I'm trying to choose a fixture (two actually) for my kitchen. It's kind of an updated farmhouse kitchen, white upper cabinets, cherry lower cabinets, farmhouse sink, soapstone counters, wood floor. I kind of want an elegant yet comfy look. The house was built in 1911 so want to keep it kind of older looking.

I'm wondering which fixture would be cozier.

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drjgreenberg

So funny- I am ordering the clemson today! I am sure you know about the friends and family 20% off sale? It ends monday.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg1018493612454.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Clemson pendant

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 7:07AM
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jakabedy

I had an earlier version of the schoolhouse pendant -- it had a chain rather than the downrod. I put one each in the kitchen and breakfast nook of a 1929 Tudor home back in 2001. It was a nice, elegant look without the fixtures becoming features on their own.

I like the Clemson, too. It is more of a statement, probably a bit more trendy, but would be a nice splash of bling in an otherwise soft kitchen. When I say trendy I don't mean "modern" -- in that it would go out-of-date quickly. I just mean it has a bit of the industrial, steampunk thing that seems to be going on right now. I think it would be nice in a 1911 house.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 8:50AM
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doggonegardener

You might look at School house electric too. They have some really nice period fixtures and you can mix and match shades and fixtures to get the look you want.

http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 10:22AM
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runninginplace

I suggest also checking Rejuvenation Lighting. Like Schoolhouse Electric, they allow you to create your own combination of fixture and shades, with a ton of options. And, the customer service is wonderful! I just finished my kitchen and bought a light from them. There were a couple of glitches but the way they were handled has made me a huge fan of this company. Absolutely superb in their efforts to make things right and to do it with speed and ease.

And...I think many of their pieces are less expensive than Restoration Hardware.

Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rejuvenation LIghting

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 10:41AM
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johnnyl53

We just ordered two of the Optic pendant from Restoration:
http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=1340&categoryId=cat1701013

One for over a peninsula and another for over a small table in the breakfast area.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 9:27PM
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artemis78

I like both, but am partial to the schoolhouse fixtures for older houses. I also second (third?) the recs to check out Schoolhouse and Rejuvenation, though---their schoolhouse lights are less expensive than Restoration Hardware's. We bought our schoolhouse fixtures from Schoolhouse (en route to us now!) and ordered pendants from Rejuvenation.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 1:30AM
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vate

Well, I can't speak for "cozy", but we love our two Clemsons. They are the 14" diameter, take two bulbs each, and really light up the room. Ours are the fluted glass, which is hard to tell from the photos. We lucked out and found them at the Restoration Hardware outlet in Georgia.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 8:29AM
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deanalj

I just installed 2 schoolhouse pendants from RH in my kitchen. They go great in my 1904 home. Very nice fixtures. I think the schoolhouse would help achieve the cozy look you are going for. So classic!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 5:29PM
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