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Do these lights match?

Posted by lzhwong (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 16, 12 at 20:07

I have an open concept floor plan where the kitchen is open to the breakfast area and family room. I will have 2 of the Clemson pendants over the kitchen island and 2 of the firefly chandeliers over a long rectangular table in the breakfast area. Just wanted to get some feedback as to whether these styles/finishes match. Thanks!

A few additional details - the kitchen will have white cabinets with Cambria torquay countertops and polished nickel pulls/faucets.


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I know you want to hear otherwise, but I don't think they match. The firefly is more contemporary to me with the straight, clean lines and clear glass....


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The firefly doesn't match, But the clear glass kinda makes them disappear. But I am not a fan of the fixture in general.


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Thank you for your input. What type of chandelier do you think would coordinate with the Clemson pendants? My husband wasn't a big fan of the firefly lights. Back to the drawing board....


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Not a fan of the firefly either. The others are fine. I would lean more traditional over the breakfast table as the island ones are fairly traditional but streamlined.


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I agree with athensmom.... Also, I would try to find glass shades that are similarly opaque. I think that will help unite the fixtures.


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ps. you could try cross-posting this on the Home Decorating forum.


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Would anyone actually put spiral CF lamps in a clear pendant fixture?


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I would actually not do the glass on the breakfast table. Too matchy matchy for my taste. I would get something without glass. You can stay with the silvery finish but even that isn't necessary (and I probably wouldn't). Maybe a wood fixture with a silvery or burnished gold with silver finish. . . .


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Your picture of the Clemson looks like opaque white glass, but is it actually clearish ribbed like this one? I'm posting it in case it helps others brainstorm a good companion:

If you do a search on houzz.com on "clemson pendant" you'll see some pictures of kitchens that have it plus other kinds of lights, like this picture:

houzz also shows 'related products' at the bottom, like this:

and this Grosvenor downlight which comes in a 3 light and a 1 light; looks brassy here but it also comes in a pewter/dark silver finish:

Ceiling Lights > GROSVENOR ONE-LIGHT DOWNLIGHT


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Would something like this match the Clemson pendants?

Thanks again for any input!


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Go with something that is similar to your other light fixtures.
There are a few samples in the link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Clemson


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