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How do you know if a pendent is to large for the area?

Posted by Marion13 (My Page) on
Mon, May 6, 13 at 21:42

I just recieved in the mail my Restoration Hardware Benson 7 inches diamater pendents. I am sad because they look to large to go over my small bar which will be 66inches long and 24 inches wide. I was planning on only using two pendents and love this look but may have to reconsider more of a cone pendent. Does anyone know of a company that makes the Benson looking pendent smaller?


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RE: How do you know if a pendent is to large for the area?

I am wondering the same thing. I bought a 10 1/2" diameter light to go over my small island, but I don't care for the looks of a small single pendant. I purposely only bought one even though I need something for over my sink as well. When my first one comes in I will decide if I should put it over the island, the sink, or if it is too big maybe use it to replace my foyer light.


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RE: How do you know if a pendent is to large for the area?

My island is 4' x 4.5' . I also wanted those pendants but my island is too small for them. I ended up choosing the George pendant from Rejuvenation.

Here is a link that might be useful: George pendant


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RE: How do you know if a pendent is to large for the area?

I have two 8" pendant lights over my new peninsula that is about the same size as your bar. I do have a cabinet at the end of the peninsula, but the pendants look just fine, and not too big. I basically have 12", pendant (8), 12", pendant, 12" cabinet. (measuring from end of peninsula back toward wall). It looks good.

My GC said they were too big, but DH put one up and then we measured (our issue was the one had to be far enough away from cabinet so door wouldn't hit it). I loved my lights so we went for it. I am happy.

Have you done the balloon on a string mock-up? That will help you visualize the spacing and size.


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RE: How do you know if a pendent is to large for the area?

I was going to suggest the George pendant also. They're about 5" wide, customizable for metal and shade color, and are very cute IRL.


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RE: How do you know if a pendent is to large for the area?

So would a 10" pendant over a 36" sink be too big?


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