Interior Design Q&A: Proper Lighting for a Kitchen Island

October 22, 2013 | 5:07 pm
Good lighting design can brighten your kitchen and amplify an island’s aesthetic appeal.

Good lighting design can brighten your kitchen and amplify your island’s aesthetic appeal.  Learn more via this Q&A – this one’s short and sweet:


Can I put matching, country style chandeliers over my island stove and kitchen table (approx. 12′ apart)?


You’d want to consider the size of the island. Generally, smaller pendant lights work well over an island, however, if you have an island large enough to balance the size of the chandelier, you might be okay. If the chandelier is too large, it could overpower the island – making that the focal point when entering the room. Lights are rarely noticed unless they are out of place. Good luck – please call for a consultation or for further assistance.


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