Fixtures that bring function and fashion to your kitchen
If you're looking to add a splash of color or instantly transform the decor of your kitchen, pendant lights are just the ticket. Easy to put up (and just as easy to take down if your tastes change), they're an affordable way to update the look of a room. Suspended in multiples above an island, or singly in a breakfast nook, pendants can function as task lighting for food prep or mood lighting at mealtime.
Delicate ridges create the impression of a silk shade, but with the solidity—and cleanability—of porcelain. Available in 5-inch or 7-inch diameter. jdg.com
by Jason Carpenter
A sleek glass cube casts a diffused glow and brings a contemporary feeling to a space. At only 3 inches, it can be used in groups of two or three without cluttering up your kitchen. translitesonoma.com
Alabaster has been used to make decorative objects since biblical times. Because of variations in the natural material, light shining through these translucent, hand-cut squares takes on a warm, lively glow. elklighting.com