A coat of black spray paint transformed the once-metallic fixture in this bedroom. A paintable polymer ceiling medallion emulates the look of pricey plaster.
Photographer: Janis Nicolay Source: House & Home August 2015 Designer: Denise Ashmore, Project 22 Design
A unique white, black and brass light fixture from Brendan Ravenhill Studio balances the weighty statement pot lights in this Toronto kitchen.
Photographer: Alex Lukey Source: House & Home October 2016 Designer: Sam Sacks
Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home March 2017 Designer: Lesley Macmillan, Trianon Design
A cluster of cone-shaped shades offers a Scandi look, especially when paired with the warm woods of the table, chairs and floor. Its dark grey shades pick up on the window surrounds and textiles used for a modern bistro feel.
Lighting is often compared to the jewelry of a room. After all, choosing the right fixture can complete a space, taking it from dated to current instantly. Layering lighting is also key to giving a room a cosy, inviting look. That means combining ceiling fixtures, such as pendant lighting, chandeliers and track lighting, with wall sconces, floor lamps and table lamps — all on dimmers, of course! When it comes to the kitchen, there are several pendant styles that regularly take pride of place above a kitchen island, sink or dining table. These five timeless looks, all available at Multiluminaire.ca and at Multi Luminaire stores in Ottawa and Quebec, bring a designer touch to a kitchen.
Photographer: Kim Jeffery Source: House & Home April 2016 Designer: Shirley Meisels
Kitchen lighting doesn’t always have to be conventional! Buck tradition and opt for an arcing floor lamp, like the one in this Japanese-inspired Vancouver home. The lamp feels fresh and playful — the perfect addition to any family kitchen.
A three-armed floor lamp brings light and a touch of whimsy to the corner of this colorful living room.
Photographer: Colin Way Source: House & Home May 2017 Designer: Nam Dang-Mitchell
Photographer: Michael Graydon Source: House & Home October 2017 Designer: Genevieve Makinson
Photographer: André Rider Source: House & Home October 2017 Designer: Richard Ouellette, Les Ensembliers
Refurbished street lanterns from Paris add some drama to this cottage kitchen. Large lanterns with multiple bulbs and clear panes of glass, like the ones here, provide plenty of illumination over worktops and islands.
Designer Montana Burnett opted for larger-than-life pendants in her family’s lakefront cottage for a moment of modernity against the Shaker-style cabinetry. The scale of the room stops the pendants from feeling overwhelming.
The funky Orbit chandelier by Patrick Townsend feels in tune with this home’s ’60s architecture, and it plays off the iconic Cord dining chairs well.
A mod globe pendant light and unframed mirror don’t detract from the graphic vintage portrait in this funky bathroom.
The linear light fixture suspended over the vanity is something you’d typically see in a boardroom, but the unexpected form struck just the right note for this airy bathroom.
A thin brass fixture is a light and airy counterpoint to the substantial coffered ceiling in the Calgary living room of Mark and Skye McLean.
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Bring the café vibe home with polished- or brushed-silver pendants. The industrial style also fits right into chef’s-style kitchens or homes with a nautical look. Consider a pair to frame a kitchen island perfectly. Elk Chadwick pendant in Brushed Silver.
Photographer: Jessica Glynn Source: House & Home May 2016 Designer: Ashley Waddell and Courtney Whatley, Olivia O’Bryan Design
A modern brass chandelier amps up sophistication in this principal bedroom, complete with panelled walls and pale pink bedding.
Photographer: Robin Stubbert Source: House & Home June 2017 Designer: Kelly Hopper Interiors
Photographer: Kim Jeffery Source: House & Home April 2017 Designer: Shirley Meisels, M House
Photographer: Janis Nicolay Source: House & Home August 2016 Designer: Erin Chow, The Cross
Photographer: Alex Lukey Source: House & Home March 2017 Designer: Sarah Hartill
Photographer: Alex Lukey Source: House & Home March 2016 Designer: Kai Ethier
A lot of detail goes into designing a kitchen — the backsplash, countertops, cabinet fronts — and the right lighting can enhance those things even more while making a style statement all on its own. Choosing the right kitchen lighting depends on a whole host of things (natural light, placement of island, ceiling height) but most of all, they have to look great and suite your taste. From bistro-chic to Scandi-modern, here are some of our favorite looks for kitchen lighting from the pages of House & Home.
Photographer: Kim Christie Source: House & Home December 2015 Designer: Effie Genovese
Get the coveted look with a bell-shaped metal shade in a matte or glossy finish. Designs with cut-outs near the top allow light to shine both upward and downward, while shades with a single opening provide directional light suitable over a work surface or kitchen island. Eglo Priddy pendant in Black (left). Hudson Valley Lydney pendant in Gray.
Find more popular light fixtures online at multiluminaire.ca, including pendants with exposed bulbs, glass funnel shades and linen shades. Multi Luminaire offers free shipping to addresses in Canada for online orders over $100, too!
Photographer: Alex Lukey Source: House & Home August 2015 Designer: Karen Cole
Glass orb pendants are a popular choice for kitchens and for good reason. They won’t obstruct sightlines over a counter and provide plenty of light. Here, a pair from Cedar & Moss adds a modern pop against a fairly neutral backdrop.
Photographer: Stacey Brandford Source: House & Home March 2017 Designer: Shirley Meisels
Photographer: Virginia Macdonald Source: House & Home February 2015 Designer: Sloan Mauran
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Layers of different lighting sources combine to create a lush and well-lit interior in this kitchen. Recessed cove lighting provides a nice atmosphere light, while three glossy pendants illuminate the island.
Multi-armed orb lights are having a resurgence as of late, thanks to the popular vintage-meets-modern style of decorating. Designer Sam Sacks dreamt up this light fixture which works perfectly with the length of the retro table, and plays off the antique chairs.
These fixtures fit right into traditional kitchens, especially ones with classic white cabinets or more dramatic grey, navy, emerald or black kitchens. Frosted shades soften the glow, and the golden finish adds warmth. Hudson Valley Randolph pendant in Antique Brass (left). Hudson Valley Lambert pendant in Antique Brass.
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Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home April 2016 Designer: Cindy Bleeks, Feasby & Bleeks
For a sleek, modern kitchen, consider a pared-back silhouette in a neutral hue. The large scale makes a statement whether the domes are used above a dining table or an island. Eglo Coretto pendant in White (left). Création Nova Domo pendant in Grey.
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A sleek black and brass fixture plays off of the black-framed windows and doors and gleaming metal coffee table.
A sculptural fixture adds some sparkle to designer Shirley Meisels’ breakfast nook, but the soft silver finish doesn’t distract from the gallery wall of art behind it
For a soft look, a pair of woven pendant lamps adds a hint of texture. When lit, they shine delicately, creating an ethereal atmosphere.
Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home April 2016 Designer: Cindy Bleeks, Feasby & Bleeks Design
A classic white subway tile backsplash draws your eye up to the sleek brass chandelier that hangs from an equally stunning restored ceiling medallion in this rich walnut kitchen.
A five-arm chandelier from Billy Cotton mimics the linear pattern of the Kelly Wearstler drapes in this elegant dining room.
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When creating a pared-back, minimalist space with original architectural features such as exposed brick walls, homeowner and designer Trudy Crane opted for simplicity. Case in point: her bare-bulb light fixture strung from a cord in artistically tied knots. Simple can be best.
Photographer: Virginia Macdonald Source: House & Home July 2015 Designer: Montana Burnett
Honour the history of your home or nod to the past with a milky glass fixture. The heritage style, once found in classrooms, is a go-to both in kitchens and hallways. Hudson Valley Edison pendant in Old Bronze.
In Don Tapscott and Ana Lopes condo, the tiered brass chandelier looks quite at home suspended over this rich, antique cherry dining table.
Photographer: Virginia Macdonald Source: House & Home September 2015 Designer: Silvana D’Addazio
LED lighting is the way of the future and the future is here. A round metal chandelier evokes the candle-lit ones of years gone by, but is firmly updated with a sleek shape and small LED lights.
This pair of pendant lights by Lambert & Fils add just enough sparkle to this kitchen without detracting from the bold Osborne & Little wallpaper.
Photographer: Monic Richard Source: House & Home September 2016 Designer: Trudy Crane
Why not have some fun with your lighting? Here, a playful chandelier by Castor proves to be just as exciting as the countertops and adds a touch of whimsy to the otherwise sophisticated space.
A streamlined Tube light by AndLight for Klaus is simple and industrial next to the matte walls and cabinetry in this kitchen.
Photographer: Colin Faulkner Source: House & Home March 2015 Designer: Jane Francisco
A smart-looking brass wall sconce provides bistro flair and a dash of luxury. Lighting normally reserved for living spaces — like shaded lamps, articulating sconces and library lights — add a sense comfort and coziness when used in kitchens.
Photographer: Naomi Finlay Source: House & Home January 2017 Designer: Darcie Watson, Areacode
Photographer: Valerie Wilcox Source: House & Home June 2017 Designer: Kristen Marshall and Danielle Pollock, Palmerston Design Consultants
In this breakfast nook, a vintage brass beehive chandelier provides a hit of warmth even during the day. A rich metal fixture is an especially great look for warming up white kitchens.
A fairly serene kitchen clad in blond woods and pale tiles has a dramatic moment in the breakfast nook. A dark round table is topped with an over-the-top black pendant. The fixture is softened by its warm gold interior, a feature hidden until seen from below.
Photographer: Alex Lukey Source: House & Home February 2015 Designer: Kim Lambert
Photographer: Alex Lukey Source: House & Home November 2015 Designer: Sam Sacks
Photographer: Stacey Brandord Source: House & Home August 2016 Designer: Natalie Hodgins and Shannon Morrison, Sarah Richardson Design
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A dramatically-tiled bar demands an equally graphic light fixture. The wire cage and Edison bulb punctuate the black surround and tie in the professional chef’s kitchen countertops.
Photographer: Valerie Wilcox Source: House & Home April 2017 Designer: Stephanie Pellatt, Pivot Design
One of House & Home‘s 2018 trends, lighting is having its moment in the sun. Whether it’s the result of designer collabs with established brands or the rise of independent makers spawned by Etsy, it’s never been easier to find statement lighting that could double as sculpture. Industrial, articulated fixtures are being nudged out of the limelight by finer pieces with slim profiles, layers of dichroic glass and minimalist, mod shades. Click through to see how statement lighting can bring life to rooms.
Photographer: Donna Griffith Source: House & Home October 2015 Designer: Sam Sacks
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Casually swagged cords feel casual and funky in this whimsical kitchen by H&H‘s Kai Ethier. Their asymmetrical position also helps to hide an offset electrical outlet.
A dramatic multi-arm fixture from Apparatus casts just the right note in this grand dining room.
A pair of fibreglass pendants, found on 1stdibs, may have been an usual lighting material for a kitchen, but the gamble paid off and it looks spectacular. The geometric island pendants are modern without being harsh. To echo their pyramid shape, equally geometric orb sconces on the wall bring the room together.
A single oversized lamp anchors the space and creates a focal point. The industrial vibe of the fixture ties in the exposed ductwork and concrete ceilings of this modern condo.
A sleek white light fixture lets more dramatic features, like the dreamy cloud wallpaper and blushing pink accents, steal the show in this girls’ bedroom.
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Photographer: Alex Lukey Source: House & Home October 2015 Designer: Meredyth Hilton