Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

Kitchen Pendants under $150

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Things are progressing along nicely in the two kitchens we’re remodeling right now, grandma’s kitchen is nearing completion, the cabinets, countertops, and backsplash are finished and we will be adding the appliances and hardware next. The Las Vegas kitchen remodel is further behind, still awaiting countertops, but I’ll have an update on that space soon.

Both kitchens have a peninsula where residents or guests can pull up a barstool, in both homes, kitchen pendants will add ambiance and style, they are always an important detail to consider in a kitchen space. The finishes in the Las Vegas home’s kitchen lean more contemporary, but the style of grandma’s kitchen is transitional. I bought three metallic honeycombs for $99 each for the Las Vegas kitchen and two nickel euro pendants for $149 to hang above the peninsula in grandma’s space.

kitchen pendant choices

Here are a dozen more beautiful pendants under $150 !

pendants under $150

scandinavian wood / hudson / luna smoke / possini crystal / gold gumball / be squared / honeycomb / kenroy bazaar / danish modern / iron cage / chloe etched glass / possini bronze

I wrote an article last week for Lamps Plus featuring more kitchen pendant lighting selections from glass to copper, also check out my Pinterest board dedicated to lighting for even more fabulous finds.

Budget Statement Light Fixtures

Monday, June 30th, 2014

I’ve been spending a lot of time focused on pendant lighting lately, the best kind, the statement kind. But this girl is on a budget and so the fixtures I seek must accommodate my wallet’s limitations. Great overhead lighting is the jewelry in a room, it can be silver, gold, bronze, textured, or colorful, but it’s the finishing touch on a fantastic space and not to be overlooked. Am I right?  

coral chandelier

grey crawford 

So many light fixtures that I adore cost a small fortune aka money I should be saving for my kids’ college funds. Jonathan Adler, your fixtures are hotness, but dang, they’re pricey. Oly Studio, same thing. I love you, but I can’t afford you. So a girl’s got to get smart, hunt down deals, watch what fixtures pops up on flash sale sites, and shop at stores that offer affordable options, maybe even create a DIY version inspired by high end designs. Like these.    

Looking to upgrade your overhead chandelier on a budget? The following fixtures are all under $250! statement lighting under 250

metal strap, $99 / semi flush sputnik, $199 / metal globe $199 / firefly $199 / stockholm $99 / faceted capiz $159 / ikat drum $99 / wooden $188 / georgetown $149 / stiletto $229 / marlowe $129 / glass orbs $199 / apollo, $241 / mod euro $169 / jasper $249

Flash sale sites are another great way I score lighting at a discount. I’m patting myself on the back at this recent find, a gloss white rattan pendant purchased with credit from Joss & Main at half the price (below) than retail (above). Perfect for a dining space I’m working on …

rattan pendant


I’ll be spending tomorrow packing up the moving truck and then we’re off to Nevada to begin our renovations and celebrate the Fourth with our extended family. I’ll have much home improvement goodness to share in the upcoming weeks, I’m really excited! .