Look! Ornate Lighting in the Kitchen

Look! Ornate Lighting in the Kitchen

Taryn Williford
Jun 12, 2009

Usually the only tech you see in the kitchen is the stuff used to make and store food; refrigerators and ranges and the like. Well, there's obviously some kind of light fixture to illuminate your kitchen. But the name of the game in kitchen lighting is to make it as bright an unobtrusive as possible (My parents still have grade-school-style fluorescents recessed into the ceiling). So imagine our surprise to spot two kitchens who's owners obviously decided to have a little more fun.

In images from the now-dead Domino magazine and Swedish Skona Hem magazine, two very different kitchens with very different styles each find an oversized, more-fashion-than-function chandelier to complement the space.

We did notice that both are eat-in kitchens and that the decorative lighting in each is positioned above the seating area. So maybe this chandelier-in-the-kitchen thing is a rollover from a traditional dining room practice, but modified for modern open floor plans.

Whatever the reason, how do you feel about over-the-top kitchen lighting, Unplggd?

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