Pendant Pairings Kitchen Lighting Options

This week was incredibly exciting. The Cambria quartz was cut and finally installed today! If you didn’t catch the play by play, don’t fret, it’s saved to Instagram in the Kitchen Reno highlight bubble. There were a couple of sketchy moments like, how are we going to install the wet bar backsplash…oh, let’s just remove the countertop with the sink and shim and raise the backsplash with crowbars. Ummm, ya, it was some serious Macgyver moves that had me holding my breath, but it looks absolutely amazing! Next up is the lighting, and lemme tell you, this was a really difficult decision! So many options. In case you’re in the same design dilemma, here are 11 pendant pairing for all your kitchen island lighting desires.

11 Pendant Pairings for kitchen lighting over island and table

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Beautiful Distractions No. 17

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. On Friday we had our first snow of the year, which put a damper on our trick or treating plans, but the kids bundled up and braved the weather. They’ll do just about anything for candy. Saturday was my birthday, and The Boy took me out for dinner at our favorite taco joint, Bien Trucha. And Sunday was a quiet day with the kiddos. Since motivating on a Monday can be a challenged, I thought I’d kick things off with some Beautiful Distractions.

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Modern Glam Kitchen Makeover Mood Board

Remember a couple of years ago when I flew to Minneapolis and hung out with Cambria? It was three days of creativity that left me design dreaming. If you’re a regular follower, you know I’ve hinted at a kitchen renovation ever since, but now it’s finally happening! I’m giving my kitchen a modern glam makeover and taking you along for the ride…and when I say makeover…this is not a true gut. I’m channeling the words “surface makeover”. We’re going to use what we have and upgrade a few things. Buckle up buttercup! This is going to be a fun one!

Glam meets organic modern kitchen with Cambria. Quartz waterfall island with brass inlay.

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A Kitchen Makeover — Let’s Play Pretend

Confession, ever since I visited Cambria, I’ve been dreaming of a kitchen makeover. Not that there’s really anything wrong with mine, but…Pinterest, am I right? Some gals want diamonds, others tropical beach vacations…me…I long for a beautiful stone waterfall island, new countertops, a killer backsplash, and cabinetry that’s to die for. Damn you Pinterest!

Kitchen Makeover dreaming. Waterfall island, matte black faucet, stone blackspash #kitchenmakeover #kitchen #waterfallisland

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