Monday, June 21, 2010

Design Daydreams

Well it's finally happened.  Our low voltage track lighting in our kitchen has proven to be our worst purchase yet.  Well the worst one I can remember right now.   I am literally cooking in the dark.  So I am on the hunt for a light fixture for the kitchen. 

I think that sometimes have a knack for interior design is a downfall for me.  I have access to all these wonderful resources and it makes it so hard to make a decision.   I have a little dilemma in the kitchen lighting department.  Ideally, I would love to buy this and hang it above our island. 

ALTHOUGH, our island is not fixed to the floor.  It's a Crate & Barrel island with casters that can be moved.  So, I am thinking that it will look goofy when the island is not in the room.  It's rare that we move the island out BUT the kitchen is much bigger without it so I can see myself selling it on Craig's List one of these days.  I could have Adam install four or six can lights in addition because we need lots of lighting in there. 

I feel like I am going around in circles.  This is my other option.  Two of them.  Or do we think that I could do two of these and then the chandelier above?  HELP!  See how confused I am??  I'm never this bad.

1 comment:

Jenny H said...

Ok so you asked for help... In my opinion I think both are great ideas, but I tend to think practical. $180 is alot to spend on something you are just not dead set on and may end up looking odd in the future and needing to be changed. In my experience with track lighting they tend to put off a lot of heat and that is just not something you will want to add to your recipes in the summer months here. So I would highly suggest that if you can do the can lights... Do it! I only have can lights, actually 6 of them in my 12 x 16 kitchen, and it is perfect! Not too hot, simple, no design involved that would need to be updated... Just something to think about. The only other option I can think of is doing the light (1st pic) with the ceiling mount being flush for a little something on the ceiling and can lights around the perimeter of your cabinets. Who am i kidding... you are the kitchen design girl! Best of luck!