Okay, I am going to have to do a schoolhouse week. There is just too much good stuff out there to ignore it. I promise I am not going to write about chalkboards again. I just had one last photo I wanted to share. Is that okay with you? (Well actually, two if you count the one below.) The one above was just too good not to show you. I am going to write about another schoolhouse-related element today though…schoolhouse pendant lights (and other elements later in the week.)
As I was looking at all the school and chalkboard photographs last week I kept noticing these gorgeous lights everywhere, and I thought you would like to see some of the rooms that have them. I love these babies, and there is not a single one of them anywhere in our house. I have about 7 places that I could really use them (and none of the places are in the kitchen!)
So let’s take a look at a few of them. Don’t they add just the perfect touch over this marble topped island? (And that bench is great too.)
But they don’t have to go in the kitchen. Look how great they look out on this ginormous porch. That is one huge table, isn’t it?! And I am in love with those transom windows, too.
Now let’s go back inside to another kitchen. These schoolhouse lights aren’t hanging down very far, but they still add a nice touch to this room. I would love to have a ladder like that for my greatroom bookshelves.
The brass ones here would be perfect for our house since we have so many other brass light fixtures. The upper cabinets in this butler’s pantry have me baffled…are they lit? The lighting on them looks almost as if they were windows with sunlight shining in. Any ideas?
This next one is one of my favorite kitchens. Those lights suspended from the beadboard ceiling are just wonderful. And you can see through to another room with planked walls…perfection.
Here is another one with the schoolhouse pendants over the kitchen island. I’m wondering why in the world I didn’t do this in our kitchen.
Now this one doesn’t have them over the island, but don’t you like the combination of all the different light styles here? Even though they are all different, they go together very well – probably because they have the same metal in common.
I adore these cabinets that fit flush into their frames in this next kitchen. The schoolhouse lights here are over the sink and over the island again…seems to be the thing to do, wouldn’t you say?
I did save my very favorite for you for last. The schoolhouse lights here are simply the perfect touch to me for this kitchen with yellow cabinets. I like the painted wood ceiling and that gorgeous plate rack too. And look at how that cabinet at the end extends out further than the corner. Oops…we’re supposed to be talking about lights…sorry…got carried away there for a second.
So are you as hooked on schoolhouse pendant lights as I am? Do you have any of them in your home?