This months article the best of The Best in House Beautiful, November 2016 recommends:
79. Kitchen Pendants
Statement-making versions are the new paradigm for lighting an island.
There are so many styles to choose from!
This eat-in kitchen with Tech Lighting Antique Bronze Two-Circuit Monorail with Tortoise Shell Ovation Pendants with Iron Wrap Accessories and 3″ Aero Heads with Amber Round Glass Shield Accessories. The traditional kitchen below uses Besa Nico 4 Monorail Pendants.
Monorail or track lighting allows you to position pendants anywhere you want.
Pendants don’t have to be small. Larger pendants can make a real statement!
A characteristic ribbed metal shade and metallic cage combine in this stylized and elevated interpretation of industrial high bay lighting to create an amazing large-scale statement pendant light.
Rubberized paint on the spun-metal shade provides a smooth, matte finish while a choice of metallic plated cage adds a custom look with the Loft and Loft Grande pendant lights from LBL Lighting.
Coastal & Nautical Inspired Pendants are inspired by resort lifestyle, these pendants incorporate natural rattan or shells to add a light cheerful beach feel to any home. Think Hilton Head Island, Key West or Cape Cod, the coast has a different lifestyle. Let your home reflect laid back Coastal Style.