What took prescience in this years Parade of Homes, were the pendants. Instead of going for understated kitchen pendants, large glamorous statement pendants are becoming the gems of the kitchen. Whether spherical in shape, an open orb or a sputnick fixture, pendant lighting was prominently seen throughout the model homes.
Christina Johnson, Selection Specialist at Addilay Homes states, “With vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and dining area, this home offers ample opportunities for statement lighting. In keeping with the traditional styling of the home, fixtures with classic shapes yet unexpected details were selected to keep this home current and fresh. The use of large-scale, wood-look quatrefoil dining chandelier brings a touch of the industrial in its metal banding. The large handblown, open-barrel pendant lights feature wooden caps and industrial metal pins, making these lights both beautiful and visually interesting.”
Stacia Winkler from Vintage Elements Interior Design on behalf of Aspect Design Build explains her perspective on choosing dramatic pendants. “I am naturally drawn to bold lighting and often push the rules on scale, trusting the right light fixtures to establish a powerful message in the design’s form and function,” she states. As further evidence of this trend, she chose an over-scaled 15” globe 3-light pendant for the owner’s bath. Not to go unnoticed, it was paired with a smoke glass ceiling flush mount reminiscent of a constellation as the counterpoint to the pine beams and unexpected angles in the shower tile.
Sales and Project Director for Country Joe Homes, said in the kitchen of their Parade of Homes that it was the pendants that stole the show. “What really sets this room apart, as the focal point – is a stunning set of pendants hanging above the island. The matte black finish and clear glass hurricanes of these fixtures, offers an abundance of light as well as on-trend design style that delivers a punch to this incredible kitchen.”