[tracery tips] pendant lighting

It’s time for another installment of our [tracery tips] series and today we’re focusing on our favorite pendant lighting.  We like to use single pendants over large islands in kitchens, or over dining tables–one large one for a round table maybe two or three in a row for a rectangular table.  We also like pendant lights over conference and work tables in commercial settings.  Pedant lighting makes ties free-floating tables and islands visually to the architecture of a room and in its most practical sense, it provides lighting immediately above areas where it’s needed.  Pendant lighting also works well where space doesn’t allow for a larger chandelier-style fixture, such as in hallways or small foyers.

All different shapes, sizes, finishes and prices; here are seven of our go-to favorites for great pendant lighting:


Mason Wide Hammered Iron Pendant:  13.5″ x 13.5″ – We love the rustic simplicity of this light which looks great hung in a row of several fixtures.  $361 retail, Arteriors available through Tracery


Large Country Pendant (pictured in Polished Nickel):  19.5″ diameter x 54″ max. length – This classically styled fixture is one of our favorites for use in kitchens.  $1315 retail, Visual Comfort available through Tracery

Meri Drum Chandelier:  26″ diam. – Talk about glamorous!  This cosmopolitan fixture would be stunning over a dining table at the beach or a boardroom table in the city.  $2856 retail, Oly Studio available through Tracery

Aspen Large Iron Ceiling Light:  19″ diam. x 20″ high + chain – We’ve used this fixture several times in different lake projects — there’s just something so sophisticated yet still rustic and simple about it.  $420 retail, Visual Comfort available through Tracery

Arianna Large Glass Pendant:  18″ high – We always love mercury glass, it’s so beautiful when lit from within.  This relatively small fixture is a great choice to hang over bars with seating because the obscured surface of the mercury glass prevents diners having a glaring light bulb looking them in the eye.  $277 retail, Arteriors available through Tracery

Single Prismatic Industrial:  14 diam. x 20″ high x length as specified – We love the old-school industrial feel of this fixture.  We’ve used fixtures like this everywhere from kitchens to retail settings and the retro-cool vibe they give off works every time.  $1075 (varies with finish and options), available [here]


Extra Large Hicks Round Pendant:  16″ diam. x 22″ high + chain – How great would this handsome fixture look hanging in an entryway, or in a row down a hallway?  The little touches of brass trim give beautiful detail to this fixture, which is also available Polished Nickel.  $812 retail, Visual Comfort available through Tracery

11 thoughts on “[tracery tips] pendant lighting

  1. I literally just said ‘YESSSSS” outloud when I saw the Tracery Tips title… You know I love these posts!
    Great choice of pendants!! Visual Comfort is my ‘go to’ for lighting and then Arteriors is always close behind. I love selecting light fixtures- probably my favorite part of the entire process…


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