Make Your Best Kitchen Perfomance with Light

The day is finally here, my friends! I know I’ve been talking and talking endlessly about all of the updates we’ve been planning and working on over the past several months, and I am beyond thrilled to be sharing the first ‘reveal’ with you today! I know it’s not a complete overhaul, but I can tell you, with just a few simple changes and additions to this space, our traditional, ‘old-world-meets-modern’ kitchen is now at a completely different level of chic.

Our new kitchen lighting and barstools, plus a vintage style rug add just the right amount character I’ve been looking for. As you already know, this past summer, we added a new brass faucet and new brass hardware (read more here), which completely changed the look in here! I also shared the previous ‘before and after’ of this space since we built our home nine years ago – you can see it here – there’s no question our kitchen and our home have undergone many ‘revisions’ since we first moved in, but that is part of what I do as a blogger and designer – I am always looking for ways to update and reinvent our home.

Everyone’s tastes change, and style evolves constantly, and I am so grateful that I have a platform which allows me to work on our home and share it with all of you! I’ve been looking at changing out our lighting and barstools for quite a long time now. I loved our before, but the after is exactly what I had been envisioning – I couldn’t be happier! I hope you love these new changes as much as we do, and I would love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Before I begin, I want to extend a huge thank you to both Perigold and Wayfair, for partnering together with me to bring these gorgeous new changes to our space! While I’ve received product in exchange for writing this post, all selections, reviews and opinions are my very own. *Affiliate links are provided throughout, or at the bottom of this post for your shopping convenience – see my full disclosure policy here.


I want to start with the lighting over the island since it makes the biggest impact in the room. If you remember my post from last month, I shared the three different lighting styles that we were considering for this space (read it here), and although my photoshop mockups featured our final choice, it certainly didn’t do justice to the real thing! We chose these gorgeous, 4-light cone shade pendants by Hudson Valley Lighting, from Perigold, which are also available in a larger, 8-light size. I’m a big fan of over scale lighting, and almost chose the larger size, but in the end, I was nervous that two of them would be overwhelming, so we went with the smaller version instead. What I love most about these elegant and tailored pendants, is the brass detailing. Brass lighting was a must for me, and these have just the right amount of metal detailing to compliment all of the brass that we have going on in this space.

As many of you know, we’ve been working on some big changes in our home over the last several months – our kitchen being the first reveal, and our living and dining rooms are both about to be revealed in the coming weeks as well, and I am just so excited to share the changes with you! I’ve shared quite a few peeks on Instagram if you follow me over there, so you’ve seen some bits and pieces so far! I’ve partnered with Perigold on those two rooms as well, and I can tell you honestly, they have been absolutely ideal to work with. The selection is endless in any category you’re searching for, they offer a complimentary ‘concierge service’, which truly helped me with my selections, and their free, white-glove delivery service was amazing when they delivered our sofas and dining room table. I couldn’t be happier with the pieces we chose and the service they provided

Back to our fabulous lights! I love the sophisticated, grown-up feel they bring to our kitchen and the shades provide the prettiest glow when diffusing the light. By the way, I shot this with the lights on for the most part – the lighting was so tricky the day I was shooting and everything just looked better with the lights on, so I went with it 🙂 The lighting casts a beautiful glow on our island and I love to keep my arrangement full of pretties as the focal point here.

You can see a glimpse of the new brass globe light over the sink from here too – that was super tricky to shoot as well, so please forgive my photos, I apologizing in advance! There’s some better detail in those shots a little further dow.

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