We all know that I love my Hicks pendant more than anything. But theres something about those industrial factory pendants that I love too. I just love the industrial look. I bet half of the pictures in my “kitchens” pinterest board are of those factory pendants hanging over the island.
Brass finishes are a huge trend right now and I’m so glad. Most of the time I absolutely prefer a brass finish over any finish on hardware, lighting, plumbing and furniture. I especially love an antique brass finish. However, I would be a little hesitant to use brass hardware and plumbing in my own home (as if I have a choice in my apartment!). I think I’m scared that it’s too trendy and I’ll get sick of it after a while. But if you think about it, replacing the knobs and pulls in a kitchen or bathroom is really not that big of a deal. My kitchen and bathroom cabinets don’t even have hardware, otherwise I might consider ordering some of these gorgeous brass pulls from Restoration Hardware:
My Hicks pendant is hung! I can’t stop looking at it. It’s just perfect. I took some pictures to share, of course. But first I wanted to show a before picture. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture before the old fixture was removed (too much excitement). BUT, I did find an old picture with the old fixture in it. Please know that this picture was taken literally right after I moved in and it in no way reflects how my apartment looks on a regular basis. The old fixture is the little white spotlight in the upper left corner over the sink.
And here is the old fixture after the electrician took it down:
And the Hicks pendant! (this is what my apartment actually looks like on a regular basis)
I’m thinking of changing out the light fixture that is over the sink in my kitchen. Why is it that I can make decisions for other people all day every day, but when it comes to making decisions for myself, I have to ask everyone I know and dwell on what to do until it’s too late?!?
For a while now I’ve considered these chandeliers my favorites. They are awesome. I don’t know what it is about this look (they all look very similar). I love them in Antique Brass, but I’ll take any finish, really. They are all manufactured by Visual Comfort and available through Circa Lighting or Mallory Mathison Inc. :)
The Bryant is also available in a larger size and a Bronze finish.
And possibly my favorite chandelier… the Vendome chandelier. Ahhh I love how feminine it is! Below is the small size in Antique Brass. It is also designed by Thomas O’Brien. I think he is my lighting god!?! I mean he is nailing it with his light fixture designs!
If you missed the post where I confessed my undying love for green, this post is sort of an extension. I’m in need of a new pair of lamps so my lamp radar is turned up high right now. My green radar is always turned up high. Therefore, ever since I laid eyes on these lamps I haven’t been able to think about much else. I want them, I need them…
I hate to point out the obvious, but Visual Comfort’s Hicks pendant light is perfection in the form of a light fixture. There’s no doubt that Thomas O’Brien is a genius for designing such an awesome piece. If I had a kitchen with an island, you can bet I would spend my savings on a pair of these gorgeous pendants. The only problem is that I would never be able to decide what finish! Antique Nickel, Polished Nickel, Antique Brass, OR Bronze with Brass!?! (I kind of think I would go with the Bronze with Brass). The fixtures are available through Circa lighting stores.
Please excuse the repetition of pictures from a previous post – they were necessary :)