Drama, Drama, Drama: 13 Kitchens with Scene-Stealing Lighting

Drama, Drama, Drama: 13 Kitchens with Scene-Stealing Lighting

Nancy Mitchell
Oct 18, 2016

Lighting isn't usually the first thing you notice about a kitchen—if you notice it at all. But these 13 kitchens are the exception to that rule. Here, dramatic pendants, sconces and chandeliers serve as a reminder that a kitchen can be both functional and beautiful.

(Image credit: Balingslov)

This swing-arm wall lamp, in a kitchen from Balingslov, brings a touch of excitement to a well-behaved modern space.

(Image credit: Dwell)

A beautiful modern fixture steals the show in this upstate New York home from Dwell. (Those cabinets are worth a look, too.)

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A row of task lamps clipped to a single wall shelf makes for especially dramatic lighting in this Danish kitchen from Cereal.

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The kitchen of this Brooklyn brownstone, spotted on Design*Sponge, sports an intricate fixture that creates a lovely contrast to the home's modern style.

(Image credit: Beacon Lighting)

There's a lot going on in this kitchen—that marble backsplash is to die for—but the chandelier hanging over the island is definitely the star of the show. It's available from Beacon Lighting for $895 (AUD).

In a kitchen from My Scandinavian Home, a simple but striking light fixture immediately draws the eye.

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A row of wall-mounted sconces sheds light on this unique kitchen from deVOL.

(Image credit: Logan Killen Interiors)

A funky light fixture (and funky glass cabinets) make this kitchen from Logan Killen Interiors, via Brit + Co.

(Image credit: French by Design)

Two dramatic pendant lights steal the show in this rustic kitchen spotted on French by Design.

A dramatic chandelier and bold black sconces are the perfect accents in this all-white kitchen from Coco Lapine Design.

(Image credit: Vogue Living)

The lighting isn't the only dramatic thing about this kitchen from Vogue Living... but it's definitely dramatic.

(Image credit: Milk Decoration)

This Swedish kitchen from Milk Decoration features Constance Guisset's Vertigo suspension lamp, one of the most beautiful and most dramatic light fixtures out there (and also one of my favorites since I first spotted it in Amandine & Amaury's Paris home.)

What do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts on which one you'd add to your own kitchen, or share your dream lighting in the comments below.

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