Let There Be Light

Pendant Lamp by Artek ($325). “I love using this light over islands in transitional or modern kitchens,” says Nestor Santa-Cruz. “The polished brass is a great contrast to stainless appliances.”

Arctic Pear by Ochre ($3,690). “A balance between masculine and feminine. Pendants of this size typically have obstructing shades,” says Lori Graham. “This provides a chunky, scaled fixture without a shade.”

Pumpkin Globe Lantern by Vaughan ($675). “The shape of the bowl alone makes me smile,” says Annette Hannon. “And the scale lets you hang several together for greater design impact.”

Talo Suspension Light by Artemide ($995). “Perfect over an island or table, this long suspension light works well in modern kitchens and is a good alternative to recessed lights,” says Raji Radhakrishnan.

Small Hicks Pendant by Thomas O’Brien ($420). “The scale of this is large, which really makes a statement,” says Zoe Feldman. “It also has a vintage, industrial feel without being too sterile.”

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