I hope you’re not sick of hearing about the kitchen. I’ve just been focused on it lately—and I’m almost ready to move on. But first, here’s one major change we made over the summer that I haven’t shared yet. Ever since we moved into this house, I’ve been envisioning replacing the light fixture over the island with a big lantern:
And, when Ballard put their lighting on sale this summer, I took that as my sign to go for it.
I’ve loved the straight, simple lines of these lanterns for a while, but when it came time to order, I went back and forth between ordering the medium or large size.
In the end, I decided to be brave and order the biggest one. I’m glad I did.
I also wanted to make sure that whatever we put up didn’t fight against the the chandelier we hung over the table. I think the combination of a curvy chandelier and a really simple lantern worked out pretty well together:
(Do you know how difficult it was to keep my kitchen counters cleaned off for the three minutes it took to snap these pictures? I swear it goes from one mess to the next. Oh, and my seven-year-old is hiding behind the island.)