While touring the Coastal Living Idea House (more on that dream space here) I came across a kitchen detail I have been seeing more and more of. This trend is forgoing the typical recessed lighting for a more prominent, statement-making fixture. And I’m VERY into it… with a few rules of course.
It’s a small detail, but one that really makes a big impact. Switching out recessed lights for flush mount lights is a great solution if you have a smaller kitchen where pendants just aren’t an option or if you have a low ceiling.
But you know what? It also works for big kitchens with plenty of height too. The key is to go all in and stay away from too many competing profiles.
This trend will work with pendants as long as you are very careful about the fixtures you pick. A statement pendant + a very simple, small surface mount works like a charm. Proof is in the kitchens below.
I think the best execution though lies in those spaces that go all in. I’m talking 100% commitment to no pendants and instead going with a sea of flush mounts. What do you think of this new kitchen trend? I, for one, am dying to try this look on for size. Any takers?