Last Updated on December 2, 2016 by Kristi Linauer
I’m so close to getting to the good stuff in the breakfast room! I have just a little more hardwood flooring to install in the pantry. That should be done today. And then I have to figure out my lighting, switch, and electrical outlet plan, and run all of the wiring. And that’s where I keep getting stuck. Figuring out all of the electrical stuff for the pantry kind of has me stumped. But once that’s done, and the electrical wiring is in place, I can put up drywall and get on to the pretty stuff!
While the electrical plan for the pantry has me stumped, the breakfast room is a bit more straightforward — two or three electrical outlets, recessed lights, and one pretty pendant light over the breakfast table. That’s the fun part! And I’ve been on the hunt for a pretty pendant light to go above my dining table.
After much searching, I’ve narrowed it down to just a few that I think have real potential. My favorite is this teardrops capiz chandelier from CB2.
I’ve been a fan of capiz shell chandeliers for a very long time now, and this one is a reasonable price ($349) for the size (27.5″ diameter). I love the soft and airy look of it.
But in a close second place would be this luna capiz pendant, also from CB2.
I like that that one is still light and airy, but has a decidedly more contemporary look to it. It would also be a heck of a lot easier to clean than the first one.
And then I also really like this marina drum pendant from Pottery Barn, which is also a capiz shell pendant.
I really love capiz chandeliers and pendants. Can you tell? 😀 I just think they would look so pretty in front of my new windows with the sunlight glimmering off of the capiz.
And then for something totally different, I’ve had this dotted metal drum pendant on my wish list for a while now.
To be clear, I’d never in my life pay $1200 for a pendant light. 🙂 I could swear that I’ve seen similar pendant lights for a much lower price, though. But even though I’ve had that pendant in my inspiration folder for quite some time, when compared to the capiz shell lights, it almost looks too harsh and heavy to me. I’m just really drawn to the light and airy look of capiz for my breakfast room.
I love lighting. 🙂 I can’t wait to get my design plan put together so that I can see which of these lights would be the best option for my room. I’m really hoping that the first or second one will work! Those are definitely my favorites.
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