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Wigeon Tue 05-Jul-11 21:47:36

We are planning the finishing touches to our new kitchen and trying to find some good pendant lights. The room is a rectangle (about 6m x 3m) and the kitchen will go in the first half of the room, with the dining table in the second half. Units go along both walls, with a breakfast bar type thing dividing the halves of the room (although actually just cupboards as we both have a hatred of breakfast bars - no offence to anyone with one!)

We want three pendant lights in a row over the "breakfast bar" bit and are a bit clueless as to where to shop for nice lights! We like [[,2,mycatref?htxt=T4x%2FxHPKC9KVBo9llnLNs7V2y5pPrXE6UdvUO7%2BJuaNi0VQEplUKN9m%2BLWQrXAuyZPOYT8m5p8zj%0AHHXknXCmTg%3D%3D this kind of thing from Heal's]], or maybe this from Habitat. Tthe look of the kitchen is modern - white gloss units, wood laminate worktops, engineered oak floor, turquoise-y tiles, white walls.

Would like each light to cost less than £100 (ideally quite a bit less).

Any ideas? Have been looking at John Lewis, Habitat and Next so far...and run out of ideas of where else to look!

Thanks a lot!

Wigeon Tue 05-Jul-11 21:49:18


Heal's light

said Tue 05-Jul-11 21:53:44

Ikea does similar

LakeFlyPie Tue 05-Jul-11 21:56:36

I love some of the lights here

Also think BHS are good for lighting.

GeneralissimoVonBobbington Tue 05-Jul-11 21:58:17

John Lewis are good as well. I have actually seen some good ones in <whispers> B and Q

MrsSharp Tue 05-Jul-11 22:16:46

Not sure they do lights that fit with your style, but I love the lights at garden trading.

SirenSusan Tue 05-Jul-11 22:17:42

Have the same problem - John Lewis no good, Heals too pricey - Like Tom Dixon's Beat Light. Ikea's problem is the ceiling attachment - too bulky. The Heals one you linked to is currently my fall back option.

SirenSusan Tue 05-Jul-11 22:33:29

Caravaggio pendants

GeneralissimoVonBobbington Wed 06-Jul-11 10:23:41

Willow and Stone do some similar stuff to Garden Trading

noddyholder Wed 06-Jul-11 10:33:17

I love the caravaggio ones they always look great when fitted. Ikea ones look similar but up close are flimsy

SirenSusan Wed 06-Jul-11 11:06:28

Or [[ maybe a bit pricey]

noddyholder Wed 06-Jul-11 11:10:05

blow the budget Love mac and mac for interiors but so expensive.

Wigeon Wed 06-Jul-11 13:06:14

Wow - thank you for all the very useful replies! Exactly the kind of things I was looking for. Love Haus, Mac&Mac and Holloways of Ludlow websites - ahhh, lighting porn...will have to browse with DH tonight grin. Also, Haus is doing the Caravaggios (which look fab btw) for a lot less than Holloways, hm.

Not too snobby to consider B&Q or BhS either, thanks, will investigate. Although my house is stuffed full of Ikea products, I think that for this lighting I'd like to go a bit more upmarket as we want the pendants to be a bit of a feature and I agree their lights look a bit flimsy.

SirenSusan - are you doing a kitchen too?

Wigeon Wed 06-Jul-11 14:02:19

Oooh, Garden Trading and Willow & Stone good too, and a bit more reasonably priced.

SirenSusan Wed 06-Jul-11 14:12:55

Doing the whole house!

Wigeon Wed 06-Jul-11 14:19:56

Gosh - we have spent so much time / thought on just the kitchen! Maybe you just get better/ faster at making decisions if you are doing a whole house!

GeneralissimoVonBobbington Wed 06-Jul-11 14:58:19

Oh god, whole house here too! I am also in lighting decisions hell. We have a sloping ceiling and a velux to contend with in the kitchen, which is really mucking things up.

SirenSusan Wed 06-Jul-11 15:07:44

I'd like to say I got better at deciding but I really haven't - builder has just arranged for a landscaper to come around and I have no idea where to start....

Aworryingtrend Wed 06-Jul-11 16:50:20

we have just had these installed in our new kitchen these and I love them. typical they are on special offer now!!

Ponks Wed 06-Jul-11 17:41:15

I really like the Tom Dixon copper lights, have seen them in a number of housey magazines in a line over a table etc.
Generalissimo - We have just had new kitchen done with sloping ceiling & velux over dining area - couldnt decide what to do re lighting - ended up with a billion downlights rather than pendants. Nice clean lines tho. What are you going for?

GeneralissimoVonBobbington Wed 06-Jul-11 19:26:58

Thanks Ponks, I thought spots would be doable, but DH reckons it will be weird. I am hankering after one of these but I'm not sure whether it will go with the kitchen we've chosen. Kitchen is quite a classic design (Wickes' Heritage Bone) and that light is very modern. Might work I suppose. They also do it in bronze, which is loooovely, but that definitely won't go.

B & Q do some Tom Dixon lookalikes that are pretty good.

PigletJohn Wed 06-Jul-11 23:15:17

Homebase are good for lighting, if you're not too proud to be seen going into a DIY shed.

SirenSusan Thu 07-Jul-11 11:51:11

Been to Homebase this morning they have nothing their range of pendants is very limited - I wouldn't waste the trip.

Wigeon Thu 07-Jul-11 18:42:19

Well, after spending last night browsing all the suggestions with DH, we decided to go with this from Habitat - and because of all their stores apart from their London ones closing down, all lighting is currently being sold off at 50% less than the website shows. So these were now only £25 each.

Also went to B&Q to have a browse, but nothing we liked as much. Couldn't find the B&Q Tom Dixon look-a-like, although love love love the original (but don't love the price!).

It was actually one of the ones I linked to in the OP, but am very happy to have looked through all the other suggestions, so thank you!

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