This Chandelier Will Make You Think About Circles

My husband and I have had more discussions than I can even begin to recall over the years about circles. Circles just make us run around in circles sometimes...pun is intended. You see...he is the kind of guy who thinks in straight lines, coming from an engineering background and part of his daily existence. On the other hand, that's not me and I love things rounded off.

blue and gold beach house design

Maybe that's why we do well together....but some decisions are tough to come by whether it's in home design or even cars.
I knew that our previous light fixture in the beach house breakfast room wasn't cutting it and as we set out to renovate the kitchen I'd been searching for something new.

vintage beach house decorating design

Like many of you I go through decorating phases and the shot above was how the room looked when we first designed this home, going on 15 years ago now. The shot is actually from a magazine in Europe that I had worked freelance for and I can't really find anything else to show you. Not that there was anything wrong with this look, but I wanted something else.

french country breakfast room dining

More recently we had the table and chairs above in the breakfast nook (shown in another room here) and while the chairs may remain (for now) my husband took this table to use for a work station in the beach house garage.

white barstool beach house

So I started thinking about curved lines and wanted to repeat a circular pattern and that was really inspiring me to think a little more modern. We already have a couple of ornate French country style chandeliers in the house and competition was to be avoided at all costs in this smaller room. With the freshly painted barstools as my muse, I was thrilled when LAMPS PLUS reached out to me and spent hours scouring their amazingly chocked full website for just the right thing.

 This Chandelier Will Make You Think About Circles

gold and silver large pendant chandelier light

Circles, circles...rounded lines and an updated feel. I will reveal the completed kitchen makeover soon, but I was also pursuing and perusing gold and silver options to bring the eye over from the kitchen decor accents. We are still debating and the circle vs straight lines on handles and pulls and will see who wins out;-)

contemporary beach house pendant light

We WERE in agreement about this Sausalito 25" Wide Silver Gold Pendant Light that I selected from  my friends at Lamps Plus and love the fact that it can be used with mixed metal accents in whatever we choose! It picks up either the silver or the gold tones depending on the reflections at different times of the day. Here I think that it picks up the silver. Do you see that too?


In this shot a little more of the gold is picked up by the new artwork...and I'll be talking art in BEACH HOUSE DESIGN in an upcoming post. I love how the pendant has a sturdy wrought iron frame and isn't too farmhouse but more on the contemporary side. The Sausalito also comes in smaller pendant styles that would be perfect over a kitchen island. Super easy to took us about 15 minutes.


The room looks much cleaner now and I'm still debating a few changes down the line, but as homes and rooms are always in flux...we shall see. Vintage and new will always be in style as a mix, that's one thing that I don't think will ever change!


Thank you to sponsor LAMPS PLUS for my beautiful new pendant chandelier. All opinions and photos are my own.