I've been working on one particular project for five months now. It's a new home that is now in the build phase so things are finally starting to take shape with most of the selections finalised. One area has been under consideration for the entire time... the formal dining room.
The Room Design... The style of a pendant needs to suit the style of the room and the ambience being created. A dining room I'm currently working on is for entertaining on a grand scale with the room design featuring a super glamorous four and a half metre Ebony Macassar bar with a bronze mirror splash back and a six metre dining table. The lighting needs to make a statement and enhance the space.
The pendant light I've had in my mind since the design concept stage has been the Jason Miller Modo Chandelier and now I've seen this grouping I'm convinced it will be the right choice. Just the right amount of glamour for a modern chandelier. See my tips below on choosing the perfect pendant for your dining room.
- Fabric pendants offer soft filtered light
- Glass pendants create a brighter glow
- Metal pendants focus light downwards
Selecting a style of pendant depends very much on the size and shape of your dining table. Choose from the following styles of pendant lights for the best results;
Drum pendants - when used alone these are best suited to round or square dining tables, and should be used as a pair over a longer rectangle table. The proportion of a drum pendant must suit the size of your dining table and not overwhelm it. Drum pendants suit modern dining rooms and the fabric can be customised to suit the room style and a diffuser minimises glare over the table.
If you have any lighting questions feel free to contact me at Bella Vie Interiors.
Images from Pinterest, Nika Zupanc, The Contemporist, Jason Miller