50+ Unique Kitchen Lighting Fixtures That Make For Memorable Meals

Elegant and expressive light fixtures.

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These kitchen lighting fixtures help set the stage for your best meal yet. From sculptural chandeliers to rustic pendant lights, good lighting gives these cooking and dining areas a personality of their own.

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Richard Powers

In John Robshaw's kitchen, the settee is by Richard Wrightman, the sink fittings are by , the ceiling lights are by , the countertops are marble, and the custom dhurrie is by John Robshaw; the walls are painted in Rose Quartz and the cabinetry in Starry Night, both by Benjamin Moore.

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Eric Piasecki

The custom kitchen island in Christina Juarez' home has a Carrara marble top, the pendants and floor lamp are by , and the barstools are by ; the bar cart is by , and the Sam Still artwork above it hangs on a wall covered in a wallpaper; the antique birthing chair is from New Orleans.

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Mikkel Vang

In a New York apartment, the kitchen’s sink, fittings, and tile backsplash are by . The range is by , the pendants are by , the custom island has a marble top, and the flooring is limestone with black-marble cabochons.

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Stephen Kent Johnson

In Amanda Seyfried's Catskills home, the kitchen’s range and hood are by , the sink is fitted with a faucet, and the backsplash is of tiles by ; the island has a countertop of , the pairs of pendant lights are by , and the cabinets are painted in .

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Richard Powers

In a NYC apartment dedicated to art, the kitchen’s custom island is topped with brushed stainless steel, the range is by , the Saarinen table and chairs are from , and the Dandelion chandeliers by Tony Duquette are from ; the Roman shade is of a China Seas fabric with velvet trim from , and the floor tiles are by .

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Simon Upton

In this Connecticut kitchen, the island has a top of honed Carrara marble, the wall tiles are by Waterworks, the stove is Viking, and the stools are by York Street Studio; the 19th-century Windsor chair is a family heirloom, and the 1920s English pendants are from BK Antiques.

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Douglas Friedman

In the kitchen of fashion designer Veronica Swanson Beard's Long Island home, the chairs, with cushions in a Schumacher stripe, and table are by McGuire, the tole chandelier is antique, and the flooring is oak.

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Ricardo Labougle

In a London townhouse, the kitchen cabinetry by Plain English is painted in Pure Grey 6 by Papers and Paints, the 1955 pendant lights are by Serge Mouille, the wall tiles are by Neisha Crosland and the floor is made of three types of limestone.

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Francis Amiand

The dining table and chairs are by DimoreStudio, the Sputnik ceiling light is by Fedele Papagni, and the marble flooring is original to the 1970s building in this Monte Carlo apartment. The artworks in the dining area are by Pierre Le-Tan.

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Trevor Tondro

In Palm Springs, this breakfast room’s Saarinen table and chairs are by Knoll, the painting is by Martin Sniper and the light fixture is by Artemide.

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS JAUSSAUD

The kitchen cupboard and marble-topped Tuscan tables in this Florence estate are 19th-century and the flooring is handmade cement tile from Florence.

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Ricardo Labougle

In a country home in Uruguay, the kitchen’s pendant light is leather, the ceiling beam is an old railroad track found in a nearby field and the flooring is tinted cement tile.

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William Waldron

The custom furnishings in the dining room of this West Village apartment include a table and a banquette upholstered in fabrics, The Thonet chairs are vintage, the barstool is by the sconces are by , the wallcovering is and the artworks include pieces by , , and .

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Joshua McHugh

The dining table and banquette in this Upper West Side apartment, upholstered in a mohair, are custom designs; the swivel chairs are by and the painting is by .

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Trevor Tondro

In a glamorous Central Park apartment, the kitchen table is by , the chairs are covered in a leather from and the light fixture is by .

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Richard Powers

In the kitchen of an Upstate New York ranch, a root table found at an upstate New York auction was fitted with a glass top, the Josef Hoffmann chairs are covered in a vintage Larsen fabric, the ceiling incorporates beams from a 19th-century Pennsylvania barn and the lights are by Isamu Noguchi.

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Produced by Cynthia Frank; Photography by William Waldron

Pendant lights by Tom Dixon hang above the marble-top kitchen island in Tamara Mellon's Hamptons house, the cabinetry is custom made, the oven and stove are by Wolf, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Decorators White.

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Photography By Eric Piasecki / Produced By Cynthia Frank

In a Manhattan home the kitchen cabinetry and island are custom made, the chandelier is by Serge Mouille, and the walls are lined with tiles by Ann Sacks.

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Björn Wallander

A Beverly Hills home boasts circa-1935 pendant lights and a Wolf range in the kitchen. The kitchen counters are quartzite, the cabinetry is custom made, and the flooring is Marmoleum.

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Produced by Cynthia Frank; Photography by Simon Upton

Salvagni designed the brass light fixture in the kitchen of a Rome palazzo. The 1780 Venetian portrait is of a family ancestor, the custom-made cabinetry is painted in Farrow & Ball's Elephant's Breath, and the walls are painted in Skimming Stone.

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Produced by Robert Rufino; Photography by Björn Wallander

The kitchen island was made with reclaimed wood from the Upstate New York house, the countertop is Carrara marble, and the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero; the light fixtures are from Time and Materials, and the window frames, shutters, and cabinetry are painted in Farrow & Ball's Buff.

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Roger Davies

In this Floridia home by Nate Berkus, stools by BDDW and light fixtures by Historical Materialism fill the kitchen. The marble wall tiles are by Ann Sacks, and the counters are teak.

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Photography by David Woolley/Limitless Pictures

Vintage light fixtures from an ammunition factory hang above an early-19th-century shop counter in the UK kitchen; the floor is painted in Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe.

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Produced by Robert Rufino; Photography by Björn Wallander

The Los Angeles dining room's 1890s pendant lights and chairs, which retain their original leather, are French.

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Produced by Cynthia Frank; Photography by Douglas Friedman

The kitchen stools are by Mark Albrecht Studio, the glass-topped table is by Kelly Wearstler, the chairs are by Minotti, the sink fittings are by Dornbracht, and the custom cabinetry is stained oak in a Beverly Hills home.

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Produced by Robert Rufino; Photography by Björn Wallander

The kitchen stools are by BDDW, the pendant lights are by Paul Ferrante, and the ceiling fixtures are by Charles Edwards in this Santa Monica kitchen. The range is BlueStar, the refrigerator is Sub-Zero, and the custom-made cabinetry is painted in Farrow & Ball's Old White.

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William Waldron

In a Manhattan kitchen the chairs and banquette are custom made, the Saarinen table is from Design Within Reach, and the pendant light is from Avantgarden; the wallpaper is by Hines & Company, and the herringbone flooring is original.

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blue kitchens
Richard Powers

This Hollywood Hills kitchen features vintage pendants from Obsolete, BassamFellows stools from Design Within Reach, and a sink by Shaws with fittings by Jaclo. The custom-made cabinetry is painted in Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue, the countertops are Carrara marble, and the hood by Modern-Aire is custom made, as is the flooring by Granada Tile.

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Simon Upton

On the Upper East Side, pendants from a Czechoslovakian factory and 1940s stools by Warren McArthur in the kitchen; the oven is by Wolf, the floor is lined with Corten steel tiles, and the staircase is suspended from cable supports.

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Miguel Flores-Vianna

In the kitchen of an Idaho home decorated by Mary Lynn, Marie, and Emily Turner of , the island and vent hood in the kitchen are custom made, the range is by Viking, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, and the barstools are by BDDW.

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