August 14, 2022
In our kitchen renovation, we are planning to place a sconce on either side of the kitchen sink window. Since our kitchen is relatively open, I feel like this will create a complement to the neighboring living spaces rather than a standard pendant light. Plus, we’ve had a pendant like for so long, I’m looking for a different look.
I’ve come across several options that I think would work, and they span a range of materials. Our planned kitchen finishes will be polished nickel hardware and a stainless steel range and faucet. Our refrigerator and dishwasher will have cabinetry panels, helping them to blend into the space. So, we could bring in a new metal, match up with a polished nickel or silver finish or even go in a totally new direction! Below are a variety of options we are considering.
But first, here are a few images that inspired the approach to doing sconces!
With that, below is a roundup of the 7 finalists for fixtures to flank our sink window!
1. Sandur Sconce
Shades of Light, $200 | Vintage Brass + White
Sleek and midcentury, this fixture would give off light from top and bottom with double conical shades. The white may help the fixture fade into the background and not steal the show, but draw in interest with an elegant pop of brass inside the shade and back plate.
2. Ribbon Swirl Sconce
Shades of Light, $234 | Aged Brass
This is also giving midcentury vibes, and I love that this style has an entire family of matching fixtures! There’s a ceiling light, a pendant and a gorgeous chandelier. With the brass, we’d also introduce a new finish in the kitchen.
Rejuvenation $339 | Satin White + Brushed Satin Brass
I have been eyeing this sconce for years. It too is giving midcentury vibes, which complements our home’s style. Like the Sandhur sconce (#1), it has this white matte shade to blend into the background but stands out with luxurious brass detailing. Rejuvenation makes amazing pieces!
4. Scoop Wall Sconce
Etsy, $235 | Natural Brass + White Linen
This sconce is super simple and traditional that could work in nearly any decor. It’s also a slightly less expensive dupe of Rejuvenation’s Berkshire sconce.
5. Marcel 1 Light Wall Sconce
Burke Decor, $154 | White
Here we have another conical shade with a scoop arm base. The ratio of space between the shade and the base is so narrow, which is interesting. And lately I’ve been seeing more of these metals in a plaster like finish. The white might also blend in while adding texture to the room.
6. Demure Simplicity Sconce
Shades of Light, $150 | Polished Nickel
I’m drawn to the conical shades, obviously! But I also really like the simplicity, as the name implies. This polished nickel finish would match some other hardware in the kitchen.
7. Slim Hourglass Bar Sconce
Shades of Light, $230 | Polished Nickel
I love the midcentury hourglass angles here. And, this fixture comes in three other finish options but I really like the sleek sheen of the polished nickel!
Which fixtures do you like? Let me know in the comments!