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The Norfolk Update: Kitchen Lighting from Ferguson Showrooms

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This post is sponsored by Ferguson Showrooms. As always, opinions and words are my own.

It's been a minute huh?! The past few months have been a blur between the holidays, 3 flooded basements (!). wrapping up 2 projects, and getting our Norfolk project through most of Phase 1 in time for our client to host Christmas! The first floor has seen some major changes already including paint, wallpaper, new hardware, and carpentry projects (a built-in window bookcase, a room divider wall (which you can catch up on here if you missed it.), and ceiling treatment in the Kitchen). And that ceiling treatment paved the way for a lighting update courtesy of my friends at Ferguson Showrooms!

Above is from when we started the project. The house is a 6 year-old new build and beautifully done. It's just a bit "boring" so the primary goal has been to infuse more character, add coziness & warmth, and create more defined spaces amongst the (large) open concept Kitchen/Dining/Living areas on the first floor. For Kitchen lighting, swapping out the existing island pendants was a given but I also wanted to do something over the sink. Initially I thought a sconce on the wall but when the electrician was re-wiring in preparation for the beams, it would've been a real hassle to extend the wire down that far so we pivoted to a flush mount. Armed with my design concepts for the house, I visited Ferguson's recently-opened showroom in Newton in search of inspiration...and brass fixtures!

The selection in the showroom is vast, and more than anything, it was so helpful to see finishes in person. There are even more options online and the specialists in store can help you place any order! We ended up ordering products found on Ferguson's website but got to see the Heritage Brass finish in store which was most important to me given how different photos can look online vs. in real life.

So what did we go with?! The old island pendants were replaced with Hinkley's Keating Pendants in Heritage Brass. I just couldn't resist the ribbed silhouette and those cross knob details! An especially nice feature is that it comes with an optional flat glass lens to hide the light bulbs. While it's often unavoidable, seeing the light bulbs & strong glare from the light itself is not awesome. Aren't they prettttyyyy? For the new light over the sink, we ended up choosing Hinkley's Oliver 14" Semi-Flush Mount, also in Heritage Brass and I couldn't be happier with it. I was worried at first it wouldn't have as much impact being higher above the sink, but I knew I didn't want to do another pendant so close to the island ones. The size is actually perfect and I'm smitten with the contrasting metal bands.

Both fixtures are timeless and the ribbing on the pendants add a perfect touch of whimsy. My client is thrilled with how they look & function (both are dimmable), and I'm thrilled with the warmth and sophistication they add to the space!

Cannot wait for Phase 2 in here, which will include new backsplash, faucet & counters among other things but in the meantime, lots to revisit or catch up on as this project has visit to the Ferguson Showroom (book your visit here!), a look at the lighting on the Feed, and lots more found in our Norfolk Update story highlight!

Thank you to Ferguson!


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