The Industrial Dining Room Light

After I blogged about my mini dining room update I got a lot of questions about the light fixture so thought I’d dedicate a little post to it.

I’d been inactively looking to replace both the original fixtures in my conjoined living-dining room since we moved in.

Yep, that was them. Except they were originally green and bright gold so not long after we moved in, to save my sanity, I painted them antique bronze.

I knew I wanted something industrial-ish to replace them with though it took me five years to actually do it because….
One; finding stylish and affordable pendants here in Oz isn’t easy.
Two; I needed two fixtures. A single pendant above the dining table would have been easy enough though I had to consider the aesthetic of having two within around three meters of one another.
Three; Our ceilings aren’t high. And whilst having a low-hung pendant above a dining table is no problem I needed it to match the height of the pendant over the living area otherwise it just woulda looked plain bad. Long story short, it needed certain proportions.
Four; Last Monday I had a photographer at my house to take pics for a potential future magazine feature so that kinda motivated me!

Luckily, the magazine shoot just happened to coincided with the release of a new stylish and affordable lighting range from Recollections.

I’m sure many of my fellow Aussies feel the same quiet longing for the seemingly endless array of affordable stylish homewares available overseas, particularly in the USA, so I was wrapt when I came across this new collection. Finally, a slice for us (albeit small, though a slice none-the-less!).

I got two of the Grantham pendants (usually $99 each) for $160 as they currently have 30% off your second pendant. I also sold both my old light fittings for $60 so if you take that off the price for the new ones I technically got them for $100 which is just $50 a piece!

Hubby installed them for me and I’m really pleased with how they look.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your source. I am always Googling things like this only to find they are all in the USA so it’s nice to find something right here in Australia.
    PS I don’t usually comment on your blog though I visit all the time. Your daughter is adorable.

  2. Anne says:

    Those are stunning! So nice you could find something you liked at a price you were willing to pay.

    Way to go!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lovely light fixture…looks stunning in your dining area. Does this light fixture give out enough light around the room as it is a dome covered top? I wouldn’t mind using this light fitting for my own home.

    Always love to visit your blog and I am sure glad you are back with us a little more often. Can’t wait to see your home in a glossy magazine.

    Your little girl is a doll :)

  4. Lovely light fitting just perfect. Sandy x

  5. Jenny says:

    Love the new light Kristine, a little bit of industrial creeping in and it looks great. ;-)

  6. Thanks ladies.
    Anon, it does give off a soft amount of light though because we have two so near one another it’s not a problem for us. At the moment I just have standard light globes in them though I am going to buy some of the larger decorative round ones which will emit more light.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Kristine about the advice on using a larger rounded light globe with the dome light fixture. It will give it a even more industrial feel to it.

    Also where did you end up getting your chairs from? …again stunning :)

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  9. Jacqui says:

    Thought I pressed publish but don’t know what happened to my comment…

    I love your chairs and the pendants – love your style in general! And I totally agree it’s so hard to find stylish options in Australia, although Bunnings has some decently priced lights at the moment (nothing industrial that I recall though). I’m off to explore the Recollections website!

  10. Hi again Anon. Not sure if you’re in the Melbourne area though my dining room chairs are from Sokol (just Google them). After I bought them I found similar ones at Schots Emporium for slightly cheaper though. Freedom Furniture also has some.
    Good luck!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thanks again Kristine.

    Yes I am from Melbourne…I will pop into schots on Saturday and see how I go.

    Jo :)

  12. It is the most gorgeous light. Love love love!!


    P.S. I am super excited about a throw pillow giveaway I have going on. If you’d like, come by and enter!


  13. Ho Jo. Schots also sell through eBay sometimes. I think you can get some things cheaper that way too. Do a search for ‘Tolix’ in eBay and their chairs should come up – that’s how I found them.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Kristine…I hope you have a lovely weekend :)

  15. Inês Seabra says:

    Doesn’t matter how long it took. It looks great! :)

  16. Great lights and be sure to let us know if and when the mag photos happen.

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