Category Archives: Lighting Trends & Tips

Kitchen Island Lighting Tips

A kitchen island is the focal point of the kitchen and deserves their own WOW factor. Dazzling pendant lights add pizazz to your style.

Pendant Lights at Modern Supply Lighting Studio

Pendant lights add color to your space.

Pendant lights are one of my fav fixtures. There’s a ginormous selection of sizes, shapes, colors, and finishes so get your creative on!

Consider your area size when shopping for pendants. Petite fixtures for a small to average size kitchen can provide adequate light and a splash of color. If your kitchen is large, go for the bigger, bolder pieces keeping scale in mind. Don’t overpower—gaudy is not chic!


A mix of pendants and track fixutures create a sleek, curved look on LBL Lighting’s monorail sytem.

Add fun and drama! Multi-tiered Islands can look stylishly funky with pendant lights hanging at different lengths. You can even mix the globe colors or styles. Who says life has to be matchy-matchy? Changing globes is a super easy way to update!

Don’t have an island? Try hanging pendant lights in other areas like over a breakfast nook, sink, buffet or to jazz up a dark corner.


Pendant lighting complement the hardware finishes. From Hudson Valley Lighting, Mansfield collection.

Before installing, think about the area’s function and the height of the primary person using the space. Adjust accordingly. FYI…a dimmer switch is a must-have for ambiance control.

Add lighting glam to your home. Come on down to Modern Supply’s Lighting Studio and gaze at all of your options. You’ll be dazzled at the selection and knowledge of our lighting specialist.

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Pendant lighting

The Three Types of Lighting

Tips for Lighting Your Home

Lighting is important in any space—it creates mood, ambiance and pizazz. Updating tired, drab lighting fixtures – or just the globes or shades – can spruce up your space with a snazzy new look and doesn’t have to cost big bucks.

Ambient lighting

Chandeliers add beauty & ambient lighting.

Lighting should reflect your lifestyle and how you use the space. The three basic types to consider are ambient (general lighting), task, & accent.

Ambient, or general lighting, provides overall area illumination and is a must-have for a good lighting plan. It should provide brightness without glare. You gotta’ be able to see to walk around safely in your stilettos or flops! Chandeliers, ceiling or wall-mounted fixtures, recessed or track lighting are good choices for ambient light.

Task Lighting helps you to perform specific tasks such as applying flawless make-up. It needs to be free of glare and shadows but bright enough to nip eye strain. Pendant, under cabinet, floor and table lamps are excellent for task lighting.

Pendant lighting

Pendant lights add a pop of color & task lighting.

Accent lighting is a design touch that adds drama by drawing the eye to your sazzytreasures. Artwork, sculptures or wall textures pop with accent lighting. Accent lighting should have at least three times the light as the general surrounding light.

Modern Supply’s lighting consultants know their stuff and are ready to help you select super swanky fixtures to light up your world. Stop in and see for yourself!

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