When we changed out the lighting in our small foyer, I quickly figured out that my options were limited. Our ceilings are 8 feet and the top of the door (81″) had to clear whatever light I chose, which left me with flush mounts. That being said, I still wanted something light and airy that would give off plenty of light. I found this small open pendant for just $59 on this site and unfortunately, it never came back in stock. . . For the price, I was thinking it might just be a placeholder until I found something better. But, with the round bulbs, it’s grown on me.
More on our stair runner here.
I also had to consider the other lighting you can see from our entryway. I don’t think finishes have to match throughout the house but I didn’t want something that would compete for attention, especially with the pendant in our front dining room/office.
Thinking along those same lines, here are a few other super stylish flush mounts I found, if you also have a small foyer:
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This post came along at exactly the right time. I am updating other lighting but holding off until I cold decide on a light for our small foyer. The problem will be narrowing it down to one.
Great post! Maybe they will bring your light back. It’s my favorite.
Why do I always gravitate to the pricey ones?
Emily Clark says
You and me both! A bad case of really good taste?? :)
Janna McCalley says
I used the black sputnik one in my boy’s room for the ORC-round bulbs make it way cuter and it was perfect for the 7 ft attic ceilings!
I have the quatrefoil Visual Comfort light (like the star one you showed) and it is gorgeous. I absolutely love it. So thankful there are so many options for flush mounts that aren’t boob lights!
Michelle H. says
Thank you for this, you’ve done a public service. :-) It’s time to retire the boob lights…
Meg Dancausse says
Love the foyer options! Any suggestions for flush mount lighting for other areas in the house (hallways, etc.)?
Emily Clark says
Great idea for a future post! I’ll look around :)
Carolyn Johnson says
Hi Emily! I love every single one of these fixtures but I have a problem I wonder if you could give me your advice. Every one of the lights in our public rooms — kitchen, great room, formal dining– all these rooms have vaulted ceilings. We’re not the only house in the world with vaulted ceilings but we have been unable to find any pendant lights with flexible cords that allow for the angle. Also, I can’t find pendants for over my kitchen island. Since the ceiling above is steeply vaulted we need two different cord lengths. Have you dealt with this issue as an interior designer? We’ve got can lights that give us enough light, but no style :) I’ve got capped electrical boxes, ready for pendants if I can find them. Thanks for your help!!
Would love to know what kind of bulbs you put in your Sputnik pendant!! I’m having a hard time with bulbs being to fluorescent or too yellow.