It took us a while to settle on pendant fixtures for over the island in the kitchen. Knowing my husband I knew he would want to be able to us the screw in fluorescent bulbs in the pendants to save energy. For me that meant I wanted a pendant where you would not be able to see the bulb. I love the school house fixture. It is so simple and classic.
This house featured in House Beautiful sold me on the school house fixture.
I ended up deciding on this fixture from Savoy House.