Pendant light fixture

Illustration: Marie Hélène Bilodeau

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The Pendant Light Fixture Installed in Every New Home
If your house was built in the aughts, there's a good chance you've got overhead lights that look like frosted wine glasses dangling from the ceiling. The real problem with these mini-pendants? They're always too small, Gates says. For a better—and more timeless—source of light, try an orb shape with an antique brass finish, like Hinkley's Congress light or a two-tone David Hicks pendant.