Sconces at stoves are an unnecessary accessory that seem vaguely Un-American to me. Wall space is typically grabbed by upper cabinets therefore sconces are an unusual light fixture to find in a kitchen. If there is a sconce in a kitchen, it’s most likely found next to the sink. Most stoves have a light in the hood, so generally you don’t need any additional light there – that and the cleaning difficulty, make the stove sconce an elusive item.
Elusive, romantic, pretty for the sake of pretty: unnecessary fluff – I’m sure our founding fathers would detest them but I love seeing them!
Unneccessary beauty: embrace it – Vive America! The Pilgrims are no longer with us.
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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