Lamps In the Kitchen: What Do You Think?

The votes are in, and we have a winner! Well, for one contest anyway. Our Fall Colors contest winner was announced yesterday, and Midwest #11: Jesse's Tuned In Space took top honors. One thing that stuck out to us in his very chic kitchen was the lamp next to his stove. We've seen lamps in the kitchen before, and we're curious what you think.

Small Cool 2008 entrant Midwest #21: Carla's Grand Ave. Home also had a lamp next to the stove.

We have a few dark corners in the kitchen - notably one over the sink - and we're wondering if a pretty lamp on a shelf is the answer. Do you have a lamp in your kitchen, or do you think this is a fire hazard/grease magnet/impractical solution?

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