I've never really been sure what would look good over it and just didn't really want to mess with getting more connections if we did pendant lighting, etc., etc. Anyway, he got an award from work, and had to pick gift cards instead of directly getting cash. So, I picked out this from West Elm:
What do you think? My kids like it - especially the Edison bulbs. BUT now they say I need to redo the entire kitchen. The industrial look doesn't fit with my French Country style. Especially my beloved rooster! Anyway, I'm leaving it for now even though we have to turn on more lights when sitting at the island now. The new fixture is all about mood and is definitely not task lighting like before...now why didn't I think of that when I picked it out???