Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I love chandeliers. I'm not talking about the ornate over top kind you would find in a hotel lobby (although those are pretty fabulous!) but light fixtures to hang in your entry or over your kitchen table. As a rule of thumb, most chandeliers should hang 30-34" above the dining table (or kitchen counter) and be about 1/3 the length of the table. In an entryway, it depends on your ceiling height, but generally no more than 1/3 the way down or center it with an over-the-door-window if you have one. But overall, you are the one living with it, so place it where you feel comfortable and think looks good.

Lighting is always important and adds warmth and vibrance to the room. But some of my favorites below and more works of art.


Think Hollywood Glamour. Many women especially love this style, and who wouldn't want to walk into a home and feel regal and adored? Luckily this style has been picked up by many affordable home furnishings brands so you're sure to find something
in your budget (or at Homegoods!)

Bergdorf Boutique by Kelly Wearstler

Z Gallerie version for $249

Ballard Designs Moravian Star $139

Ikea Kulla Lamp $69
(this shade would look cool as a table lamp)

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You could buy a black chandelier (crystal or plastic) and add your own sheer drum shade around it


I love the look of industrial design paired in a modern setting.
The fixtures below would look great over a wet-bar or counter, a loft, or near an old brick wall :) I featured all clear glass pendants, but I also love mercury or other metal coverings

Velocity Art and Design $130

Early 20th Century Industrial Cage Lights

Pottery Barn Calhoun Glass Pendant


  1. My favorites are the last three. I love that industrial look. Hopefully someday I'll have a wall with exposed brick. Maybe when we move to our dream home in Georgetown!

  2. I too love the industrial looks! I wish that I could redo my house evey year!


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