When it comes to renovating and designing house, lighting is one of your most significant decisions. Light fixtures are the crown jewels for every room. They are often what give a space its personality. And so I won’t lie; selecting lighting is stressing me out! You don’t want your choices to be like a bad pair of boots – something you regret for seasons to come. And with no less than eight – yes I just said eight – chandeliers to select, I’ve got my work cut out for me.
My goal is to strike the delicate balance between a statement-making fixture and something that’ll feel timeless for years (and years!) to come. I’ve turned to a lot of Parisian apartments and remodels of NYC brownstones as my inspiration. They always feature amazing Victorian details like crown molding, ceiling medallions and ornate fireplaces with modern fixtures. This is exactly the type of look I’m gong for.
The key? Finding pieces that fit together – as if they were all part of the same family. Sure everyone looks a little different, but like siblings, you just want them to all get along nicely.
From the dining room to the kitchen, entryway and bedrooms (master, guest and nursery), I’ve got the opportunity to really mix and match styles, genres and looks as you move throughout the house. I’ve slowly but surely been whittling down options to create my short list of fixtures that might make the final cut.
Here are eight of my very favorites.
> 1. Mini Mikado Chandelier
> 2. Brass Diamond Pendant
> 3. Orb Pendant Light
> 4. Brass FLOS Pendant
> 5. Tom Dixon Beat Light
> 6. Glass Globe Pendant Light
> 7. Black Pendant Light
> 8. Menu Franklin Chandelier
I see the large black pendant setting a striking scene in our dining room. The Orb Pendant light could be fantastic as a major statement in the kitchen. The brass Flos pendant might be exactly what I need over my free standing tub in the master bathroom. And how crazy cool would the Mini Mikado Chandelier look in our entry? I really kinda want them all.