Supersized Chandeliers

Monday, December 10, 2012

I've said it before here, but it bears repeating.  The right light fixture can completely transform a space.  And with light fixtures, I'm all over the map with what appeals to me.  Because of my history with historic home restoration,  I have a soft spot for antique lighting, but I like modern light fixtures too.  No matter what period they come from, I particularly like a large-scale chandelier.

Yes, this dining room by Amanda Nisbett is filled with beautiful furnishings (and curtains), but that enormous turquoise chandelier still manages to steal the show!

Didn't we all fall in love with the etageres on the counter tops in this kitchen?  Note the large scale chandelier over the rustic table.  Oversized, definitely, but it still feels right because of the simple, open design.

Oversize chandelier + lots of crystals = drama.  And PS this photo reconfirms my love for gray and lavender.

Three of my favorite things - white walls, gold accents and a big capiz shell chandelier

And this one.  So simple and yet so bold.  

So there you have it  - a beautiful light fixture can "make" a space - and bigger is better.

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17 comments:

therelishedroost said...

I love those large scale chandlers , they are such a great focal point in those lovely rooms!
Happy Monday, Karolyn

The Relished Roost

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Is there a chandelier that is too big?
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

I love large chandeliers. They make such a great statement in a space. I love the one in the second picture. It's huge, but it doesn't take up much visual space. It's so pretty!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Totally agree. I love the drama it adds.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love a big chandelier. Does that second image bother you that it is not centered over the island/table? It is obviously centered in the room.

Karen Albert said...

Hi Kim,
Great examples of scene stealing chandeliers! All perfect and gorgeous for their surroundings!

2012 Artists Series,
Karena
Art by Karena

Nancy said...

I think lighting is absolutely key and to make it like ART, all the better; front and center, big as life. I love it.
xo Nancy
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Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Yes,yes, yes! I bought an oversized fixture for my kitchen and I love it. My husband just said, "Its kinda big." *sigh* I am trying to find one for over the table that has enough light and won't break the bank.

Chateau À Gogo said...

I love the simple and bold! - Brandy

amber wallace said...

Dang that first one is amazing! I want a giant one in my living room someday. I have a builder home so there are like 20 boob lights to place!

Ashley said...

Is this your not-so-subtle way of telling us that an oversized chandelier is on its way to Project Dollhouse? If so, that's wonderful news.

Fran said...

I like this look too! LGN's recent dining room chancy would fall into this category!! If I didn't have low ceilings, I'd be rethinking my DR chandelier!

My Interior Life said...

Go big or go home, right? I have an oversized IKEA chandy in my daughter's room and love it! The one for my office is a bit oversized as well, of course, it hasn't been hung yet. Soon, I hope. Love your examples!

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

Love the Amanda Nisbet room and of course the eterges on the counter get me everytime... Beautiful images and yes, I agree less is not always more when it comes to lighting... these images prove it! ...-Ann (birdsofafeatherdesign.com)

pam {simple details} said...

Couldn't agree more! Oversized art and mirrors are favs too!

sybaritic spaces said...

I say when it comes to chandeliers go big or go home ;)

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