crowned in glory

I do love a pretty chandelier. In fact, I am a little obsessed with them. A chandelier creates a special atmosphere in a room and can take any room from ho-hum to one-of-a-kind. I believe you can have very little furniture in a space, but when you add a unique lighting fixture to a room, it can look very complete. Whether your style is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, adding a great chandelier to your home can make all the difference.

This coral chandelier from Mecox Gardens would be perfect in a beach or pool house.

(courtesy Elle Decor, October 2005)
I find the beautiful Charles X opaline chandelier that sits in David Netto's New York kitchen inspiring. Netto is known for mixing the modern and traditional beautifully, and this room is no exception. The antique chandelier is perfection above the modern Alvar Aalto table and chairs.

(image courtesy of Elle Decor. Photographer, Roger Davies)
This glamorous image is from the Hamptons home of stylish couple Chris Cuomo and Christina Greeven Cuomo. The Jenny Chandelier from Oly Studio is one of my all-time favorites. It is on my list "to buy" if and when I own a beach home. Here designer, Emma Jane Pilkington, pairs it perfectly with a mirrored table from Mecox Gardens.

(image courtesy of House and Garden, November 2007)
Style icon Gwyneth Paltrow and rocker Chris Martin's home in the Hamptons has been featured many times before but I could not create a post on great chandeliers without posting this image. This dining room would not be the same without this Tord Boontje blossom chandelier.
(Image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens, April 2009. Photographer Reed Davis)
The chandelier in this room is a little hard to see but is a great example of how you can use a chandelier can make a big difference in your own home. It is a photo of the dining room of my friend Ashley. It, too, is an Oly Studio chandelier. This room is inviting and family-friendly but the chandelier certainly takes the style up a notch.
(Top image Interior design by Peter Dunham. Image courtesy of Harper's Bazaar, September 2008)

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