What most people think of when they hear chandelier is a single fixture strung from the ceiling with multiple branches that contain many lights. That they are made of crystal or glass and are very flashy and quite expensive. Well that cannot be farther from the truth. Chandeliers come is all sorts of styles, colours, shapes, sizes and can range from cost effective to extravagantly priced. There are so many options available that you can find something to compliment any room.
I thought I would share a couple chandeliers that I find quite appealing and where you can get them.
This chandelier is an industrial master piece. More like a piece of art that can be used as a focal point. This comes from Hammer and Heels which includes a collection of industrial, organic vintage pieces. Placing one of these fixtures in a country or contemporary styled home would really create an interesting conversation starter.
Traditional and very pretty with a lot of detail. I found this lovely piece at Fine Art Lamps. This designer focuses on traditional style but they do include a couple collections which are more contemporary.
A contemporary yet delicate chandelier. The glass globes almost look like rain drops which the light bounces off of to create the beautiful sparkle. You can find these fixtures at Zia Priven. This designer includes other organic glass chandeliers and fixtures.
Most local lighting stores will have a large collection of chandeliers in many different styles. If you can not find exactly what you want, try looking online. Some fixtures are available by special order or online only.
Word of the Day: Candlepower
A term often used in place of luminous intensity.