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Chain Pliers

  Chain Pliers  If you are hanging your chandelier yourself, you really ought to have chain pliers. The tips open the chain link easily, without scratching it.  The grooves on the other side of the spring close the link again.  They don't cost much and they will keep you from damaging the finish on your chain and save you time and trouble.  The ones I have are made by Satco, but they others look pretty much the same. - myDesign42

Chain Pliers

If you are hanging your chandelier yourself, you really ought to have chain pliers. The tips open the chain link easily, without scratching it.

The grooves on the other side of the spring close the link again.

They don’t cost much and they will keep you from damaging the finish on your chain and save you time and trouble.

The ones I have are made by Satco, but the others look pretty much the same.

Use a Lantern Over a Table

House Beautiful October 2017 Article The Experts: Instant Room quotes Richard Keith Langham, author of About Decorating on his design for a “mountaintop spot for fall fetes.”

House Beautiful issue for October 2017 feature The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room

House Beautiful issue for October 2017 feature The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room

“A copper lantern illuminates an octagonal wooden table.”
The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room
Richard Keith Langham
House Beautiful October 2017

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Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install!

Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install! Fits together easily, without completely removing your light, chandelier or ceiling fan. Simply slip down the canopy and secure the medallion.

Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install! Fits together easily, without completely removing your light, chandelier or ceiling fan. Simply slip down the canopy and secure the medallion.

If you’ve ever wanted a ceiling medallion, now it is easier than ever to install one! With new two piece ceiling medallions, you no longer have to remove the light or ceiling fan! Continue reading

Coordinate Your Metal Finishes

From traditional to eclectic, no matter what style you choose, coordinating your metal finishes can make all the difference in pulling a look together.

There are more choices than ever in metal finishes. Brass, bronze, chrome, nickel and stainless in bright polished or matte brushed finish, each sets its own style.

Then there are custom painted finishes to really personalize your look.
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How to Easily Install a Ceiling Medallion

Ekena Millworks Ceiling CM19SP/162957 Ceiling Medallion painted and faux finished

Ekena Millworks Ceiling CM19SP/162957 Ceiling Medallion painted and faux finished

I love the look of traditional plasterwork and millwork. Now, you can get the look of fragile plaster in molded polyurethane – lightweight, easy to install and surprisingly inexpensive! You can install a ceiling medallion as an architectural focal point to your dining room, entry, bedroom, even over a bath!

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Bath with Glass Chandelier

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier. These chandeliers are absolutely timeless.

“A midcentury Murano smoked-glass chandelier at the bath room entrance sets a glam scene.”

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier.

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier.

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Chinoiserie Style

Chinoiserie Style Dining Room

This beautiful dining room (House Beautiful December/January 2014) has hints of Chinoiserie Style with oriental lanterns in front of the mirror on the buffet. The china is a fanciful Oriental landscape and the flatware is gold bamboo.

The lighting is a beautiful traditional crystal chandelier.

There are a lot of options or Oriental, Asian and Chinoiserie Style. Continue reading

Tech Lighting Multi-Pendants and Pendant Clusters

Tech Lighting Line Voltage or Line/Low Voltage Multi-Pendants and Pendant Cluster Canopies

Create custom chandeliers and multi-pendants with these canopies that can suspend up to 11 pendants, fixtures or both. Use Line voltage, Low voltage or a mix of Line and Low voltage pendants in a wide assortment of shapes, sizes and finishes. The possibilities are limitless.

Tech Lighting Line-Low 11-port canopy with Low Voltage Fire Pendants and Line Voltage Fire Grande Pendants

Tech Lighting Line-Low 11-port canopy with Low Voltage Fire Pendants and Line Voltage Fire Grande Pendants

The Basics of Tech Lighting Pendant Cluster Canopies and Multi-Port Chandeliers

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Chandeliers – Not Just for the Dining Room

Chandeliers aren’t just for the dining room. Hanging a chandelier in a living room or great room is a great way to express your personal style.

“You can have a big, bold chandelier in a small room if you choose the right one. An all-glass or thin-frame chandelier is striking without taking up a lot of visual space.”
HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip, HGTV Magazine

Allegri 022951 Anastagio Crystal Pendant

Allegri 022951 Anastagio Crystal Pendant

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