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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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Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers

Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers

You really don’t have to follow any rules when decorating a log cabin.

“Until the 1930s, most  retreats in the Rocky  Mountains were decorated with either mission or Victorian furnishings.”
Rustic Traditions by Ralph R. Kylloe

Just as now, people followed their taste. Often lighting was designed by the architect to fit the proportions and scale of each room.

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Monte Carlo 52″ Great Lodge Rustic Ceiling Fan with the look of rough hewn pine logs with pine cone accents and Lodge Pine Blades

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How High Should My Chandelier Hang?

hookThere are a lot of opinions about what height your chandelier should hang. Your chandelier is the focal point of your dining room. It should not be too high. If you often move the table and you are afraid people will hit their heads on the chandelier, don’t permanently raise the height of your chandelier. Simply pick up an inexpensive S-Hook or Chain Quick Link at Lowes or Home Depot. When you need it raised, just loop up the chain.

Fine Art Lamps 815940 Chandelier from the Villandry Silver Collection

Fine Art Lamps 815940 Chandelier from the Villandry Silver Collection

“Hang at the right height. The bottom of a chandelier should hit about 30″ (36″ at most) above the tabletop. That brings the light close enough for tasks, clears the view for conversation and avoids unflattering shadows.”
Decorating Dos Womans Day February 2012

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Fine Art Lamps Perspectives Chandelier at 131 Main Restaurant in Biltmore Park Town Square

Fine Art Lamps Perspectives Chandelier 731840 with a unique geometric design. The hand finished Patinated Golden Bronze frame is finished with hand-tailored textured multi-tonal gold organza shades. Energy efficient, using five 15 watt Fluorescent bulbs is standard to 120v or can be converted to 220v. Continue reading

Harco Loor Guirlande – Lighting to Die For

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Harco Loor Guirland Long Wall Light WL 10

Harco Loor Guirland Long Wall Light WL 10

I broke my leg, so I have been laying around watching a lot of TiVo. The episode of Inspector Lewis Mysteries called Music to Die For shows Harco Loor Guirlande wall sconces and ceiling fixture in the entry.

Guirlande was designed by Harco Loor in 2002. The collection now includes hanging, ceiling, wall, table and floor lamps. They are made of polished or brushed stainless steel curled strips with 3 mm tubes and transparent or frost glass. The tubes can be twisted and stretched in every direction.

Harco Loor lighting is designed and made in the Netherlands.

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Add Sparkle Year Round with a Chandelier

Jonathan Adler 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life

Jonathan Adler 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life

Good Morning America December 3, 2012 Installment of Get the Good Life had tips from Designer Jonathan Adler, author of “100 ways to Happy Chic Your Life.”

This was one of his tips:

Invest in a Chandelier

Lara Spencer introduced the section with, “Every home needs a chandelier, no matter the price point. That’s one of your tips.”

Jonathan Adler responds, “Chandeliers should be bigger than you think you need and more expensive than you think you can afford.”

The GMA website adds; “Every home needs a chandelier, Adler says. A sparkly chandelier is great for the holidays, but adds sparkle all year round.”

100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life is the latest in a collection of books by Jonathan Adler.

  • 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life
  • Happy Chic Colors
  • Happy Chic Accessorizing

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www.jonathanadler.com/100-ways-to-happychic-your-life/

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What Size Should My Chandelier Be?

When choosing your chandelier, scale matters a lot. There are a lot of factors to think about, but here is an easy way to calculate the best size for your dining room.

The first guideline is:

  1. Measure your table.
  2. Divide that number in half.
  3. That’s your smallest chandelier width.
    So, a 48″ table gets a 24″ or more chandelier.

If your table is heavier or darker, either choose a heavier, darker or larger chandelier.

Fine Art Lamps 815940 Chandelier from the Villandry Silver Collection

Fine Art Lamps 815940 Chandelier from the Villandry Silver Collection

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