This week Susi brings you Halloween treats in the form of dramatic black crystal chandeliers. No matter whether you choose the high or the low price point, Susi suggests swagging any one of these in gauzy fabric or cobwebs. After the intrigue of Halloween has past, the same chandelier could be dressed up for the holidays trimmed with garland or dressed up with ribbon and tulle.
Susi rounded up some of the hottest streamlined modern metal chandeliers on StylePath for this week's high/low Friday finds post. If you're a modern style fan you'll love the look of these designer chandeliers; place one in the entry or above the seating area in the living room. Whether you choose the higher priced brushed nickel style or the lower priced brushed steel style, you'll enjoy modern styling and good quality.
You might picture a black chandelier only being appropriate hanging in a severe setting with minimalistic furnishings and décor. However, modern chandeliers, such as many of the black chandeliers on the market are anything but austere or severe. They come with feminine curly Qs and scrollwork, some with feathers or ribbons intertwined with strings of black crystals. Others are incorporate unexpected elements such as flowers and wrought iron vines.
The Crystorama Sutton Six Light Chandelier in Venetian bronze with garnet crystals is a perfect example of a dramatic black chandelier which would fit beautifully into a equally as dramatic and luxurious interior design with lots of textures such as the burn out velvets in rich hues which are hitting the top trends of Fall 2010. Where would you put a black chandelier?
You may never have considered complimenting your modern interior décor with a chandelier, but modern lighting designers have. There are many sleek and simple chandeliers which fit perfectly with today’s contemporary and modern styles. Wrought iron chandeliers and black brass ones in particular lend themselves well to this objective.
For instance, the Boxus Six-Light Chandelier with its black brass base, crisp white string shades and geometric design would look exceptionally terrific in a modern entry or a contemporary dining room.
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When you visualize a chandelier what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the classic version, an enormous wrought iron creation dripping with crystals and brilliantly lit. For centuries, these ornate designs have been a status symbol of the wealthy and for good reason.
While these fixtures fit beautifully with many styles, a new wave of modern chandeliers is bringing a less fussy, more straightforward approach to the classic look. Chandelier lighting works brilliantly in most any room of the house. Place one in the entry for big impact or above a contemporary dining set.
Hand-wrought iron Orion chandelier in champagne swirl glass and a silver leaf finish with gold highlights.
Oil-rubbed bronze finish compliments amber marbleized glass in a two-tier geometric design by Plateau.
A new twist on the crystal chandeliers of old comes in this modern European hand-cut crystal light by Chelsea.
This brilliant settee from Wisteria! French provincial never looked so good than dressed up with a little Louis XV grandeur then subdued by Swedish-style linen. The curvy elegance of this settee is situated atop carved cabriole legs made of distressed wood. Two pillows are included for a bit of extra comfort. Use in place of a traditional living room sofa and pair with a couple of French chairs.
Even if you don’t own a manor house in the French countryside, you can pull off the look by pairing this beauty with patinaed metals, woven chair backs and seats and gold-gilded mirrors. If you have dreams of visiting Paris one day, tide yourself over by adding a touch of French style to your home.
Carry the French theme throughout your space with additional living room furniture that compliments your heavenly settee. Here’s our picks for a fabulous room…
Old world style and romantic charm meet modern functionality in this patina-finished amoire. Pictured in Honey Ash by Wynwood.
Add a touch of the unexpected to your living room with this exquisite Paris Flea Golden Teak Eighteen-Light chandelier (if you thought that was a mouth full try saying it in French). This one is to completely die for. So what if the chandelier costs more than your settee…if the $3,600 price tag doesn’t fit your budget take a look at some similar items that might.
Ethan Allen may not be of French descent but he did one heck of a job fooling us with this antique-washed Kashan Rug in muted shades of soft green, khaki and terra-cotta. Get one for your room. Your feet will thank you and think they’ve just walked through a Persian garden. Enjoy the spoils of a perfectly-posh Parisian existence!