over our heads: something dramatic

by Grace Bonney

Today is our big moving day, and I’m already excited about decorating a totally blank canvas. One thing I love most about the new space is the high ceiling in the bedroom. Our current bedroom is nice, but the ceiling was never tall enough to hang a chandelier or something pendant-like above the bed. So one of the first things I’m interested in doing is finding a statement-making chandelier or pendant for the bedroom. Dramatic lighting isn’t typically my thing, but for some reason, I love the idea of going really bold in that space. So I thought I’d start rounding up things that caught my eye. Sadly, most of these are well outside my budget, so if any of you know of a good source for dramatic lighting that isn’t, say, $6,000, let me know. I’m trying to find something that has a slightly 60s/70s feel to it without going overboard into retro land. Thanks for your tips, and I’ll talk to you soon from our new neighborhood! xo, grace

Image above: 1. Oilo Cylinder, $279; 2. Meurice Chandelier, $750 (my favorite); 3. Copper Shade Pendant, $550; 4. Modo Chandelier, $4,000; 5. High-Minded Chandelier, $998; 6. Polyedres by Hubert le Gall (price available upon request)

Image above: 1. Emil Stejnar Sputnik, $4,800; 2. Agnes Chandelier, $6,000; 3. Emil Stejnar Cylinder Pendant, $3,800; 4. Faux Bamboo Chandelier, $1,100

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