20 Amazing Chandeliers

10bevImage above: Textile designer Bev Hisey’s chandelier softens her Hudson blanket and modern stairwell. See all the photos of her Toronto home here.
The very first post that I ever wrote for design*sponge (back in the day where we didn’t capitalize anything) was about the history of French chandeliers. Nearly 700 posts later, that one is still one of my favorites. There is just something magical about a chandelier, and I love seeing how people use this traditional statement piece in ways both expected and surprising. Happy Chandelier dreaming. –Amy

(If you’re hungry for more, there’s another Best of: Chandeliers here!)

Image above: This vintage chandelier adds a feminine touch to this office space. See all the photos of this home in West Chester, PA here.

Image above: These home owners spent a long time looking for the right chandelier for their Parisian living room. When they hung this one, they said it was incredible how much it became a pivot that tied the entire space together. Until that point the plaster rosette had just seemed like a piece of pointless ornament, but with the addition of the chandelier, it became a point of focus. They found this one at a flea-market and replaced its wiring with candles. As the apartment has two massive over-mantle mirrors this overhead flickering light is reflected and magnified in a really magical way. See all the photos of this stunning Parisian home right here.

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45a1b09ba1c3629285012cfb346abc1eImage above: This vintage birdcage chandelier was found on Etsy. See all the photos from this 1930s East Nashville home here.

4HOME_68Image above: A chandelier created from vintage croquet mallets in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. See all the photos of this home that functions as a building experiment here.

5yodaImage above: A cut-glass chandelier in a handbag designer’s Japanese home. See all the photos of this home filled with textiles and antiques here.

1_crystalImage above: Egg Collective designer Crystal Ellis found her bedroom chandelier in at a little antique shop in Brooklyn, and it has now graced the ceiling of my bedroom in two apartments. See all the photos of her Providence, Rhode Island home here.

2Sivan-AskayoImage above: These azulejos panels date to 1725 and are signed by one of the best Portuguese masters of the time, Manuel dos Santos. They are complimented by the red chandeliers hanging from the 25-foot ceiling. See all the photos of this hotel in Lisbon, Portugal here.

04277dc219aa0cb756b6e8c5dc2cdcfcImage above: A chandelier dresses up the kitchen dining area in this Ventura, California home. See all the photos here.

5.1sarah-500x752Image above: A magical dreamy bedroom for a 4-year little girl. See all the photos of this Springfield, Missouri home here.

10chrisImage above: This traditional home has lots of whimsical touches, like the giraffe topiary in the living room. See all the photos of this Minneapolis, Minnesota home here

6newfarmhouseImage above: A modern country just outside of Boise, Idaho is filled with Scandinavian touches. See all the photos of this home here.

2sarahImage above: A modern Patrick Townsend chandelier in a Los Angeles dining room. See all the photos of this welcoming home here.

4lanceImage above: This chandelier was originally painted a high gloss white for an event. Now it hangs above a table with a collected mix of chairs in this eclectic Philadelphia loft. See all the photos of the home here.

Image above: A simple chandelier hangs in the living of Swedish photographer Maja Atterstig. See all the photos of her Scandinavian home here.

chandelierImage above: This chandelier, hanging in this West Hollywood home, was an eBay find. See all the photos of this colorful California home here.

Image above: The bright yellow chandelier in this kitchen was a find from Pottery Barn kids. See all the photos of this colorful and pattern-filled South Carolina home here.

Image above: A chandelier adds a little elegance to the nursery in this gorgeous Barcelona home. See all the photos right here.

3_emmaThe 20-arm black chandelier was found lying in the back room of local furniture store. It now hangs in Emma Reddington’s favorite room in her 1905 Toronto Victorian house. See all the photos of her elegant home here.

Image above: A chandelier hanging over a tub makes takes bathing to a whole new level. See all the photos of this Atlanta home here.

  1. Love all of these, it’s amazing what great lighting can do for a room.

  2. SMID says:

    My favorites are the first, the last and the eBay find in the west Hollywood home. Good stuff!

  3. completely smitten with the croquet mallet chandelier. Someday I’ll be grown up enough to have one of my own!

  4. Obsessed! They seriously can transform a room. Love a fabulous statement piece like that. Big hugs! xo @ Waiting on Martha

  5. Kate says:

    I’m normally not into chandeliers but I really like that croquet one. It’s so visually interesting!

  6. Totally love chandeliers too. Have to say I err on the side of traditional more than modern, but I do love the Patrick Townsend example in the LA dining room.
    I just find that chandeliers instantly add sparkle and style and often hang low so are a real feature. They make the ceiling of a room part of the design and bring a look together. Gorgeous.

  7. Wow, these chandeliers look awesome!!!

  8. susan says:

    This is a great roundup, and imagine my surprise seeing my office here again! What a treat, MERCI!

  9. Lemon Tree Girl says:

    One of my ‘bucket list’ things to make is a decanter chandelier, this link will take you to an image of what I’m talking about. Recycling at its best!


  10. Žaneta says:

    Thank you for beautiful inspiration!

    Žaneta from http://fashionissue-byzanetbel.blogspot.cz/

  11. Glass Birds says:

    Love the Patrick Townsend chandeliers. Glass chandeliers are just like glass ornaments, they are very pretty and adds exquisite taste to any room!

    Mara for http://www.glasslilies.com/


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