Image 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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Image above: This vintage birdcage chandelier was found on Etsy. See all the photos from this 1930s East Nashville home here.
Image 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.
Image 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.
Image 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.
Image 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.
Image above: A chandelier dresses up the kitchen dining area in this Ventura, California home. See all the photos here.
Image above: A magical dreamy bedroom for a 4-year little girl. See all the photos of this Springfield, Missouri home here.
Image 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
Image above: A modern country just outside of Boise, Idaho is filled with Scandinavian touches. See all the photos of this home here.
Image above: A modern Patrick Townsend chandelier in a Los Angeles dining room. See all the photos of this welcoming home here.
Image 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.
Image 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.
The 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.