Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chandeliers make me drool, part 1

I have been wanting a chandelier for a really long time.  There is something so romantic about them & the light they cast throughout a room.  They also add some serious glamour to any space.  Unfortunately, in my current home, the traditional chandelier would look completely out of place.  On the plus side, a great chandelier could be pretty spendy, so maybe it is lucky that I can't spend loads and loads of money on a serious piece of crystal.  Who knows. 

Still, every time I see one I can't help but feel like it has to be mine.  I just have to wait to buy the house to go with it!  These are some of the beautiful shots that make me drool.....


~an all purple room with an extra special sparkle via plush palate~


~dining room bling via design sponge~


~fantasy via dustjacket attic~


~rustic & gorgeous.  I need to take a bath here.  via plush palate~


~shabby chic via coco & kelly~

Lighting options are so amazing and can transform a space in a matter of seconds.  For the midcentury lovers out there (me, included!), I found this one on apartment therapy.  It's DIY - yeah!  If I find some serious motivation in the coming weeks, I might just try to put it together.  

 
Check out the step by step instructions here. 

Hope you are all having a lovely week!  Happy Wednesday! 

20 comments:

  1. I love that picture with the chandelier over the bathtub. I saw that I think one time in a House hunters on HGTV. I'd love to have a chandelier in my future place. They are so elegant. That light fixture is insane!! If you do it, totally tell us about it.

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  2. I love the image of the girl holding onto the chandelier! its beautiful x

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  3. i love the overhand chandelier over the clawfooted bathtub...how stunning!

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  4. I love the 3rd shot!! Stunning.

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  5. It's so cold and rainy here in Portland, the idea of getting into that bathtub after a long day at the office sounds pretty amazing!

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  6. Chandeliers are so classic. I love the one over the antique bath tub. Too bad there's nothing classic about my townhouse...hahaha.

    Hope you're having a great week too!

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  7. I love a good chandelier but I'm in your same boat. 60's ranch + chandelier = total design fail :(.

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  8. I so love them too, but same for me - my house is Asian/Morrocan style!! Maybe next house .....
    Have a lovely day :-)

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  9. Ooo just love chandelier's too. Great post, I love the girl and chandelier (of course, thanks for the mention) and the two below it are just wonderful. They are so so sweet.
    xoxo

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  10. These are all stunning but my fave is the shabby chic one!!

    lululetty.blogspot.com

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  11. um YES i am in love with all of these photos. someday ill be rich and have a chandelier in every room!!!!!... haha or at least one or two:)

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  12. What gorgeous chandelier inspirations! I really want one for my home too... ♥

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  13. I definitely agree. Having a chandelier adds instant drama and elegance into a space. Great inspiration!

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  14. I know exactly what you mean! I am crazy about chandeliers, and I like them as jewelry too...

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  15. I bought this light fixture this summer and absolutely love it! It's not quite a chandelier but it's still really pretty :) http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2009/08/pixie-bride.html

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  16. ITMTH - that fixture is gorgeous and looks so cute in those wedding photos! Thanks for that link - I am going to check that one out, as it looks like it may actually fit into my decor-scheme.

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  17. I LOVE that bathroom. So gorgeous and restful looking. (btw, I found your blog through Lauren's "the little things we do" - isn't she great?!)

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  18. I'm drooling right bedside you... I want every chandelier I see. It's so hard to pick a favorite. Great photos.
    31everything.com

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  19. Those are some amazing photos. I hope you do the DIY and share!

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