Still thinking about Spring and the tweaks that can be made to breathe fresh air into your home, I'm always on the lookout for fabulous ceiling chandeliers and pendants. This is the piece that establishes the personality of the room and it can be jaw-dropping like the Randy Kemper piece over the dining table in the photo below, or more subtle.
While browsing through the stack of magazines lying beside my bed I came across some new designs that really capture the light contemporary mood I've been introducing to my clients. I've also included one perennial favorite, the Grande Charles Balustrade chandelier that has worked well for us above the dining table of a couple of projects.
The Mia pendant's beautiful glass drops with bronze detail would be perfect for the living room or foyer. Circalighting.com
An outstanding chandelier designed by Randy Kemper handblown-glass-and-bronze, fabricated by Megna Glass. Megnaglass.net
Alison Berger's Counterweight chandelier is inspired by Galileo's gravitational pulley studies from the 1600s. With a series of wheels and weights all the pendants can be raised and lowered to emphasize movement. I love the lightness of the clear glass shades and the Edison-style bulbs, also the rubbed bronze is my current favorite metal finish. From Holly Hunt Hollyhunt.com
George hand-made pendant made from maple veneers with a repeating pattern giving it a sense of order 7godslighting.com
Circa Lighting is one of my go to lighting resources as they have styles to suit every environment and their products are so well made. The Grande George Balustrade is a substantial chandelier that fits well in both a traditional or more contemporary room and the glass with nickel finish sparkle invitingly in the sunlight. I love it above the dining table. Circalighting.com
From the Aerin collection the Hampton is a beautiful chandelier with a classic acanthus leaf detail and the white plaster finish is perfect for the summer house. Circalighting.com