Do classic chandeliers have a place in modern homes?
claperry
October 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm currently decorating my Victorian mid terraced house. The house has traditional features e.g picture rail and pieces of coving. We want to style the rooms with modern furniture and I really want to have a classic white chandelier. Do you think it would look odd? I can't find any photos on houzz with this kind of mix.
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
It sounds wonderful. When you choose your chandelier, look for something that's "unfussy" and which will bridge traditional and modern. Modern Chandeliers Echelon 9-Light Chandelier Modern Crystal Chandelier Pendant Light in Chrome Finish
October 14, 2013 at 12:47pm     
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mmilos
MIxing traditional and contemporary is a great way to keep it interesting.

Check this room out:



The key is to have a balance of both styles.
October 14, 2013 at 12:49pm     
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Lights Online
Classic chandeliers definitely do have a place in modern homes! Here is an example of an all-white chandelier in a room that sounds like something you might like to see. This is the Feiss Chateau Blanc, available here: http://www.lightsonline.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.guidedBrowse?filter=Mjk5MTI2Nyw4NTc1Mzg=
October 14, 2013 at 12:50pm     
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Whispar Design
Mixing old with new is quite common. When you say traditional white chandelier - do you mean solid white with crystal accents? Do you have any photos of lights you have considered?
October 14, 2013 at 12:51pm   
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claperry
I'm really open to ideas. I do like this chandelier but I can't envisage it in the room. Our floor will be dark wood and the walls a bluey/grey/purple colour
October 14, 2013 at 1:08pm   
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Whispar Design
If you like the idea of having a traditional chandelier, consider getting one with more contemporary features. Here is one what does have the white you want but also adds clear crystal, black crystal, and polished chrome elements. Definetly a statement piece.

October 14, 2013 at 3:04pm     
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dclostboy
Here's my bedroom with Murano chandelier.
October 14, 2013 at 3:15pm     
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dclostboy
I also put a small solid black one in my powder room.
October 14, 2013 at 3:15pm   
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Cat Rowe
Yes! I am convinced by the gorgeous examples others have provided! Bravo to all!
October 14, 2013 at 4:10pm     
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claperry
Thank you everyone that's made me feel a lot more confident. Brenda - I really like your second example (pic with the bath). Do you know where this chandelier is from?
October 15, 2013 at 5:16am   
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claperry
Thank you everyone that's made me feel a lot more confident. Brenda - I really like your second example (pic with the bath). Do you know where this chandelier is from?
October 15, 2013 at 5:16am   
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Brenda
no, sorry, I don't. it's a picture I found on Houzz. Someone asked where the chandelier was from, but the question was never answered.
October 15, 2013 at 9:32am   
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Collette Tattman
I spray painted my old chandelier and took away some crystals. I should have taken the pic with the light off! I also did one for my daughter
October 16, 2013 at 12:00pm     
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