This is a great example of a clean and classic drum shade chandelier — it is just perfect in this setting! For my client's home, we needed an option in her kitchen that had dimension with a WOW factor since it would be the piece that draws you into the room.
The crystal balls and classic cream shade of this chandelier add a bit of sophistication, but it was not casual enough for this particular space.
The pleats on this drum shade make for a subtle bit of interest and it has the casual look we are going for! It's a great option and an affordable price point!
Now this drum shade I have fallen in love with! It is from the new arrival collection of Ralph Lauren. The leather trim and straps along with the hook accent are FANTASTIC! Casual, unique, and offered in a small and large size — this goes straight to the top of my list.
Now it's time to focus on the dimensional factor I was seeking for this space. The chrome feel is very appealing and this is the right size for the room, but I wonder if the finish is a bit harsh over a dark wood table.
The polished nickel and the 18" diameter size could work. One piece of continuous steel is what creates this interesting oval design!
ELK Lighting's Zarah Chandelier is beautiful and would easily light the entire kitchen with five 60-watt bulbs!
Heads up, we are about to see a lot more basket weave on all home decor accents. This combination of bamboo and drum shade would work perfectly in many rooms! We might consider this for the office instead of the kitchen.
Now we are getting somewhere! When I came across this gorgeous piece I was reinvigorated! The mixture of fabric, metal, and small crystals is very appealing and would easily draw you into the kitchen from the hallway.
The arabesque vine treatment makes this drum shade very soft — perfect for a more feminine space.
The capiz shell chandelier has taken the typical drum shade to a new level. The intricate craftsmanship and tonal changes have made it extremely popular over the last few years.
Wow. Now this is glamorous! The crystals are so pretty and I imagine when the light hits them, it's like glowing moonlight.
So here we are at the end of our search, and this Allegretto Drum Shade is the one I have fallen hard for. It creates the perfect WOW factor and with its inside and outside lattice work it's absolutely stunning! Sadly, at $8,000, it is far outside of our budget.
At the end of the day, this is the option I presented to my client, which she agreed is the perfect chandelier for our space. Both from the standing and sitting positions, there is real interest in the style of this chandelier. The 24" size is ideal, it is available in a platinized silver leaf and has an ivory crepe shade — the perfect marriage of all our requirements!
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