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chandelier guide

by Grace Bonney

the gift guide extravaganza starts tomorrow with roundups of my favorite gifts including handmade gifts, gifts under $50, under $100, eco-friendly gifts and a special gift guide involving my favorite design bloggers. so stay tuned for the gift guide madness tomorrow (or check out 2006’s selections right here)! in the meantime, at the request of d*s readers emily, shannon, suzie, trish and janet i’ve created a chandelier guide to add to the d*s product guide section. the guide includes over 75 styles to choose from, ranging from simple to glamorous and budget-friendly to splurge-worthy. (i’m on a budget so i like buy the $60 chandeliers at ikea and dress them up with a coat of bright paint, or just check out the options at ). i hope you’ll enjoy the selection, click here to read the full post or just click “read more” below.

[image above, clockwise from top right: $650, $170, $865, $298, $2,300, $199, $5,488]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $3,297, $8,000, $29.99, $5,980, ]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $22,500 (yowza!), $298, $9k, $1050, $799]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $400, $3,498, , $1750, ]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $279.99, $20, $129.99, $139.99, $60]

[image above, left to right: $40, $450, $299.99]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $40, $900, $25,500, $899, $3196]

[image above: $1798]

[image above, left to right: $65, $298, ]

[image above: chandelier by ]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $2999, $3250, $1898, $699, $2295, ]

[image above, left to right: $625, $36]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $299, $4200, $4900, $1713, $380, $499]

[image above, left to right: $575, $2400]

[image above, left to right: $1519, $2156, $150]

[image above: $3700]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $495, $140, ]

[image above: $486]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $9,900 (ouch), by moth design, $150, $99]

[image above: $125]

[image above: $748]

[image above: $1600 and up]

[image above, clockwise from top left: $45k (just for eye candy), $1349, $2199, floral chandelier at ]

[image above: by david wiseman]

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  • Great selection, Grace!

    I *LOVE* the branch light shown as part of the collage chandelier at the very end. Do you know where one might buy it (and for how much) or is it just an art piece?

    All the best,


  • leah

    thanks! david’s work is custom so you’ll need to drop him a line to get an estimate. everything will be installed in your home by david himself i think. his email is:

    [email protected]

    but the short answer to your question would be: yes, it’s more of an art piece and less of a retail piece. but if you have the funds i can’t suggest investing in david’s work more highly- he’s really a star on the rise.


  • Thanks so much for the info, Grace.

    I suspect David’s pieces will be *way* out of our budget, but they are absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing!


  • Do you know of an actual place to procure the Exofly chanderlier? I covet it, but can’t seem to find a website that lets me do more than look. Or do I have to fly to France and pay car-sized sums of money? Thanks!

  • karen

    i’m afraid it’s a piece you’ll need to the designer for. as far as i could find there are no stores stocking it at the moment. sorry :(


  • Wow, thank you. I’ve been looking at lighting for months now and I haven’t seen many of these. This is a consistently beautiful selection….it can be hard to find good lighting! thanks

  • This is a fantastic guide! Lighting and chandeliers are so much fun. Thank you for sharing, this gives so much inspiration after being tired of seeing the same old thing all the time.


  • katie

    those are definitely cute lights, though i think of them as pendant lamps rather than chandeliers. a pendant guide is coming soon… ;)


  • So, so wonderful.

    I’m such a fan of all chandeliers and particularily this one by david wiseman. And 85 lamps is a dream (I can still remember seeing it in a shop 8/9 years ago).

    I’m sure you’ve seen it, but may I also suggest Birds Birds Birds by Ingo Maurer?

  • It seems that every chandelier I fall for is out of my price range. Oh well, I still have hopes for the pendant guide! Beautiful collection, Grace.

  • Amazing amount of eye candy! Thanks so much for these photos- It is really amazing how much beauty exists in this chandelier category. Also, including the prices of the fixtures really demonstrates how you can spend a lot or a little and achieve a fabulous look.

  • Oooo – I’m looking at this a year later and so many are unavailable now! Do it again! Do it again!

  • Anyone looking for a chandelier they can’t find, try Prestige Chandelier
    They make custom chandeliers at store pricings.
    check them out! pretty cool.

    You can like send your own idea or picture and they give you an estimate on cost and delivery.

  • The cherry chandelier is absolutely divine! It just amazes me how wide a variety of chandeliers there are out there. The possibilities are endless

  • Oh I’m SO happy I just came across your site. I am currently having a chandelier-picking crisis!! I thought I narrowed my choices down to 3 (you can see them here, ) but after seeing some of yours I feel like I’m back at square 1!! Back to the drawing board! :)

  • Thank you for this very inspiring chandelier guide . I think that one of the most interesting chandeliers on the market was not covered – It is the Zettelz chandelier by German lighting designer Ingo Maurer – Its basically a chandelier consisting of written notes with proverbs and poems in different languages – A true fun piece

  • I think there might be some new popup ads that are kind of obnoxious – (no way to close them). Is this a new thing?).

    • Kitty

      Every now and then there are ads that pop-ups, but ONLY if you click or roll over them. If you stay in the main section of the site they’ll never bother you or do anything, I promise. They’re pretty rare, so you shouldn’t see them too often.


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