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best of: chandeliers

by Amy Azzarito

I’ll spare you the obvious comparisons to earrings (just know that I’m really holding back here!), but in my mind, there’s not a room in the home that could do without a little chandelier magic. (Full disclosure: my very first column for Design*Droits-Humains was about chandeliers, so I’m a little sentimental about the topic!) In searching through the sneak peek archives, I found plenty of fellow chandelier lovers — chandeliers in and over bathrooms, bedrooms, stairwells and dining room tables! If there’s space on the ceiling, chances are someone has tried to put a chandelier there. And if there’s no ceiling space, they can even look stunning as sculpture! — Amy A.

Image above: The chandelier as a sculpture in this three-room Berkeley, California, bungalow from sneak peek: diva of linea carta.

Image above: A modern chandelier hangs over a window seat in a home just outside London, from sneak peek: gemma ahern.

Image above: From sneak peek: maya marzolf of le grenier

Image above: A small crystal chandelier adds sparkle to the cool, gray room of “Behind the Bar” editors and owners, Ryan and Alissa Walker.

Image above: This little kitchen alcove gets some chandelier glitz, from sneak peek: melanie coddington.

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Image above: Love the juxtaposition of the ornate chandelier and modern furniture in this dining area from sneak peek: xenia taler.

Image above: Glittery chandelier at home in a rustic California cabin, from sneak peek: nancy neil.

Image above: A vintage chandelier in an updated bathroom, from sneak peek: kelly teasley.

Image above: Another perfect juxtaposition — vintage chandelier paired with the modern , from sneak peek: matthew bird.

Image above: A wire chandelier hangs over the sofa in this London living room, from sneak peek: catherine hammerton.

Image above: Chandelier in a Ramsgate, Kent, living room, from sneak peek: maxine sutton.

Image above: The massive mirror over the fireplace mantle in this Paris apartment magnifies the intensity of the Gothic-style chandelier, from sneak peek: gabriel wick and olivier.

[image above: A black glass chandelier hand-blown in Murano now hangs in an East Hampton living room, from sneak peek: allison julius of maison 24.

Image above: This chandelier in Fort Smith, Arkansas was rescued from a house slated for demolition. From sneak peek: sarah ridgely.

Image above: Another chandelier juxtaposition — modern dining furniture and an antique fixture (clearly, this is a look that works!). From sneak peek: ally of from the right bank to the left coast.

Image above: An above-the-bed chandelier in a Brighton, England, home. From sneak peek: nineteen seventy three.

Image above: Just a little glimpse of the chandelier in Franziska Wodicka’s Berlin shop, from copenhagen chronicles: schubladen.

Image above: A kitchen chandelier in an Austin bungalow. From sneak peek: penny de los santos.

Image above: Antique brass brutalist-style fixture in this Upper West side New York City apartment, from sneak peek: lauren stern.

Image above: Modern living room chandelier in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, from sneak peek: amanda orcutt of amandromeda.

Image above: Once you have one chandelier, you might as well spring for two! This chandelier belonged to Amanda’s grandmother. From sneak peek: amanda orcutt of amandromeda.

Image above: Another example of classic chandelier placement in the dining room. This one is in Nashville, from sneak peek: ruthie sayles.

Image above: The Gothic-style fixture is this dining room’s crowning glory. From sneak peek: amy osaba.

Image above: This may be pushing the definition of “chandelier,” but I couldn’t resist including this modern drop fixture from sneak peek: portland four-square.

Image above: This chandelier has seen plenty of Parisian dinner parties. From sneak peek: hidden kitchen.

Image above: This chandelier in Berkeley, California, matches the owner’s collection of vintage turquoise cream pitchers. From sneak peek: hannah berman of pie bird press.

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