Organic is a word that has become part of our everyday vocabulary. From the food we buy to the clothing we wear. Today’s lighting manufacturers are capitalizing on this popular consumer attentiveness by pursuing materials that are more organic in nature and appearance.
Crystal chandeliers have demanded our attention for centuries. The lure of sparkling bits of highly polished glass light up a dining room and send many hearts a flutter. Glass is one of the most basic of organic materials. But its highly polished surface is being replaced by glass in a more natural state.
Organic materials are the inspiration for some of Currey & Company’s top selling chandeliers. The Platea chandelier is comprised of strand upon strand of carefully chosen natural sea glass recalling seaside strolls and ocean breezes. The classic silhouette and lovely materials of this sublime chandelier are accented with contemporary silver leaf detailing.
The Shoreline pendant provides vintage style with a hint of coastal glamour. Notable for the carefully tumbled sea glass that comprises the aquamarine and seafoam decorative strands of the body, this three-tiered piece also has a silver leaf wrought iron frame that adds shine and luxury.
In a more finished look. The designer of the Chanteuse chandelier selected frosted crystal beads to give impart a more sophisticated feel to the organic materials.
Lighting has long been considered the jewelry or bling of the house. Spend any time looking at today’s jewelry trends and you’ll quickly notice that rock crystals are hot, hot, hot.
Since home décor has always been a reflection of fashion it’s not surprising to see that many lighting manufacturers are using this organic material to create beautiful lighting fixtures.
1stdubs, a high-end online shopping site has introduced a spectacular rock crystal light fixture. The prisms on this star shaped light are cut from a single block of rock crystal. The frame is available in a variety of metal finishes that are plated not lacquered. Chandeliers should be a reflection of the homeowner’s personal style and taste. Too many times we settle for what was already in the house when we bought it. Or perhaps it’s the fear of not trusting our own style and decorating abilities that keep us glued to traditional fashions.
Whatever the reason that keeps you mired to lighting that no longer or perhaps never inspired you, needs to change. With the Internet it is so easy to explore new options. Just be sure to check the measurements and know what size of chandelier your room can accommodate before your buy.
Measure your room. Add the length and width measurements together. If your room is 12 x 12, a 24” diameter chandelier will fit perfect for the room size. An even more important measurement relates to the size of your table. A chandelier should be one-half to three-quarters the width of your table.
A chandelier should hang 30-32 inches above a table. You may need to adjust this height to accommodate the size of your room and/or table.
When shopping for that new chandelier think organic and create a more interesting conversation piece for your next dinner party.