I am a big believer in having something in a room that has
I am talking about pieces in a room that add 'ooomph'.
Not something that uses electricity.
Pieces that bring character or charm or something unexpected to a space
and that make it feel that much more important or interesting.
Some of my favorite pieces that have power are ones with patina.
That old chippy peeling paint on the bench in the living room
or the delicious hand rubbed wood on the buffet deux corps
that brings a huge amount of antique charm.
It can also be something like a chandelier.
I know you might be shocked to see me talking about chandeliers
I mean, I am not obsessed with a huge amount of bling in my home at all.
Like the two above the table in the dining room...
And the two in the kitchen...
and that crystal covered one in the bathroom...
Well... let's just say I believe in the power of
the first in a small series about 'The Power of'
which is about harnessing the power of something to make your room feel different-
it is all about how to bring that
delightful old world style French Cottage charm to a room
And this particular chandelier?
This chandelier is a game changer.
A chandelier is one of those things you can add to a room
and it adds oodles of elegance and charm instantly.
And while some chandeliers have crystals...
others HAVE. CRYSTALS.
This chandelier is absolutely completely dripping with crystals.
And when I say dripping...
I mean it only took me about 5+ hours to put this one together
and place each crystal strand, drop and rope on it.
I kid you not.
But not all chandeliers are heavy on the crystal and size- and they don't have to be.
You can add a small chandelier to a room and completely change the feeling of it.
One of my motto's?
I believe that any room can benefit from a chandelier
When we moved into the house- we started with the kitchen.
And that ceiling fan with the lovely lights you can see in the corner there
it that did nothing to make the room feel like anything but an old 1940's run down kitchen.
I wanted charm and elegance.
And honestly, I wasn't sure how was I going to get that feeling in an old 1940's cottage
but then I brought in the bling.
I know it sounds simple- but it made a difference.
The day that ceiling fan came out and the chandelier
went up- even with the same 1940's cupboards
everything felt different in the kitchen.
And so, for me, I know that lighting is one of those things that changes the feeling
and ambiance of a space instantly.
And it is one of my favorite ways to make a room feel elegant and charming.
And in the bedroom makeover- lighting was definitely on the list.
I was looking for more crystals
and more light
but I didn't want something that felt heavy.
So I looked at light bright airy and big on bling chandeliers.
Even though this chandelier is HUGE- it doesn't overwhelm the room.
Because it is almost completely made of glass-
the arms, the body, the crystals.
So while it adds a TON of light and charm- it doesn't overwhelm the space
and it somewhat kind of feels like it has always been there.
it is pretty much my french inspired crystal loving chandelier
kind of perfection.
If you are in the market for adding a little bit (or a lot ) of bling-
you are going to love this chandelier
(and the seriously amazing price)
16 lights and so much charm and elegance and you can find it here at Wayfair:
The rest of the bedroom changes are SO close to being shared-
and I cannot wait to show you just what has changed
and what has stayed the same- so stay tuned.
Up next in the Power Of series...
What I love about it and how to add patina to your home to get
that lived in, collected charming look you love.
Hope your Monday is off to a great start.
This bedroom refresh is in partnership with Wayfair
but the design and the crazy and admittedly borderline obsessive love of crystal covered chandeliers -
well, that is all my own.