With mid-century modern and contemporary design so en vogue these days, I (Cristina) sometimes feel like we forget to pay our respects to some of the classics. So with today’s installment of Bring it Home, I decided to draw inspiration from a sparkling decor piece that’s always in style: the crystal chandelier. Though the ornate fixtures are most often found in grand entryways or formal dining rooms, it’s far more fun to imagine hanging one somewhere unexpected, like a kitchen or even a bathroom! Keep reading for more design inspiration showcasing crystal chandeliers done right!

I know that traditional pieces often get dubbed as stuffy or difficult to work into a modern home, but they’re really a perfect candidate for mixing and matching styles. In an eclectic mixture of high and low, old and new, a crystal chandelier lends both a high-end feel and antique element to a room, and I love the idea of hanging one in a less formal area of the home! Using a chandelier for inspiration, I chose to create my dream breakfast nook featuring a round dining table with a traditional silhouette and a modern unfinished surface. And to keep things fun and casual I brought in a printed rug and mis-matched plates and silverware!


*images via: Vogue Living Australia, Country Living, chandelier, rug, plates, cups, salad servers, sea urchin salt and pepper shakers, table napkin, orchid, table, chair

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    Jessica Newell | April 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Love the use of symmetry here – makes the crystal really stand out and own the room!

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    Sandra - If it comes in pink | April 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    That’s amazing, even though I prefer some more color 🙂

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    Kristin | April 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

    I adore the granduer of a chandelier in any space! Thanks for sharing!

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    Missy | July 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Where can I get/order that chandelier?

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    Mercedes | November 11, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I love the white on the walls, please tell me what is the name on the paint and color you used? Are the walls and the trims and doors the same color? Also, who made your stair railing?

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