I've become just addicted to the House of Turquoise blog, where writer Erin features some of the most beautiful homes and rooms I've ever seen.
One of my favorite recent posts highlighted turquoise chandeliers, which got me thinking about how adding color to an otherwise traditional lighting fixture can really make it fun and modern.
Check out the space above, designed by Katie Ridder. The white and red glass chandelier really brings together the traditional and contemporary elements of this fantastic dining room. It's beautiful.
But not every colored chandelier has to be so grand.
I love this sweet beaded chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids, which sells for $99. It's a great addition to a girl's room. What tween wouldn't love to have this fixture hanging above her bed or dressing table?
The gorgeous chandelier and the room below are both designed by Marjorie Skouras and has been featured on the House of Turquoise blog many times.
I really thought you'd need a large, luxurious room to carry off this fixture, but it looks nice in this smaller more modest room as well.
I think the bright blue looks so fun with the bright pink furnishings.
But I think you could actually pull off something similar as a DIY project.
Look for a great older chandelier at an antique store, garage sale or thrift shop -- maybe even Goodwill -- and take some spray paint to it in any color. Just make sure to take out the bulbs and protect the electrical sockets.
Or if you don't want to go to the trouble, here are some options you can buy instead:
From left to right, top to bottom:
- Schonbek Vertex Two Tier Spectra Crystal Chandelier, $7,690, LampsPlus
- Gypsy Chandelier - large, $158, Urban Outfitters
- Pink Coral Chandelier, Marjorie Skouras
- Black Glass Swag Style 4-Light Chandelier, $130, LampsPlus
- Black Glass Amber Crystals Twelve Light Chandelier, $800, LampsPlus
Thanks to House of Turquoise for all the inspiration!
This post is part of an inspiring link up at The Inspired Room.