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Trend Alert: Updated Ornate Chandeliers

If you think ornate chandeliers look best hanging in your grandmother's house, then allow me to shed some light on a hot trend. Lately, an endless array of modern home stores and edgy designers are giving the old-fashioned chandelier a modern update. Depending on the look, these fixtures work just as well in traditional decor as they do in modern homes.

All of the new chandeliers follow traditional forms but offer clever variations on the theme: I especially love this printed Nicolette Brunklaus Ceiling Lamp Chandelier ($395, above left). Other designers are mixing it up with unlikely materials, including rubber and acrylic, or bold color, as with this Design Within Reach Murano Glass Chandelier ($2,900, above right). For the rest of my finds, click on the photos below.

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