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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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veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
Gotta love chandeliers.
allreject88 allreject88 8 years
these are gorrrrgeous...and if my ceiling wasn't so low that I'd probably knock into it everytime I woke up in the morning...I'd so put one in my bedroom!
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 8 years
I really love the ornate chandeliers... totally. !!! . And in the RED, how creative and unexpected
mizlynz mizlynz 8 years
I don't like the glass one, but the rest are gorgeous.
Neural Neural 8 years
love these!
Adrianne Adrianne 8 years
That photo on the left really resembles my grandmother's chandelier. How weird.
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 8 years
love me some chandeliers!!!
Jane26 Jane26 8 years
based on the last two articles on hot home trends from casasugar, it seems like they're just looking at the urban outfitter's website to figure out what's hip.
Heart-Holland Heart-Holland 8 years
I love chandeliers but may have to settle for a wall graphic of one until I move into more accomodating digs.
sgdish sgdish 8 years
Hey, you can hit a garage or yard sale and buy an old one, take off the prisms and tape up the electrical outlets, etc., and you can spray any color you want. If the fixture is too old, have an electrician check out the writing. You can find old chandeliers sometimes for $20-$50 at a yard sale, personalize it, and even add mini shades. Try it!
cashsgirl cashsgirl 8 years
i love the lamp with the picture of the chandelier on it. it should come with one of those t-shirts with a tuxedo printed on it. all the gear you need for a classy evening at home!
Pepper Pepper 8 years
We have Chandeliers in our entrance and lounge room, they add that something special.
kstraw23 kstraw23 8 years
i love love love the red one!
designmilk designmilk 8 years
i think this is my most favorite trend right now.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
Me likey. :) I've been looking for something like the red one for our new dining room.
Tech Tech 8 years
I can't help but love Chandeliers.
DCStar DCStar 8 years
I love the Murano glass. It is so hip, elegant without being stuffy!
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
love these....oh how i want a nice chandelier!
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
I love chandeliers! That lamp one is a cute idea.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I really like the red one! Chandeliers just add so much class posh to a place! I think I might need one...
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