No matter what look you’re going for, a chandelier is going to be a welcome addition. Long a fixture of traditional dining rooms, there are now a plethora of contemporary designers who are creating chandeliers for every style, and every room in the house. A well-chosen chandelier can even pull together competing styles. Whether you’re trying to balance rustic and modern, or french country and contemporary, a chandelier is a great way to make a cohesive statement. Follow our guide to help you pick your home’s next statement piece.
Constance Guisset’s Vertigo Lamp
The Vertigo Lamp is the perfect addition to any home looking for a modern, yet vibrant chandelier. The fixture resembles a mobile, and because of it’s lightness, small drafts will make the fixture act like one too.
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Jonathan Adler Sputnik Chandelier
This lamp from Jonathan Adler is exactly what you would expect from the designer: bright, colorful, fun, and wholly modern. We placed it in a New Jersey home office redesign, to compliment our client’s contemporary, preppy, and bold sensibility.
The Linden Chandelier
Conceived by Charles de Lisle for The Future Perfect, the brass fixture is certainly not your traditional chandelier. Bold, geometric, and exquisite, this chandelier is a welcome addition to any highly contemporary home.
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Lindsay Adelman’s 9 Globe Branching Bubble
For something a bit more subdued, but still wholly modern, check out the Lindsay Adelman chandelier that we installed in this SoHo Duplex renovation. The vine-like structure with bulbous lights evokes a tree branch, while still fitting within a contemporary urban setting.
For a fixture with a rustic-modern vibe, check out the Odyssey 4 Chandelier from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. The brass finish is highly sophisticated, while the exposed filament bulbs are an ode to more traditional fixtures.
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Bakalowits & Sohne
If you’re looking to add a second chandelier to your home, consider adding one in the living room. This glittering, art-deco inspired chandelier was the perfect addition to our Manhattan brownstone redesign, precisely because it spoke to more traditional and modern elements in the living room.
The Cloud from Apparatus Studio
One of our personal favorites, this playful, modern fixture is anything but sterile. And the frosted glass orbs make for great mood lighting.
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Gino Sarfatti’s Model 2097 for Flos
For a more traditional fixture, check out the two chandeliers we installed in this Greenwich home renovation. A multitude of smaller bulbs give an even distribution of light throughout the room, which creates a warm, welcoming vibe in this modern home.
The Vine by Jeff Zimmerman
This sculptural chandelier designed by Jeff Zimmerman is a wonderful way to balance the modern and the natural. The hand-blown bulbs and brass structures are highly contemporary, while the weaving structure lives up to this piece’s namesake.