Thursday, July 26, 2012

Let There Be (New) Light

Behold, the Elena Chandelier from Pottery Barn.
"Strands of natural wooden beads take the place of crystal droplets...a striking departure from tradition."

The tole and crystal chandelier in our dining room is lovely, but I've been wanting a departure from the crystals and uber feminine look for a while.

Something less frilly, yet still traditional with a twist.

 So when I first saw this chandelier, I was smitten.
The wooden beads and bronze metal stamped with a botanical detail just spoke to me.

Here is how it looked last night after it was installed...

...and this morning.
I love the new look!
Now, I have to install the new (old) draperies that I'm recycling from the living room to complete the new, lighter look.  Stay tuned....

For information about the Elena Wooden Bead Chandelier, visit PB's website here.
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30 comments:

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

I want this chandelier so badly. I was eyeing it too, and even was about to blog about this one as my favorite among others. It really updates your room! I love it!

Time for a dinner party....

enjoy!

Kathysue said...

♥♥♥ it, it really does lighten and brighten your room, the drapes will be the next perfect touch!! xo Kathysue

Our French Inspired Home said...

I think you made a good choice. Pottery Barn has some great fixtures.

Loretta said...

Looks at home there! Just found you again, now back with us! Hugs

AntiqueChase said...

I love it! Stop making me think I need to get rid of my tole hydrangea chandy! LOL

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love it, and cannot wait to see more of the transformation!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your new chandy is stunning!! Very unusual, out of the traditional and it looks great on your dining ceiling. We also changed our Italian ALL brass handles we had for so many years for an antique traditional, that hubby gave me for mother's day for an ALL CRYSTAL Italian 12 light chandy from the 1920's, I totally love it, lol..we love change that makes us happy, don't we?!
FABBY

gme said...

Love the new light but I hope you found a good home for your old one!?!?! I love it too!

La Dolfina said...

I love how it looks, a fabulous update!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, that looks perfect in there. Beautiful.

Fabulously french said...

It looks fabulous!

Leeann

Curtains in My Tree said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh I loved your tole chandelier where did it go ?

can't wait to see the new drapes or curtains

Henhurst Interiors said...

Love the new chandelier - It looks fabulous.

Phyllis

PURA VIDA said...

I have been seeing these and looking for 2 somethings that will be just right for our master. Thanks for showing how they look for real!

kim @ whitebarnbasics said...

wow! you have the coolest chandelier on the block! Ha, ha! My friend just got one and was really unsure where to put it, I can't wait to show her your post!
Absolutely lovely, good choice!

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love your new light. I also liked the old one.I do like that syle of the new one.

Leslie Harris said...

Hmmm I have that same chandelier without the beads. I did a post on my foyer and it's right there, staring me in the face. Wondering if I can possibly add beads to it?
Anyone have suggestions?

Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

Ggomez said...

I love both ! But if your selling old one? I would love LOVE to buy! Please :) lol

carolyn bradford said...

I love seeing this in a home! We've had it in our shop several times and it's always one of our favorites!!! so glad you love it and it looks incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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Sarah said...

Love the texture of this light, Delores. Great choice!

Connie said...

Is the tole and crystal chandelier for sale? You would have many takers including myself. I think it's fabulous but... change is nice.

Victoria said...

I have had my eye on the Elena chandelier for some time as well. It looks great in your dining room.
Best...Victoria

classic • casual • home said...

I just love it!!! I put a similar one from Arteriors in our living room...on a dimmer too.

Designs By Pinky said...

YOu know, I think this new chandy is SO YOU!!!!! It seems more like your style for sure, I love it. The beads are such a different but pretty look. Great Choice!!! Can't wait to see the drapes. XO, pinky

Ronald John Neal said...

Your chandelier is unique, I found such piece rare. And also the window is of modern design. heating contractors calgary

Helen Stroud said...

What is the name of your wallpaper?

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

wow does that look great?!?! i just found you through Joni's blog - so nice to meet you. looks as though you're quite talented!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, I love the chandelier and it is beautiful in our dining room.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love the refreshing change, but the tole chandy is fabulous...did you put it in another room?

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