We all know about the game-changers in the design industry. Want to change the whole look of a room? Paint it. Need to up the style factor–pronto? Opt for new floors. But if you’re looking for a single décor purchase to spruce up any space, I’ll go for a lighting fixture every time. Chandeliers are at once timeless and on-trend, and they’re guaranteed to transform a room like nothing else. Here are six of my favorite looks.
- Hand Blown Glass
Everything old is new again. Which is why Murano pendants from the 50s and 60s are enjoying a second heyday! I love this one in particular because of its two-tone charm. It feels a bit vintage, but is still really fresh looking.
This glorious chandelier was spotted inside the fashionable home of MILLY Designer Michelle Smith. Such a stunning chandelier for a living room! Starbursts are still hot, but the “current model” comes with more pieces than the sputnik design of years past.
- Deconstructed Crystal
Deconstructed crystal is white hot. Need some instant glamour in your dining room? This modern choice fits the bill.
- Wood Beads
Beads are hot everywhere, so it’s no surprise that we’re finding them in lighting, too. Looking for an elegant but fun look? This is it. The draping is a little old-school, but the design is 100% hip and happening.
Pendant lights are getting bigger and bigger—both in scale and in terms of popularity. I love the modern application of the capiz—so new and now!
- Weathered White
White is a hot look for lighting! And it never goes out of style. Equally at home outdoors or in, this exotic chandelier is fun and fresh.
Erinn Valencich is a Los Angeles-based designer with a keen understanding of the classic California lifestyle. The granddaughter of a fine cabinetmaker and daughter of an architect, Valencich’s approach to design underscores the importance of craftsmanship and celebrates luxe, livable furnishings. As founder and lead designer of her firm, Valencich has spent the last 12 years designing homes of all sizes. Her custom furniture line, which was launched in 2005, has evolved into a 100-piece collection available at fine to-the-trade showrooms across the country. Her work has been featured in Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and House Beautiful, among other publications.