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October 31, 2013
When it comes to lighting there are so many ways to go but if you want to add a bit of drama and really elevate your interior design to the next level we think there is nothing like a chandelier. Get some inspiration from these seven homeowners who have ditched the stuffy old-fashioned crystal chandelier and gone with something unique and modern.

MODERN LILONG HOUSE RENOVATION IN SHANGHAI

Seeking a stronger connection with his adopted city, Edoardo Allegranti revamps a lilong house in China’s bustling municipality. The interior consists of five different levels, all linked by a steel-and-wood staircase. Carbone sourced the chandelier from a local shop.

Photo by Christian Schaulin.

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Originally appeared in Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai
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tk residence dining space

POLISHED MINIMALISM: A MODERN ABODE IN ATLANTA

Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted Houston family. The home’s informal dining space has a slightly rustic feel, sporting bronze and wood in the form of a Lindsey Adams Adelman chandelier for Roll & Hill and a table by Terry Dwan.

Photo by Gregory Miller.

Originally appeared in 5 Striking Dining Spaces
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<p>Hollis designed the kitchen--which features a <a href="http://www.boffi.com/">Boffi</a> kitchen system and <a href="http://www.gaggenau.com">Gaggenau</a> appliances-- as three zones. The first centers around the stainless-steel-and-Zodiac-stone island,

PACIFIC HEIGHTS REMODEL

In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, what started off as a decorating job turned into a full-blown renovation for Nicole Hollis, founder of Nicole Hollis Interior Design. Hollis designed the kitchen--which features a Boffi kitchen system and Gaggenau appliances-- as three zones. The first centers around the stainless-steel-and-Zodiac-stone island, which is topped by a custom beaded chandelier by South African company TeamTwo Design.

Photo by Ben Mayorga Photography.

Originally appeared in Pacific Heights Remodel
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Modern dining room with antler chandelier and custom table

MODERN TAKE ON A TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE IN MISSOURI

Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse. Paul painted the antler chandelier in the dining room, purchased from a friend in Alaska, glossy black. The pulley, selected from Paul’s growing collection, is fully functional. The custom-built dining table is ringed by Folio Leather side chairs from Crate & Barrel.

Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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Originally appeared in Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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prospect heights residence kitchen family portrait

MINIMALIST BROOKLYN APARTMENT

The Mandayam–Vohra family gathers under one of Workstead’s signature three-arm chandeliers, shown here in its horizontal configuration.

Photo by Matthew Williams.

Originally appeared in Kitchens We Love: Part 2
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Level headed exposed wooden rafters living room

MODERN SPACE-EFFICIENT FAMILY HOME IN SAN FRANCISCO

To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris. The couch and dining room table are from Room & Board; the Patrick Townsend Orbit Chandelier is from Velocity Art and Design.

Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

Originally appeared in Lighting the Way
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Miller house interior round dinning room table

MILLER HOUSE IN COLUMBUS, INDIANA BY EERO SAARINEN

Eero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House opened to the public in May 2011 for the first time. Leslie Williamson gives us an intimate tour of this Columbus, Indiana, treasure. The dining room centers around a custom Saarinen-designed marble-and-terrazzo table ringed by Tulip chairs. Overhead is a Venini chandelier.

Photo by Leslie Williamson.

Originally appeared in Table Manners
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shanghai surprise stairs

MODERN LILONG HOUSE RENOVATION IN SHANGHAI

Seeking a stronger connection with his adopted city, Edoardo Allegranti revamps a lilong house in China’s bustling municipality. The interior consists of five different levels, all linked by a steel-and-wood staircase. Carbone sourced the chandelier from a local shop.

Photo by Christian Schaulin.

Photo by Christian Schaulin.

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