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.
Photo by: Christian Schaulin
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.
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.
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.
Photo by: Joe Pugliese
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.
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.
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.