• We’re almost ready for our reveal. This week we finished small things in our space, a few touchups, before turning our attention to the chandelier.

    Chandeliers provide excellent light and as a design element, they can steal the show. Still, as great as chandeliers are, they can present a few challenges. Knowing what size is best and how high to hang them can be tricky. But like any decorative piece, the right chandelier can make a big difference in the look and feel of a room. A large or ornate chandelier will overwhelm a small living space, and a small, simple one will not look right in a formal dining room.

    A lot of time and energy goes into a chandelier. We always chose our chandeliers in our designs by determining the correct diameter by measuring the length and width of the room. We also take into consideration the height of the ceiling. The style of chandelier should reflect the style in the design of the space.

    We found an utterly amazing one for our room - the Turquoise Satellite Chandelier by Regina Andrews. It was shipped to us in three boxes. One box had the fixture and the other two had the hand-blown glass pieces. This chandelier redefines contemporary style to us. With an artist's eye, they skillfully mix modern with rustic; elegant with casual; romantic with relaxed.

    With any chandelier, one of the first things you need to do is determine when the fixture arrives is its weight. A heavier chandelier will probably need a fan brace or box to support it.

    Our electrician assembled the chandelier base, threading the wire and mounting it to the ceiling. Now the fun part begins. We unwrapped each hand-blown glass piece, cleaned them and very carefully attached them to the base.

    The Turquoise Satellite Chandelier added a layer of laid-back luxury to our space. We can’t wait for you to see it.