Chan­de­liers: A Light­ing Love Af­fair

Cottages & Bungalows - - Cottage Kitchens -

Beau­ti­ful crys­tals aren’t only found in Tri­cia’s jew­elry. “I’m kind of in love with chan­de­liers,” she says. “I use them for their age and his­tory, their struc­tural beauty, and they re­ally add some­thing to the log home.”

Look­ing to add some re­fine­ment and ele­gance to your home? Tri­cia shares what she looked for when pick­ing out some of her fa­vorite ad­di­tions. • Use dif­fer­ent styles through­out your home. Tri­cia shares one of her fa­vorite looks, say­ing, “I look for glass fea­tures in­clud­ing arms.” All-over glass is per­fect for a more del­i­cate look.

• Don’t be afraid to re­fin­ish a chan­de­lier. “In the en­trance, the chan­de­lier was orig­i­nally not a very flat­ter­ing color, so I painted the en­tire piece white. I’ll paint it out so that it looks bet­ter in the room,” she says. Tak­ing the arms from a dark wood to white can make it a com­pletely dif­fer­ent fix­ture.

• It doesn’t need to be the main source of light. “I love them for the soft light and glow,” Tri­cia says. You can use them to add ro­man­tic light­ing in ad­di­tion to other sources.

|TOP LEFT| HOME SHOW­ROOM. Tri­cia is able to work from the com­fort of her own home in this beau­ti­ful stu­dio.

|FAR LEFT| BE­JEW­ELED BIRD. Del­i­cately ar­ranged on the bed­side ta­ble, this cre­ative jew­elry holder matches the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings just out­side the win­dow.

|LEFT| BIRD BATH. These small stat­ues add cute char­ac­ter to the el­e­gant shapes of the bath­room fur­ni­ture. Small, eas­ily moved ac­ces­sories are a quick way to bring some per­son­al­ity to dif­fer­ent rooms in your home.

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