IN­STANT HEIR­LOOM

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MEET THE ARTIST • In­te­rior de­signer Den­nis Brackeen jokes that he’s a man of many lives. From a stint as a young vo­cal­ist to a cor­po­rate job in com­mu­ni­ca­tions, his ca­reer tra­jec­tory didn’t include de­sign un­til he re­fur­bished his 1930s Amar­illo, Texas, home. “It jump-started my pas­sion, and I just went for it,” says Brackeen.

THE FIND • A hand-beaded chan­de­lier crafted of al­most 1,800 pieces of white branch coral sourced in the south Pa­cific.

THE BACK­STORY • “I wanted to use a ma­te­rial be­sides crys­tal to give this classic chan­de­lier sil­hou­ette more ver­sa­til­ity,” says Brackeen, who was drawn to the poros­ity and earthy im­per­fec­tions of the branch coral.

MAKE IT YOURS • Avail­able in white or red coral. Six-light Branch Coral Chan­de­lier, $8,500; mox­iein­te­ri­ors.com. —Sarah Di­marco

Texas na­tive Den­nis Bra­keen pairs nat­u­ral coral bead­ing with a cus­tom gilded frame.

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