This week’s Tuva-Luv comes from Laurie! One of her store favorites is the Ro Sham Beaux Carmen Chandelier! This chandelier’s round hemp-wrapped frame captivates the eye with cascading arrangement of beads. Ro Sham Beaux takes a fresh approach to lighting design with an eye towards the future and a reverence of the past. This is the perfect chandelier for a coastal home! See the more of the Ro Sham Beaux Carmen Chandelier in our online store here!
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The dining room chandelier is a design conundrum that has been around for as long as we can remember. There are many aspects that go into making this design choice. The official standing, and what you’ll most likely read in the textbooks, is to hang the chandelier 30-34 inches above the dining room table if you have an 8 foot ceiling. If you have a higher ceiling you add 3 inches for every foot above 8 feet. For example, if you have 10 foot ceiling you would hang the chandelier 36-50 inches above the table. That’s just the start.
On top of the hanging height, you need to take into consideration the width. The general rule is to make sure your chandelier is 12 inches narrower than the with of your table. So purchase a wide table because we don’t want anyone hitting their heads on it now, do we? That’s not too bad, but wait! It’s then suggested that the chandelier be 48 inches from each wall in the dining room and should be centered on the table. We can manage that right? Right!
Now that we have the technically side down, it’s time to actually pick your chandelier which means more choices and options as well as design aspects to factor in. Starting to see where this is going? Exactly, no thanks! Sometimes you have to toss the rules out the window and go for it. A chandelier doesn’t need to be that complicated. Find what you like, make sure it fits in the room (literally and aesthetically) and then eye it. Size it up with your eyes and pick the height that you like the most as well as looks right to you. This is your space, you don’t need other people telling you how to design it.
Looking for a chandelier or looking to upgrade yours? Check out the chandeliers that Tuvalu Home offers online here!
What’s Trending Wednesday
Browsing on some of the blogs today we stumbled upon this amazing rope chandelier on designskool. This beautiful fixture uses a sturdy metal base that’s wrapped in thick rope with vintage styled light bulbs. The minute we saw it we loved it. The thick ropes remind us of boats and the sea. They also remind us of nautical decor and the fun you can have designing with rope.
This chandelier is installed in a private dining room in the restaurant called West Bridge located in Massachusetts. While browsing some of the other images of the restaurant we also noticed that they used some vintage inspired light fixtures to give the space a vintage look. These light fixtures also add to the space’s simple, minimalistic design. Normally we stick to our beloved homes, but when we see a beautiful and unique chandelier, or any piece for that matter, we have to share it with you guys.
If you would like to see more pictures of the restaurant, click over to designskool or on any of the images above. All pictures taken by designskool.