“Chandeliers are marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewellery of architecture,” Peter York

“Chandeliers are marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewellery of architecture,” Peter York

The power of the chandelier, let me explore the ways…

As the wallpaper stripping draws to a close in my new home, my attention then turns to the fundamental things such as heating, plumbing and electrics. However, the latter can be a lot more exciting than you think.
If you, like me, have a huge passion for interior design, romantic decor and decadent details then you will appreciate the importance of the chandelier.


One cannot underestimate the power a chandelier can bring to a room. The glisten of the crystals, the opulence, beauty and flamboyance can dominate any room, if you allow it.

Chandeliers suit many themes of decor, you can get the 1920s glitz, the rustic Romantique French finish or the super classic, chic and sophisticated look.

The beauty of the chandelier is it can fall anywhere; in a baby’s nursery, over a kitchen table, down a staircase, lowly set in a living room, dropped over a dining room table and even in the bathroom (best finished with a rolltop bath), I’m dreaming of this one day…

Chandeliers are beautiful and versatile. They bring the wow factor to any home so it’s not surprising now, as I renovate my new Victorian home, restoring tradition and bygone eras, that I want to install a chandelier in almost every room (or at least as many as my husband will allow it!).

My current ‘project chandelier’ is of the deco variety. A stunning ‘Esmeralda’ light caught my eye and is now set to cascade down my Victoria staircase to set the night on fire.

I might add, I’m 6 foot tall myself, but I will train myself to walk around the chandelier whereas my poor husband will walk straight into it, and bust a bulb as he goes. But for all the pain and effort to rewire electrics, the admiration and awe that this piece of decor attracts, far outweighs any obstacles.
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So if you want to give your home the wow factor, drop a chandelier wherever you can…check out my Pinterest board for more inspiration!

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