22 Rooms with Dramatic Chandeliers

Pops of color, iconic 1960s art, distinctly-patterned interiors, and Victorian era antiques may be the inspiration behind these uniquely-designed spaces, yet it’s the lighting fixtures that demand your attention.
Sara Gilbane breakfast nook
Photo by Zach DeSart

Sara Gilbane added this breakfast nook to a prewar Fifth Avenue apartment, deploying on a warm and inviting blue and white palette. The Visual Comfort brass pendant stands out against the bright white wall adorned with antique Delft plates. The contemporary custom table complements the vintage Swedish chairs around it.

Photo by Antoine Bootz

Reddymade Architecture and Design created this serene master bath in a Tribeca loft. The 1960s vintage Sputnik chandelier adds glamour and a touch of luxury to the contemporary striped marble wall mosaics.

Brendan Wong dining area
Photo by Maree Homer

With an eye toward restoring the Sydney, Australia, home to its original glamour, Brendan Wong designed its dining room as a modern, black-and-white space accented by a bold pop of red, with the Neil chandelier adding a funky and unexpected element. The Warren Platner chairs and custom banquette seating harmonize with the Greg Copeland artwork hanging above the table.

Tom Stringer dining room
Photo by Jorge Gera

Tom Stringer designed this space in a Venice Beach home as a serene retreat from the surrounding urban bustle, deploying a neutral palette and vibrant artwork. The statement chandelier from Roll & Hill commands attention with its simple design of four graduated rings of LED lights. The Baker Furniture Company chairs tie together the room’s soft hues.

Blainey North entryway
Photo courtesy of Blainey North

Blainey North created this contemporary entryway in an Australian home with clean lines and a simple palette. The quiet and uncomplicated design elements draw the eye to the large custom chandelier, whose form embodies the principles of classic architecture.

Kelly Behun's own NYC apartment
Photo by Gentl & Hyers

In the living room of Kelly Behun’s own New York apartment, a Tord Boontje Blossom chandelier — and impressive views — sparkle over sofas she designed in collaboration with Vladimir Kagan.

Fox Nahem Associates dining room
Photo by Peter Murdock

Joe Nahem of Fox Nahem Associates collaborated with artist David Wiseman to create a chandelier modeled after a blossoming branch. Nahem also custom designed the mirror-insert dining chairs, which are complemented by the high-gloss, pine green wall lacquer.

Damon Liss living room
Photo by William Abranowicz

In the cedar-shingled living room of this Wainscott, New York residence, Damon Liss hung a pair of 1950s Stilnovo chandeliers from Pascal Boyer above an eclectic mix of furnishings. The ceramics are by Turi Heisselberg Pedersen, and the large painting is by Damien Hirst.

Rafael de Cárdenas dining room
Photo by Simon Upton

The dining room of a London home by Rafael de Cárdenas features bespoke de Gournay wallpaper, a Maison Charles Bubble chandelier, a Karl Springer table of lacquered goat skin from Talisman and Hollywood Klismos chairs by Grosfeld House from High Style Deco.

Sexy Fish by Martin Brudnizki
Photo by James McDonald

A cluster of Fish lamps by Frank Gehry provides a dramatic statement at the aptly named Sexy Fish restaurant in London, designed by Martin Brudnizki. The imaginative space also includes onyx flooring and Damien Hirst mermaid sculptures.

Sasha Bikoff living room
Photo by Nicole Cohen

A crystal Bisazza chandelier outfitted with jet black shades embodies Sasha Bikoff’s contemporary-meets-traditional aesthetic. For this project at New York City’s famed Dakota apartment building, the designer used jade green Ralph Lauren velvet to outfit a pair of antique armchairs, as well as leopard upholstery on two Tommi Parzinger stools.

Timothy Corrigan living room
Photo by Alex Bailhache

Timothy Corrigan sought to marry “French elegance with American comfort” in this 19th-century Paris apartment, by using slightly over-scaled furniture. The antique chandelier, which was purchased at Christie’s, is reflected in both the mirror above the fireplace, and the trompe l’oeil internal window above the sofa. The large Hubert Robert paintings, affixed to a pair of doors, come from Corrigan’s own storefront.

Kelly Behun living room
Photo by Richard Powers

A Lindsey Adelman bronze chandelier hangs alongside a dining table by Herve van der Straeten and chairs by Charlotte Perriand in a New York City apartment designed by Kelly Behun.

Pierre Yovanovitch dining room
Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud/LUXPRODUCTIONS

In the dining room of Pierre Yovanovitch’s 17th-century château in the South of France, Paavo Tynell’s Snowflake chandelier twinkles over a 1923 blue-lacquer table and chairs by Christen Emanuel and Kjaer Monbergis.

Marc de Berny living room
Photo by Ricardo Labougle

Maddux Creative commissioned Marc ce Berny to produce a series of three chandeliers for this home, a family residence in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood. The metal-and-plaster fixture features flower-like light cups, connected with gilded orbs. The room’s sofas are by Vladimir Kagan, and the silk draperies were inspired by an Alber Elbaz for Lanvin design.

Robert Stillin nook
Photo by Joshua McHugh

A reflective chrome chandelier by Verner Panton adds a polished note to this rustic, oak-floored Tribeca loft designed by Robert Stilin. The vintage wingback chair is by Børge Mogensen.

Ryan Korban dining room
Photo by Ditte Isager

Ryan Korban used a custom-sized Aero Studios chandelier in this spare, masculine New York City home. A polished nickel Ralph Lauren dining table complements a suite of black-crocodile-upholstered Milo Baughman dining chairs, and a pair of R & Y Augousti Shell chairs offset the space’s ebonized flooring and white plaster walls.

Drake/Anderson dining room
Photo by Lauren Silberman

Drake/Anderson custom designed a brass table for this New York City residence’s dining area, surrounding it with the client’s own velvet-covered antique chairs. Eglomise mirrors reflect a large antique crystal chandelier that was purchased for the client in Italy.

Sudaca & Mérrilou dining room
Photo by Manolo Yllera

In a Toulouse home, Suduca & Mérrilou hung a 1960s Lobmeyr chandelier above a Charlotte Perriand dining table and 1980s Garouste et Bonetti chairs. The silver candlesticks are 18th-century German antiques.

Shamir Shah dining room
Photo by Manolo Yllera

In this Manhattan apartment, Shamir Shah hung a chandelier by Lindsey Adelman above an Eero Saarinen table and chairs.

Carden Cunietti bathroom
Photo by Alexander James

An antique French crystal chandelier and a lilac-colored tufted George Smith Markham chair had a feminine sophistication to the simple oak and nickel finishes in this London bathroom by Carden Cunietti.

Fisher Weisman
Photo by Grey Crawford

Fisher Weisman spent three years crafting this spectacular shell-encrusted wooden chandelier to hang above the dining table in a Mexico home.

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