Illuminating rooms with chandeliers is no longer restricted to the dining room.Today, they can make their decorative statement in the kitchen, the bedroom and the bathroom. The rule of thumb for selecting the size of your chandelier is usually 1/2 the width of the table. But you know what they say about rules? Some rules were made to be broken. If you’d like to make a bold statement, go ahead … add some bling and put up a chandelier that’s more than 1/2 the wide of your table. (like the one in the picture on the right) Remember, your home is your canvas, so go ahead and let the artist in you create! Robert Abbey Lighting Chandeliers, designed by such luminaries as David Easton and Rico Espinet, make bold fashion statements in your home. A plethora of styles from contemporary, traditional, classic, rustic, vintage and period-authentic home lighting ranging from $300.00-$1200.00 is offered by Robert Abbey Lighting products.
Thirty luminous globe bulbs make the Meurice Chandelier by Jonathan Adler a clear dynamic fixture in your modern dining room. The bamboo-styled stems place each light at varying levels around the center post to create this striking look. The fixture features a round canopy and direct wire fixture. The drop ranges from 28″-57″ adding to its’ versatility. It is available in a deep patina bronze, antique natural brass or a polished nickel finish. The Meurice is just one example of the many modern chandeliers offered by Robert Abbey. It has a price tag of a little over $1,000.00.
The Uppark chandelier modern styling captures this classic 14-light chandelier from designer David Easton. Ten candlestick fixtures is offered with or without fabric shades. Four downlights at the fixture’s center provide additional lighting. It features direct wire with a drop of 17″ -30″. The Uppark is available in a Dark Antique Nickel, Polished Nickel, Deep Patina Bronze finishes with or without fabric shades. This style is more subdued but certainly makes a classic style statement for whatever room you choose to hang it in. The Uppark comes in at a price of approximately $800.00 and can be found at most lighting distributors including Home Depot.
The chandelier has come a long way since introduced in the medieval ages. The early candle chandeliers were used in places of assembly such as churches or large castles. The primitive form consisted of a wooden cross with a number of spikes on which candles could be secured, the whole assembly being hoisted to a suitable height using rope or chains. Gas illuminated chandeliers appeared in the mid-19th century, and many candle chandeliers were converted to gas. By the 1890s, and the development of electricity for light, chandeliers were produced that used both gas and electricity. As distribution of electricity became more available to homes, fixtures wired only for electricity became the standard. More decorative and elaborate forms of chandelier continued to developed throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Towards the end of the 20th century, the chandelier is used more as a decorative focal point for a room than for illumination. This trend in decorating with chandeliers holds true also for the 21st century. Keeping in stride with this trend, Robert Abbey Lighting offers a large selection in the most popular styles to fit your decorative style.
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