Where to find contemporary chandeliers

jockewingSeptember 11, 2010

I have been searching high and low for a really cool chandelier to go over my breakfast table dining area. Lately, I am finding myself mixing modern and mid-century looks with my "transitional" style, and when it comes to lighting, I have always been drawn to more modern styles. I have found several that I like, but they all seem to be very expensive ($700 and up). I really like a lot of Jonathan Adler's light and Thomas O'Brien's lights. Originally, I had decided I wanted a drum shade pendant, but I bought one and was dissatisfied with the amount of light it put out (the shade obscured too much of the light). Believe it or not, I am even toying around with the idea of using one of those "sputnik" lights from the 60's. Does anyone know of some sources where I can find stylish, expensive-LOOKING fixtures?

Here are some of the lights I really like:







If anyone knows how to embed the pics directly into the message, I'd appreciate it.

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    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 1:34PM
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Right click on the photo you want to post and then click on View Image Info.
Copy and paste the location of the photo into your post. It needs to end in jpeg.
Then type this in front, including the space after the "g", no space after=
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Preview to test to see if it works. If you don't see it, it's not going to show up.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 1:41PM
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It needs to end in jpg.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 1:42PM
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What is the price range in which you would be comfortable? I know lots of folks will want to help, but it would be great not to waste your time posting things that are still out of your comfort zone.

I like some of your choices. Not sure the sputnik would be good down in everyoneƂs faces at a dining table, but I do love the look of it!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 11:51PM
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beachlily z9a

We have similar taste so I will be watching to see what others say.

Good luck in your search!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 8:10AM
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Did you try www.lighting direct.com? They have some decent prices, tho I didn't look thru all your choices.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 10:32AM
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I'd probably prefer to stay below $500, although I might exceed that for something perfect.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 12:28PM
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Google *lighting*. Most websites have *narrow your search* options to choose from, including price, style, size, color etc.--very helpful. You could spend hours looking...

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 1:04PM
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Here are the pics:

Thomas O'Brien 'Ziyi'

Thomas O'Brien (not sure of name)

Jonathan Adler 'Meurice'

    Bookmark   September 14, 2010 at 10:51AM
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i really like the "ziyi"!! a very nice looking chandelier without being too contemporary looking!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2010 at 3:51PM
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Well I have ordered the "Piper" chandelier from Mitchell Gold:

I really like this chandelier--modern and trad. at the same time. I think I might have preferred the polished nickel finish, but from what I understand, this style has been discontinued and they only have the natural brass left. I still like it and I hear brass (especially natural brass) is coming back. Also, it was on clearance for only $150!!! with tax! Didn't know you could get anything from Mitchell Gold for that price.

It should be here in about a week or 10 days. I'm excited!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 9:11PM
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Love it!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 9:18PM
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check Bellacor's clearance section. I have bought several expensive lights that were returned for low prices from the.

Check overstock.com

good luck

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 10:33PM
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Wayfair.com has great deals on lights too, I have a light in my powder room that was about 1/5 the price on other sites. It on clearance, but I still see it on other sites.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 11:04AM
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This is a VERY old thread. I wonder why it is here... It was here before gmp3 responded, so it was resurrected on its own. The gnomes are at it again...

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 3:52PM
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It was spammed. I reported it, they removed the spam, but it still will show as having current posts until we let it die. :-)

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 7:06PM
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