Love isn’t always logical, and such is the case with my obsession with a certain chandelier…
For a few weeks, it was this one. Super elegant. And super modern. And totally not a fit for any room in my California casual, new traditional home. Heck, my dining room set, which I adore, is practically vintage at this point.
Despite knowing there was no way I’d ever have it, I kept “visiting” my chandelier on Houzz. I positively loved the crystal droplets and the way they reflect light. I loved the sleek, modern aesthetic. I loved the streamlined ceiling plate. Like I said, I loved everything about it.
Then, a few weeks ago, I came across this beauty on the Lamps Plus website. And while my love of the “original” chandelier remains, this one might edge it out. Why? Because I can actually imagine this chandelier hanging above my dining table: The dark patina bronze and rustic, Western-inspired round metal frame bring a relaxed, less overtly modern sensibility to this particular chandelier. It’s a little bit less fancy and more accessible--exactly the look I’m going for in my relaxed and inviting interior décor.
Another thing I discovered—I really like that these crystal droplets have an irregular shape, in contrast to the perfectly round crystal balls in the first chandelier. I like the added sense of movement and the more organic energy they create. This one’s on my wish list, to be sure.
Meanwhile, my Google search goes on for the perfect chandelier, one that will meet my style and budget (we’ve all fallen in love with a piece WAY out of our price range, right?). Rather than settle for something that's almost right, it's worth the time and effort to find that piece you truly love.