By Ashley Kromrey
Luxury Chandeliers- Shedding Light on 2016 Top Brands
Chandeliers in the world of lighting vary in style, design, and space. As a statement piece, chandeliers add sophistication to any space, and are not limited to hanging over a grand dining room table. They can function on a small scale by sparkling in a powder room or bedroom, catching light over a tub in a master bath, or, if you’re opting for a more ornate chandelier, it can act as a main focal point in a grand entryway (particularly a foyer or living room). Overall, luxury Chandeliers are a timeless investment when it comes to interior decorating. VUE has shed light on the most high-end brands and design trends for 2016 and where to find these elegant pieces for your home locally in Northern NJ.
Crystal Chandeliers exude high-class and glamour. Perhaps one of the most popular is luxury lighting brand Crystorama. Shown here the Maria Theresa model, showcases 25 candelabra lights of Swarovski Strass Crystal on a polished chrome luxury Chandelier. Weighing 140 lbs, this 1,000 watt glass fixture hangs 46 by 48 inches. Crystorama can be found at Wyckoff Lighting.
If you’re into the popular sphere shape trend for 2016, George Kovacs is one to explore. This Ringlets 6-Light Pendant Light model fixture combines the familiarity of a drum shade pendant with a chrome finish; the outcome is quite a unique design. Hanging from the fabric and linen shade, with incandescent light and metal in short chains, the chrome rings create a luxurious effect that is sure to be eye-catching. George Kovacs can be found at Paramus Lighting.
Master glass artist Frank Englesby at Fine Art has been inspired by memories of childhood dreams. Arctic Halo celebrates the refracted light of ice crystals carried by cirrus clouds and forming a lunar halo in the night sky. Design director Ian Thornton created lighting fixtures that captured this effect perfectly, in the form of shallow bowls, drums, shallow rings, waisted bodices, and cylinder sconces. Using thousands of handmade “rough cut” crystal gems made in Fine Art Lamps glasswork, the slight imperfections in cut make it one of a kind versus mass produced. Available in champagne tinted pale gold leaf or silver leaf, the chandelier weighs 90 lbs and holds a 40 watt bulb. Capitol in Paramus NJ, carries this very upscale brand Fine Art Lamps.
Rustic chandeliers have been brought into homes to add amazing contrast to more modern spaces. Many of these are known for being made with materials such as metal, wood, and even antlers. This 20-light chandelier from Arteriors is the largest version in the Geoffrey Collection at a height of 40.5inches and 60 inches in diameter. Hanging by a purposely rusted chain, the large, gray wood ring makes an impressive statement when hanging from a beam in a Great Room or hung above a large round dining table. The Edison bulbs in the photo reinforce the rustic, industrial feel. This chandelier can even be a focal point in your outdoor covered areas. The Anteriors brand can be found at Jewel lighting in Jersey City.
Modern Chandeliers like that of the high-quality brand Corbett, act as a piece of glowing art in any space. From bias cut crystals to delicate handmade Japanese paper, Corbett Lighting uses only the most stylized and unique materials like the Corbett Pulse model, which is made of hand-crafted Iron and Gold Leaf finish with two, 36 watt led bulbs. Find Corbett at Hillmann lighting of Ridgewood, NJ.