Certainly the evolution of the crystal chandelier is remarkable. Although the chandelier has been a staple of European society’s upper echelon for nearly eight centuries, the crystal chandelier is much more recent. What began as a status symbol and show of extreme wealth in France during the late 18th century spread rapidly from the palace of Versailles to many a grand residence across Europe.
The earliest crystal chandeliers were crafted using hand-cut quartz, fashioned into drop pendants and crystal rosettes. Due to crystals close resemblance to the diamond these ostentatious lighting accessories spoke to those of noble birth as well as the cream of society’s crop. Thanks to mass-production and affordability it’s no longer limited to royalty and the upper crust. As a result, anyone with good taste can now display the stunning beauty of “a million twinkling stars” in their home.
Chandelier as Art Today
A crystal chandelier can reflect your client’s style and enhance the mood in any room in your home. More than simply a lighting accessory, a modern crystal chandelier adds elegance, whimsy, cutting-edge style, a vintage appeal, and can even add to the charm of rustic chic or farmhouse decor. Choose as much bling as you like, or opt for an understated sparkle. It’s all up to you and your client!
Unexpected Places for The Modern Crystal Chandelier
Part of the joy that comes from being a creative interior design professional is surprising your clients in unexpected ways. There are many areas of the home that are ideal – though not traditional – for Swarovski crystal chandeliers.
Pop a crystal chandelier up over the bathtub. It’s quite unexpected and offers the right amount of magic and romance to a sumptuous bubble bath. Mountains of bubbles reflecting the shimmer and sparkle of Swarovski crystals create an ambience that’s as indulgent as it is beautiful.
A Swarovski crystal chandelier also adds a touch of whimsical beauty to the master bath or powder room. Don’t worry about space. The room doesn’t have to be large to support a crystal chandelier. There are several sizes available to accommodate the dimensions of a specific space.
What better way to pamper the new prince or princess than by installing a dazzling crystal chandelier in the nursery? You can add as much sparkle as you like, choosing a color to complement the tiniest client’s nursery. Baby will delight in watching the twinkle and sparkle of Swarovski’s perfect gems as he or she drifts off to the land of dreams.
A crystal chandelier in the bedroom may not seem all that unique. There was a time when that type of lighting in a bedroom, particularly the master bedroom, was fairly common for the upper class. However, when you place a Swarovski chandelier in an unexpected spot, such as over the side table or in the dressing area of the master suite, your choice projects a unique take on this victorian staple.
It’s definitely not unheard of to find a Swarovski chandelier in the formal dining room of a well-appointed home. In fact, there may already be a dazzling chandelier in that very spot. But think about the beauty a modern crystal chandelier can add to your client’s understated breakfast nook. Their morning bagel and coffee or most mundane Tuesday night dinner can become much more of an elegant occasion with the addition of a Swarovski be-decked modern crystal chandelier.
Most homeowners don’t think nearly enough about the decor of the hallway, or stairway, or alcove once it’s out of sight of the main part of your home. It’s a means to get from one area to another. However, with the addition of a dazzling Swarovski crystal light fixture or chandelier beauty stands out throughout your client’s home, hallway included. As a result, a smaller space becomes magical as crystal reflects and dances in the light. A modern crystal chandelier can add beauty and value to any space.
Upgrade Your Client’s Lighting
Although a crystal chandelier is very much desirable, your client may have a custom idea in mind. This can easily be accomplished by customizing your clients’ fixtures in the way they want it. Adjust the elements of any modern Swarovski chandelier and watch the room come to life.
Swarovski Crystal Strand Accent
Swarovski crystal strand accents were created specifically for interior designers who need that something extra to bring imagination to life. Turn plain and simple into stunning and extraordinary. Customize any lighting with Swarovski and watch the magic happen!Swarovski Crystal Strand is a highly customizable item. You can choose shape, size, color and number of crystal elements, distance between each crystal, length of the strand and its opening (loop or end). Crystals are threaded onto INOX stainless steel wiring with crimping bead. For more information on Swarovski Light Strands and ordering process you can contact us HERE.
It’s not difficult to elevate the plans for your clients’ home with the addition of Swarovski crystals. There are several unique and inventive ways to add a touch of elegance to any lighting accessories. Your creative design and imagination in combination with Swarovski’s endless interior design possibilities will make you a success.
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