When bathed in natural light, a chandelier truly becomes one of the loveliest elements in any home.
“When you think chandeliers, you might often think of clunky, glassy things,” says renovating queen Lana Taylor from Three Birds Renovations. Of course, the clunky glass look doesn’t float most people’s boats, so it’s good to know there are loads of other options out there.
“You can find chandeliers where the beads are hand-rolled from mud in South Africa,” tells Lana. “Beaded mud chandeliers can be so beautiful and I think they have a nice story behind them.”
With luxe chandeliers on our minds, we decided to round up some pretty spectacular ones to inspire you. Here goes…
When it comes to chandeliers, there are “so many different materials, shapes and colours to choose from,” says Lana.
This modern chandelier from Beacon Lighting features solid brass and a ball canopy, making it ideal for vaulted or pitched ceilings.
If you love the Art Deco look, this crystal chandelier will be right up your alley.
Featured in a grand Federation estate in NSW built circa 1857, the chandelier is teamed with Art Nouveau window details, marble fireplaces and glass skylights to ensure a truly amazing property.
This penthouse in the heart of Surfers Paradise boasts lush views of the Pacific Ocean, panels of timber veneer and a crystal chandelier that lights up a mirror-lined stairwell.
In this living space, the crystal chandelier works beautifully in partnership with the Italian designer furniture, custom-crafted wool rugs and floors of limed oak parquetry.
The classic French-style glass chandelier certainly has its place in many abodes, like this grand home in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
Its position looming large above a staircase featuring gold leaf detailing feels right at home.
A bocce ball chandelier? Why not.
Each glass sphere in this wow-factor chandelier was modified by hand so that it would create a cascading light through the curved stairwell. Genius.