Wednesday, February 24, 2010

About the Italian Chandelier!

Many of you have emailed me asking more information about my chandelier. My interior photography is ever evolving (aka. not very good) and many of you wanted better photos. I was unable to get them because of the light. If you click on my photo above it should enlarge and give you more detail. But, if that does not work for you, I did have a few professional shots of the chandelier in my inspiration files.
The chandelier is made by Niermann Weeks. It is called the Italian Chandelier and comes in both 9 arm and 12 arm sizes. The photo above shows what is considered the standard finish - a distressed, chippy white. My chandelier was custom finished in an antiqued silver - it has a beautiful depth of color. Niermann Weeks has many many different finishes to choose from.
This photo from Things that Inspire via Anne Hepner gives you a very good shot of the piece. This example shows the fixture with shades, which I opted not to do. Here you see how nicely it looks in an informal room. This photo from Things that Inspire via Caldwell Beebe gives you a clear picture of the crystals that surround the fixture. I like the sparkle the singular strand brings to the room. It add a interest but its not too fussy. This room is also lovely, though a bit more formal than my breakfast room, but notice the similarities in the chair style and curtain selection.
I am sure you recognize this room from Better Homes and Gardens, which has been all over the blogs. Here you can see an example of the 12 arm style.
Niermann Weeks writes about the Italian Chandelier on their website.
They first found antique sconces, which led to the design of the chandeliers. They mentioned that English designer Nina Campbell hangs the Italian chandelier in her own bedroom, and every time she’s moved, it’s moved with her. The photo above is not Nina Campbell's bedroom, but another gorgeous room from the talented Catalano Architects.
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Holly at Things that Inspire did a wonderful, comprehensive post on the Joe Niermann and the Niermann Weeks company. To read more about it click Here
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The Niermann Weeks Company also writes an interesting article about how the design of the Italian Chandelier came about. To read more click Here.

To read more about my Breakfast Room click Here. Let me know if you have any other questions!

20 comments:

  1. This chandelier is a beauty! Thanks for shaing.

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  2. I love your chandelier - it looks perfectly at home in its setting. Your dining area is so beautiful, with the windows on three sides! Now that my children are a bit older, I hope to have such an elegant look in my new kitchen dining area - we are way beyond the high chair phase, and seem to be moving beyond the messy eating stage.

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  3. Wow, your dining room is so beautiful! And the chandelier is perfect.
    -Lana

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  4. Gina,
    I have loved this fixture for what seems ages. It is amazing how it takes on so many different personalities in each unique space, including yours!

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  5. That chandelier is beyond beautiful!

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  6. It is gorgeous Gina and I much prefer it without the shades.

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  7. Beautiful chandelier! And I love your dining room. Thanks for sharing the details.

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  8. That really is a beautiful chandelier. I can't imagine anything else hanging above your table -- it's just perfect!!

    Kelly

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  9. It, and your dining room are stunning...smiles.

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  10. The chandelier is gorgeous....the crowning touch for sure! Your breakfast room is beautiful :o)
    ~Des

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  11. Your home is gorgeous! It seems like a peaceful place to be...much more so than when the walls were yellow for sure! The chandelier is perfect for the rest of your decor...and I love the fact that your husband knew how important that piece would be to you!

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  12. Es una luz hermosa y es perfecto en tu salón!

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  13. What can I say? I am with all of the above!
    Just so beautiful!

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  14. You have a wonderful taste Gina! The chandelier is indeed gorgeous and suits every room!
    xx
    Greet

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  15. How serendipidous! I just picked up the new issue of House and Home (Canadian) and fell in love with that same fixture used in a featured breakfast room. Then to click on your blog this evening...
    Your new room is beautiful, as is the rest of your decor.

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  16. I love your dinning room! I would love to have a set up like that. I was actually going to use that chandelier in my home. It looks great in yours!

    ~jamilyn

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  17. Just love reading your blog on these cold chicago winter days. Can you share the paint color used in the dining area?

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  18. It's the perfect chandelier for your space. It looks divine there. Great images to share of how it looks in other spaces too. So glad you listened to your husband (even if it was the 1st time) :) xo

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  19. This house is great. I like such calm colours. I love the black and white contrast on the first picture. So classic

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