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The New Entryway Chandelier Makes an Entrance

March 29, 2022

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The chandelier that’s currently in the living room, we actually brought with us in the move. We originally bought it for out last living room but ultimately decided to go without a chandelier for that space. I was so excited to finally hang it! I love the black and brass look with the linen-like shades and it adds the perfect mix of modern and traditional. When it came to swapping out the light in the entryway, I originally thought I would just order the same exact chandelier and have two–one in the living room, one in the entry! From the stair landing, you get a peek at the entryway and the living room (through the Juliet balcony), so I thought it could add some symmetry.

Chandelier | Tree Art | Migration Art | Rug | Leather Stools | Coffee Table | Wicker Tray | Linen Sofa | Velvet Sofa | Swivel Chair | Side Table | Table Lamp | Striped Throw Pillow

Up until this month, a new light fixture wasn’t in the budget and I told Chris that I just wanted to get the same chandelier we have in the living room. He actually reminded me that during the move the living room chandelier got a bit bent. We had to make some additional adjustments in the arms to shape it a bit more so if we did get a second one it wouldn’t be exactly the same. Part of me didn’t really care but I wondered if it would be one of those things that I always see when I look at them. So we pivoted and I looked for something different that still feels like a sister to the living room chandelier.

I always felt that the old chandelier was too, too narrow for the wide open space but mostly it didn’t radiate much light.

Entryway Before

We were going to rent scaffolding for the install, but we were able to borrow a 16′ ladder which did the trick!

Entryway After

Pedestal | Vase | Faux Stems | ArtChandelier

I’m so into this radial, tiered, candelabra look and I think it still mirrors the living room chandelier through the black and brass. Different but similar! I’ve honestly never seen anything this whimsical and classy before and it gives off SO much more light, rather than a pillar of light. Additionally, for a two-story entry, having multiple tiers and multiple lights balances out the scale! Plus the curviness of the candelabra and the curved stairway were made for each other don’t you think?

Before

After

At some point I’d like to add a bunch of sconces to the walls on either side of the door, up the stairs, down the hall… thinking of something with a shade, which makes me love this exposed candelabra look even more.

If you’re looking to add height and drama to any larger, more open space you’re in luck! Here’s a bunch of candelabra chandeliers I love. Always check the dimensions, but I especially love that all of these have a great width!

In case you didn’t know… what makes a candelabra vs. a chandelier is the candlestick-shaped base.

*Measurements are the width of the light fixture.

1. Classic Black Candle 35″ $70
2. Lantern Pendant 16″ $250
3. Stonington Lantern 13″ $386
4. Taper Candle 50″ $450
5. Perryton Brass Pendant 19″ $410
6. 2-Tier Wagon Wheel 38″ $495
7. Thayer 19″ $500
8. Eleanor 2-Tier 32″ $660
9. Wooler Candle Style 36″ $668
10. Swoop Arm 25″ $699
11. Black & Brass Wagon Wheel 40″ $702
12. Iron Oxide 41″ $755
13. Sawyer 54″ $798
14. Ingrid 41″ $849
15. Snow 45″ $958
16. Venetian 27″ $1159
17. Urban Angles 23″ $1265
18. Tilda 21″ $2535
19. Choros Two-Tier 37″ $2649
20. Woodhouse Iron 45″ $2799

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Progress on the Grand Staircase and Herringbone Floors!

Painted Balusters

What do you think?

  1. Katie says:

    I could not love this light fixture more!!

  2. Terry says:

    What paint did you use in the entryway? Is there a post that lists all the paint colors for this house?
    Thanks!

  3. Olivia says:

    😍😍😍. This fixture is just so perfect 👌🏼

  4. Debbie says:

    This space is so beautiful – love your choices. Is your paint color for the walls and trim posted anywhere?

  5. Candace says:

    I feel like this is awesome in person but photographs so much like a magic-eye picture! Can’t wait for those fun IG video perspectives to show how it plays in real life.

  6. Thanks for sharing so much of your thought process. I’d love to learn more about mixing and matching chandeliers like this. I have a living room/dining room that run into each other (though there is a cased opening between them). I’m struggling with what chandelier to use in the LR that complements the one in the DR. My instinct has been to go with a completely different style. I’m worried if I pick a similar style they will “clash.” Perhaps a future post could be pairs of chandeliers if possible, please?

  7. Teri says:

    Didn’t you mean “peek” not “peak”? Just a teacher here…
    Some beautiful lighting in this post.

  8. JL says:

    It’s stunning Julia! I think lighting is an easy and effective way to “tie in” a floor plan’s decor. This one echoes the candelabras in the living and dining rooms, as well as the brass in the kitchen pendants. And it doesn’t compete with the bubble light in the study. Sorry, I can’t help but imagine this beauty with black balusters on the stairs; but, it works with the white as well!

  9. Patti says:

    Love it even more than the living room fixture!

  10. Kayce Goen says:

    AMAZING!!! The absolute perfect choice, Julia. Are we surprised, nooo! Lol!

  11. Jeannine520 says:

    It’s beautiful! It’s playful and grown up all at the same time. Love it! I’d really like to see some pics at night with the lights on.

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