A Look Into the Kardashian-esque Chandelier Selection

If you follow some tabloids surely you will have read a headline about Kim Kardashian, or her sibling, Kyle Jenner. Both super figures of the entertainment world that break the internet with almost every word or action.

From a new dress, a new artistic collaboration, to a new piece of furniture that will make you sigh for its beauty and exclusivity. They are good Trump contenders in the media-shattering business.

For this reason, this time we focused on researching a bit about the interior design preferences of both stars.

We find that both have a preference for extravagance in design. However, their interest in opulence is not associated with bad taste, as we are used to by so many Hollywood stereotypes of the new rich. Woody Allen’s “Small Time Crooks” story on a couple of former crooks turned newly rich comes to mind.

In the case of Jenner and Kardashian, both have turned to award-winning interior designers to take the reins in the creation of their living spaces. Such is the case of Martyn Lawrence Bullard as well as Jeff Andrews. The former “a multi-award winning Los Angeles-based interior designer renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors“. The latter an award winning designer with regular collaborations with celebrities who creates “an innovative and refreshing approach that makes him one of the most sought-after interior designers in the industry“.

We loved their work and thus we’ll share our findings.

Full disclosure, we do not have any access to the houses of the famous, let alone any contact that gives us this information. We are only passionate about the Murano glass world and we want to share it with you.

Jeff Andrews / Kardashian’s work

One of his first choices for covering this Murano chandeliers/Hollywood icons special was to select Jeff Andrews, “Internationally celebrated interior designer who creates sophisticated and livable interiors for families and celebrities alike“.

In the vespers of season 6 of their show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians“, Kardashian asked Jeff Andrews if he would design her Mediterranean style mansion in Calabasas, California. Home of the Cheesecake Factory headquarters and other former technology companies in the greater LA area.

The obvious lighting choice for their kitchen was Murano glass. Probably the most beautiful crystal in the world, with an omnipresence in the homes of the rich and famous. And widely chosen by designers, architects and home-owners alike, Murano crustal is worldwide identifiable by its trademark seal and its Italian charm.

For the kitchen, a sparkly white-on-white space, the designer opted for a herringbone-patterned antiqued-mirror backsplash and double islands lighted by matching Murano glass chandeliers.

While we could not find any photo that showed us this chandelier, we noticed that the Jenners Kardashian’s predilection for candelabra in the dining room is a classic contemporary choice, as in our Alchemy or Latte models.

Lara chandelier for dinning room

Latte chandelier for dining room

Both white or of neutral colors, with cups or vases on a single tier that gives a harmonious effect.

Previously we talked about how well this type of chandeliers beautifully lighten modern dining rooms and kitchens, or even as how they are the favorite choice for interior designer Jan Showers.

Martyn Lawrence / Kardashian’s work

Perhaps the most regular and recent Kardashian-collab is the one with the award-winning designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

Martyn Lawrence is one of those designers/artists who play with the overcharging of elements. He incorporates styles and objects in ways that, if not for the trained eye, could fall into a ridiculous or exaggerated style.

Fortunately, the designer has no qualms in experimenting with this maximalist design philosophy, in stark contrast with the minimalism of past few decades.

The maximalist philosophy, by the way, has also been recently incorporated by Swedish design juggernaut Ikea.

This new maximalist design philosophy allows the designer to incorporate pieces that were otherwise relegated for the sake of simplicity.

Murano chandeliers are a perfect example of design pieces that, despite the minimalist trend, have kept its charm slightly intact.

The most recent Lawrence / Karadashian collaboration took place in the homes of Khloé and Kourtney in California.

We love the work he did for these homes and for that reason we will let the photos speak for themselves.

We believe that there is still much to explore in the avant-garde and eclectic design so distinctive of its brand. For the same reason, we wish you to continue with that path and extend our sincere thanks and congratulations to the designer.

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Classic Chandeliers Fashion

Classic chandeliers offer a stylish and glamorous atmosphere. However, it is important to make the right choice when choosing your chandelier, especially when you want them to show an elegant effect.

MEASURE RULE OF THUMBS

Here you can find a useful guide on selecting the chandelier size and height. But the basics are simple:

“The general rule for hanging dining room chandeliers is that the bottom of the fixture should hang between 30″ and 36″ from the tabletop assuming you have an 8′ ceiling.”

“The diameter of the dining room chandelier should be about one half to two thirds the width of the table it will be hanging over.”

CLASSIC CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS

A subtle and highly desirable effect can be achieved with a classic design chandelier. The spectrum of light and colors offered by Murano glass classic chandeliers is particularly eye-catching.

Hand-made Murano chandeliers feature a variety of wavy and tubular shapes and colors, including: pinks, yellows, blues, greens, red and blacks. If you go to our store you can also browse our fantastic color featuring, for example: antique style crystal, black, black and crystal trimmings, crystal and kt. gold, crystal and black trimmings, crystal and blue and many more.

Murano Glass Classic Chandelier

Murano often comprises floral and romantic motifs, that makes them a highly desirable piece due to the magic effect produced by its shape and lighting.

Classic chandeliers can fit almost any budget, limiting only those with a poor imagination. Sizes and shapes can fit every dinning room and almost any other type of room, including kitchens, baths and bedrooms.

Since acquiring a chandelier usually requires spending more money than any traditional light forms, you may want to stick to a style that won’t go out dated as fashion trends change. Choosing a classic style chandelier is the best option for buying a chandelier. But the freedom of design and styles offered by these hand-made pieces, also makes choosing them a rewarding experience that, while may take some time. It will bring joy and glamour to your house gatherings.

While most people furnish their living or dining rooms from the bottom up, we would suggest in fact the opposite, to furnish your room from top to bottom. That is, starting from your ceiling deco and finishing with your flooring and carpeting. This top-bottom approach means you’ll spend some time with an empty living or dining room, but from what we’ve seen with some of our customers, the reward of dressing up a room, starting with a classic chandelier makes your interior design expert go ballistic about the many places your imagination will take you.

If you have decided you want to acquire a classic chandelier, take a look at our selected list of chandelier dealers and resellers. Maybe you’ll find one that suits your budget, taste and needs.