Google+ House Revivals: Seashell Chandeliers by the Seashore

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Seashell Chandeliers by the Seashore

Do you just love a beautiful seashell chandelier?  I've been thinking a lot about shell chandeliers lately.  I do love them, if they're well executed.   This dining room, from the pages of House Beautiful, sports a darling chandelier.  The over all effect of the room is light-hearted, relaxed, and just a bit whimsical.

 Designer Ashley Whittaker

If the shell-encrusted chandelier is not your thing, maybe you'd like this empire style chandy made with urchin spines ( okay, we're not being totally scientifically accurate in our definition of a seashell, but that's okay).

This swagged antiqued and silvered chandelier has a clean, modern aesthetic.

And speaking of modern, this capiz shell drum chandelier is pretty amazing!

If your tastes run more to the romantic, you might find something you like from Elegant  I like how the shells are placed in the cage of the chandelier on the Belleair Beach.

Here, it's the shades that are embellished with shells.

Or perhaps something purely elegant is more to your tastes?  These two chandeliers would be at home in the most elegant spaces!

We've definitely been seeing a lot more of the more roughly textured oyster shells in design in recent years, as seen in the dining room below.

I'm actually loving these sweet oyster chandies -- so beachy casual.  Perfect for a weekend beach cottage!

So, my question is this.  What is your opinion on shell chandeliers?  Do you love them? Hate them?   Have a favorite?  Let me know in a comment -- I really wanna know!