For many years, I wanted an antique crystal chandelier in either my dining room and/or entry way. I shopped flea markets and antiques stores, and even Ebay and 1st Dibs, and I kept coming up short. It was hard to find the right size, and of course, the right price! And then, naturally, life would get busy and I’d stop looking. (I never understand people who are such fast decorators! This is definitely not me!) As a result, many years went by with no decent chandelier in either space.
And even though I had seen wood-style French country chandeliers, and I liked them, I had never thought about them for either of these spaces. I was thinking iron and crystal. Traditional. Bling. Because I had wanted an antique crystal chandelier for so long, I just didn’t consider any other look. But…. then I kept seeing them and I started to re-think my plan….
Does it get more gorgeous than this one?! Via Luxe Interiors & Design.
This double decker stunner makes such a statement! Design by Donna Ballard Maselli via Milieu.
Some of the ones I fell in love with originally were most likely authentic French antiques and obviously, quite out of my price range. But then I lucked upon the one I added to the dining room. It had a good look, and it was a great price! So I bought it for the dining room, still thinking I’d eventually replace it, lol! But now I love it. So much so, that now I want a similar look in some of my other spaces.
This particular look, a wooden, rustic, French country chandelier just really speaks to how I want my house to look now. Crystal chandeliers are gorgeous – and I do still love them! But I’m enjoying the slightly more casual look this gives the room. It feels more French country or French farmhouse than the crystal ones ,which is definitely more the style I’m going for. And it feels dressed up, without being too dressy.
So once I fell in love with this one, I started looking for a similar look for both the breakfast room and the entry way. And if you read my breakfast room reveal post, then you know I already have a rustic French country chandelier in there!
I have to say, that along with the new table and chairs, this French country chandelier has completely changed the space!
The funny thing is, when I bought the dining room chandelier about four years ago, there weren’t actually that many around. And what I did find were quite expensive. But now I’ve found some really pretty options – at really reasonable prices!
- Catania Vintage style French country chandelier
- Tutu French country weathered white chandelier
- Maura 6-light chandelier
- Laluz shabby chic French country chandelier
- Amiens chandelier
- Paladino 8-light chandelier
- Charlemagne 6-light chandelier
- Matheo French Country 6-light chandelier
- Venice chandelier
- Salento 6-light chandelier
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