Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chandeliers in the Bathroom II

The question of whether chandeliers are a good option in the bathroom is over!  After posting on this very same topic (here) some time back, it seems that some were wondering the same thing……well, wonder no more, the verdict is out……They look fabulous in any style of decor….see for yourself.  

image   Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen & Bath Ideas  The elegant shape and crystals of this graceful chandelier fit perfectly with the stunning wall panels and marble tile floor.

image CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME   Vintage fixtures and a pedestal tub set the traditional tone of this soothing and elegant bathroom with an antique chandelier that completes the look. Built-in cabinets recycling old leaded windows from elsewhere in the house were used to create the doors.   Photography: Angus McRitchie  Room design: Julie Charbonneau

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This gorgeous home, which left me breathless when I first gazed upon it, was introduced by Erin at House of Turquoise.  The stunning home is one of her readers, Desiree Ashworth who has an inspiring blog full of French, Gustavian and Belgian decor, Decor de Provence. This lovely home is in Provo, Utah and the incredible photography from Ashlee Raubach.

image photo from: Material Girls:  This Master Bath is nice, simple calming & luxurious.  Perfection.

RabautDesign AtlantaGeorgiaBath Rabaut Design Associates   The master bath’s pattern to the mosaic floor is not only beautiful in it’s design, but also the variety of colors enable it to coordinate with many different color schemes. The crystal chandelier adds an elegant touch to the simplicity of the tub and shower tiles, making this space feel both classic and modern. (Photo credit: Chris Little)

image Jessica Lagrange Interiors.  I just adore the milky color of the crystals on the chandelier.  Wood floors and subway tiles add that timeless appeal and the contemporary wall sconces add pizzazz to this beautiful space. 

image Liz Levin Interiors created a classic styled soothing retreat using a relaxing color palette and timeless materials.

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The whole idea for this space was to create a sanctuary (success if you ask me).  The focal point of the bathroom is the fabulous soaking tub that overlooks a lovely walled garden. You can lie there in absolute privacy and enjoy the fabulous light and the beautiful plants….

image  Ashley Whittaker Design  With the use of a lantern in this traditional bright space filled with great storage makes it a fabulous retreat.

imageBarry Dixon adds a touch more romance in this dreamy bath with the perfectly chosen gorgeous ornate lantern.

image Rustic and Refined….perfectly complemented and pulled together in this inviting bath by McAlpine Tankersly.  Don’t forget to bring the bubbly.  Photo by Peter Vitale

CanH&H Jill Kantelberg dramaticbathrooms Canadian House & Home Designed by Jill Kantelberg
A Persian carpet is an unusually luxurious choice for a bathroom, but stands up well to wear and tear.  An antique wrought-iron chandelier from Europe illuminates the tub area.

  image Amy Morris Simple, elegant, clean and fresh, what’s not to love about this master bath she designed for her parents in Atlanta?  The stylish master bathroom’s dark vanity and mirrors contrast nicely with the Calcutta gold tile.   Photo: Traditional Home

 image CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME  A glittering light fixture and streamline tub and faucet add dramatic contrast to this traditional ensuite.  Photography: Ted Yarwood 

No matter what your design style is, working in a fabulous chandelier into the space that we begin and end our day in is definitely a possibility.


  1. The Jessica Lagrange design is fabulous! I love how the towel racks are right in front of the sink. Beautiful! :-)

  2. OMG! Where did you find SO many beautiful bathrooms? Normally when people post a lot of bathrooms or kithens, etc... I like a handful of them. I loved ALL of the ones you posted! Great minds think alike... lol... My favorite is the blue Barry Dixon bathroom. It's unexpected and just calm in there!!!!

  3. Welcome back!!! I thought this blog was gone forever. Glad I was wrong!!!

  4. and I'd think they'd stay nice and clean with the steam. Low maintenance. I always worry about chandeliers in kitchens...they just seem like grease catchers. Not worth the upkeep.

  5. Chandeliers in a bathroom are a must-have! A little glamor first thing in the morning or right before you go to be is a good thing! This collection of photographs is beautiful!

  6. I love taking a bathroom and putting your best antique chair in there or a beautiful chandelier. So unexpected and perfect!!

  7. I don't think there is anyplace a chandi doesn't look great. We just put reclaimed bead board on our bathroom ceiling and it is all weathered and distressed and I am on the hunt for the perfect one for our bathroom.

  8. Lots of proof that YES, a chandelier DOES look great in a bathroom!! And pretty much any room, if you ask me :-)

    I especially like the bathroom from Material Girls -- simple and elegant design, beautiful floor & mouldings, and love the dark doors.


  9. Love the mosaic floor in that bathroom (and the pic of us of course)!


  10. Hey there,
    Just looked up your blog because of a recommendation from a comment on one of my old posts--from Jessica Sandlin--and wow(!)--not sure how I missed it, it's fantastic, and your photos are so extensive and well-chosen! AND to top it all off, the mosaic floor with the circle design in the above photo is OURS!!! Yay!!! I get to see an installation of one of our patterns! Keep up the good work.