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Item 1359-177 is a 15-light Traditional style chandelier from the Hearst Castle Illumuninate Collection by Minka-Lavery Lighting. Distinctive lighting designs that hearken back to the romantic period, with touches inspired by the magnificent furnishings of Hearst Castle. It has a Illuminati Bronze Finish and Silver Patina Glass. This ceiling fixture measures 52" wide x 44" high. It takes (15) 60-watt (max. each) standard bulbs (not included). This light fixture comes with 6' of chain and 10' of cord.
The Hearst Castle Illumuninate Collection
Distinctive lighting designs that hearken back to the romantic period, with touches inspired by the magnificent furnishings of Hearst Castle.
Minka-Lavery takes pride in the quality and workmanship in each and every fixture produced. Their dedication to quality and service shows through their unique designs and attention to detail. All fixtures are made to meet Minka-Lavery's high standards of quality and function. With full collections of lighting as well as home décor, you will consistently find new ways to brighten any room.
Chandeliers can add style and a decorative focal point to almost any room in your home. While chandeliers have traditionally hung in the dining room or foyer, the trend is to use them in other rooms such as the bedroom, living room, bathrooms and even hallways. In picking a chandelier, you'll need to determine whether you need general or task lighting as well as what size your fixture will need to be.
If you need a fixture that provides task lighting for activities such as doing homework, preparing meals or family recreation, a chandelier with the bulbs and shades pointing downward, or a downlight fixture, would be a good choice. If you need a chandelier that provides general lighting appropriate for dining and entertaining, a chandelier with the shades and bulbs pointing upwards (e.g. candelabra or uplight fixtures) would be ideal.
When it comes to sizing your chandelier, there are several factors that you'll need to consider such as location, room size and ceiling height. For a dining room, you'll typically want the diameter of your chandelier to be about 6" narrower than the size of your table on both sides. You'll also want to consider hanging height. In a dining room with an 8' ceiling, the bottom of the fixture should be hung about 30" to 32" above the table top. For higher ceilings, you can add 3" for every foot of addition ceiling height.
While there is not a hard and fast rule for determining the correct fixture size for your foyer, living room, bedroom or powder room, the overall room size is a primary consideration. One rule of thumb is to measure diagonally across the room, convert this measurement from feet to inches, and the resulting number represents the approximate diameter size for your fixture. Another guideline is to measure the length and width of the room, add those figures together, convert from feet to inches and the resulting number equals the approximate diameter size for your chandelier.
If you are installing your chandelier in a room with a high ceiling, it will be important to consider the height of your chandelier as well as the diameter. For example, you will need a much taller chandelier for a two-story foyer than you would need for a 9' living room.
You'll want to hang your chandelier about 84" above the floor to ensure clearance for doors and taller people walking under it. However, if your foyer or living room has a large second story window where it can be viewed from outdoors, you'll want to hang your chandelier so that it's in the center of the window.
By far the most popular decorating style, Traditional style uses classic styling and symmetry with a mix of beautiful, timeless and refined elements to create a calm, orderly décor with timeless appeal. This style was once considered formal, but through the years is has also been adapted into a more casual format. With this style, look for understated elegance achieved through classic gentle curves and straight lines all wrapped in restrained ornamentation.
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