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Bring on the bling! While jewelry may be an expensive obsession, home decor inspiration can come from jewelry - and can be as just as rewarding but much less expensive. From rings and pins to bracelets and necklaces, the shimmer and sparkle of jewelry can easily translate to home fashion and lighting.
Naturally, crystal chandeliers remind us most of jewelry, but that doesn’t need to be the only way we should approach the subject. Being literal doesn’t always look best.
Almond Finish Crystal Chandelier
This amazing chandelier doesn’t scream 'diamond earrings', but it does read 'fantastic brooch'. It has the characters found on the exotic amber ring from above, but shimmers like an heirloom pin.
Splash Collection Coral Ceramic Rectangular Table Lamp
Coral is coming back, not only on wrists but in homes. This super Palm Beach look is less about being literal and hurling a few coral designed pillows about, rather pairing and surrounding this or a similar coral table lamp with glamorous decorative tabletop items in green, white and black.
Magma Red Glass Antique Brass Mini Holtkoetter Desk Lamp
Gold will always be considered the classic jewel tone. That said, don’t forget that jewelry can be playful, like this Verdura Strawberry Patch Brooch. I think the desk lamp has the same elegant yet whimsical properties.
Jeweled Shapes Antique Gold Wall Mirror
Contemporary jewelry design can also be the jumping off point for very modern home decor. This nugget-shaped necklace is a dead-ringer for the inspiration for this chic wall mirror. Home decor inspiration from jewelry is filled with sparkle and sure make your home dazzling.
Image credits: Quintessence.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.
I love those luxurious home decors especially those crystal chandeliers and that desk lamp. :)
I love the chandelier. It is really breath-taking. Thanks for posting something like this. It is really great.