There are many times when my tastes do not match my lifestyle.
Here are some examples. I love insane clutches, like this Alexander McQueen one.
But I don’t have this cool Paz de la Huerta life where I’m alternately getting whisked off on private jets to red carpet affairs, or using my purse as a weapon in a street fight against rival models. For Paz, it would make sense. I only use tote bags. Another example is that I love heart shaped baking pans, but I don’t cook or bake really (and am even less likely to do it on Valentines Day).
The most longing I’ve had for something that doesn’t work with my lifestyle are chandeliers. I freaking love chandeliers. They’re so dramatic and feminine, and buying one is like looking for a dope necklace for your ceiling.
They can also be frightening.
Look at this insane one made of bones and skulls in Sedlec Ossuary!
(photo credit Chmouel Boudjnah)
Here are some gorgeous (and far less scary) ones I found online.
I would live in a house with chandeliers, in like, my shed if I could afford it. It would be nuts. I figure, it’s best to live your life and decorate your house such as if you ever become mega famous and died, people would have a lot of fun touring your crazy house. It would be like if you went to Edgar Allen Poe’s home and he had bookshelf with a secret lever that opened and led to a spooky staircase down to a dungeon.
Unfortunately for my chandelier-loving lifestyle, I have a cute little Spanish style house in LA, and not some crazy Jessica Lange plantation where I’m descending stairs slowly all day long. To solve the problem, I purchased a modified pendant version of one for my bedroom from my reliable pals at Lamps Plus. It’s the Silver and Gold Foil 18″ Wide Ceiling Light Fixture. This is what it looks like online.
And here’s a terrible photo of it with my camera phone while I’m lying in bed.
It’s gorgeous. I am so happy I have it. Every morning when I wake up, I feel like a tortured opera singer, in the very best way. And it gives dazzling bright light, and was under $300.