Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Chantilly Collection by Maxim Lighting

Have you ever casually walked through a store when something literally made you stop in your tracks, gasp, and put your hand to your chest like a swooning Jane Austen character? I did that last week, and I felt a little ridiculous. I was walking through Hermitage Lighting Gallery, looking for a lampshade, when I saw a showstopping chandelier from Maxim's Chantilly line. I'd never seen anything else like it, and my reaction was involuntary: I froze, audibly gasped, and clutched my heart. I felt a bit foolish, but it was love at first sight.

Maxim Chantilly 10 Light Chandelier on sale for $1,350 at Light Trends
The entire fixture is comprised of thin chains that are softly draped to filter the light. When I first laid eyes on it, I thought It's a chain mail chandelier, and that's the most badass thing I've ever seen. A closer look revealed that each chain is delicate, like a piece of jewelry. I like the dichotomy: It's tough like armor but pretty like a necklace. It's perfect.

The smaller pieces in this line would be gorgeous in a powder room, dressing area, or a really girly bedroom. I'm especially drawn to the vaguely Art Deco shape of these sconces. But sconces are best in pairs, and a pair (on sale!) would cost $320. Ouch! It's a very pricey line, but it's nice to have things to dream about for someday, right?


  1. That's a gorgeous piece! Shame about the price tag!

  2. That is insanely pretty...it would in no way go with anything i have, but I love it nonetheless. I think it would look kinda cool in a library...that would kind of bring out the masculine-ness of it.

  3. Talk to the nice folks at Hermitage and see if they will make you a deal...the owner and his wife are very nice people.


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