“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get.” – Jim Rohn

I’m usually not one for trends, but every now and then I will be totally captivated by the latest craze. My newest design crush…barrel shade chandeliers. It was love at first sight, or as my cousin would say “I had to clutch my pearls!” The perfect marriage of contemporary and traditional design, these beauties can blow a modest budget in a New York minute.

To obtain the high style you desire, you need to have the TIME or the MONEY. Since right now most of us have more of the former than the latter, click here view instructions on creating a barrel shade chandelier as seen in the image below.

I saw an amazing shade this past weekend (similar to the above) in the wine cellar of the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle’s Christmas House. I was so tempted to take a picture with my camera phone, but unfortunately photos were not allowed. Extremely disappointed, I searched for something to bring to you as a souvenir. AH&L did provide guests with a list of paint colors and techniques used in the show home. The image is a bit fuzzy, but if you are interested in receiving a clear copy, just email a request to: erika{at}blulabelbungalow{dot}com
*Just in case you are wondering, when you spell your entire email address it decreases the amount of spam emails to your inbox!

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  • Mi Vida Bonita
    December 1, 2009 5:01 am

    Beautiful dining room w/ the clover pendant.

    p.s. thats a good tip about the email address,I had no idea! Thanks! 🙂

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  • i too am absolutely in love with barrel shades. i have a weakness for them when paired with a swank lamp base. sooo the "clutch my pearls" moments. which i typically true since i'm always wearing my pearls. good post!

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  • That first chandelier has me smitten : )

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  • OMG! I love your blog!!! I have not finished half of what I needed to finish tonight because I have been marveling at the fabulousness that is this blog!!! LOVE! As soon as I get my next set of things to do accomplished in early 2011, come spring or whenever I can I want Erika Ward interiors to shed some fabulousness my way!!!! I can't wait! Sheesh! Your talent is enough to make me buy a summer home just so you can help me decorate. I LOVE! Hugs, CC

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