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Friday, June 19, 2009

Ribbon Covered Chandeliers

I recently needed to purchase some furniture for my current design job. While walking towards my intended destination I passed by the new Vera Bradley store and stopped dead in my tracks. It was not a darling cosmetic bag or washable suitcase that caught my eye, but the store itself.



It featured fabulously papered walls, botanical prints and beautifully painted furniture such as this chest.



I adored the sweet slipper chairs which featured an over sized paisley print and the quaint yellow tole lamp placed between the two.



Behind the register I spotted true beauty. The artist of this magnificent painting is Ira Yeager. Mr.Yeager is a favorite of mine among contemporary artists today. I love the old world feel of his work. He has spent a great deal of time in Greece and is famous for his beautiful old world landscapes.



Napoleon would love this and I do too.




The piece de resistance that made me walk out of the store and back out to my car to get my camera was a simple stroke of brilliance. You may have seen the ruched fabric covers that hide the electrical work of chandeliers and lamps, but I adore this gorgeous treatment even more.



This ribbon covered chandelier was my favorite. (The ceiling was pretty fantastic too.)



Love, love, love! You had better believe that this treatment will be showing up in my home. That is as soon as I find a new chandelier for my foyer and formal dining area. :)



The color possibilities are endless!!!

27 comments :

Princess Of Pink said...

LOVE it all!!!!!!

ScrappinAway said...

Oh, I am going to do that to mine as soon as figure out the color of little shades I want! Thanks for sharing and when I do it I will be sure to link back here!

Roeshel said...

Oh how lovely - the entire boutique! I could sit in one of those chairs for hours just taking it all in! And I agree...those ribbons for covering the chains are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Wow, what a BEAUTIFUL store!

Terri and Bob said...

Is it simply wrapped around the chain and a bow attached to the end?

Linda said...

Everything is beautiful! Love that artwork, especially and as for the ribbons - well, I've had our dining room chandelier cord wrapped in fabric for many years now to match the room - I may have to take up this ribbon idea as well. :) Thanks.

Audra Lynn said...

Oh, wow. I love the pink and green one.

Coastal Sisters said...

I love the chandelier idea...very pretty!

I just adore the stool with the bee on it :)

Happy Friday!
LuLu~*xoxo

TattingChic said...

Oh, I LOVE the idea of a ribbon covered chandelier cord. Beautiful idea. I'll try it too on my next chandelier.

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, I would be in so much trouble in this store :)

Laurie said...

Yes, Vera does it right, doesn't she? Now I want a chandelier, too! I am re-visiting your blog, finally, after first seeing it when we both did the Cottage Charm giveaway! I'm following now!

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely chandi! Lovely post. I am in love with chandies!

Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista said...

wow..talk about eye candy! So many beautiful things to look at!

Neabear said...

That will look great! Cover up the chain if you don't like the chain. Interesting store you stopped at too.

Jen said...

Oh, how inspiring! I would love to visit that store!
I have been wrapping entire chandeliers in ribbon and flowers since I moved into my home and hated the chandelier. Friends have asked me to make them for them. You can check them out here if you'd like.
http://timeoutforme.blogspot.com/2008/01/chandeliers.html
♥ Jen

Jean said...

Oh my -love the ribbon idea! I have two vintage chandeliers in my bedroom - and I wanted to make a cover for the cords (I actually painted one to blend it into the wall!) But love the ribbon idea (I tried tulle - does not work) so now I'm going to dig out my pink ribbons!! Love your blog background!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what a lovely store. The ribbon wrapped chandelier chains are such a brilliant idea! Is the ribbon simply wrapped around the chandelier chain? Love it! Thanks so much for sharing this inspiration. laurie

Allidink said...

What a cute store! Wow I love the bee stool! So cute! All those pictures are great :)

All the best,
Allison

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it when I find a new store that absolutely facinates me!! You want to buy everything, but since you can't, you start to glean ideas for coming up with something on your own. It's called INGENUITY!!

Gorgeous pictures, Laura!

xoxo
Jane

Frippery said...

Thanks for sharing the eye candy and fab ideas.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hello everyone,

As the ceilings were quite high in the store I am not quite sure how the effect was made.

I think it was two pieces of ribbon that were somehow interwoven together.

It will require a bit more trial and error. I will let you know. :)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Now that's just one of those slap-yourself-in-the-head kind of moments! Why haven't we thought of this? Brilliant! That store is quite stunning!!!

~Misti

perilloparodies said...

OOH-AHH but especially loving the pretty bee footstool!!

Joy said...

Absolutely sumptuous!

Liz said...

I have been in this store! I love it... And I agree...not so much for the bags but the decor...It is a such a sweet place to stop in. A very pretty place indeed!

~Liz

Miss Sandy said...

Adorable idea, so much better than gathered fabric.

Lady Dorothy said...

Beautiful idea! (and lovely store)