Let there be Chandeliers

Once confined to large, lavish spaces, chandeliers were traditionally all about opulence, symbols of success hanging overhead in visions of crystal, gold and silver. Today's designs reflect more surprising and eclectic ideas — but in their whimsical twinkling, there's still a nod to the old magic. Here are three very different takes on the grande dame of extravagant lighting.

THE FLOATING BRANCH
It's hard not to escape into childhood fantasies of Wind in the Willows-style tree-trunk homes or hobbit odysseys when you're sitting beneath one of Jessica Bodner's creations. For this one, she drew inspiration from...

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