Our Beautiful Berkeley Series 0
Classic, yet understated with a modern feel, our Berkeley series fits into many current decorating styles. All versions of this chandelier have a well-balanced frame with beautiful ribbed arms.
My favorite version is this 22" wide, 12 light. The Berkeley 12S has 6 lower lights and 6 upper lights and is shown in this photo with polished nickel details which give it a very crisp look . I love the little, final crystal piece on the bottom (we call it a crystal donut).
Very similar to the Berkeley 12S is the Berkeley 6. The 6 design has the same structural pieces, with only 6 arms one level. Below, it is shown with the brass metal details, and that brass adds a bit of warmth to the fixture. Made as shown, the Berkeley 6 has been one of the most popular choices this winter.
We have, in our line, a larger version called the Madison. The Madison is 32" wide. Our customers frequently look to this chandelier with added prisms as a simple alternative for a large room. Call us for numerous ideas or give us your vision of how it could look.
Larger Tiered Chandeliers 0
We call them Tier Models; some call them waterfall chandeliers. They are constructed of graduated diameters of banding that hold smaller, slim shapes of crystal prisms. Any of them can have sweeps of crystals from the largest band to the top of the chandelier.
Making for a beautiful transitional style chandelier, these can be thought of as a modern Empire style chandelier, or a little Regency and a little Contemporary.
We make a few different styles, and each style can be made in varying sizes or your choice of metal finish.
All of these Tier Models can be customized.. different sizes and different trimmings.
We've been called upon to make larger versions as well. The two below are 24'' wide and 60" long.
How would it look in your foyer?
Our Windsor in a Converted Church 0
I've always been intrigued by the idea of living in a converted church, and when I am in a new one, I imagine how I would make that church my home. (I know, not what I'm supposed to be doing in church!) I think I found the idea appealing when it was introduced to me as a teenager reading The Eiger Sanction. The book described the home, a former church, of the main character so well that I still remember it many (many) years later.
While working at home last week, I tuned into HGTV and the show "You Live in What" as background noise. "You Live in What" features a wide variety of buildings that have been transformed into homes, and in back to back episodes, I saw a bourbon distillery, a slaughterhouse, a grist mill, a synagogue, and a few churches.
One church caught my eye. I saw a flash of a dining room with a tin ceiling and purple walls, and thought, "I know that room!". Many years ago, a thoughtful customer sent us a photo of his restoration/reformation in progress that showed that same tin ceiling. At the time, he told me it was a church, but the details of the location have been lost over the years. After some frantic pausing and rewiring on Thursday, I could confirm it was the same room, and I was able take a photo of the TV screen.
The ceiling is just beautiful, though my photo does no justice to any elements in this room, including our Windsor chandelier.
I love happening upon photos and videos of our chandeliers. And, if anyone knows this home, I would enjoy hearing about more about it.
How is everyone? 0
We hope everyone is staying healthy! Here in Eden NC, we are all doing okay... working away to get you your beautiful lights or the parts you need. We've added more of our antique parts to the site and are hoping to add more this weekend, so stay tuned!
A past customer sent us a lovely photo this week of a chandelier that they received as a wedding gift in 1978. It is one of my favorites - The Small Tryon.
Mr. King created this chandelier in the 1940s and named it for the Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. (When the world returns to normal, fans of Diana Gabaldon should take their Outlander tour.)
Unfortunately, the beautiful German wood-polished almonds that characterized the Tryon of all sizes are no longer available so we have removed the Tryon from our line of chandeliers. However, a variation of it is available in the Bedford:
We can duplicate the structure of the Tryon for anyone interested in a Georgian style chandelier. We have many alternative crystals for trimming.
As always, feel free to contact us for any custom chandelier creations!
Custom Chandelier in Nashville 0
We love it when our customers are creative! With some inspiration from our Ice Palace chandelier, this couple designed the perfect crystal chandelier for their lovely, Nashville home.
We'd love to help you design that perfect light! Call us at 336-623-6188 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Whitaker Series 0
We are quite known for our Gas-light Reproduction collection of chandeliers and sconces, and one of our most popular is the Whitaker collection.
The first in the series of Whitaker chandeliers was created by Mr. King in the 1980's during the boom of popularity of Victorian homes. He wanted something in our line of reproduction chandeliers that wasn't quite so ornate but yet still evoked the sense of grandeur that the Victorian age epitomized.
The old Whitaker 6 differs a tiny bit from the new (graduated crystal instead of baguettes stretching to the top).
As the chandelier grew popular, Mr. King introduced new version, including this lovely 4 armed version with solid brass cast eagles adorning the band.
The eagles, though no longer included on the design, are still available to use on any of the Whitakers, and we welcome your inquiry.
Although the collection was designed in the spirit of Victoriana, it looks beautiful in modern rooms with a warm decor - paneling, dark or rich colors... and just about anywhere!
If you find that the Whitaker chandeliers are the perfect choice for your home, consider a set of scones to flank your favorite painting, mirror or piece of furniture.