The Collected Room’s Countdown to Christmas!

north carolina entertainer author and interior designer kathryn greeley shows how to use holiday lighting to enhance a christmas party

As we start this lovely holiday month, this week we will focus on lighting up your holidays.  A scene-stealing chandelier can add a hit of drama in any room and truly light up your holidays!  First of all it is very important to correctly size your chandelier, be it for your foyer, dining room, or any room in your home.  Picking the right size and height for hanging your dining room fixture is so important, especially if you are to light up your beautiful holiday tablescape. I always recommend 30-32 inches off the table, depending on the scale of the fixture.

Chandelier Size Guide presented by kathryn greeley interior designer from asheville north carolina

But first of all, if you need a new chandelier for your dining room, no better time than now  to spruce up for the countdown to Christmas and New Year’s- especially if you are planning holiday entertaining.  So what fits your room?!  Is it…

Refined Rustic

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents twig chandeliers for holiday christmas decor

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents twig chandeliers for holiday christmas decor

These lovely rustic, natural chandeliers can be natural or a painted.  These classic branch chandeliers add an organic punch in a dining room, and would be wonderful over a rustic Christmas tablescape.

Understated Glam

And how about this fabulous Venetian red murano glass chandelier to add glamour to your holiday table!

interior designer in asheville north carolina kathryn greeley uses bright red glass chandelier for holiday entertaining

The New Gold Standard

At the fall High Point furniture the “new gold standard” was very prevalent!  This beautiful new gold chandelier from Curry and Company would add a sparkle to your dining room.

Orli Chandelier presented by kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

Country Chic

Over a great reclaimed wood trestle table, how about this Charthouse Montifort scroll chandelier  in Scrubbed Pine for a festive holiday breakfast in the kitchen.

interior designer in asheville north carolina kathryn greeley uses rustic chandelier from visual comfort

Wish Upon a Star

And if you are wishing upon a star this Christmas, perhaps three of these over a long rectangular table?!  They add a unique and whimsical sparkle and have several finish options.  These fun stars can be found at Shades of Light.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents shades of light hanging pendants star shaped lighting for holiday decor

A Regency Style

For a perfectly beautiful formal dining room, I love this Regency chandelier of rubbed antique brass with seeded glass designed by Joe Nye for Visual Comfort.

regency style chandelier presented by kathryn greeley designs interior designer asheville north carolina

Foyer & Entrance Hall

And don’t forget your foyer and entrances halls!  For big spaces and small spaces, there are so many beautiful and festive options.

Transitional Simplicity from Visual Comfort in this caged lantern in hand rubbed antique brass (below)…

visual comfort bronze pendant presented by kathryn greeley interior designer north carolina asheville nc

Or a great pagoda lantern in distressed red, as well as distressed green.

Shades of Light Red Pendant presented by kathryn greeley in asheville north carolina interior designer

And if your space allows, Alexa Hampton’s Large Dexter Chandelier in antique white with gold for a real White Christmas!

Alexa Hamptons Dexter Chandelier presented by interior designer kathryn greeley of asheville north carolina

And as you might expect, I adore this little gilded iron lantern with the quatrefoil detail by John Rosselli for Visual Comfort.

Quatrefoil by Visual Comfort presented by asheville nc interior designer kathryn greeley the collected tabletop author and designer

And if your holidays call for a blue, blue Christmas…

blue chandelier from kathryn greeley asheville interior designer north carolina


These are but a few of my favorite things to ‘light the way’ to a festive and wonderful holiday!


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3 Responses to The Collected Room’s Countdown to Christmas!

  1. Franki Parde says:

    On my “list” for today…polish chandelier crystals…I actually like doing it since I’m all about sparkle. 🙂 franki

  2. diane says:

    I recently placed one of the twig chandeliers in the sunroom of a client’s lake house in Montana and it is really lovely. Love the white one you shared as well.

  3. Kathryn says:

    Doesn’t Wish make great products!

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