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Trend Alert: Frilly Lights That Hang Like Flowers

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Trend Alert: Frilly Lights That Hang Like Flowers

April 24, 2023

Currently experiencing a revival: flouncy, old-fashioned hanging lights made of glass and ceramic. Widely available in vintage and new versions, they alternately call to mind Little Miss Muffet night caps and drooping blossoms. Even members of the no-frills school of design have been succumbing to their granny charm.

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Above: DeVOL’s new Frilly Cranberry Light, $485, is modeled after vintage cranberry glass.

“It turns out this jewel-colored glass is not easy to come by, which explains its desirability and high price, both in Victorian times and today,” writes deVOL. “A true piece of cranberry glass, like our frilly shade, is made with gold. The gold reacts with the glass during firing to create this very specific cranberry color. The first firing releases the color, then it’s laid over a handmade steel frame and re-fired, allowing it to slump into a delightfully delicate swirl of frills.”

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Above: Ferroluce’s L’Aquila Ruffle Shade Pendant comes in a range of sizes and edge colors, starting at $296.70 from Touch Goods.
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Above: Frilly ceramic pendant lights—a since discontinued design by Zangra—hang in a Spirited Paris Apartment By Two Young Architects, one of our most popular house tours of 2022. Photograph by Marvin Leuvrey and Charlotte Robin courtesy of Studio Classico.
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Above: Original BTC’s Christie Rise & Fall Pendant, $1,349, has a bone china shade and a braided cord.
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Above: Three vintage French opaline glass pendant lamps are available for $110 each from 360Volt of Amsterdam on Chairish. Note that Etsy is another plentiful source for frilly glass hanging lights.
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Above: Antique milk glass lights hang in a kitchen designed by Remodelista favorite Berdoulat—see more of the studio’s work in Shopper’s Diary: The Last Word in English Artisanal Design.
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Above: Homework is a design studio and shop in Taipei, Taiwan, run by a nostalgist. Shown here, A Childhood Home Updated for Newlyweds with a hanging light that Homework assembled from an antique glass shade.
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Above: Straw in London’s Columbia Road Flower Market makes wavy-edged terracotta planters and this companion Wavy Edged Terracotta Lampshade, from £75, which has been such a hit, it’s currently sold out.
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Above: The hand-shaped Fazzo Pendant, $2,750, is “made using the centuries-old fazzoletto technique—in which a molten glass dome is spun upside-down to create waves that resemble wilting petals.” It’s from Brooklyn lighting studio In Common With’s collaboration with artist Sophie Lou Jacobson. See more of the collection in Object of Desire: Floral Venetian Glass Lights.

For more frills take a look at The Return of the Ruffle, and for similar hanging lights made of fabric, check out The Draped Cloth Light Fixture.

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Frequently asked questions

What is granny chic style?

Granny chic style is a design style that celebrates old-fashioned, nostalgic design details and incorporates them into modern spaces. It often involves frilly, floral patterns, lace, and other vintage-inspired textiles and decor elements.

What are frilly glass pendant lights?

Frilly glass pendant lights are light fixtures that have a bulb encased in a frilly glass shade. The frills or ruffles on the shade can be made out of glass or other materials like fabric or silicone. They are often used to add a touch of whimsy to a room and can work well in a variety of decorating styles.

Are frilly glass pendant lights easy to install?

Installing frilly glass pendant lights can vary in difficulty depending on the specific light and your comfort level with electrical work. It is always best to consult a licensed electrician if you are unsure about installation.

What rooms do frilly glass pendant lights work well in?

Frilly glass pendant lights can work well in a variety of rooms, including bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, and even kitchens. They can add a touch of elegance to any space and can be used in both modern and traditional interiors.

What are some tips for styling with frilly glass pendant lights?

When styling with frilly glass pendant lights, be sure to consider the size and shape of the room and the amount of natural light available. If the room is small or lacks natural light, consider using a lighter-colored shade to help reflect light. Additionally, consider using the lights as a centerpiece or focal point in the room.

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