I was hoping to have a post about our trip to PEI ready for today, but due to circumstances beyond our control (AIR CANADA SUCKS), I didn’t have the time or energy to download my pics last night. So I’ll save that one for later this week.
So today, let’s talk about the Maskros chandelier from Ikea. I’m sure you’ve seen it all over the blogosphere, or at least heard of it — the giant dandelion chandelier (32” diameter) for the relatively small price of $99.99 CDN. The first time I saw the Maskros chandelier in person was at the Interior Design Show in Toronto in January 2010. There was a huge cluster of them them hanging above the Ikea booth. They made quite a statement:
Another impressive grouping of Maskros chandeliers:
Of course, most homes don’t have rooms that are big enough room or ceilings that are high enough to hang a whole crop of dandelions. But no worries, the Maskros looks just as good hanging individually in a living room…
Or in a bedroom…
Or in a dining room (awesome herringbone floor too)…
Photographs of the Maskros are as much pieces of art as the chandelier itself…
Nichole at Little Brown Pen saw this Maskros as she was out walking in Paris one evening, and took a couple of snaps of it. It’s an interesting juxtaposition of old and new.
Seven design bloggers are going to come up with their takes on how to design a living room on a $6,000 budget. I’m one of the participants, along with Amanda and these five other fabulous ladies:
- Kelly Berg at Arte Styling
- Kathy Passarette at Creative Home Expressions
- Dayka Robinson at Meditations on Life and Style
- Susan Snow at Moving Designz
- Traci Zeller at Traci Zeller Designs
Be sure to check out all the living rooms on Friday. It’s going to be fun and informative, and you just might get some ideas for decorating your own home :-)