With warmer weather right around the corner (fingers crossed), it's all I can do not to think about what everyone else is thinking about this time of year...the beach! In my mind, I have decorated (and re-decorated) my pretend cottage by the sea over and over again and one of my must-haves is a fabulous rope chandelier! Last summer, you might remember this post, in which I listed a few gorgeous rope chandeliers, including this beauty from Jamie Young Co.:
I love the lines, the thick jute roping and especially the burlap shades, and then this weekend, while thumbing through the latest spring catalogues from all the big box stores, I saw a pretty close replica from Pottery Barn (right down to the burlap shades!) for less than a third of the price!
I know what you're thinking - something so nautical would only work in a beach or lake house - but, I think rope accents can work in any style decor, especially outdoors on a screened-in or covered porch. Here are a few examples of how rope chandeliers add warmth, texture and interest to a space:
Thom Filicia via Architectural Digest
Scott Currie via Elle Decor
Heather Chadduck via Southern Living