Decorating & Design

June 29, 2016

Updated Classics: Rustic Chandelier

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.

Rustic Chandelier Antler

Classic Pick: When it came to decorating this Lake Joseph, Ontario, cottage, designer Michael Angus was told to go rustic — and what could be more country-chic than a big harvest table under an antler chandelier? In order to keep things light and fresh, blue and white cushions on the chairs and white walls are used to temper the dark wood ceiling and floors.

Kitchen Rustic Chandelier

Fresh Spin: For those who want a modern spin on the rustic light fixture, a sculptural wood version is a striking alternative. With Edison bulbs providing the light, the layered effect of the wood pieces creates the illusion of splayed antlers. The dark wood provides a graphic punch against the white but is softened by the organic shape.

Author: Jessica Flower

1. Janet Kimber 2. Angus Fergusson


1. Antler chandelier, antler wall art, lamps, chair cushions, drapes, Angus & Company; dining table, Inquisitive; chairs, Sharon O’Dowd Antiques; blinds, Blinds to Go. 2. Stools, Design Within Reach; cutting board, Love the Design; bowl (with tomatoes), round tray, ceramic pitchers, Elte; utensil holders, jars, teapot, salt pinch, Crate & Barrel; kettle, Mjolk; runner, Dash & Albert; chandelier, Brothers Dressler.


1. House & Home October 2011 2. House & Home March 2014


1. Michael Angus 2. Maia Roffey