Adding A New Chandelier

Chandlier and Bookcases JENRON DESIGNS

Adding A New Chandelier

Almost there as we enter in to week 5 of the ORC: Adding A New Chandelier which adds just the right amount of panache to this stately library.

Welcome to week 5 the 2020 fall season of the ORC: Adding A New Chandelier. This season we are designing our library space and this week we are currently adding final touches to our Books and Bourbon Library or rather the cherry on top with this beautiful new chandelier, compliments of Generation Lighting.

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WEEK 1     WEEK 2     WEEK 3   WEEK 4    WEEK 5     REVEAL

Just in case you maybe wondering exactly what The One Room Challenge is, here is the link, and the scoop. This event was originally started by Linda Weinstein @ Calling It Home. It is currently hosted twice a year, in April and October for the past 16 seasons. The ORC has hosted over 500 interior designers & home decor bloggers, that have joined together in this challenge to makeover one room in their own homes.  The participants have a total of six weeks, from start to finish, to complete a full room transformation. Over 4,400 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge to date, and many spaces have been recognized and featured by several prestigious sites, like Better Homes and Gardens the hosting media site this season.



Books & Bourbon Library Before Pictures JENRON DESIGNS.

Inspiration Board: The Book & Bourbon Library

Vision Board ORC Books & Bourbon Library JENRON DESIGNSLast week we added in the wall of bookcases for our books and bourbon library, which was our main focal point of the room.  However, proper lighting to read by will be a very important element for this space. How to Stage Bookcases JENRON DESIGNSWe were graciously supplied this beautiful Avenir Chandlier from Generation Lighting as our sponsorship for the One Room Challenge. When selecting this beauty I knew that this room needed to have a chandelier that had enough visual heft to compete with the weight of the bookcases and the stone of the fireplace. New Lighting Chandelier JENRON DESIGNSThese are things you really should keep in mind when selecting a light fixture. As a designer, I constantly see undersized fixtures in spaces; which to me look very odd or not weighted properly for a heavier space.Installing New Lighting Chandelier JENRON DESIGNSThis fixture normally run 32″ high and 36″ in diameter. However for this installation we decided to manually shorten the chain length for a more custom height in this room. Even though we have 9′-0 ceilings we wanted to make sure there was plenty of clearance or head room as you passed under this chandelier in the center of the room. This is a another designer trick of trade when selecting fixtures. Avenir Chandlier JENRON DESIGNSWe decided that we wanted to keep a slightly industrial vibe with the bulbs and added in the Edison amber colored LED bulbs. These are a nice looking dimmable bulb that creates a nice warm glow perfect for a library. It is important to make sure you get dimmable LED bulbs since not all of them are, and in spaces like a library a dimmer is really crucial for ambient lighting.  Edison Bulbs for Lighting Chandelier JENRON DESIGNSAs you can see these bulbs are really pretty and a key part of the entire fixtures design. Depending on the type of bulb you choose, this chandelier could have an entirely different look all together. Avenir Chandlier Lit JENRON DESIGNSOkay, “we have done all the things that need doing!” Sorry that is quote from Yellowstone, we maybe slightly obsessed with that show, or am I giving you a hint at the direction for the final reveal? You will just have to check back next week to see how it all comes together!



WEEK 1: Introduction & Inspirations, Beams

WEEK 2:  Fireplace Install & Mantle

WEEK 3: Stone Tile Install

WEEK 4: Bookcases

WEEK 5: Adding a Chandelier



  1. Wow, I adore this chandelier! And the bulbs are such a perfect choice with them. Nicely done!

  2. What a cool chandelier Jen! I’m excited for the big reveal!

  3. Karletta

    I’ve been waiting to see that chandelier go up … and as always, you do not disappoint. Great choice. The room is looking very inviting.

  4. Thank you so much, we are absolutely loving the addition of this fixture and the extra light. It is hard to remember this room without a ceiling fixture now… and kind of blows my mind that it did not have one to begin with in the floorplan as an option.

  5. Love the library theme and that chandelier is the icing! Looking forward to seeing the big reveal!

  6. So beautiful! I just love that chandelier!

  7. Digitaldaybook

    Such a unique piece! Never seen anything like it!

  8. Oh this definitly livined up the room so much ! Such a great find ! Always inspired by your blog ! Its given so much inspiration for my future home.

  9. I just love the chandelier you chose. I have a very similar once hanging over my dining room table. I love me a good Edison bulb…offers just a beautiful hue to any room. Good luck on the challenge.

  10. As always, loving your content and your design! And that chandelier, on point!

  11. Angelina

    I loved this post so much the light is tasteful, and your authored material stylish as always!

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