....in fact, see here how i originally had the crystals displayed. oh + bring your magnifying glass. [eeps. sorry folks, that was the old template.]
i'm picturing either clusters of glossy ornaments strung all the way along the main bar [with the crystals still in place], or, using an approach like the foyer chandy this year + hanging a very minimalist row of orbs in a straight line parallel to the chrome bar. with the crystals removed, so that the lights bounce off the sparkly ornaments alone. oh and trust me, i'd find a place to use those crystals too....somewhere else where they'd have a completely different spin.
i have a couple other tardy-to-the-party ideas for next year as well, but i'll just have to wait on that for approximately 11 months. this year was just a little too whirlwind [we already took down our tree....SHHHH....i know].
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oh and here's a little aside, while i'm looking at the picture above. thoughts on our white grates-on-black-wall look we have been rocking out for over a year now since we moved in? yeah i mean that glowing white rectangle that's been staring you in the eye while you try desperately to ignore it and move on to prettier pastures.
every so often we [interpretation: i] debate painting it black + changing out the outlet covers on that wall to black as well, but we always come back to the conclusion of leaving them all white. personally, i think it gives a more urban air to our singular inky wall. and, leaving them white = no work or expense. but i always notice in other homes where grates have been painted to disappear into the wall color [hmm. so perhaps that defeats the purpose? well i do have an especially nosy eye, i'll admit.] anyway. if you have an opinion, feel free to share!