Whether you are craving a little bit of lighting bling or just looking for inspiration for “later” design additions, my last post highlighting some fab lighting on a current show ( popular TV and Movie set designs) got me inspired to dig a bit deeper into how lighting is showing up on the big screen. Hoping you will enjoy these 10 interesting and unique pieces found on TV and move sets. Lighting is- as most of you may be used to hearing me say- one of my favorite additions in bringing a room together. Lighting, while  functional also must be enchanting to look at in a room. It can most easily become a work of art!

1. Gossip Girl – David Weeks Aluminum Bullet Chandelier

This David Weeks Aluminum Bullet Chandelier that hangs above Lily’s desk is a uniquely clean lighting fixture that seems to float within the room. Lily’s apartment is a modern and simple place where this piece fits in perfectly.

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2. True Blood – LAMF Crystal Chandelier

The LAMF chandelier over Bill’s desk in his office is a traditional crystal chandelier encased in a black lamp shade taking something simple and traditional and elegantly recreating it into something unique and modern. I know that I shared this image last week- but just couldn’t resist adding it again 🙂

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3. Sex and the City 2 – Lindsey Ademan Studio Blown-Glass Chandelier

The Lindsey Ademan Studio blown glass chandelier in Carrie and Big’s hallway in Sex and the City 2 is absolutely exquisite and screams “Carrie” the instant you look at it. The look of bubbles mixed with the champagne colors is the perfect example of how attuned to “the deets”  set designers are putting together with the perfect pairings.

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4. Mirror Mirror – Laeila Chandelier
In the movie Mirror Mirror, this three meter tall chandelier creates an elegant backdrop for the queens palace. The 6,000 pieces of handblown glass leaves give it a whimsical and beautifully sparkling look that is perfect for this Snow White tale. Mystical and magical!

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5. Gilmore Girls – Richard and Emily’s House

There are a ton of great lighting fixtures at Richard and Emily’s house, but one you see quite often is the one over the dining room table. Wether they are enjoying Friday night dinners or reading the morning paper, the chandelier here becomes a regular fixture during the show’s seven seasons. It is a traditional and timeless piece.

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6. The Phantom of the Opera – Swarovski Theater Chandelier

Words can barely describe this amazing 2 ton chandelier. This piece is made of over 20,000 Swarovski crystal pieces and measures 17 feet tall and over 13 feet wide. The chandelier has it’s own part in the movie, as well as a stunt double.

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7. True Blood – Gotham Chandelier

Bill Compton has too many pieces to only list one. This amazing Gotham Chandelier is hung in his foyer, placed after he became the King of Louisiana.

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8. The O.C. – The Cohens Kitchen

In the TV show The O.C. the Cohens have an amazing chandelier that doubles as a pot and pan holder in their kitchen. This is one of the most beautiful set designs showing how a kitchen can look elegant and still be functional in an Orange County home. Looks and feels perfectly “homey” and warm.

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9. Harry Potter – Gringotts Wizarding Bank

The Chandeliers in Gringots Bank that the children visit in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 are paired with beautiful marble columns to convey an amazing reflection of wealth, whimsy and grandeur.

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10. GCB – Gigi’s Foyer

The chandelier in Gigi Stopper’s grand foyer is designed to be elegant and show stopping. The two focal points of this space are meant to be the chandelier and the staircase. Classic elegance.

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What are some of your favorite chandeliers from TV and Movie sets? How do they add to the space or reflect the characters they belong to? All MG’s prepare to comment and share!

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7 Comments to '10 Most Outstanding TV and Movie Chandeliers'

michele@hellolovelyinc 15 Jul 12 at 10:12 pm

what a fun post, julia.

was recently at the waldorf astoria chicago, and the LAMF lights in the spa just knocked me out. so unexpecte and perfect in that setting! i’ll have to check out the show now!


kayla 16 Jul 12 at 12:32 pm

I can’t believe I’ve seen all these shows and never took a real look around at the decor. I love the chandelier from True Blood! We have something like that in our office building’s lobby at Dish, and I’ve always drooled over it. I know I have a few of these shows still tucked away on my Hopper DVR; that thing has so much memory on it that I’m sure I’ll find a few episodes if I dig a little bit. You’ve inspired me to brush up on my True Blood to keep my eyes pealed for other great décor pieces!

Dan @ Silk Sheets 16 Jul 12 at 1:10 pm

I came across your post because a couple days ago, I wrote a post about lighting and unique forms of lighting.

I wish I saw that Gilmores Girls picture. That is the coolest Chandelier ever. (The blue one) are those fiber optics or is that glass? I can’t tell and with a TV show who knows what they use.

And the Harry Potter one. It’s funny but I don’t think I ever noticed that when I saw the movie. That thing is huge!

Sofia 16 Jul 12 at 7:17 pm

That Leila Chandelier looks magical!

Julia-Chicago 17 Jul 12 at 1:11 pm

Thanks for the comment Michele! LAMF lights are definitely gorgeous! 🙂

Julia-Chicago 17 Jul 12 at 1:13 pm

So glad I’ve inspired you to check out the show’s decor Kayla! Sometimes I get so caught up in the show that I forget to look around a little too 😉 You would definitely get a kick out of my True Blood interiors post if you’re a fan! Let me know if you catch any awesome new interiors this season! Here’s the link: http://materialgirlsblog.com/chicago/2012/07/05/harmony-of-characters-and-design-true-bloods-interior-design-evolution/

Julia-Chicago 17 Jul 12 at 1:16 pm

So glad you enjoyed the post Dan! The Harry Potter one is definitely stunning- makes me want to re-watch the series to see what other design elements I missed! I would love to check out your blog post. Can you send me the link? I am (obviously) a huge lighting fan!

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