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High vs. Low: Crystal Ship Chandelier

I received quite a few comments about the ship chandelier shown in the amazing bunk room above designed by Joy Tribout Interior Design a few months ago. The one in the room above looks to be a real crystal chandelier and is quite the statement piece. If you want that exact piece, my high selection (shown below) by Canopy Designs Ltd. is for you. Granted, it is sold for over $3000; it’s stunning just the same.

My low is a wonderful alternative, specially made for a children’s room.

The Crystal Ship Hanging Light, a new design by Pottery Barn Kids, is only $199. That’s quite the high and low end of the spectrum. Would you spend $3000 for a lighting fixture for your child’s room?

  • Shai Virtuso

    Wow, $3,000? I guess I would have to be Beyonce or Angelina Jolie first to be able to afford that for my kid. The one from Pottery Barn is a lot more affordable and it is just as lovely.

  • http://www.lifeasweknowit-blog.com LisaW

    There is no doubting that the chandelier is stunning, but there is no way I would spend $3,000 on a light fitting anywhere in my house, let alone in a child’s bedroom. I can justify the $200 one though. Mind you, how soon until your son grows out of the nautical theme? You could still have the sparkle without the theme.

  • ProudDad2B

    I would. That really looked great and I don’t know about you, it would make the room more perfect. But the alternative looks great as well, so maybe I’d get that one. If the alternative was not available, I would buy the more expensive one.

  • MapleSyrup

    I say that both are gorgeous, and if one is less than $200 and the other is $3,000, the choice is obvious, isn’t it?

  • ToddlerRemedies

    Even if I had 3 grand to spend, I would still buy the Crystal Ship Hanging Light, which I think is a much better match for a kid’s room.

  • 12andcounting

    A $3000 chandelier is just too much. I wouldn’t spend that much for something I am not sure my kid would love and appreciate when the time comes. What if he would be more into trains? Or airplanes?

    And I agree with you, ToddlerRemedies! Even if I had all the money to spend, I still would go for the cheaper one. I’d rather use my money on something more practical.

  • lbarros

    So excited you posted this. I have had a picture of the $3000 ship in my want book for years.now I can have my dream chandelier.

  • Kimber

    My friemd forwarded me the link to your blog and It is so great to see this post. I just purchased the large version of the Canopy Designs crystal chandelier for my son’s room. He has a sitting area that can only be described as a turret with 18′ ceilings and I was struggling with what to put in there. He saw the Canopy Designs and said, “That is just about the coolest thing I’ve seen in my whole life!”. He is 8 and even his 10 year old brother wants one. I know he will love it for years to come!

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