Hanging decor adds an element ofunexpected fascination to the details of any event. On your party night, the eyes are going to be on you and other guests, your gorgeous new decor and all the details you have created to make it feel cohesive. But, hey! Hey! Hey! Let's give guests a reason to look up with an amazing easy to install chandelier. And trust me, any suspended flower centerpiece (even the one you thought was the worst one ever) adds an unexpected touch of whimsy.
Hanging decor is impactful. And sure to wow!
As a long time botanic enthusiast, I love a good well-installed plant or floral install. There's no doubt, it adds a touch of elegance and creates magical photo opportunity. But, the truth is you have to hang it right. And, that means mechanics for the right height is important.
I have created lots of DIY and How-To directions. One of my favorites for quickly determining the height of a hanging centerpiece is one I posted on The Southern C with photos by Chelsea Mitchell of a real baby breathe chandelier installed at Ambient Plus Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. See it here, or below!
This type of decor and work can be overwhelming. Remember it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. It's going to be fine! Take lots of pictures and share them using #CHOF or @colonialhouseofflwoers.
With measuring tape, yardsticks and sharp-shooter squinting eyes it seems like we’re always stepping back from an installation to ask, how high should it be. Or how low, for that matter? Hey! Just simply where should the bottom fall??
“Come on. Can you step over here and give it a look-see,” we ask. “Yes. You. And, you. And, you, too,” we plead.
Well, it’s official. We’ve discovered the answer. So-totally fortunate to have my husband Brian of redbpower (electrical contracting), as a member of a recent wedding installation team, they told us the golden rule. And, this crew hangs chandeliers every single day.
Here’s the answer: the bottom of your lighting should hang at least 30-inches above your tabletop so it doesn’t block the view of any extra-tall friends or family.
Apparently Pottery Barn agrees, “the general rule for hanging dining room chandeliers is that the bottom of the fixture should hang between 30″ and 36″ from the tabletop assuming you have an 8′ ceiling.”
This installation is for a UGA Grady School grad, now NYC writer. Inspired by a French Industrial style, it’s gotta be one of my favorite Georgia weddings. You’ve got to see the whole gallery.Floral Design: Colonial House of Flowers Lighting: red b power
Photography: Chelsea Mitchell Photography
Styling: Adorned with terrain
The way Chelsea Mitchell Photography captured the hanging install (above) in the tutorial, and all of Austin & Noel's French Industrial Wedding at Ambient Plus Studios and the Georgian Terrace (below) is magical. See the full gallery, here.