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 philipe starck's dining room in los angeles with giant pendant light hanging, gray walls, red carpet and louis chairs
Photo by Coco of COCOCOZY (above)

I took the photo above years ago on a house tour in Hancock Park here in Los Angeles. I was overwhelmed by the size of the pendant light that hung above the dining room table. A gigantic white shade looming over a round table. I had never seen anything like this before.

Suddenly, this year I have been coming across photos of GIANT pendant lights acting as chandeliers in dining rooms. The point I am sure is to make a very big decorating statement.  The scale of these immense lights is purposefully sized to dwarf the table and chairs below.  These super big pendants are round, dome or conical.  They are metal, capiz shell, paper, plastic and even fabric. Trying to figure out whether these super sized lights are a trend or if they are simply catching my eye….hmmmm….I wonder…

marie christine's cottage dining room with bentwood chairs, oversize dome pendant light, french doors, and white floor length curtains
lisa romerein's dining room with oversized pendant light, reclaimed wood slats wall art, louis xv chairs and a wood table
marie claire maison dining room with  oversized dome pendant light, large black, white and yellow eames chairs and dark walls
bo-laget dot se dining room with oversized ikea paper chandelier, gray and white walls, a white table surrounded by white and black

What do you think of these super sized dining room pendant lights? Like or dislike?  I think I like the last photo the best…the white dining room with the large Ikea PS Maskros pendant lamp.  Do you like any of these?  Is this a trend you might follow?  Do comment below.  I want to hear what you think!

Happy Monday!


P.S. Press Alert: A special thanks to Laura Fenton for including COCOCOZY in her story on decorating tips for  You can see my tip right here.

P.P.S.  Loved Skyfall – the new James Bond movie.  A must see.

P.P.P.S.  Got some work done this weekend…not everything of course…means another busy week for me!

Photos: Coco of COCOCOZY; Marie Christine Design; Lisa Romerein; Marie Claire Maison; Bolaget

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  1. LOVING how bold these lamps are! My dining room lamp is small, probably because I’m not so confident about it. Now I’m inspired! It’s always the details of what we put in our spaces that matter, from the wall art to the lighting. Beautiful!

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