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Style Splurge: Murano Glass

House of Earnest - Green Murano

I’ve been to Italy a couple times and each time I could not get over the Murano glass chandeliers in most of the (very classic) Venitian shops, hotels, restaurants, and so on.

Although I loved them from a sheer beauty standpoint, I certainly did not think they belonged in my house.  My house is simple, clean (from a lines standpoint, not an orderly standpoint), and certainly not capable of housing such a striking element in classical design. That is, until I did a little more research. I found three really great examples of authentic Murano glass Chandeliers in homes that are far less fancy than where I’m used to seeing them..

We did a little tour when we were in Italy and learned that authentic Murano glass comes only from the island of Murano off the shore of Venice (similar to how Champagne is just from the Champagne region in France).  This makes the real stuff more sought after and the history of the pieces richer.

House of Earnest - Murano Chandeliers

They really are a splurge, but you don’t have to go hog wild right to the ornate lighting fixtures.  There are tons of other beautiful Murano pieces that can make a statement without costing an arm and a leg. YourMurano.com has tons of beautiful pieces and gives a little bit of information on making sure the origin of the piece is authentic. I just love that all of the glass is hand made in on the beautiful island of Murano, Italy and that is definitely part of the appeal (and the splurge!)

Do you like Murano? Convinced it could be done in an unfussy way? Tell me what you think!

 

p.s. this isn’t a fashion blog, but I have a few murano cocktail rings which are really awesome.  If you love the look but aren’t in for the splurge right now, you should check them out!

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4 Comments on “Style Splurge: Murano Glass”

  1. Lisa January 29, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    I fell in love with Murano glass too when visiting Italy and brought some back with me…BUT I would LOVE that chandelier! Wow. The color is just beautiful.

  2. Jordan @ The Happy Homebodies January 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    When we were touring the Murano glass place in Italy, my husband and I joked that most of our rich Dallas neighbors probably had these in their home. (Go big or go home, true Texas style.) Sure enough, I looked at the first box in the shipment room and it was going to Dallas!

    Anyway, I think they are beautiful. That green version is especially striking!

  3. Sarah {Raving Fashionista} January 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Is it weird that I now desperately want a green glass chandelier? Because I totally do!

  4. Lucia Angelo @ Home Decoration February 19, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    I love these Murano Glass chandeliers so antique and classy look.
    Glass has been used as the finest tool of decoration no matter if they are used for interior or exterior designs. Due to their beauty and natural looks they always are preferred in all sorts of decoration needs.

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