Red chandelier over a minimal dining table

Red chandelier over a minimal dining table
coco+kelley / CC BY-NC

I love modern, minimal interior design with classical trims and motifs. This dining room with wood panel flooring and very traditional wooden doors is the perfect example, with it’s sleek dinning table to offset it’s classical influences. The absolute cherry on top is the striking red chandelier hanging over the table. I assume it’s red plastic, or metal painted red for the main structure of it. Combining that with many hanging threads or chains, gives the chandelier the appearance of giant red tassels. It is quite the striking conversation piece and visual accent to the room.

At night, when the the red chandelier is lit, I’d like to see how much the nature of the room changes. I assume red will go from accent to major colour theme as the reflected red light fills the white walls and the already warm wooden flooring. A great use of red lighting fixtures.

Red Christmas Tree, or is it?

Red Christmas tree, or at least a Poinsettia Tree that looks like one
Southernpixel – Alby Headrick / CC BY-NC-ND

The Christmas tree has become one of the most recognisable shapes and symbols the world over, to the point where almost any tree or piece of foliage in that specific evergreen shape reminds us of the festivities. The colour red has also become intertwined with Christmas and so it’s not a surprise that in motifs and art and designs, the red Christmas tree shape is quite a common occurrence. There are also the occasional faux tress make of plastic or paper or other material in red, a growing trend with the increase in the need to celebrate Christmas more responsibly and without the sacrifice of a living tree. A real red Christmas tree is probably not far away with genetic engineering and hydroponic mass production, but for now we do try to replicate the effect with other naturally red leaves. This poinsettia tree, carefully decorated in the classic Christmas tree shape in Birmingham Botanical Gardens, is a fine example.