In this past Wednesday's episode (episode 8), called "Light It Up" the remaining 5 contestants had to design a room around an upscale chandelier from Swarovski! As the beautiful India Hicks introduced the challenge, I immediately recognized the stunning, $20,000 Swarovski Blossom Chandelier hanging there in the showroom, just glittering away. Anyway, the "Pop Design" challenge winner from that day, Eddie Ross, Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living Magazine (and publisher of his own blog, EddieRoss.com) got to pick the order the designers chose their chandeliers. The order was as follows:
The end results were a mixed bag. For those of you who haven't seen the show, I won't spoil it, but needless to say some drama went down with contestant Andrea Schroeder, wife of actor Ricky Schroeder. Back to the stars of this episode...the beautiful lights. I knew Swarovski made lovely things, but I had no idea about some of these other light fixtures they designed. As part of the Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection, some of these chandeliers are destined to be timeless classics. Still others are just bizarre. Pricing is not available online but you can visit the Swarovski website for more information. Most of the collection will be available starting in January of 2009. Top Design Season 2 airs every Wednesday at 10:00 PM eastern, 9:00 PM central on Bravo. You can purchase past episodes on iTunes.
Lights out until next time!