We're Going Gaga Over Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley's Lighting Choices

This week, the Get a Room with Carson & Thom design duo used bold statement lighting to totally transform a suburban home.

If there is one quick design update that can have a huge impact, it's lighting. In this week’s episode of Get a Room with Carson and Thom (tune in Fridays at 9/8c!), our debonair design duo, Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley, used gorgeous chandeliers in key spaces to completely transform their clients Sara and Ehud’s suburban New Jersey home. 

The house came with some outmoded ceiling lights that felt a little too dated for Sara’s adventurous taste. The challenge for Thom and Carson was to please Sara while not offending husband Ehud’s more reserved and traditional taste, either. 

To get a feel for what Ehud might find acceptable, Thom and Carson took him on a shopping expedition to a New York housewares emporium that just so happened to look like our own personal version of heaven. The aim was to narrow down options and hit the right balance, or as Carson put it, to find “shalom in the home.” Interestingly, Ehud immediately gravitated to the shop’s bold contemporary lighting. “I’m feeling this was really helpful,” said Thom. “Now that I’m realizing his traditional is not quite what I thought it was. Ehud is a bit more modern.” 

With that, the team was good to go. Thom and Carson moved ahead and installed dramatic lighting in the living room and dining room — along with a host of other furnishings and accents, of course — and also did a DIY paint job on a vintage chandelier. Sara and Ehud were completely blown away by the results.

And so were we! That's design inspo nirvana. We’ve rounded up a selection of chandelier options below that could have the same transformative effect on any space. 

Possini Euro Hera Chandelier


Grisella Light Crystal Chandelier


Brass Starburst Chandelier


Sputnik Firefly Chandelier


Seneca 6-Light Chandelier

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