R5 See the Light

Former entertainment lawyer Michael McHale had an artistic epiphany while searching for a chandelier for his Brooklyn Heights apartment and finding nothing to his liking. “Beauty is all around us—in hardware stores, in basements, everywhere,” he says. “It just has to be harnessed in the right way.” So he found distressed brass pipes and fittings with the patina of years of use (reclaimed from building sites), dressed them up with a dazzling array of fine European crystals, and added low-wattage refrigerator bulbs for a soft glow. The result? Simply stunning.

Each handmade chandelier can be customized for length, size, and finish on the brass: natural patina, black steel, nickel-plating, powder coating, or gold-leaf gilding. They each take four to eight weeks to craft and start at $850 (as shown, $11,195). The chandeliers can be adapted for outdoor use; sconces and lamps also are available. Visit michaelmchaledesigns.com.

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.