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The Chandelier Blog at Michael McHale Designs

  • A Guide to Chandelier Crystal Quality: What to look for

    A Guide to Chandelier Crystal Quality: What to look for

    One consideration when purchasing a chandelier is the quality of the crystals it has onboard. With jewelry, the quality of the gems incorporated into the ring or necklace gives off a message independent of the jewelry design. So it goes with crystal and chandeliers. As with everything in life, there are grades of crystal quality, and -- as with most things -- you pretty much get what you pay for. ​
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  • Let the good times roll at Precinct 10

    Let the good times roll at Precinct 10

    This past spring, we worked with Precinct 10 in Weymouth, MA, and further enhanced their speakeasy feel. - A custom Tribeca Banqueting Chandelier against a painted tin ceiling from the Precinct 10 website.  Precinct 10 is a modern take on...

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  • Our Seven-Year Itch

    Our Seven-Year Itch

    Really? Seven years? It's hard to believe that it's been seven years, but that otherwise annoying website/span generator LinkedIn notified me that seven years ago this month, I stopped calling myself a lawyer and started calling myself a chandelier maker....

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  • The Gates Nightclub, Chelsea New York

    The Gates Nightclub, Chelsea New York

    Michael McHale Designs was fortunate to have provided the bar chandeliers and the sconces for the short-lived and much-missed Gates Nightclub on Eighth Avenue in New York.  The Gates was a well-known venue for celebrity birthday parties, television production parties,...

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  • Decor Girl

    Decor Girl

    Decor Girl Lisa M. Smith had a look at Michael McHale Designs a few years ago and we thought we'd link back to that interview, which you can see here. "From this one picture I knew I wasn’t going to...

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