Monumental Scale + Maximum Effort: Lighting by Lewis Trimble

Earlier this year saw the grand opening of the Spectator Hotel in Charleston... a project years in the making & beautifully executed by interior designer Jenny Keenan. Our own Lewis Trimble played a particularly visible roll- that of sourcing, supplying & delivering the huge Murano crystal chandelier that graces the hotel lobby.

  Photo via Tara Guerard Soiree

 Photo via Tara Guerard Soiree

This massive chandelier, comprised of nearly 2,000 crystals, was custom made in Italy. Lewis spoke directly with the artisans and fabricators to have this piece made to Jenny and her team's specifications.  The end result is spectacular, and the impact it makes appears to be worth the effort!

 photo via the Spectator's website.

photo via the Spectator's website.

We hope to make it Charleston to see it in person soon, as well as to check out the bar & the much-talked-about cocktails. Jenny also used many vintage touches in the details of the hotel, and that is something we support wholeheartedly! Look around on the bookshelves and tabletops; many of the deco-inspired pieces came from yours truly.

Lewis has a knack for supplying fabulous one-of-a-kind lighting- before the Spectator's lobby, there was this vintage chandelier that he supplied for the Tony Bennett/ Lady Gaga performance at President Obama's 2nd Inaugural Ball:

It then briefly graced 214 before finding a home with a well known mid western interior design star.

Our dealer's go out of their way to bring the best to 214 Modern Vintage. And if we don't have it, we will call our friends in Italy and have them make it for you!