Tony Duquette Dawnridge interior
Hollyhock wild coral candelabra $4800, red chandelier in store
Anthropologie red chandelier $8,000
Tony Duquette interiors
Tony Duquette bracelets
Anthropologie abolone and shell encrusted chandeliers $1,400-1,900
Long before Anthropologie had a red branch-coral chandelier in its fanciful window, legendary designer Tony Duquette was using bold, red chandeliers (sometimes shaped like antler, sometimes coral) as focal points in his highly theatrical, over-the-top rooms. Many of Duquette's signatures -- seashell encrusted pieces, exotic motifs, pearlescent abolone, animal figures and colorful jewelry -- are so popular right now. Kelly Wearstler and a slew of other designers say Duquette's work inspires them. If you are unfamiliar with the late Duquette and are curious to learn more about this multifaceted Hollywood set designer, interior decorator and jewelry designer, the website tonyduquette.com is jam packed with press clippings, as well as pictures of his interiors, stage work, jewelry and museum exhibitions.