Mixing styles is a slippery slope. Do it right and you're the champion of eclectic styling. Do it wrong and it's a horrible disaster. Here's someinspiration to hopefully get it right: Michael McHale's modern chandelier. The thing that really caught our eye about these lighting fixtures is the juxtaposition of industrial-looking pipes with the elegance of a typical crystal-fringed chandelier.
They're handmade and one of a kind. If you'd like to have one, you'll have to email Michael McHale. And you know the saying, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it."
even still, they're a great inspiration for mixing and matching different styles to make something beautiful. It's often difficult to make technology, with it's heavy industrial modern styling, mix with more classical pieces. A statement light like this is a great way to bring the whole look together.