At the same Anthropologie store, Mr. M immediately found himself drawn to this display of lightbulbs. I had explained to him a bit about my desire to create a unique chandelier for the craft room, and I saw his eyes light up when he saw this.
The store employees used wire grates and emptied hundreds of lightbulbs. Then, they selectively spray painted some in metallic hues (either all the way or halfway), and left some lightbulbs in tact. All were suspended by metallic wire from the grate, and it made for a highly impressive display.
I could see something like this working really well in an urban loft setting, or perhaps a very modern dining room… could you see it in any home?