It’s a trend that has been like a tidal wave. Oh, this is no holiday kick, a quick dash with silver candlesticks and Grandma’s sterling on the sideboard. This is a full-blown love affair with stunning metals, and the sheen of glass, a dash (or more!) of crystal, the polish of hand-rubbed finishes. And why shouldn’t we add some sparkle to the house? Winter arrived with a crash (again) and we may live in the grayest state in America. So when we add light, we want light that sparkles. We loved this dining area in a home built by Encore Construction and it illustrates my point: bling comes in all levels for the phobic to the fully engaged. This linear chandelier keeps it subtle with bubble glass and Edison light bulbs, its fire is something to behold. Bling? Just a bit.