Saturday, November 6, 2010

Let there be light!

I finally made a decision on our dining room lighting. After much consideration of various concerns such as size & shape, adequate illumination, cost, ability to adorn for celebrations, and the chance that we'll still like it in 5 years (at least), we bit the bullet. The following are the ones we placed in the running:

Restoration Hardware's Filament Chandelier:

Pottery Barn's Veranda Round Chandelier:

Ballard Designs Lourdes 12-light Chandelier:

CB2's Firefly Pendant:

IKEA's PS Maskros Pendant:

Okay. Drumroll..... and the winner is ... Ballard Designs Lourdes Chandelier. Now all we have to do is wait for its arrival, as well as find an electrician to install it. ;)


  1. Hi, I was searching for pictures of this chandelier in someone's home on google and came across your post. Just wondering if you liked your Lourdes chandelier and if you ever posted a picture of it installed?

  2. Hi Jill - I'm sorry that I didn't get to you sooner. I don't yet have a photo as I was waiting until we dry-walled over the holes in our ceiling (where the can lights were taken out) and dining room painted.
    However, as of this point, we've been really happy with the chandelier. One of the key things was to make sure that it provided adequate lighting. Many that I were drawn to looked great, but lacked proper lighting, esp when considering that our frequent guests are aging parents. The other thing that dramatically changes the look is the shape and style of bulb. We are using clear ones with straight tips as opposed to opaque or flame-tipped bulbs. We also tried out clear globe shaped bulbs that added a funky look that was fun, but we opted to keep it a tad more traditional.
    We're hoping to get the dry-wall and paint work done in the next month so I'll be more likely to get a post up after that.
    Thanks for reading!