Dining Room Chandelier…Now I Can See My Food!

by projectbuddy

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This past weekend, the dining room chandelier was finally put in place and is working great. The linen shades add a great deal to the overall attractiveness of this fixture, but it does look very nice without the shades as well. I ordered burlap shades today for a different look.

As I had written previously, one of the things that I like about this chandelier is how the shades can be changed (or removed) to create different effects. This was important to me because I had a very difficult time selecting just one chandelier. This one gives me many options.

One of the things that you may notice is how the light is directed not only downward to the table but also upward toward the ceiling. The symmetrical light patterns on the ceiling add even more to the overall appearance of what one might expect in an old house.

There are several textures of white used: the smooth semi-gloss white of the beams, the irregular painterly dull white of the plaster, the sculptural semi-gloss white of the medallion, and the tactile woven white of the linen shades. The oil-rubbed bronze of the chandelier punctuates everything nicely.

These photographs were taken April 2013.