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Old 09-19-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Feeble olio board attempt to show latest change in dining room

First try with olio board, pathetic but you can kind of get the drift.

What do you think of the latest fixture (will give plenty of light)????
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:13 PM   #2
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I think it fights with your painting. I think you need a simple chandelier.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:17 PM   #3
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I think it fights with your painting. I think you need a simple chandelier.

Agree. You need something much simpler.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:31 AM   #4
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Thanks. I will keep looking.
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I have no idea what your budget is, but here are a few more that are larger.

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Like the ones Nancy posted....
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Don't rule out your local lighting seller. When I redid my house back in the 90's, I went to look at what was available other than Lowes and Home Depot. I found the look that I liked for several rooms at a local dealer and then the staff helped me look thru their catalogs to find reasonable knockoffs. My carpenter was very impressed with what I paid for the six fixtures we ordered. I wish I could remember the cost.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:03 PM   #8
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WAIT Cayosusa!!!! Hold on!!!! I'm a designer, and I think that chandelier is fabulous!!!! It is sophisticated, relates very well to your furniture and the entire vibe you are putting together, and best of all it is not run of the mill, everybody has it... I totally see where you are going with that fixture, and I would keep going in that direction.

See that vent above your breakfast bar- if you paint that the same color as your wall it will be much less noticeable.

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Old 09-21-2015, 04:28 AM   #9
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Coco, I have to disagree. From the angle shown, it appears that the light fixture will block the view of the painting. I would think that because her husband painted that picture, it would be the star of the room--not the light fixture. Also the fixture reminds me of those dangling shells that were so popular back when Kenneth Brown was on HGTV. It seems very run of the mill to me.

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Old 09-21-2015, 05:21 AM   #10
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Hmmm. On my computer screen it looks like square crystal drops. It would only block the painting if you were standing directly in front of the painting and then it only blocks the upper part. The lower part would be distorted by the glass but the color would still show through. I like it very much. (if it is how it looks on my screen)
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This one, or the other one, on the same page, is simple enough that the painting becomes the feature of the room. The painting looks so modern that crystal drops are too fussy, IMHO.

I'd love to see the painting, closer. It's hard to tell what it is, in the little picture.

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Old 09-21-2015, 03:07 PM   #12
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coming, that last one you posted is lovely.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:44 PM   #13
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The chandelier I like is called "Dolce". Very difficult to tell from pic. It is exquisitely made. It is capiz shell with crystal and the top rims are a brushed gold/silvery combo. It looks light enough because the cadiz shell are so delicate. Can't zoom and take a pic unfortunately.
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Seems to me Cayosusa, that you like "glittery" chandi's for your dining room. One of the ones Nancy posted had a shade with glittery drops hanging down...To me that fit your sophisticated dining room to a tee. There are so many pretty ones,I know. We have an old fashioned chandi in our dining room....put there when the house was built (which was about 50 years ago) and I do not like it but husband does so........what can I say!
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:28 PM   #15
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Can you take pic from other view of your earlier thread? I was thinking the one you had did not take away from the painting as it was rather open.....but looked more dated. I was pondering what finish any of your other metal objects are in the adjacent room? Looks like chrome in the kitchen, but do you have other lighting, like floor lamps opposite around seating area?

Think the latest is very pretty but I agree it competes with focal point of painting....something more open that is updated yet not bulky would be my choice. I see a lot of open bulb contemporary fixtures but am not a fan of those, like a dimmer on a dining table too. Mine multitasks as a homework spot by my children. The blue pillows gel nicely with the painting!

Of the ones posted above I too love the Hendrick one and maybe you do want to keep the brown hue to tie into your other browns, but it comes in silver! Like the lines and openness....
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:33 PM   #16
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Also consider how low to hang....like this one is more froo froo but is raised and its glass look doesn't detract from painting but compliments rest of room....

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Old 09-21-2015, 07:41 PM   #17
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Here is a darker one that is minimalist....kind of reminds me of your space....

http://www.cuongnhuvodao.com/wp-cont...ting-ideas.jpg
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:51 AM   #18
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Here is a better pic of that light
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I'm thinking, since you keep going back to that light, you should get it.

In the end, it is your house and whatever you choose has to make you happy. Go for it!!
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:35 AM   #20
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Last try till I put this aside for awhile. I think I am looking for more of an organic feel. What about this - plain and simple - without the dangling things on the bottom?
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Again, I don't think enough light. Sorry! Wondering if you could add sconces on the picture wall to add light?
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:20 PM   #22
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Thanks. think I will take a break from this for awhile. It is kind of getting overwhelming!
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Good idea to step back. It is easy to get overwhelmed. Take a look at the architecture of your home. Then remind yourself what your furnishings are like and where you are going with your concept. Don't worry so much about the painting being a focus in the room. Choose a fixture that will give you enough light and that supports your concept and architectural style. Good luck!
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Last try till I put this aside for awhile. I think I am looking for more of an organic feel. What about this - plain and simple - without the dangling things on the bottom?
With the dangly things gone, I would be tempted to balance it with some white smooth shades to downcast some of the light.....my chandy has shades and I prefer that look. It can still be more modern with straight sided shades.....I think.

Take your time and keep on looking....at one point you'll have the eureka moment and all will fit!
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:00 PM   #25
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I would prefer not to do shades - just is a little to traditional for me. But thank you so much for the thoughts and suggestions. Leaving this whole chandelier thing for a couple of weeks. Maybe I will see it more clearly when I start up again. Once again, thanks to all!
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Let us know when you find your perfect chandy!!! I was googling comtemporary dining room chandelier and saw this one where the big light was blocking view of the print too much as an example of scale....

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And here is someone who just could not decide on one....

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Wow! For some reason that last one really speaks to me!!!!
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Wow! For some reason that last one really speaks to me!!!!
Think of the time investment in dusting.....
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GA, What a nightmare that would be!!!!
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One would probably have to start over by the time they finished! Either that or a maid whose function is just that......else cover them with protectant covers until your dinner party...ugh. Less is more!
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Well, you can't say this is ordinary!


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Think of the time investment in dusting.....
I am guessing they are bagged in-between dinners. I like the look, but would never have a home large enough to carry it off.
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Maybe the whole room is hermeticly (sp?) sealed between dinner parties.
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Not to my taste normally, but I like the multi lights i the larger dining room, though they should come with a little Rozie, the robot maid ( Jetson's) right out of the boxes.

One of those "It's lovely here, but wouldn't be good for me." things.
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Maybe the whole room is hermeticly (sp?) sealed between dinner parties.
Sure would be nice if we could DO just that.....sigh. That reminds me it's time to do that chore.....

Was thinking of Cayousa with that Octochandy thread......don't think that would gel with her space....
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I could picture a scaled-down, blue ocotchandy (minus the suckers) looking great with Cayousa's painting.
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I could picture a scaled-down, blue ocotchandy (minus the suckers) looking great with Cayousa's painting.
Too funny, it truly WOULD be unique and modern, and if spray painted blue would just melt away into the painting.....

This one looks like a bunch of octos intertwined....still it would be more bulky...I am kind liking the glass shaped open chandeliers in a modern mode that would not detract or be bulky.....

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Ooh, I like that one!!!!
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Seriously? Eeeeeuwww!
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Medusa!
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Medusa.....her face drops done for more ambience....

Comingbacktolife......that was just a surprising fixture, NOT what I envision for anyone's space...just sayin'.

I was going through stack of magazines last night and saw these two more sparse sort of modern ones wonder if Cayousa is still about?

First from Pottery Barn


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I thought that one looked modern enough for space and the color from print would not be so blocked out....plus it sparkles! Cayousa has been looking at sparkly things.

This one more simple by Ballard....I have been seeing a lot of these orb encased chandys on décor blogs.....interesting.

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Comingbacktolife......that was just a surprising fixture, NOT what I envision for anyone's space...just sayin'.



I understood that, GreenAlice. I was "eeeeuwww-ing" the snakes, in general, not any possibility the fixture might be your actual recommendation.
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Ok good to know....cuz I could not live with that thing either.... I saw some much worse.....
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:53 PM   #46
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CAYOUSA! I see you are back on board looking for your dining fixture...did you see the last few I left here?
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Back from visiting with family in Boise, ID. Really want to get the room done so we can move onto the den and BE FINISHED! (It's only been 5 1/2 years!). I think I have more of an idea of what I want or don't want. Don't want anything with a fabric shade/shades. Really not into the drum shade. Do want something unique but not totally weird. I think it should have somewhat of an organic feel. I took a panorama of the room and it is somewhat helpful but am unable to load it on here. I am going over to Miami in the next couple of weeks and will look there. Keep going back to the "Tilda" one with the white stick things, even though there is a light output issue. I do have light from the kitchen right there and there will be some type of ceiling fixture in the living area nearby.
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here it is
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Thanks for sharing Cayousa, very nice! I was liking the pottery barn one above with the shiny bling, but after seeing the panorama I like the Ballard one above to tie into the whole space....thinking if you get too unique it might BE the focal point.....instead of complimenting the rest of space....what do you think of Ballard ORB fixture a few posts back....it does have a small crystal at the bottom.... Not sure of its dimensions, but it appears larger scale than the pottery barn one above it from the internet pics. Went to the Ballard Designs site and did not see it but this one looked fun and rather organic/contemporary.....check out their chandeliers at

http://www.ballarddesigns.com/lighti...ersamppendants


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The ORB bronze one is shown in 3 sizes and think I saw an XL one there too...going to attempt to post pic in a dining room.....

http://www.ballarddesigns.com/orb-chandelier/292465

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