choosing a chandelier for the diningroom
marciarahn
November 6, 2013
Which one enhances the look for the room?
I want a French style. Would it be more crystal or more ironwork?
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I like the first chandelier choice better. I think the metal might be too heavy for the room, so anything with a lot of glass would work.
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Beautiful room! The cat sitting in the chair certainly makes me like the room more, too...
Perhaps the more ironwork chandelier would be a good fit. It depends on how much crystal glitz you want to have in your room, though. If you want a lot of sparkle, the more crystal chandelier is a good choice. But the iron one also has crystals, so it's not like you're completely missing out on the French glamour!
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fos5
I would choose the second chandeiler. Think the room is too mono chromatic and needs a focal point which the chandelier would provide, on a dimmer, use the good china and crystal stemware. WOW
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decoenthusiaste
I like #2 as well. If your china cabinet doesn't light up, I'd spend the $$ to remedy that and style, rather than store, the china in it.
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marciarahn
Thanks everyone! So far #2 seems to be the winner, but I am hoping more people will weigh in. I just noticed the cat! Oops! I hope she doesn't jump on the table! And yes, the china cabinet does light up.
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decoenthusiaste
Try styling the displays. If there are grooves for standing plates fill the back with plates and platters. Then angle and layer the things in front. No stacking like storage. Try some plate and cup and saucer stands as well.
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LB Interiors
I like # 2. Just enough of all the right things without an over-do.
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Mark
I think changing the head chairs to something like in this photo would take things up a notch. I like the chandelier in this photo as well. The chandelier has the best of both which would look beautiful in your diningroom. The blue and white china you have is gorgeous and bringing in more blue like that in your diningroom would be very pretty.

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LB Interiors
You didn't ask, but we tend to add stuff : ). A couple of tweaks. I would lower the art approx. 12" down. Maybe remove all the dishes on console table. There is too much stuff there. I would use all the candlesticks together on the console table to create an arrangement with the clock. Only the birds on the table and nothing else may look simpler and cleaner.
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fos5
Agree clear the dishes off the ornate table, the art and frame does nothing for this room, a more ornate frame. a taler, vertical , colorful, floral piece of art over table, yes to LB group the candles on either side of a tray with a large piece from the china cabinet. Chair seats
could be upholstered with a patten print in colors from the china. Tweat Tweak.
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marciarahn
Thanks for all of your advice. This gives me lots to think about. Still not sure about whether the ironwork chandelier will be too heavy or the crystal one too frilly.
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chookchook2
Option 4 is a less heavy style of iron. Crystal wonderful if you are spry enuf the next 10 yrs or so to regularly get up to take down the drops and wash them by hand in the sink, then chase down replacement drops when break.
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marciarahn
Here is a picture of the room from the opposite angle. The drapes are blue to match the dishes. The piece in the hallway is an antique jelly cabinet.
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Lesley Delle_Grazie
I like #2 also, but I love sparkle in a dining room! BTW, to clean my crystals, I get a small cup and fill it with rubbing alcohol and submerge each crystal in it (yes, one by one but while they're still hanging) and then wipe them with a lint-free cloth. Just make sure you've got something to protect your table in case of drips.
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chookchook2
Sounds like a good idea
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fos5
Good to see the the rest of the room. Try handing you curtains panels straight down, pushed back, may have to lengthen your rod a little to get the right balance. The jelly cupboard is nice with the curved top, I would repeat the curve with an oval mirror over this cupboard, it would also reflect the crystal chandelier, very pretty at night. Looks like an exterior door entering into this dining room?
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marciarahn
It is an exterior door. Can't change that. I like the idea of hanging the curtains straight down. Are you still in favor of the ironwork chandelier? Your remarks seem to favor the crystal now. Thanks for your time. Current vote is #1 Crystal 2 #2 Ironwork 4
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fos5
Still in favor of chandelier # 2.
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Hi marchiarahn,
I just noticed the art over the jelly cupboard. I think it might be a better balance and scale if it is over the console table in the dining room. It looks like you can switch them out? In the last pic, is that a mirror over the console table in the dining room? It's nice to have a mirror in the entry. If it is, maybe move it over the cupboard at the entry. If you keep the original art there, lower it to 3" above the carved detail. If you switch it out, same, 3" above the carved detail : )
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