Help! I need your opinion on something. (Yes, yours!) Remember my post from February about affordable candle chandeliers under $50? Well, I still haven't purchased one, and I thought I'd ask you to weigh in on which one you think would go best with my newly-redesigned dining room. (Before you get too excited - no I haven't repainted yet - but I'm hoping the blessed event will take place this weekend.) Anyway, to refresh your memory, here's my dining room before:
Here's my hope chest, which I plan to paint creamy white and use as a window seat (will have a cushion made for it...am thinking light gray silk w/ Amy Butler Lotus fabric in sky...the fabric on my chair below):
My newly re-painted and reupholstered dining chairs look like this...
I'm planning to paint the room the most pale, tranquil light blue/aqua, leaving the trim the pale cream it is now. I looked for a sample online but I can't quite find the right shade - so hopefully I can paint the room this weekend and just show you after I'm done.
So here's where you come in. I think I've narrowed down the chandelier search to one of the following three options:
1) I love how modern this blue one is, and I think it's also the biggest in diameter, which is good...but am concerned it might be too much blue.2) Then, I love the smoky-glass look of this chandelier. Since I am really into all things silver at the moment - and the color grey - I think this would work well in the room. But it's the smallest in diameter at about 14 1/2 inches wide.
3) And this last one appears to have almost nothing in common with the first two - but hear me out for a minute. I would definitely paint this as I don't have a lot of black in the room (except my black piano, but I'd rather pick up on that in other ways). I'm thinking white, but am open to another funky color. Then, I would probably add some crystals to it just to glam it up a bit for my more vintage modern interior. (It's the cheapest option but requires the most additional work - not to mention by the time I purchased crystals and paint, it probably wouldn't be the cheapest anymore.)
So, should I go with...
#1. Blue crystals chandelier
#2. Smoky glass crystals chandelier
#3. Primitive wrought-iron chandelier repainted/redesigned
What do you think?