this or thatvega vs. orb

Once again I need your help!  I am down to my last finishing touch on my dining room.  Over the last 18 months, I have painstakingly created a space that I am proud to call my own.  {My husband has doubted me every step of the way!}  I love my dining table and chairs.  It took three weekends, but painting the chalkboard wall and trim is finally done.  The gallery wall, that I have been planning for years, took shape and is complete!

And the finishing touch?  New lighting!  Let me quickly say that I have limited my choices mainly due to budget.  I eventually want to remodel the entire space and I am not keen on spending a large dollar amount on a light that may or may not stay.  I have scoured the interweb and found two choices I really find appealing!

So, here are the choices and my thoughts:

THIS//  Glass Orb Chandelier/ West Elm $399 {sale}

West Elm’s description: The Glass Orb Chandelier shimmers with seven luster-glass globes that hang from an antiqued brass frame. Adjustable globes let you style the shine at just-the-right height.

My take:  I love the look of the clustered globes.  This light comes with either luster {gold tones} or opal {opaque} globes.  I prefer the luster.  Being able to adjust the height of the globes makes me happy, but I worry that it might be overwhelming in our small dining room.

THAT//  Vega 5 Chandelier/ Schoolhouse Electric & Co. $329

Schoolhouse’s description:  This bare bulb fixture, the Vega 5 Chandelier, features five jointed arms with industrial-grade swivels and natural brass socket covers for a rich, polished finish with a mid-century modern aesthetic.

My take:  Love the sleek lines and the understated profile of this light.  It reminds me of Sputnik chandeliers, which are well outside my price range.  The light comes in black/brass or all brass. My table measures 78″ long.  I wonder if this chandelier is big enough for the table.

Ok. What do you think?  Glass Orb or Vega 5?


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