The old chandelier in the dining room was very ornate and a little bit too much for our dining room. I have been admiring the Coral Pendant Light by David Trubridge for a long time. I finally found a great deal online and bought it. When it arrived it was flat packed and the individual pieces had to be assembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle. It took Scott about two hours to assemble the light.
Even though it is huge (it measures almost two feet in diameter) it takes up a lot less visual space than the chandelier because of all the open spaces.
We installed a dimmer on the light switch and when the light is dimmed the shadows around the room are fantastic. Even with the light off it looks like an amazing sculpture hanging from the ceiling.