Rated 5 out of 5 by Jam5380 Repeat Customer
I love this chandelier so much that I bought two---one for my morning room and, afterwards, one for my kitchen island. The design is simple and timeless, working well with several types of decor. Price was very reasonable based on overall quality.
February 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cdgalo Simple and Elegant
I looked all over for a lamp to replace a Tiffany style leaded glass chandelier hanging over my kitchen table. I wanted a more airy look. The Cosette fits the bill. Originally I wanted no curliques, but they really do add to the style. The color is a dark brown with lighter flecks. I was hoping for a more rust looking finish, but this still looks great. Several reviews mentioned the candles looking cheap. I don't think so at all. I've looked in high end lighting stores and many similar styled chandeliers have tan candles with "drips". It's a non-issue for me since I can always replace them, but I doubt I will. It truly looks like a much more expensive piece. We are using frosted candle tipped 25W bulbs and we installed a dimmer. I love the more open look that this chandelier provides. It's beautiful!
January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hipmaama Simple and Graceful
I purchased the Cosette 6-Light Chandelier about a month ago. The chandelier arrived very fast, and was packaged very well. I hired a professional electrician to hang it for me. Upon getting the chandelier ready for him to hang, I followed the advice of some of the previous reviewers about the removal of the stickers on the light "sleeves". Tried the hairdryer trick, and it didn't work, leaving me with a sleeve with the paint removed in one spot. Looked terrible. I would use a sticker removal gel instead... wished I had.
I contacted Ballard Designs customer service department and expressed how upset I was about this. They promptly sent out 4 more light sleeves as replacements. Thank you, Ballard Designs for the wonderful customer service. My light fixture is up, and looks just beautiful. I did have a dimmer switch installed as well... you should do this, otherwise, it is pretty bright. I love that I can adjust the brightness. I have the light fixture hanging above my kitchen table. We have an open-concept home, so the light fixture can be seen from all areas of the home. Beautiful!!
December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HerHelpingHands Fabulous chandelier
This is a beautiful chandelier with almost whimsical curliques under each light. It gives off a ton of light, wonderful for our entryway. I was very surprised when I opened the box and found what had looked decidedly black on the website, was actually grey! But I just spray-painted it a metalic charcoal and now it is exactly what I needed. Fantastic!!
December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kizzy Lovely fixture
This is a lovely chandelier selected to replace an outdated brass fixture. My husband had no difficulty with the installation. The only disappointment is that the ground wire is copper and we have to figure out how we can coat it with black so it blends in with the chain, although it's a very thin wire so wrapping tape may made it more noticeable. It would be nice if the manufacturer took care of this by using a black ground wire. I have no regrets with the purchase, it's a great looking fixture.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tomc Perfect because of its simplicity.
We were looking for a chandilier that did not overpower the dining room and this was perfect. I love Ballards lighting choices.
September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marshlover Airy, simple fixture was what we wanted
We recently downsized and needed a simple chandelier for our small dining area to replace one that was not to our taste. This one looks great and goes well with our eclectic antiques while looking fresh and open.
August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by DesigningDreams Charming and Ethereal
I waited many months for this chandelier to reach me overseas. It was very much worth the wait. I've installed it over our kitchen island. It's perfect for the Provence style of our home. Not over-powering, the Cosette delivers delicate, airy charm to a provincial or old world setting.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandytoes Love it - use your imagination!
Have been eying this chandelier for quite a while and finally bought it in the rust/bronze color. It has such pretty lines; graceful and unusual. Some folks may think I'm crazy, but I decided to embellish mine up by highlighting the "candle holders". I painted the round balls below the candle bases with gold leaf, then speckled a bit of the gold on the candle cups. I also rubbed the gold around the wire that wraps the arms in the center. All of it's features really pop now, and it ties in nicely with my antique grandfather clock with brass trim. I also bought some silicone dipped candelabra bulbs #as Ballard used in their photo# and they look awesome, though they don't appear in my photo. Plain or embellished, this is a great light fixture!
May 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by whatthe meh
not as good looking as on line; rather flimsy and insignificant looking. Disappointed, but not having it taken down to return etc.
April 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lLuckyLady Gives soft light and plenty of it.
We enjoy seeing the light hanging in the dining room as we pass by. It has a wonderful light when we are having dinner at that table.
The quality is what one would expect from a higher priced item.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by clemsongirl This chandelier was perfect to replace recessed lights!
The chandelier is simply elegant - perfect to replace my recessed lighting without being too ornate! And, it is light weight which made it easy to hang!!!
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jules64 Perfect choice for our kitchen/family room area
We love our new chandelier. Perfect size over our kitchen table. Really warmed up the space!
January 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Swansong Nice lamp, specs not entirely clear
Lamp is nice looking. Too lightweight to actually be made from cast iron, but it looks close enough. Main disappointment was that length of wiring and chain not nearly long enough for my taller ceiling. Because chain/wiring too short, the fixture is now is hanging about 5 feet above my dining table and looks a bit ridiculous. The electrician couldn't lengthen legally, so will need to extend myself later. Warning: wiring is only about 5 1/2 feet long.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by xoMOMox Simple Beauty
I bought this chandelier in the rust color and I LOVE it! My Dining area is very small and visible from the entry door. This chandelier adds a nice pop of fun without taking over the room. Don't think I could have found a more perfect light!
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Particular16 The Right Touch.
My husband and I are preparing our home for sale and needed to update our dinning room chandelier. After searching long and hard for the right look at the right price, I came across this beauty. It added the prefect finishing touch! We've had numerous compliments and are very happy.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jjcc It was just what I expected.
Very happy with color and quality. Wish the room was larger- so I could have ordered the 10 arm.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StLChicago Great simple fixture
Easy to put up, elegant, simple. Just realize that it doesn't come with bulbs, so make sure you go grab some before it arrives.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1jerseyshore Great focal point!
Love it.....looks great above my table. Have to agree with other reviewers just be careful of the stickers. Great customer service ....I will definitely purchase from Ballards again.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovingRetirement Very Satisfied
We ordered the 6 light as opposed to the 10 light. We have a long, rectangular farm style table and the width of the 10 light I felt would overtake the table. However, I would love to see the 10 light as I am certain it is lovely.
We ordered zinc and are very happy with the color. The chandelier is very light weight. I love how it looks. It's a very sweet design and hangs perfectly.
Prior reviews suggested using a blow dryer on low heat to remove the wattage sticker on the candlestick as opposed to pulling it off and tearing the candlestick. This worked. I only had one with a sticker, but the sticker was in two parts and adhered strongly. This did help me remove it with no damage to the candlestick.
Ballard Designs has not disappointed me yet. Thanks for great products and super fast delivery.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by emmaline Has a rustic elegance!
I love the way this fixture transformed the look of my dining room. It is open and airy in my relatively small room. I didn't like the candle sleeve color, so you can buy new ones and change them. I took the ugly ones off and replaced them with plain ivory. Also I bought 15 watt frosted bulbs which give sufficient and soft light. I bought the rust color, which is beautiful. I love my new light!
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by imashoppergirl Simple & Elegant
I ordered this 6-light chandelier in the rust color to go above our oval dining room table, which seats six. It fills the space nicely - not too big or too small. I like the open, airy feel of the chandelier. It does not detract from the view out of the window in the room. This fixture has a very simple, but classic, elegant appearance. I almost didn't order the light because of the faux candle drippings on the sleeves. I decided to get the piece anyway because I otherwise really like the style and found that I can get 6" replacement sleeves online from other sites that I can swap out the ones that come with the chandelier. However, now that the fixture is hung, I find the faux candle drippings to hardly be noticeable. I think I will leave the sleeves as is, but I know I can swap them out if I choose to later. This chandelier is very lightweight, making it easy to hang. The rust color is a nice shade of brown that will blend nicely into a room. One of the sleeves did have two stickers on it and they were hard to peel off. I took a hair drier on low heat and low speed to just warm up the stickers for a second and I was able to peel off both stickers without marring the sleeve. I used 40 watt bulbs and the light seemed too bright so I had a dimmer installed so I could adjust the lighting when hosting dinners. I was extremely pleased with the packaging, quality and look of the Cosette chandelier. It's a sophisticated fixture that works well with our traditional decorating but would easily work with many other décor styles. Lovely piece.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surfgirl Old design made new
My house was built in 1948 this lamp goes perfect in my dining area.
May 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ballardesignsrock Beautiful but not great quality
I love the look of this chandelier, but for the price, plus shipping ( live in Canada) I don't think the value is there. Would I buy it again- probably, just because it is the perfect size and style for my room.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunriseLover Elegant
I wasn't in the market for a new chandelier, but when I came across this while searching for another product, I just fell in love with it. The color confused me, since the larger picture is a dark grey color while the small example of the zinc looks black. The color actually is a very soft dark grey, not black. I warmed the stickers on the candles with a hair dryer and they peeled off very easily. You need a dimmer switch, it is very bright. Its elegant, light and airy.... I love it!
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ParisGal Reminds me of Paris flea Market
This chandelier was exactly what we wanted. It really does look like a French antique. We have been to the Paris flea markets several times, and this looks like it could have been found there. Great buy!
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrumpyCat Looks beautiful in the dining room.
The only problem we had with it was actually hanging it. The hardware that it comes with is very frustrating to deal with- it took us a long time to get this chandelier up! And we were going to put a medallion round the top of it to avoid painting the ceiling, but the part of the chandelier that touches the ceiling doesn't allow for that.
So now we have to paint the ceiling. Bummer.
But it is a beautiful chandelier that gives off great light.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jams This product has a nice design.
The first chandelier came with some flaws that were in the manufacturing but Ballard's picked it up and shipped another one very quickly. The light looks great over the dining room table. I ordered the slate which is a soft gray that has a slight green cast. At first I wasn't sure I liked the color that much but after hanging it I am really pleased. It is dark enough in color but the color is not 'hard' like a black or bronze.
March 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by peewee4 love it! perfect for my french country decor.
although the piece hangs slightly lopsided (the center piece unevenly welded on), I don't mind. I still love it. it adds to the rustic charm to my French country decor. I suggest the frosted bulbs - give softer look, over the clear ones - too bright and harsh.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Natasha Perfect for my kitchen
This chandelier is just what I have been looking for. The color fits in with my decor, (bronze) as well as the simple style. It is the right size for my table and the room. I am so happy with it! And the price I could not find to compare anywhere else. Wish it was made in the U.S. however.
February 6, 2014