Rated 5 out of 5 by Settledinflorida Just wonderful!
This is such a versatile chandelier and it looks great!!!
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sillygirl4 I love this Chandelier
We just completed a kitchen/first floor renovation and I have to say the Orb Chandelier is one of my most treasured finds. It is just beautiful. It makes the dining room! We have it on dimmer and it can get very bright or dimmed down for mood lighting. I am in love....
April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happycustomer64 Low ceilings caused complications, but, I LOVE this chandelier
Our ceilings are VERY low. 90.5 inches (7 and a half feet), to be exact. I was not sure this chandelier would work in our space. We purchased the small one in aged silver. Our electrician had to hang it using 4 chain links only; we took off the 8 inch rod that comes with it. It looks GREAT! We absolutely love it. Currently, we have 6o watt bulbs in on a dimmer, but I may change them out for 40 watt bulbs. This chandelier is stunning and made so well. Thank you, Ballard!
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by ImaShopaholic "Extra Large" is an UNDERstatement
They "definitely" gave this chandelier the right name as far as description goes. The problem is, you still won't believe it's size, until you see it in person. I bought it sight unseen (online). It was on backorder with no date available at the time I placed my order (Nov 2014). It arrived just in time for the Christmas holidays & it is one of THE MOST satisfying purchases that I made the entire Christmas season!
I absolutely LOVE it! It was SO large in fact, I had to unbox it, just to get it through the corridor of my entry foyer. With that being said, please believe the reviews that say that this thing is MASSIVE. It needs to be in a VERY large space with VERY high ceilings (16ft or higher. My ceilings are 20" & it looks "enchanting"; especially from my upstairs balcony. It's definitely that OMG piece.
I was thinking of purchasing some sconces or lamps to add more light to the room because we previously had a large lighted ceiling fan (w/several lights) yet the room still felt dim due to the height of the ceilings. Well, this ORB Extra Large Chandelier served as a pleasant surprise as it immediately solved that problem. The room feels 50% brighter which makes my space feel even larger.
Assembly was pretty easy, I did it without assistance. We chose to pay an electrician to hang it simply because of the towering height of our ceilings, however, installation was pretty straight forward. It was wired just like any other chandelier would be.
I hadn't shopped at Ballard in years, but the quality of this piece has reminded me (the SHOPAHOLIC) why I need to shop here more. I'm hooked & about to order more lighting & wall decor after I finish this review!
If you have the space for this & are on the fence, GO FOR IT! You will LOVE it!
March 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Knottafarmer A great chandelier for a rustic kitchen.
This fixture was purchased and installed in the dining area of our large family kitchen and in bronze looks right at home over a large farmhouse table. Without attaching the crystal orb, it blends in wonderfully with surrounding antiques and vintage artwork. It is very well made, balanced to hang perfectly, and provides more than ample light using 60 watt clear bulbs. (A dimmer switch is used when low light is needed.) As mentioned by other reviewers, packaging was excellent and delivery was fast. I could not be more pleased with this purchase.
March 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by hbmb1019 Stylish
I LOVE this chandelier! It is so stylish. It fits perfect over my dining table. The chandelier is very light and easy to install. It calls for 60W bulbs but 6-60W bulbs made it too bright so we opted for 40W and it is perfect. I am so happy with my purchase. I have been looking at this for a few years and questioning why I waited so long!!
March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by alleykat Great purchase
I got the Orb chandelier in small size and bronze finish. It is not small, it's perfect for a dining room. Also, the bronze color is dark, almost black. I didn't use the adjustable chain it came with because of my low ceiling. I love the look of it, simple but beautiful!!
March 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by VAMartin Actually a 4+++
Really great chandelier for the money. My only issue is that it is a little light...not quite enough substance...otherwise it would be a 5.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by COHNC Have it in two sizes
Fabulous quality, sensational look, everything you are looking for! I have been updating my living room after a lifetime of traditional/colonial decor and took a chance on this fixture. I have seen many like it at higher price points, but I can't imagine anything better. I did not hang the crystal pendant though. I liked the look so much that I bought a second one in the smallest size for my powder room. It still makes a statement and looks great!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Galleriagirl11 Amazing light
I replaced my ugly ceiling fan with the bronze large orb chandelier & couldn't be happier. What a difference it made! We have a vaulted ceiling about 18 feet high & it really helps fill in the empty space. We had more than enough chain & actually ended up removing some. When the light is on it makes a neat pattern around the room., my daughter says it reminds her of the epcot ball. FYI the large light box barely fir through the door. Something to be prepared for.
February 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bradybunch This chandelier makes a statement!
Love this chandelier. High quality. Looks even better in person. I was worried about the chandelier overpowering a small dining space in our beach house, but the design and openess of the fixture are stunning in the room. Love it. Ordered the small which was plenty big.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Pionus Nice, fun, different!
I took out an old chandelier that just didn't work..this is open,young,easy to install and just the right touch. Made well, great buy!
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJS85 Beautiful Orb light fixture
It took me 2 years to order this light fixture been contemplating what size, so I ordered both since I had 30 days to return and free shipping.. I ordered small & large, kept small one and set in open dining area w/ 10ft ceiling it looks perfect.. Large one was humongous so I returned it back, maybe for a mansion..
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLHR This product is beautifully made
The Orb Chandelier is just what I hoped it would be. It is well made, assembles easily and looks beautiful when lit. Getting it on sale was a bonus!
January 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Asolare Stunning!
Everyone has asked where I purchased this fixture. It makes an understated statement as one walks in the door and I simply love it!
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by DecorIsMyBag Petite Orb Is Just What I Wanted!
I ordered the petite orb to add to a dark corner. The room has 14ft ceilings, and the 6ft of chain provided, along with the 8" connecting rod, allowed the light to be the perfect length for my needs. I'm very happy with the result and the quality of the product. It's my 5th lighting purchase from Ballard, and I've never been disappointed. Great value for great design!
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DBDinOC1 Love this Chandelier!
I purchased the small orb chandelier in aged silver to hang over my family room. My condo had an open floor concept that the second floor landing allows you to look down into this room that I knew I wanted to give a more dramatic flair to lighten up the place and add a touch of sophistication. This piece was perfect! The cord and chain attached needed to be modified to include the longer extension so my electrician replaced it with a 16ft chain and swag that was then cut down to 9 1/2 feet. To minimize holes in the walls between floors, we tapped into the electrical upstairs but we used a Skylink wireless remote downstairs so that I have option to control the light from either floor. Just finished yesterday and so pleased how everything turned out!
January 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by grammyhammy Stunning chandelier for the diningroom
This chandelier is gorgeous! It arrived all assembled, which made it easy to install. Everyone that sees it comments on how beautiful it is. A real statement piece for my diningroom
December 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoyJoy Very happy with these fixtures.
We have installed the smallest orb over the kitchen sink, the larger one over the table in the kitchen eating area. It's very different than what we "inherited" buying our current home and I love them. Adds a bit of fun and getting lots of compliments.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveBD4ever Absolutely Beautiful!
I can't write enough good things about this chandelier. I have had my eye on it since BD came out with it. I'm so glad I ordered it! The size is perfect over my dining room table (ordered a small). I've already received compliments and couldn't be happier.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChristineG Love it
I bought this chandelier in silver. It is so beautiful and perfect for the coastal look that I am going for in our new home. We have only had it for a few days and have already gotten multiple compliments.
December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by mamashill best chandelier EVER
I have ordered many items from Ballard so I have no reservation in ordering online, sight-unseen. I ordered the large orb for our dining room which needed an update, but didn't want to obstruct the view through the windows and when I saw this in the catalog I knew it would be perfect. I used round bulbs instead for a more modern look and didn't use the large jewel that hangs from the center. High quality, was easy to install considering the size, and the light reflecting on the ceiling is beautiful.
December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cybershopper1 Contemporary flair
Chandelier arrived packed very securely and therefore undamaged. Installation was easy since we just replaced an existing fixture. We installed 6 - 60wt bulbs which illuminates the room fully. We plan to install a dimmer switch when full light is not needed. Clean crisp simple lines for that contemporary flair.
December 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by shoppingguru Glass ball finial fell off and shattered glass table top
I love this chandelier - it's very unique and a conversation starter. However, about 5 months after I'd had it installed in the breakfast nook the glass ball fell from it and shattered the glass table top underneath it.
I'd make sure to check the ball and see that it's securely attached to the chandelier. Other than that, it's a great chandelier.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by interiordesignbyme Nice light fixture
After searching for months, I decided to purchase this orb chandelier. It is perfect for an open, transitional space. The fixture was installed above our breakfast dining table. The aged silver finish goes well with our stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EAinVirginia Looks Great!
The Orb looks great, its the focal point in my family room. Everyone thinks I paid much more for it. Thanks for making a quality product. I have the large one, I am thinking about getting the smaller one for my hallway.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by carefulShopper This chandelier is beautiful
I looked for quite a while to find the perfect chandelier for above our kitchen table. We have nine foot ceilings and I bought the small size. As some of the previous reviews indicated, at first it seemed pretty large, but once it was hung it was perfect. I used 40 watt bulbs which are plenty bright. The lines in this fixture are beautiful. It does cast shadows on the ceiling in the evening, but personally I think it just adds to the ambiance of the room. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.
October 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3Rivers Gorgeous and Functional
I have three of the petite size over our kitchen island; the electrician put them on a dimmer switch. These are truly gorgeous -- they look very high end. You know you've got a winner when everyone from teenagers to senior citizens tells you they like the lighting.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by movingsoon still remodeling, can't wait to see it hung
I am pretty sure this will look awesome over our antique French farm table. Still remodeling and hope it will be up within the next two weeks. Twelve foot ceiling in very open den, dining, kitchen and living room area. It will be perfect.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jm904 LOVE this chandelier
I am obsessed with this chandelier. I purchased the large bronze finished one to hang in my dining room. It makes such a statement. I love the shadows that it throws onto the wall & ceiling. I used round clear bulbs which look awesome, and I removed that dangling clear glass bulb from the bottom - I personally think it takes away from the orb. So happy I purchased this!
September 28, 2014