Rated 5 out of 5 by decoratingdiva222 A lovely statement piece
This Chandelier is just what I was looking for in my dining room. It is dramatic and elegant all at once. I played with the shape of bulbs for different looks and it is what people compliment the most in my home.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by MaryT927 Very pleased
I loved this light the moment I discovered it online. I was a little hesitant about what size to get (I was putting over our kitchen table) but in the end went with the size Small. It's perfect. I used round bulbs for a more modern feel, and it looks beautiful.
September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4nichs Beautiful
We love the orb chandelier. My husband doesn't like the shadows it casts but I love it. It is beautiful and high quality.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ivo16 Wonderful Chandelier
This chandelier is so great! It makes the whole room. I had it installed in the living room with high ceilings and it fits just right. I wasn't sure if this chandelier would be too large but it's just right. The chandelier also provides adequate lighting for the entire room. I love it. You won't be disappointed. I had a handy man install it and he said it was fairly easy to install. It doesn't weigh much at all. Beautiful.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bLgT Beautiful fixture
This is totally spectacular! Well made,expensive but will give me the wow factor I was looking for.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Carrotstick1970 This Orb Light Completes our Home Beautifully!
We could not be more happy about finally finding this beautiful light at the end of a two year search. We would not commit for fear of having a light that sort of stopped the eye and interrupted the openness of the space. Problem solved! We have been so happy with this purchase.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dublin Very happy
Was easy to install and looks fantastic! Thought the price was a little high, but it's worth it.
June 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jonashut Great value
I have been looking for an orb chandelier for almost a year. I kept going back to Ballard Design because the price was fantastic compared to many others I had found. I was still reluctant because a chandelier is a big pain to return if I didn't like it or if the size wouldn't work in my room. I finally clicked purchase, and I am so happy I did! This is in my family room that is about 19x20 with 12 foot ceilings. It looks great! Not too big to overtake the room, but certainly not too small either, I ordered the large size.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IssyRose Could Not Be Happier
Although it took some time to receive my Chandelier, it was well worth the wait. Both my husband and myself absolutely love it. The little glass ball that hangs on the bottom just adds the perfect detail. I cannot wait to show it to all my friends. It is very light so don't worry that it is too heavy to hang. Every night my husband looks at me and says "I love that light".
June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bamablue Beautiful!
Ordered the petite light for my bathroom, and it couldn't be better! I love the way it looks, and is very different from anything else I had seen......
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Walzy Perfect for 2-story foyer
Love this chandelier. The large looks great in my 2-story foyer.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Freddieb Perfect fit for the room
We are really enjoying the product and find it enhances our great room perfectly. Great product!!!
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by lwasyluk Unique design
Love! Had my eye on this for a while. So glad I finally ordered it. Was torn between the petite and the small. Went with the petite. It makes a lovely addition to our room!
May 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by silverlily I finally have my Orb..
I've been waiting a long time for this chandelier and was finally able to purchase the petite size. It came very well packaged and I really like it. Put it in my entry way which doesn't have a very high ceiling so we used very little chain. My only complaint is that the light sockets do not hang completely in the center of the orb, so while it looks fine from some angles, it looks a bit crooked from others.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makeupyourmind Fabulous
It took me awhile to decide to order this chandelier as I wasn't sure about the appropriate size for my dining area.
I ordered the small one and it seemed overpowering at first, but after it settled in I LOVE IT. I used only the attached hanging rod (no extra chain) because my ceilings are the old standard height of almost 8'. I am very happy with it.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newhometous Design
Love this light fixture so much I'm going to buy the petite version for our back hall. Recently purchased for our 2 story foyer in bronze finish, 30" size. I was a little afraid it would be too big, but its perfect. The whole family loves!
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blindamood Looks beautiful!
This chandelier is exactly what we were looking for, and provides a nice contemporary upgrade to our dining area. It is very well made, simple to hang, and the finish perfectly matches a mirror we already had hanging in the same room. Puts out tons of light, but we're using a dimmer to get it just right.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wondermom3 Gold finish not what I expected
It's hard to see the gold finish from the photos, but it looked like a muted gold, which is what I wanted, so I ordered it. Now that I have it, I can say the gold finish has a distinctively orange tint to it that I don't care for. It's more bronze than gold. Maybe that's why Ballard no longer offers it--too many buyers disappointed in the finish? Rather than return it, I am re-finishing the fixture to a shade I prefer. The fixture itself is just the style I wanted: simple, but slightly sophisticated, especially once I turn it into a winter gold finish. It will not obstruct the view in my dining/living space with an open floor plan, and the "small" is the right size for my 8-foot tall ceiling. The large might have worked, too, but it would have hung down very low over the table, and turned into THE statement piece in this room with the open floor plan, and I didn't really want that.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by enjoydecorating Absolutely beautiful
This fixture looks fantastic in my dining room. We went with the medium size and it is perfect. Very unusual and classic looking. The openwork allows for the lights to illuminate the area and there is plenty of light, even on dark days.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sjsr Love it!
Purchased a petite for over a small kitchen island and a small for over a kitchen table. Happy with the look and quality. Ballard Designs is awesome!
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jomamma2u Love it!
Originally bought this to go in my foyer but when I received it I decided to put it over my dining table so I could see it all the time. I put it on a dimmer so I can change the ambiance of the room at any given time.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by newtoballardmom love
is it wrong to be in love with a chandelier? cause I am.
it was easy to install (I had my brother in law do it) and it looks fantastic. We do not have a huge dinning room I love that you can see through it, even though it is a statement. It doesn't weigh down the room or cause a visual block.
April 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SammyGR Good price on stylish fixture
I love the orb shape and it brings a much needed update to my dining room. Measure carefully...the small is quite large. I got the Gold finish and up close, I don't think it is great, but once it is hanging, it has the effect I wanted. Hard to find this look anywhere else in a finish other than a dark iron finish. Overall, happy to have it.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jodud Stunning
Bought the petite orb for the hallway between master bedroom and bathroom. Beautiful in space. Able to hang with just included hook - no chain. Light airy but substantial light with 60 watt bulbs.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abmac Beautiful & unique
I bought 2 of these beautiful chandeliers in bronze - one large size for my entry with 20+ foot ceilings & the small size to hang over the table in the dining room. We used an electrician to hang both fixtures. They look even better than I had hoped -so different & unique. I had read the other reviews before buying & planned to use 40w round bulbs in the lights. However, these fixtures require bulbs with a small base (candelabra base). I could only find round bulbs with a small base as a special order product - not in time for my scheduled installation. Then I found Ballard's vintage candelabra bulbs (25w) which arrived today. These vintage style bulbs made a huge difference. They provide a much softer golden light. I love these light fixtures!
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sparky53 Beautiful but too large for our space
I ordered the small orb thinking it would be an appropriate size for the dining room of our mid-century ranch home. I obviously didn't pay enough attention to the dimensions, however, because it is far too large for our space. I'm going to try the petite size instead. The fixture itself is lovely, beautifully crafted, arrived promptly and was extremely well-packaged in a huge box. I have high hopes that the petite chandelier will be perfect!
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Artgirl147 Great Chandelier
Bought the large Orb Chandelier and installed it in my dining room about 1 yr ago. It is amazing and everyone comments on it - as in "where did you get that?". With the high tray ceiling and French doors it looks wonderful. Just got the matching sconces and can't wait to get them installed.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoreeyL Awesome
Love this light, this is my second one, first went in my living room and after searching for a while decided to get the 'petite' for my small foyer. Craftsmanship is superb and will go with any decor.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestendaBrenda Great value, very sturdy packaging, and fast delivery.
I loved the orb shape hanging above round table in a Houzz.com photo, and saw the same orbs sitting on poles lining the water way from Venice to the airport, so I wanted an orb chandelier as a vacation reminder. The ones with thick wrought iron from other stores were very expensive ($600, and up). I just wanted the orb shape, and wanted to have money left over in my renovation budget to buy a smaller matching orb for the foyer (which is visible from the DR). Most of the other stores did not have a matching orb small enough for my foyer. Will I regret I didn't get the more expensive design? Nope!!!
March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jamajo Fabulous design in every way!
We had been searching for ten months, on line and in stores, for two matching chandeliers, one large and impressive for our foyer and one small for the staircase landing. Nothing seemed right until I opened my Ballard Designs catalog and saw these beautiful orbs. I showed the picture to my husband and he immediately said, "Wow, love it, order it." They were well packaged and arrived promptly and in perfect order. The electrician said they were easy to install. Because my foyer area is high and open, you can see both at the same time. The effect is stunning and the proportions are perfect. I was worried the crystal balls would be too much but they are a perfect accent to the forged look and bronze finish. Very well made and lovely details in the construction. I am so thrilled to have Ballard in my foyer, as it sets the tone for the rest of my home, classy, casual, and visually interesting. Couldn't be happier!
March 20, 2014