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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jillster Great Quality Light!
Love the light fixture and we receive so many compliments too! The quality is excellent and it was shipped to me very quickly! The price is awesome too!
March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Schniggles Perfect!!!
I was looking for a fixture for a very high domed ceiling in a 1930's home. This small silver orb fixture gave a contemporary update while still being appropriate for the crown molding and character of the home. The Ballard catalog came in the mail after a designer who I was working with suggested a round fixture costing 3 times as much! It was packed very well and the silver is gorgeous with the pale blue ceiling. I used round bulbs that other reviewers had suggested to create a more modern look. My first purchase from Ballard is a winner! Thanks to the previous reviewers also. I read them all. The small size orb is large enough and makes a wow statement.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJean Beautiful chandelier
I had my eye on these chandeliers for a while. I was looking for something different to replace my very ordinary lights in my basement L-shaped den. I bought 2 of these -small-size and put them at opposite ends. They look wonderful and everyone comments on how great they look in the room. I put them close to the ceiling rather than using the long chain-worked out great.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by xoWhitneyxo Beautiful
I love the size of this chandelier! I ordered the large and hung it above our formal dining table. It is perfect and I have already received so many compliments on it. I highly recommend this light for the price.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yogagurl liked it so much, I bought another for a different house
This chandelier's shape is clean yet not too modern.
It is a large size without consuming to much space making it dramatic but not heavy looking.
Light casts lovely shadows on walls and ceiling. I get complements on it frequently. I have the bronze tone in my home and bought the nickel tone for a home being built to sell. Both patinas are very nice depending on the look you want. Only wish this "Bring Home Ballard" item qualified for discounts.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLFLL Looks great! Easy to install.
Looked for a chandelier that was just right. This is perfect!
Wanted something "light and airy" for the dining room. Love it with the bulbs lit at night. Could be used with many different dining room styles.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoanneF Beautiful!
I love this purchase and get compliments on it every time someone walks into my dining room. I bought the large and it is perfect with my high ceilings.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Orbchan Love the size
This chandelier is large and fills the space in an open concept dining/den/kitchen/living room. 60 watt bulbs recommended by manufacturer, but we found them too claring--replaced with 40 watts.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jossie Beautiful and Big
I ordered the small size, but it is rather large - dont be shocked- once all the wrapping is off of it and it is hanging, it balances out nicely. Mine is in my office... initially thought it would overwhelm the room, but it doesnt- it is gorgeous! I cant keep my eyes off of it. Changed the look of the whole room. I love Ballard Designs.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deni This chandelier fits perfectly above my breakfast room 42" glass top table. Stunning!
The chandelier looks exactly as I hoped. We recently updated our kitchen and breakfast room area and the chandelier was the last piece of the puzzle. I've received several compliments and Ballard was wonderful to work with. Originally, I ordered the medium size, which turned out to be way too large above my small table. Ballard exchanged it and everything went off without a hitch. Thank you, Ballard Designs!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by sambermax Beautiful Chandelier!
I've had my eye on this chandelier for awhile and when I saw it go on sale as part of the "bring home ballard" sale, I bought it immediately. I love the style because it really can go with so many decorating styles. I have a fairly traditional kitchen, but I've been adding more industrial and rustic pieces with a distressed wood table and some metal chairs and metal and glass pendant lights. I purchased the small to go over my small kitchen table. I really wish that there was a medium. I wish it was a little bigger, but the large was way too big for the space. I had an electrician install the light, because I needed it moved over on the ceiling, but the electrician said it was super easy to install. If I hadn't needed the wiring moved, I would have had my husband install it. I am very happy with this purchase and highly recommend. I am considering buying another for my entryway.
February 11, 2014