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Table and Chairs
Table and Chairs  
I have a beautiful crystal chandelier I want to put in my dining room with my French Country dining room table and chairs.  The chairs have the "wheat" backs and woven straw seats.  The table has the curved legs of French furniture. The look of the dining room furniture is "casual". Would it be OK to put the chandelier with this dining room suite or would another chandelier look better.  If so, what should I choose?  Thank you. Doris

Hi Doris,

Since you obviously love your chandelier, why not use it?  Any chandelier dresses up a dining space regardless of the style.  My best advice has always been to surround yourself with the things you love - that way you can never go wrong!

The one thing I would urge you to do (based on your photo) is to get the table and chairs away from the wall and center it in the space.  I see that you have a glass door, but the table and chairs should be centered in the space leaving enough room to walk around it.  Then center the chandelier over the table.

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