I expected this. But ordered it solely on the design, new, current, fitting with many design styles of contemporary, traditional aveD transitional. But. This light's shade direction makes it unusable with others in the room. There is no way to lower the shade so the blaring light bulb is not directly in everyone' eyes. The shade is not a shade. I love the design enough that I'm either going to insert a diffuser onto the bottom of the shade or try to rig a different connection so the shade can be directed downwards to prevent the light bulb from glaring into the room and everyone's eyes. Sorry. I really wanted to love this lamp. And I do. As long as it's not turned on.