Love this light fixture! I wanted something with sleek, clean lines, but still warm and this fit the bill completely. It gives off plenty of light for my 13 x 17 dining room. The thin wood veneer shade is really cool and the floating silver arms didn't bother me a bit (others have mentioned thinking the bulbs should be on those arms and that they cast shadows on the shade). The shade is a warmer ivory because of the veneer.... not a bright white. It looks great with my maple cabinetry. I did have some challenges getting it all assembled in order and don't have the finial on the bottom, but I don't' care enough to take it all apart and figure out where I went wrong. The directions were confusing. All in all, a great look at a great price.