I bought this light to go over my dining room table. As some of the other reviews mentioned, the color of the fixture is more red than brown, but I like the color myself and am considering changing my kitchen to include more reds now. The glass globes/shades/covers are more of a yellow color than white, so that is something that you may want to be aware of. I also used 40 watt light bulbs, which is bright enough without being overly bright. You must assemble the lamp yourself, but my boyfriend did it for me and it probable took him about one to one and a half hours to do so, including hanging it up for me. I think that it is a beautiful light, simple and differnt. My boyfriend even commented that he liked it.