I got this fixture for my kitchen. I have all black appliances and medium oak cabinets (which I can't stand), and I really wanted the kitchen to read as elegant and modern, not country! This sure does the trick. I think it would have been too much if it had faceted crystals, but the smooth polished crystals are perfect. It gives a reasonable amount of light, although it is not my only light source. It was easy to put the crystals on, and I am very pleased to have this fixture in my home!