Q: We recently bought a small 1970's rustic ranch-house getaway near a lake in the mountains. I have an inherited crystal chandelier which is too big to hang in our tiny, tiny city pad. This is our country kitchen [photos after the jump] bought "as is" (major renovations aren't happening anytime soon). We've added some bright decorative elements, lace white curtains and new white-and-wood hutch replacing the corner unit plus another opposite side. Would replacing the kitchen pendant with a crystal chandelier like the one in this AT archive bedroom photo look ridiculous?? Thanks! -Sent by Elizabeth
Editor: I love this question for its Green Acres implications: is a fancy chandelier just the thing to add the perfect amount of glitz to a rustic home, or would it stick out like a sore thumb? Please share your always-insightful advice with Elizabeth!