What Size Pendant Lamp Would Be Best?

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Q: I've got high ceilings and a hideous light fixture in my rental, and am looking to replace the flush lighting fixture with a pendant lamp to make the space feel a little cozier. I've identified two options and just realized that I don't know how to determine what diameter/size is right for the space:
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One option, the basic Home Depot globe, comes in a number of sizes and the other one, sourced right here on Apartment Therapy, is a one-size fits all.

Would love some feedback on the choices. (By the way, what you can't see in this view is a pretty dramatic sculpture that hangs over the dining table, which is why the fixture needs to be a bit more restrained)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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