A Matter of Scale

First of all, it's important to match shades with the right size fixture. For example, all three of the acorn shades above work with fixtures with 2 1/4 fitters, but they wouldn't all look equally at home.

One of our biggest challenges is conveying the actual size of our fixtures. To make it even trickier, fixtures can be "large" in different ways. For example, our Classical Revival fixtures, are big — really big. With their size comes a sense of power.

Some of our Victorian fixtures are also quite large, but because they are more "airy" they seem as light as ballerinas, while the Classical Revival fixtures have all the gravitas of Caesar.

The best thing to do is measure accurately using the dimensions shown in the specs.

George nickel
The Park Avenue + The Bradford

Is this light too big, too small, or just right?


Sometimes, fixture dimensions don't tell the whole story.

  • Get the big picture online using our Room Scale View
  • Pick a ceiling fixture, and choose your options.
  • On the left side of the screen will be a virtual rendering of your fixture. Click the "Room Scale View" link, input your room dimensions, and see your fixture rendered to scale in that setting.
Room scale loop

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