Visual Comfort Studio Star Lantern vs. Pottery Barn Talbot Lantern

I'm always on the search for a new light fixture over my kitchen table.  We didn't love the chandelier that came with our house.  So a few years ago, we replaced it with a bargain chandy from Ikea.  It's been a great place holder, but when we re-do the kitchen, I'd love an updated light fixture as well.

My favorite has been this beauty from Visual Comfort....


It retails for $1199 but is currently on sale for $839.

Much to my surprise, I recently opened up the Pottery Barn catalog to discover the Visual Comfort twin!


The Talbot Lantern retails for $349.  Quite a significant difference for the same exact look!

But before you rush off and purchase Pottery Barn's Talbot, you must compare the dimensions between the two lanterns.  Visual Comfort's Studio Star Lantern is significantly larger.

PB Talbot Lantern: 15" square x 19 tall

Visual Comfort Studio Star Lantern: 18" wide x 29" tall

Maybe the Visual Comfort Studio Star would be better suited for a larger space, such as an entry....and the PB Talbot for over a kitchen table.

For now, I'll just keep dreaming about an updated light fixture.  And hopefully one of these beauties will still be available when I'm ready to take the plunge!