I'm thinking of a pair of sputnik or sputnik-esque chandeliers over the farmhouse table in the dining area. Something like this vintage beauty would be the ideal. But at $4800, this one's definitely not in the budget.
I think this one is cool, from Shades of Light ($350)
And this one from Z Gallerie is similar, for $250
I love the size (36"!!) of this sputnik from Room Service Home ($550).
Faux bamboo meets sputnik in Jonathan Adler's Meurice chandelier ($750).
I'm loving the smoke version of the Lotus Flower Chandelier - It has a sort of feminine sputnik vibe.
The IKEA Maskros is a great size for the price tag ($89). It might be worth a try... Maybe as a place holder until I can afford the real deal sputnik?
Have you come across any great chandeliers lately?