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Why lighting outdoor areas is so important to aging-in-place design

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor Living.

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Studies show that aging individuals desire a smaller home, but they want size when it comes to their backyards. A big reason for this is to provide privacy from neighbors. With bigger outdoor spaces, it’s important that these areas are well lit for visual appeal, but also to enhance safety and security. When designing an [...]

4 benefits of under cabinet lighting (that you probably weren’t aware of)

Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting, energy efficiency.

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Under cabinet lighting is an easy, cost-effective way to add visual depth and task efficiency to your most-used workspaces in the home. Perfect for above kitchen countertops or under floor cabinets, the payback of installing under cabinet fixtures is quite significant. While you may be aware of the task applications of under cabinet lights (such [...]

Welcome! 3 ways to create an inviting foyer with lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under lighting designs, remodeling.

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First impressions are lasting – which is why it is important to greet your guests with beauty and sophistication as soon as they enter your home. A cluttered, poorly lit entryway can greatly affect the perceived value and design quality of the rest of your home. Ensure that friends, family and visitors are warmly welcomed [...]

Layered Lighting 101: How to properly light a room for both style and function

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting.

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Lighting has the ability to make or break the look and feel of your home. Without the right lighting – focal points, architectural details, unique textures and even colors can be lost, overlooked or nullified. The key to a good lighting plan is a layered approach that combines three types of light: Ambient, task and accent [...]

Idea Board: A soothing master bathroom inspired by the sea

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting, Interior Design.

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Imagine that every time you step into your master bathroom, the cares of the day behind and the day ahead melt away as you are greeted with the soft, soothing tones and elements of a calm misty day by the sea. We took a few hints from our friends at Stephen Alexander Homes – and [...]

A day in the life of a designer

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a career in design? Casual Living recently took an up-close-and-personal look at the life of Senior Product Designer James Thomas. And now, we get to reap the benefits of that interview by sharing all the details with you! From his morning routine to sources [...]

Summer Scenes: Creating your dream outdoor living area

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Outdoor Living.

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Outdoor living remodels are booming. According to a recent article in Qualified Remodeler magazine, “the current level of innovation is dramatic” as consumers desire to bring the convenience and leisure elements of their interior areas to the great outdoors. Specialty fireplaces, heaters, televisions, audio equipment and decorative lighting fixtures are hitting the outdoor scene. That [...]

Dallas Market Highlights: New products, a thriving industry event and a philanthropic award

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market, special events.

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From honorary awards to new product tours to a special presentation from the thriving design platform, Houzz – we had a full week at the Dallas International Lighting Market. In case you weren’t able to join in the fun in our showroom, we compiled a short recap of our exciting week in Dallas. Enjoy! New [...]

Lighting One honors Progress Lighting with 2015 Humanitarian Award

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market, Progress Lighting, Public Relations, Uncategorized, awards.

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Last night Lighting One hosted its 2015 Lighting Convention Awards in Dallas. During the awards ceremony, Progress Lighting was recognized with Lighting One’s Humanitarian Award – for the manufacturer’s significant contributions in philanthropic initiatives. Progress Lighting is committed to making the world a better place by participating in events, activities and projects that serve communities [...]

What’s NEW from Progress Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market, Interior Design, Lighting, Progress Lighting.

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We are excited to be kicking off our week at the Dallas International Lighting Market with a round of new product introductions to better meet the design, efficiency and functional needs of our customers. From authentic decorative fixtures with raw elements to graphic, modern frames with bold styles – our newest products are designed to [...]