Posts Categorized: Interior Design

Transform your home office into an area you love

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting Trends, lighting designs, remodeling.

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In a lifetime, the average American will spend more than 90,000 hours at work (or in today’s day and age, in their home office). With all of that time in the workplace, why not turn your office space into an area you love? As with any room, lighting can completely transform the look and feel [...]

Trend Alert: Industrial Chic

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Interior Design, Lighting Trends.

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One of the most popular trends in interior design today is what many call “industrial chic”. We asked our friends at National Builder Supply to share their expertise on how this trend is playing out in today’s most up-to-date interiors – especially as it relates to lighting. Here’s what they had to say! Both designers [...]

4 kitchen cabinet trends – and lighting to match

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Kitchen Lighting, Lighting Trends, remodeling, renovations.

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Just like the latest fashion fads, home decor trends come and go. Plan your kitchen remodel with cabinet designs that account for a updated – yet timeless – style. Plus, enjoy a look at lighting styles that best pair with today’s most popular cabinet choices. Light, bright and white White or off-white cabinets contribute to [...]

5 essentials for illuminating with pendants

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Progress Lighting’s popular Fresnel pendants were recently featured on Residential Building Magazine’s list of “10 Awesome Pendants That Will Class Up Your Interiors.” We were honored to be a part of the round-up. In addition to the list of “awesome pendants,” editor Nigel Maynard also included some practical tips to keep in mind when selecting [...]

How to design safe, luxurious bathrooms for the 50+ generation

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, Bathroom Lighting, Interior Design, LEDs.

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of participating in a vibrant industry Twitter chat on designing bathrooms that are both safe and luxurious. This is a popular topic as 1/5 of the U.S. population is projected to be 65 years or older within the next 15 years. The conversation provided great insight and tips into planning [...]

Fashion vs. function? The most common mistake homeowners make when creating a lighting plan

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting, Lighting Trends, remodeling, renovations.

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Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your existing one, it’s important to consider a lighting plan that will account for both fashionable and functional illumination. According to our Senior Product Designer James Thomas, this is the area where homeowners seem to struggle the most when designing a lighting plan. According to Thomas, “It [...]

Designer Series with Synergy Design & Construction – part 3 of 3

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, LEDs, Lighting Trends, Projects, lighting designs, remodeling, renovations.

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This is the third and final post of our Designer Series this week, featuring an interview with Emily Berg, Interior Designer for Synergy Design & Construction. Today we focus on industry trends to keep an eye out for – we’d love to hear from you on trends you are embracing today in your home design [...]

Designer Series with Synergy Design & Construction – part 2 of 3

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We’re continuing our conversation with Emily Berg, Interior Designer for Synergy Design & Construction during our Designer Series this week. Yesterday, we talked about how crucial lighting is in a design. Today we share more details from our recent interview. Q: How often is lighting the focal point of a room? Can you give an [...]

Designer Series with Synergy Design & Construction – part 1 of 3

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting, remodeling, renovations.

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This week, we’re talking lighting trends with Emily Berg, Interior Designer for Synergy Design & Construction.  We love to keep in touch with professionals around the nation to see how designers achieve a vision for a particular project. Please join us over the next three days to read sections from our interview in our first-ever [...]

Space Matters: How to select the right-sized fixture

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

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You may know the exact style, finish and place for a light fixture to complete your remodel or adorn your new home – but let’s face it, size can be a real challenge. And when it comes to selecting the right lighting, size matters. If you’re purchasing fixtures online, sometimes knowing the dimensions just doesn’t [...]