Posts Categorized: Lighting

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 2 of 3

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Yesterday we were pleased to share insight from our conversation with Doris Pearlman, president of interior design company Possibilities for Design. As her team works to create a vision that fits with the buyer concept profile, they like to explore how to incorporate fixtures in unexpected, non-traditional ways. We love how mini-pendants from Progress Lighting’s [...]

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 1 of 3

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

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Ever since we caught a glimpse of how Possibilities for Design incorporated Progress Lighting into their residential applications, we knew we wanted to interview them as part of our Designer Series – to tap into and learn from their expertise. For more than three decades, Possibilities for Design has specialized in creative interior design and [...]

Style guide: How to light your contemporary home

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, lighting lifestyles, renovations.

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Homes that are designed with a contemporary style often feature softened and rounded lines, neutral elements and bold color. Additionally, this design style tends to focus on the basics of line, shape and form. At Progress Lighting, we continually strive to create innovative products that appeal to a wide range of design tastes, and accommodate [...]

4 ideas that will light up your kitchen island

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

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Kitchen islands are a top trend among homebuyers. Islands provide a natural place for guests to gather, while facilitating a natural flow in kitchen areas. With islands being a “must-have” for today’s homeowners, this brings up the issue – how do you properly light this area? We were pleased to hear our friends at Modernize [...]

How to create a successful lighting design | Q+A with Kolter Homes Interior Designer Alissa Bennett

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

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Whether purchasing a new home or renovating your existing one, lighting is a crucial part of the design process. Lighting not only impacts the functionality of a space, but also helps further the overall style and personality of your home. It’s important when selecting your fixtures that you carefully examine both your functional and fashionable [...]

How to enhance safety and security with exterior lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Outdoor Living, renovations.

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Daylight savings has come and gone, and as we near the shortest day of the year, the lack of sunlight increases the need for a thoughtful exterior lighting plan that keeps your family and guests safe. While the spring and summer seasons call for outdoor fixtures that enhance the atmosphere for outdoor entertaining, it’s important [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Bathroom Lighting

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

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A thoughtful, expertly designed lighting plan can provide years of beauty and functionality in your bathroom setting. Bathroom lighting helps set the mood for a relaxing space to unwind, while also allowing you to complete everyday grooming tasks efficiently. Consider these “do’s and don’ts” in your new home or your next bathroom renovation. DO Light [...]

Shopping for lighting with Ferguson: How to set yourself up for a successful remodel – Part 2 of 3

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, Shopping for lighting, lighting designs, remodeling, renovations.

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Yesterday, we launched our series on “Shopping for Lighting” with input from Ferguson Lighting Manager Bernadette Campbell. If you haven’t had a chance to tune in, we suggest you start with our first post, which offers advice on the most important things to consider before you start shopping for lighting. As we continue our series, [...]

5 essentials for illuminating with pendants

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]