Posts Categorized: Lighting

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 [...]

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 [...]

The 5 most influential lighting trends

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Lighting Trends.

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In today’s most on-trend interior settings, lighting has a key role to play. Whether its serving as a stunning focal point, driving energy savings or setting the mood for a mid-century style comeback – lighting greatly influences the overall design goals of your home. These 5 lighting trends are having the greatest impact on today’s [...]

What’s your unique lighting style? Find out here.

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles, remodeling.

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With a seemingly endless number of finishes, sizes, styles and materials to choose from – settling on the right lighting fixtures for your home can sometimes be daunting. Before you even open the lighting catalog, you should start by determining your unique decorating style. Then, you can narrow the search by focusing on fixture families [...]

How to achieve a layered lighting design in your home

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, Interior Design, Lighting, Projects, lighting designs, remodeling, renovations.

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Layered lighting designs can be seen in a variety of both remodel and new construction home projects these days. Even designers who are certified in creating Aging-in-Place environments for the older population credit layered lighting designs to accomplishing both functional and aesthetic goals for a particular room. If you’re wondering how you can achieve a [...]

How to select the perfect size dining chandelier in 3 steps

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting.

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Chandeliers add beauty, ambience and functional illumination to your home. Perfect  for entryways, above dining room tables and as living room accents, the styles are far reaching – offering a widespread realm of design possibilities. When browsing through Houzz idea books, Pinterest pins or your favorite design magazine, the placement of chandeliers can often seem [...]

Lighting lingo made simple

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Affecting both the aesthetics and functionality of a space, most people can agree that lighting is a very important part of the homebuilding and home design process. Today, there are many factors that go into creating the perfect lighting plan that fits your lifestyle. If you’re not in the lighting industry, the terms used to [...]

Home Tour: A dreamy coastal retreat

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

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We’re ooo-ing and ahh-ing over Stephen Alexander Homes‘ Coastal Virginia Idea House – the epitome of coastal luxury. From the color scheme (defined by a calming neutral and nostalgic sea foam palette), to the decor (complete with rustic elements and dark wood undertones), to the over-the-top amenities (which are luxurious to the core) – the [...]

5 bold, beautiful and unexpected ways to light with pendants

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, remodeling.

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Pendants are a style of lighting that everyone can agree on – mainly because there is such a wide selection of colors, materials and sizes to choose from. There’s truly a fit for every design taste. When it comes to placing pendants, we’ve noticed that designers are thinking outside the box (or outside the kitchen [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of cleaning your light fixtures

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Lighting Maintenance.

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The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the days are lengthening – ah, yes it’s that time of year! Spring is finally settling in. And as we all wake up from our winter haze, we may also be awakening to the need for some routine maintenance around the house. That’s right – it’s time [...]