Posts Tagged: lighting

Caress: Livable Luxury

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Known for its perfect marriage of textures, the Caress collection is designed with modern angles and curves. Learn how Caress will enhance the special rooms of your home with this short video clip highlighting the family’s most-loved features. Livable luxury Chic, sophisticated frame Textured glass shades finished in Polished Nickel Chandeliers, foyer fixtures, pendant and [...]

New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

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After almost 140 years, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available after January 1, 2014. This is the final stage of the Energy Independence and Efficiency Act of 2007, which ruled these lighting sources don’t meet modern efficiency standards. In fact, high efficiency incandescents cost about $1.50 each, compared [...]

Haven: Rustic and contemporary styling

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Transform an area of your home into your own personal Haven with a collection that embodies the perfect marriage of rustic and contemporary details. The complete family includes three pendant and foyer fixture options – each with its own unique design. All fixtures are ideal for illuminating halls, entryways and even sitting rooms. Haven’s modern [...]

Lighting shades for versatile interior designs

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Whether getting festive for an upcoming holiday, adding new décor or just refreshing the contents of a room, homeowners are almost always looking to make subtle updates to their humble abodes. One small addition that can be made to an interior is changing shades on light fixtures. And this option isn’t just for portable lamps [...]

Lighting: The Great Differentiator

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When someone is buying or selling a home, there is always the question: “What really differentiates one home from the next?” Sometimes, homebuilders and homeowners really miss the importance of lighting. Any of the finished products within the home, as well as on the home’s exterior are really what makes one home stand out from [...]

Houzz reports kitchen remodeling trends

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A recent article posted by Remodeling.com highlights findings from Houzz‘s Fall 2013 Kitchen Trends Study. Here’s a high level review of the trends… Most Houzz users don’t want a larger kitchen, but want the feeling of space. Islands and open concepts are most popular now. Stainless steel is the top finish selection for appliances, followed [...]

Monday Giveaway: Bath and Vanity Lighting

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Happy Monday! This week, we’re offering another chance to win a beautiful lighting fixture from Progress Lighting. We’ll select one person who comments on the Riverside four-light bath bracket on our Facebook page to win the fixture for their home!  See Official Rules below for more information. Progress Lighting’s Bath and Vanity Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES 1. No [...]

Lighting Fixtures 101: Chandeliers

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Lighting fixtures for the home are now available in any size and for any decor preference and placement in a room. Confused about the terminology for various types of fixtures? We’ve borrowed information from Better Homes & Gardens’ Lighting magazine to “shed light” on your options! Chandeliers are dramatic lighting fixtures that add personality and [...]

Getting Clear on Lighting with Lance Smith (Part 1)

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Our own Lance Smith, Manager of Builder Sales and Marketing, recently contributed to Best Practices Research Alliance’s “Getting Clear on Lighting” series. Check out the informational Q&A in this multi-part blog! Q: You seem to agree that LEDs are the future, and that they’ll become mainstream faster than many predicted. A: What we’re seeing in [...]

Lighting by room: Bathroom

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting, Progress Lighting, lighting designs, lighting industry, lighting lifestyles.

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In our new “Lighting by room” blog series, we borrow ideas and tips from the most recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Lighting magazine – while offering suggestions for lighting fixtures from our own collections. Enjoy! Bedrooms have the ability to be both practical-minded and beautiful retreats. Properly illuminating your bedroom can help create [...]