Thursday, January 31st, 2013

by Littman Bros Lighting

Flattering Bathroom Lighting

The first priority when lighting you bathroom is not making the space look good, but rather making you look good, the most ideal and flattering light possible.

In order to create this satisfying and flattering glimmer of light for you in your bathroom is to start with lights that illuminate on either side of the mirror within your space – this is the most pleasing to the eye because it immerses you in an even illumination of light.

Try to avoid a light that casts a downward shadow on your face, this could be from a recessed light that shines from above a mirror or sink, which creates glaring shadows under your eyes, nose and chin, a very unflattering illumination.

Warm Bathroom Lighting

Here are some quick tips to remember when lighting your bathroom:

- Try adding dimmable fluorescents to your bathrooms to allow for a warmer, natural lighting and accurate color temperature for your space.

- Use a vertical or linear shape light for your bath so you can get a full range of light from the top of your head to your toes – incandescent and halogens often come in this style of lighting.

- Throughout the day it is rare that we are seen under incandescent light so remember, when doing your makeup, hair or getting dressed in the morning before your day begins, to do it all under a “daylight quality of light.”

- If your bathroom comes without a source of natural lighting from windows add your own natural light by placing two sconces next to the mirror at eye level, casting directly towards your face. Pendant lights act in this same way, coming off from the ceiling, but with a more dramatic flair.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

by Littman Bros Lighting

The January Dallas International Lighting Market was filled with new and innovative designs from an array of some of the most capable manufacturers in the industry. Here is a small selection of some of the new releases Littman Bros Lighting enjoyed at the show:

Feiss Urban Renewal Lamp

Murray Feiss added some more products to their already inspired Urban Renewal collection. This style of table lamps takes you to the oceanside as well as the earlier moments in the Industrial Revolution – mixing that classic Cape Cod style with the antiqueness of the old lantern styles in our history allow for a wonderful reproduction of an engineered-like piece of work. The rustic antique brass finish adds that final matured and industrial touch.

Elk Jorgenson Chandelier

Elk Lighting brought forward this unique and contemporary inspired Jorgenson collection, which was designed with solid wood, mirroring the silhouette of the legs of household furniture, the sharp angle of the wood is framed with accented polished nickel metalwork – this collection truly stands out as a brilliant yet simplistic design in lighting.

Savoy House Abigail Pendant

This distinct silhouette from Savoy House is from the Abigail collection and features a vintage forged black birdcage with faceted crystal pendalogues. The fixtures within this collection boast boldness that harmonizes wonderfully with the delicate birdcage silhouettes.

Quoizel Mercer Pendant

Quoizel’s Mercer pendant is a very modern and simple design but the addition of the mercury glass adds a touch of rarity and vintage appeal to the design. Layer these pendants throughout your home and they will add a nice touch to your space, illuminating a glistening shine through the unique glass choice.

Vaxcel Meritage Collection

Vaxcel came out with a rustic and almost olde world inspired collection called Meritage that truly encompasses the feel of mid-century renaissance era with the black iron finished accented with charred wood – the pillar candle-style glass tops it off adding that necessary drama factor to the pieces.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

by Littman Bros Lighting

Maxim Oak Harbor

This month Maxim Lighting is focusing on a very regal collection with a contemporary twist, the Oak Harbor collection – a collection that promises to complement any space it adorns.

The Oak Harbor collection is comprised of wall sconces, vanity lights, flush and semi-flush mounts, pendants, mini pendants and chandeliers; a compilation of beautifully designed fixtures that all can be decorated as a harmonized lighting scheme within your home.

According to maximlighting.com, Oak Harbor is “fit for bold contemporary settings and epitomizes the masculine sensibility.” It’s an uncomplicated design with a strong iron structure in a rustic burnish finish that “creates an honest unpretentious foundation.”

Each fixture within the Oak harbor collection features tapered metal ribbons forged into flowing form with beveled, soft square frost lichen glass shades that boost this already bold and handsome design. The frost shades against the dark, iron silhouette cast a warm natural light and the detailed beveled edges of the shades allow for a soft square appearance that balances the heaviness of the frame.

Friday, January 11th, 2013

by Littman Bros Lighting

Dolan Designs Monaco Collection


This year, 2013 is host to a myriad of brand new products from a great deal of brands – Dolan Designs has definitely prepared for the new year with new collections that are sure to impress with style and charm.

Dolan’s Monaco collection is simple yet refined with bold lines that boast a transitional yet modern style. The collection offers 3 light chandeliers, 5 light chandeliers, 6 lights chandelier, mini pendants, semi-flush mounts and wall sconces; plan your home’s interior lighting scheme around this collection and your space will illuminate will a subtle elegance and eye-catching presence.

Dolan Designs Infini Collection

The Infini collection is unique as its name coincides with the design of the fixtures; each piece within this collection features a focal infinity symbol – within the chandeliers, the center column shines with a twirl of satin nickel while the mini pendant adds that twist to the lower portion of the fixture as well as the wall sconce, which has an infinity twirl continuing down the bottom of its design. The simplicity of this collection is truly remarkable as the bold, sweeping lines of satin nickel shine against the brilliance of the satin white glass shades.

Dolan Designs Delany Collection

The last collection we will focus on new to Dolan Designs is the Delany collection, which features chandeliers, mini pendants and wall sconces with a transitional and mission style design. The bold, dark lines of warm bronze stands out while the illumination of the clear pebbled glass shines bright.

There are more collections Dolan Designs has to show off this year that will inevitably be introduced at the Dallas International Lighting Market. Dolan Designs is dedicated to designing detailed, stylish fixtures with high-quality materials and distinct silhouettes.