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Contemporary Lighting

Bathroom Lighting

What are my lighting options for my bathroom mirrors?

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-11-01

The most flattering and efficient lighting for a vanity mirror is at about 5 feet 6 inches off the ground or approximately eye level. How you achieve this will vary on your bathroom layout and overall style preferences. Wall sconces placed approximately three feet apart from each other on either side of the mirror are…

Contemporary Lighting

Pendant Lighting Functions

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-08-16

Pendants are truly the jewelry of your home as they make for beautiful accents and supplemental lighting. Pendants are fixtures that hang from the ceiling, suspended by a cord, chain or metal rod. They are often hung in groupings, layered throughout a space like over you’re your kitchen island or highlighting your dining room table….


Pick of the Week: LBL Mademoiselle Collection

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-08-01

This season there are collections of modern pieces adorned with delicately detailed strands of chain – chains are the new crystal. These elegantly draped chains are placed where you would otherwise expect to have crystal ornamentation. Although seemingly a strange design technique, the use of chains in lieu of crystals is a very modern twist to…

Contemporary Lighting

Mercury Glass Pendants Offer Custom Beauty

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-07-25

Mercury glass is now having resurgence in fun pendants in all shapes, sizes and colors – it first made its appearance in the 1840s in Bohemia or now known as the Czech Republic. Originally, these mercury glass pendants were hand blown double walled pieces. The space between the walls was then “silvered” with a silver…

Art Deco Lighting

New Summer Styles from the Dallas Lighting Market

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-06-28

The Dallas International Lighting Market is where all the new products and styles make their debut at the world’s most widespread wholesale marketplace, the Dallas Market Center.  The 2013 summer market just recently came to a close – here are some of hottest new trends in lighting we noticed take hold this summer at the…

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: Cluster Pendants

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-06-21

Modern Pendants are definitely in this year and we love all the styles that are popping up around the industry.  They can be displayed in one line to accentuate a linear space like an island or long dining room table or a single unique pendant can create interest over a kitchen sink or vanity pedestal. …

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: Varaluz Affinity Collection

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-05-24

Varaluz is a company that prides themselves in creating recycled and sustainable lighting; they are an environmentally responsible lighting fixture company in both their products and manufacturing.  Their fixtures are made of 70% recycled steel and 100% recycled glass, using as much sustainable and reclaimed materials as they can – many of their pieces use…

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: Troy Sausalito Collection

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-05-17

The Sausalito collection by Troy Lighting is a fun and classic set of fixtures that complement a variety of rooms; Sausalito features a simple version of the classic chandelier silhouette surrounded by the popular drum shade and encased with a fun geometric pattern. The Sausalito is elegant enough for a living room and casual enough…


Pick of the Week: Crystorama Solaris Chandelier

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-05-10

One of our favorite chandelier’s this season is the Solaris by Crystorama – this spherical, beautifully designed fixture is appealing and is a fun addition to any space.  Although it has a simplistic quality in design, the Solaris incorporates both traditional and contemporary elements. The overall design is contemporary with simple, square tubing but the…

Art Deco Lighting

Trend in Lighting: Emerald and Gloss

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-04-15

Bright white is becoming a popular finish this year – its clean simplistic look fits into any décor.  Both classic and modern fixtures have a delicate elegance when lacquered in a modern glossy white.  They can feel avant-garde in an edgy downtown loft with pieces like Corbett’s Spellbound collection and chic in a vintage country…

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: Shaded Fixtures

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-04-05

What started with a simple shade has exploded into a whole category of lighting – different textures, materials and underlying fixtures change the look drastically to any piece of lighting.  Shaded fixtures range from super traditional, elegant pieces all the way to very rustic and if course modern and contemporary.  There really is not a…

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: LBL Pendants

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-01-14

LBL Lighting is known for its eclectic designs and decorative silhouettes while committing to beauty, originality and quality and LBL’s collection of pendants is truly evocative of this commitment.  That is why this week we picked LBL’s pendants as our Pick of the Week; they feature a variety of both low-voltage and line-voltage pendants with…