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Zenful Living: Asian Style Lighting

Littman Bros |  2014-06-20

Asian style lighting encompasses design elements from the Far East, Zen inspired lighting incorporate tasteful Asian influence with perfect Feng Shui.  Iconic figures like from Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, and Chinese Foo Dogs establish peace and serenity within interior design.   Foo dogs, traditionally know in Chinese simply as Shi, are guardian lions that have…

Lighting

Define Your Lighting Style

Littman Bros |  2013-11-22

In a recent American Lighting Association (ALA) webinar, the question of design and style was discussed and it was clear that lighting styles and design components with lighting is more than often a subjective issue. Joe Rey-Barreau, architect, lighting designer and associate professor at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design, hosted the webinar and…

Bathroom Lighting

What are my lighting options for my bathroom mirrors?

Interior Lighting Style |  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

Interior Lighting Style |  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….

Contemporary Lighting

Mercury Glass Pendants Offer Custom Beauty

Interior Lighting Style |  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…

Lighting Brands

Nautical Style Lighting for Your Home

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-07-19

Nautical style lighting is great for any home and if you live near a body of water then it’s even more fitting to go for the nautical style lighting – whether you are from a New England beach town, have a lakefront property in the Hamptons or you just are craving some nautical flavors in…

Art Deco Lighting

Pick of the Week: Art Deco/Retro Style Lighting

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-07-08

Retro style lighting has seen resurgence this past year; these lighting pieces are glimpses backwards in time, best described today as “old school.”  Different from vintage pieces, these Retro lights are recreations.  They are modern fixtures that play off of trends from the past – they do not have to be circa 1940s although many…

Art Deco Lighting

New Summer Styles from the Dallas Lighting Market

Interior Lighting Style |  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

Interior Lighting Style |  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

Interior Lighting Style |  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

Interior Lighting Style |  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…

Chandeliers

Pick of the Week: Crystorama Solaris Chandelier

Interior Lighting Style |  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…