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Basement Blahs – 4 tips for lighting up the lower level!

Littman Bros |  2015-09-14

Man cave. Gym. Home theater. Kid’s space. Stuff storage. No matter what purpose your basement serves, homeowners love the extra living space it provides. We’re not all lucky enough to have a daylight basement, or walkout basement, that takes advantage of natural lighting. Sun streaming in during the day provides light rather than turning to…

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Spotlight of the Month: ET2 Chic Collection

Littman Bros |  2013-11-20

This month ET2 is shining on their Chic collection as the Spotlight of the Month and it is no wonder why, as the Chic collection definitely is a distinct family of lighting. The ET2 Chic collection features a modern twist on a classic silhouette; this collection brings together a stylish combination of “candle-like xenon lights…

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Sculptural Lighting

Littman Bros |  2013-09-18

Geometric shapes are huge this year, both in repeating patterns and the general form of the light fixture – these sculptural fixtures combine function and art into unique abstract designs. Light fixtures that take on a more sculptural form are becoming more widely accepted and complement many different types of room designs. The asymmetric shapes…

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…

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Styles from the 2013 Dallas Market

Littman Bros |  2013-07-03

The summer 2013 Dallas Market Lighting Show just wrapped up and this year was overtaken by two very different looks. On one hand you have the restoration and simple classic style and on the other there are the more modern sculptural pieces. These fun and modern pieces that have little in common with the conventional…

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: 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…

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Trending: Matte Gold Finishes

Littman Bros |  2013-04-10

There is no denying that brass is out…..or is it?? Don’t be alarmed, that old shiny brass from the 80s and 90s is not making a comeback, this finish has evolved into a more refined, elegant and sophisticated set of finishes in the lighting world. While satin nickel has been a long-standing, ever-popular finish, the…

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Lighting Trends: White Light Fixtures

Littman Bros |  2013-03-20

Popular lighting finishes are forever changing to coordinate with the evolving styles and trends of today. Finally there is a finish that compliments every space – white light fixtures are ever so versatile that they feel modern in an edgy downtown loft and chic in a vintage country cottage. A classic crystal chandelier instantly becomes…

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Maxim Spotlight of the Month: Oak Harbor

Littman Bros |  2013-01-17

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…