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What’s trending in 2016? – Pendant lighting is here to stay!

Danielle Littman |  2015-11-18

Pendants, pendants and more pendants! If you’re planning an update or remodel your home this fall and wondered what might happen to this lengthy style of lighting, never fear because it’s not going anywhere. Pendants are here to stay and are more stylish than ever. So no matter what decorating genre you lean towards, from…

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

Danielle Littman |  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…

Interior Design

Spotlight of the Month: ET2 Chic Collection

Danielle Littman |  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…


Sculptural Lighting

Danielle Littman |  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…


Styles from the 2013 Dallas Market

Danielle Littman |  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…


Trending: Matte Gold Finishes

Danielle Littman |  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…


Lighting Trends: White Light Fixtures

Danielle Littman |  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…


Maxim Spotlight of the Month: Oak Harbor

Danielle Littman |  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…


Fine Art Lamps: New Unique Collections

Danielle Littman |  2012-12-13

Fine Art Lamps have made sure to come out with a beautiful array of new products in two very unique collections that we have just recently added to our site – the Black + White collection and the Crystal Bakehouse collection are one’s that feature very elegantly designed fixtures in the industry. Black + White…


The Versatility of Track Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2010-08-30

Track lighting is a contemporary fixture perfect for just about any room in your home. Whether you want to illuminate the artwork on your living room wall or brighten up the kitchen, track lighting is available in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. It is a great alternative to traditional lamps and recessed lighting…