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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…

'How To' Guides

How should I adjust my lighting when furniture is rearranged?

Littman Bros |  2013-08-29

Lighting should be focused around how a room is used and furniture placement plays a key role in your fixture size and location; this is especially true for fixtures that drop over tables or counter tops. Fixtures for specific rooms in your home must be sized appropriately based on both the size of the space…

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….

Flush Mounts

Flush and Semi-Flush Mounts and their Functions

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-08-09

Flush mounted fixtures are a great source of ambient lighting – they are especially practical in high activity areas with standard ceilings; foyers, bathrooms, laundry rooms and hallways are all high activity areas with lower ceilings and would be great areas to install flush mounts as well as they do not typically have tables to…

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…

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…

Lighting

Candice Olson: Original Bathroom Lighting Designs

Littman Bros |  2013-06-20

Candice Olson, the design star of HGTV’s “Divine Design”, has an elegant, stylish lighting collection exclusively through AF Lighting; each piece within the line is personally designed by Olson and crafted by AF Lighting, revealing the distinctiveness that is the trademark of her designs. AF Lighting carries both traditional and contemporary products from Olson that…

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…

Lighting

Featured Brand: Schonbek Worldwide Lighting

Littman Bros |  2013-05-22

Although there are many crystal fixture manufacturers out there, there is truly only one brand that is Schonbek – they have been the premier manufacturer of fine crystal lighting for more than 140 years. Schonbek was founded on craftsmanship and customer service; every piece is handcrafted in New York to heirloom quality. They are built…

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…

Home Decor

Lighting Your Fireplace Properly

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-05-03

A Fireplace is a highly desired feature in any home; it creates a warm and welcoming ambiance even when it is not lit.  The hearth should be the focal point to any room that it inhabits and accent lighting is a great way to highlight this architectural feature.  The most common form of accent lighting…

Lighting

LED Technology: Picture Lights

Littman Bros |  2013-05-01

LEDs are the newest and most talked about energy saving technology for lighting today – they use approximately one tenth of the power of an incandescent fixture. This amount of energy savings is not only great for the environment and your wallet but this new technology also influences the designs of light fixtures. There are…