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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…

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Featured Brand: Schonbek Worldwide Lighting

Danielle Littman |  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…

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…

Chandeliers

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…

Lighting Brands

Pick of the Week: Lantern Pendants

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-04-24

Lighting styles are becoming lighter and cleaner both in finishes and styles this year.  One home location seeing a change with this trend is the area over an island or counter top   For the longest time it was all about having three mini pendants over the island – now designers are streamlining the look by placing…

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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 Basics

Line-Voltage Pendants vs. Low-Voltage Pendants

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-03-22

There is a common debate among customers remodeling their kitchens.  Should I choose pendants? What kind of pendants? Low-voltage or line-voltage? How many pendants? What size should my pendants be?  All this can seem over whelming but if you start with the size of your space and island you want to light, you can easily…

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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…

Crystal Lighting

Schonbek Swarovski Crystal Guide

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-02-09

Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, now known to be Swarovski Lighting is one of the leading manufacturers of fine crystal lighting, setting the model for crystal production and design.  Each fixture within Swarovski’s collections features some facet of crystal brilliance within the design.  Here is a short guide to Schonbek Swarovski crystals: Swarovski Elements – According to…

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New Products Inspire at the Dallas Market

Danielle Littman |  2013-01-24

The January Dallas International Lighting Market was filled with new and innovative designs from an array of some of the most capable manufacturers in the industry. Here is a small selection of some of the new releases Littman Bros Lighting enjoyed at the show: Murray Feiss added some more products to their already inspired Urban…

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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…

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…