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Bright Ideas for Teens – Lighting up their bedroom!

Danielle Littman |  2015-10-12

Teens love to hibernate in their rooms. They could spend hours there hidden away, hanging out with friends, surfing online, doing homework or going for a sleeping world record. So this space needs to have function in form and design, and also show off your child’s personality and style. It can be hard to let…

Kitchen Lighting

Bright Ideas in Island Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2015-08-28

Kitchen Islands are the gathering place. Your guests meander around it while you put the finishing touches on dinner. Teens invade it to dine quickly before dashing back out the door. Little ones utilize it as their place to create masterpieces. And somewhere in there, it assists with food prep as well. When it comes…


Mix Things Up with Asian Style Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2014-09-12

Surrounding yourself with decor inspired by Asian influences can add serenity and balance to your home, and you may be surprised at how Asian style lighting and other accents can complement traditional or contemporary furnishings. There are a lot of easy ways to create a soothing and inviting atmosphere in any room of your home,…


Collection of the Month: Eurofase Rosini

Danielle Littman |  2013-12-11

Eurofase Lighting has chosen their Rosini collection as the December fixture of the month and Rosini holds true to be very significant in design and inspiration. This whole collection was inspired and motivated by the music composed by Yoshino Rosini, a 19th Century Italian composer, most well known for his operatic masterpiece William Tell and…

Interior Design

Lighting Design Trends: Combining Textures

Danielle Littman |  2013-12-10

This year a range of new and unique lighting design trends are popping up all around the industry adding that special touch to your home’s beautiful interior in both the lighting and interior décor and accessories categories. One of our favorites right now is the mixing of various textures within your space, like glossy and…


The Effect of Wall Sconces

Danielle Littman |  2013-12-04

Wall sconces have a huge impact on a space regardless of their size – they can be extremely long which will accentuate the height of a room; tall, which are typically used in spaces with higher ceilings or lots of natural light and highlight the openness of a space; and shorter sconces are great for…


What to Consider When Lighting Your Home

Danielle Littman |  2013-12-02

Lighting is an integral part of your home’s overall environment and that is why is very important that you have your interior home lighting scheme properly set up in order to achieve the perfect ambiance every home needs. Lighting your home and lighting in itself is the most commanding component if interior design; without ample…


Define Your Lighting Style

Danielle Littman |  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…


Candice Olson: Original Bathroom Lighting Designs

Danielle Littman |  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…


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…