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Chandeliers

What does it mean to Layer Lighting?

Littman Bros |  2013-10-18

A room cannot be properly lit using one light source; different sources provide proper lighting for specific uses. Light layering is a design method in which a number of different light sources are blended together to create a cohesive and inviting design. Think of lighting as a wedding cake: three tiers with a little frosting…

Chandeliers

Chandeliers and their Functions

Littman Bros |  2013-08-30

Chandeliers have multiple functions; they add a beautiful light source, decoration and define an area while adding interest to a space. The most common area for chandeliers is the dining room. They are also perfect for foyers, breakfast areas and bedrooms. The mini chandelier is also a great way to dress up a space; the…

Contemporary Lighting

Pendant Lighting Functions

Littman Bros |  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….

Contemporary Lighting

Mercury Glass Pendants Offer Custom Beauty

Littman Bros |  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…

Lighting Brands

Nautical Style Lighting for Your Home

Littman Bros |  2013-07-19

Nautical style lighting is great for any home and if you live near a body of water then it’s even more fitting to go for the nautical style lighting – whether you are from a New England beach town, have a lakefront property in the Hamptons or you just are craving some nautical flavors in…

Lighting Brands

Pick of the Week: Lodge/Rustic Style

Littman Bros |  2013-07-12

Lodge and Rustic styles can encompass a few different varieties of techniques in lighting – whether you want to create the woodsy appeal of the Northwoods of Wisconsin or a rustic home in Colorado, you will need to find lighting with heavier lines.  Most of these rustic pieces are defined by their heavier “weight” and simple…

Art Deco Lighting

Pick of the Week: Art Deco/Retro Style Lighting

Littman Bros |  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…

Art Deco Lighting

New Summer Styles from the Dallas Lighting Market

Littman Bros |  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

Littman Bros |  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: Varaluz Affinity Collection

Littman Bros |  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…

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: Troy Sausalito Collection

Littman Bros |  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…

Lighting Brands

Pick of the Week: Lantern Pendants

Littman Bros |  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…