Ready to update your exterior look this year? Check out some of our favorite picks for each signature style and get your home refreshed for the summer season ahead.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR.
Valentine’s day is historically marked as the most romantic day of the year. Typically filled with cards, flowers and chocolate- we have chosen to embrace this holiday of hearts by showcasing a few of our favorite romantic lighting looks.
Ready or not, here come the HOLIDAYS!
Rich in family traditions, holiday celebrations are about coming together at full tables with even fuller hearts to rejoice with family over food in the comfort of home. There is not a busier time of year for our dining rooms- which makes it the perfect time to make sure this space is wonderfully lit and on trend! Follow our simple style guide for inspiration for your dining room transformation this year.
Can’t get enough of that beachy style? You don’t need to live near the shore to embrace this look. Make your home feel like a vacation all year round by incorporating nautical accents and iconic stripes into your decor. Natural woven materials and tinted glass make the Outer Banks collection from Troy Lighting a perfect coastal choice for your dining room.
Style Tip: Try choosing white-washed wood finishes on your dining room furniture for a more carefree and breezy appearance. Layer the room with natural fiber rugs and a mixture of nautical stripes and plaids in your fabric choices.
Vintage inspired style is making a big comeback. Do you love distressed finishes, chipped paint and soft romantic prints? If so, then this is the look for you! The Chateau collection from Capital Lighting combines weathered metal finishes and simple wooden beading to evoke an aged and authentic feel. This perfectly imperfect look brings nostalgic style and casual elegance to the table…literally.
Style Tip: Pair with pretty vintage glassware and mixed patterned china for an informal, yet elegant finish.
This look is inspired by nature and has a comfortably casual feel. Think warm wood tones, earthy color palettes and reclaimed materials. Rustic does not have to feel lodge-like, however. The bold, open-work design of the Emilie series, from Hinkley’s Fredrick Ramond line, exudes a relaxed rustic style with a modern edge. The vintage, edison-style lamping gives this piece a restored vibe- perfect for those who prefer that aged and storied look.
Style Tip: Think terra cotta centerpieces and fall botanicals for your tablescape. Finish off the look with natural woven linens and hammered iron accents. You will have relaxed and rustic perfection.
It’s no secret, great lighting has taken a position of priority in home design and decor in recent years. The right lighting can make or break your space visually, which is why we continually strive to provide our customers with the latest in trending looks that cross a wide variety of price points. We are passionate about our customers having great lighting options- no matter what their budget may be- which is why today we want to show you how great illumination and style can be achieved in all price categories. We have broken down a few of our favorite lighting trends in a side by side comparison of LUX vs. LESS.
THE BEADED BEAUTY
The glass beaded trend has exploded in the lighting world! Encompassing a jewelry-like feel, the beaded detailing adds a touch of glamour and sparkle to interior spaces that lends itself to be desired in more delicate areas, such as the Master Bath or Powder Room. Our luxury fixture, from the Chanteuse Collection from Currey and Company, boasts artful hand-finishing techniques creating a beautiful silver granello finish, while supporting graceful strands of frosted crystal beading, and has a price tag of $4,240.00. It is an artful combination of sophistication and modern design. In comparison, our look for less is the Rylee Chandelier from Crystorama. Executing the same classic empire shape, this slightly simpler version embodies a more vintage feel with its clear-cut crystal beading and antique gold painted metalwork- competitively priced at $700.00! Both product designs are excellently executed and keep current with today’s contemporary-leaning design trends, while adding that special amount of sparkle to any interior.
THE ARTISTIC ORB
The Orb has upped its game. This popular lighting structure is being observed in all different metal finishes and materials, covering every style genre from modern to traditional and everything in between. Nature rules here, however, with two artistic versions of this sought-after trend that are sure to shine center stage when suspended in any environment. Our luxury Driftwood Chandelier from Currey and Company showcases the humble virtue of nature with its meticulously constructed and hand-wired bodice supporting real pieces of natural driftwood. Just as in nature, no two fixtures will be exactly alike. This beautiful hand-made piece of electrified art is priced at $1,140.00. Our competitive contender, the 6-light Lowell Pendant from Capital Lighting, is a natural beauty all her own. A slightly more transitional approach, the natural wooden beads combined with a soft tuscan bronze metal finish creates a beautiful blend of visual texture and a modern orb shape, sure to add unique style to transitional spaces. Pricing in at $898.00, it’s a lighting win.
A NEW SPIN
Long gone are the days of the boring ceiling fan. With more options to choose from than ever before, people are integrating more ceiling fans into their homes. The fan industry has exploded with product offerings in every size, shape, design and color- you can now find a fan to suit virtually any style of decor and size of room! Yep, the ceiling fan is making a big comeback, giving us all a much needed breath of fresh air- pun intended. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should consider taking a “new spin” with a ceiling fan.
1. THE MINIMALIST & MINIMALIST MAX-
MONTE CARLO has hit a home run with this series. Available in both 56″ and 72″ spans, these robust fans pack some serious design punch. The sleek style lines and beautifully curved blade details give off a mid-century aesthetic while still evoking a fresh and modern feel. Complete with an integrated 16 watt LED downlight and a CFM rating of over 7,000, this fan is anything but minimal in our eyes.
2. THE HUGH-
Hugger fan lovers- this one’s for you. The Hugh fan from FANIMATION is strong, sturdy and ready for any environment. Hugh is wet rated and suitable for use in all indoor and outdoor spaces. Its versatile design and transitional look make it one of our favorite picks for 2017. Available in either 44″ or 52″ spans, this fan will sweep you off your feet- and look good while doing it.
Our crew is Dallas bound for the
Going to Lightovation is an exciting time for us. We make the journey to Texas twice a year to witness hundreds of lighting manufacturers present the next big trends in the lighting industry at this wonderful marketplace. It gives us a chance to style forecast and be part of this rapidly evolving and ever-changing design industry, as well as plan for what type of products we will be showcasing in our showroom in the upcoming year. With so much to see while at market, we asked sales team-member, David, what he is most looking forward to getting a glimpse of this week.
MORE GOLD AND WHITE-
Probably the most popular of all finish combinations right now- the Gold and White duo is definitely white hot! We are seeing it introduced across all style realms and fixture types, from modern to traditional and everything in-between. This power duo feels bright and fresh and oh-so-current on whatever fixture it graces and David is excited to see what else is unveiled with this color combo, and who else is on-board with the trend.
MORE TO “LOOK UP” TO-
A great ceiling fixture can breathe new life into an old space, and David is eager to look for additional options in this category. “I am excited to source more stylish flush and semi-flush ceiling fixtures at affordable price points on this trip,” says David. A best selling category in our showroom, decorative ceiling fixtures are making a big comeback in the lighting industry, and are available in more unique designs, styles and finishes than ever before. We are excited to see what new product is in store for us!