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Style Guide- Dining Room Light Success!

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.


Are you more of a fan of simple and structural design?  Try making your dining chandelier a minimal work of art to appreciate while you dine.  The Branches series from Kichler Lighting is a great choice for those who find themselves inspired by the asymmetric patterns found in nature.  This collection will give your room a lighting focal point with major metropolitan flair.

Style Tip: Stick to black and white color combos with this style, and add just a punch of an accent hue in your decor.  Think modern and metal with your furniture and small, repetitive vases filled with structural greenery or succulents for your tablescape.



Go for the WOW.  The Cash Pendant light from Dimond Lighting merges high fashion with your dining room.  A stunning echelon of crisp, white, hexagonal glass pieces comprise this showstopping number making it the coolest of the cool in contemporary lighting.

Style Tip:  Less is more, here.  With such drama on your ceiling, go for the most minimal look on your tabletop possible.  A few modern votive candles is really all you need.  Let the light do all the talking!



This popular trend is still gaining speed.  The key to this look is making sure things feel industrial, yet family friendly with simple shapes and heirloom-like details.  The Audiophile series from Troy Lighting does just that.  The large glass globes and vintage lamping make this lighting series casually playful, yet fresh and modern feeling all at once.

Style Tip: Use pieces from the past to authenticate this look.  Patchwork quilts, and bistro style dinnerware are a great choice, as well as most anything in an animal shape.  (Cue the little cow salt and pepper shakers.)



This ain’t your Grandma’s traditional.  It’s out with the old and in with the new!  This new traditional style incorporates clean, transitional lines into almost everything it touches.  Tailored upholstery, smooth metal finishes, bold colors and simple shapes are what you are looking for when decorating in this style.  The Zander sixteen light chandelier from Capital Lighting is one of our newest showroom faves.  A rich, warm brass finish gives this sparse and simple structure an eclectic edge that will serve your dining room well, and make it new-ly traditional.

Style Tip: Vibrant pops of color work well with this style.  Think bold, jewel toned fabrics on traditional furnishings for a fresh twist on the classics.  Dark woods mixed with modern metals or lucite is what this melded look is all about.


PHOTO CRED: Troy Lighting, Capital Lighting Fixture Co., Hinkley Lighting/Fredrick Ramond, Kichler Lighting, Dimond International.
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