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Unexpected Places for Chandeliers

There is nothing as timeless as a gorgeous chandelier hanging in a two-story foyer or over the dining room table. But that’s not the only place where chandeliers belong. Chandeliers can add a bit of glam to any space. Take a peek at three of our favourite places to hang a little extra sparkle nowadays:

1) Over the Bathtub

Bathrooms can be such an incredibly busy place in your home. Not only are they where you take care of business, but its also the place where you prepare for your day and wind down for a relaxing night.

Why not add a little glam to your retreat space with a chandelier over the tub. To give yourself the full spa experience make sure you add a dimmer switch so you can set the mood for your nightly soak! 

Neutra Chandelier in Matte Black & Polished Nickel / Arrington Chandelier in Rubbed Bronze

2) In Your Home Office

Experts estimate that we will spend one third of our life working. If you are working from home, why not make your work space just as enjoyable and fun to be in as the rest of your home.

With more and more people working from home nowadays it’s no surprise that we have seen many clients wanting to refresh and jazz-up their work spaces. Try adding a chandelier as your overhead light or over your reading nook. 

Datus Chandelier in Polished Nickel / Auge Chandelier in Chrome

3) The Bedroom

Adding a chandelier to your bedroom may be the perfect way to step up your bedroom design. Bedrooms are the place where doors close when company comes over. The lights in your bedrooms do not need to match or compliment any other lights in the house. If you love that crazy over the top chandelier but it would look out of place hanging over your dining room table, then have a little fun in your bedroom! After all, it’s the space in the house that should be 100% you!

Dealey Chandelier in Matte Black / Alito Chandelier in Polished Nickel

If you are looking to update your home’s lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

Bathroom Vanity Lighting Inspiration – Coastal Look

Bathrooms can be such an incredibly busy place in your home. Not only are they where you take care of business, but it is also the place where you prepare for your day and wind down for a relaxing night.

Your bathroom vanity lighting should express your style and feel of your family’s aesthetic. We have collected three options for those aspiring to a coastal feel in their bathroom. 

1. Vaughn 2-Light Vanity in Chrome

Charming, festive style goes light as it lights up a bath space with this two-light vanity from the Vaughn collection. Illuminate a compact vanity with a themed fixture borrowing from nautical and industrial, formed of gleaming chrome finish steel and featuring unique schoolhouse clear seedy glass shades. This light becomes a central focus in a transitional, coastal or modern bathroom. 

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Vaughn Collection offers the vanity light in 1-light, 2-light, 3-light, 4-light and 5-light options. As well as finishes in matte black, brushed nickel and chrome. 

2. Delaney 3-Light Vanity in Matte Black

Embrace the industrial artisan flavor of this three-light vanity light. With a beautiful matte black finish metal mount and frame, its delicate clear glass shades provide an exquisite accent. This light would compliment a transitional, or coastal bathroom.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Delaney Collection offers the vanity light in 1-light, 2-light, 3-light, 4-light and 5-light options. As well as finishes in matte black and brushed nickel. 

3. Joliet 3-Light Vanity in Olde Brass

Upscale sophistication with a Mid Century Modern vibe tells the story of this elegant three-light vanity light. A blend of delightful materials offers stunning large glass shades with rich olde brass finish metal, delivering a warm palette that embellishes the look of any transitional bath space and frames a vanity with exquisite beauty. 

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Joilet Collection offers the vanity light in 1-light, 2-light, 3-light, 4-light and 5-light options. As well as finishes in olde brass, brushed nickel, chrome and matte black.  

If you are looking to update your home’s lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

Using Wall Sconces

Over the past year there has certainly been a push towards a more natural and ambient style of lighting while keeping the design aesthetic minimalist. Key to mastering this style of lighting is incorporating layers of lighting. One way designers are maximizing the layered lighting effect and keeping the look minimalistic is by incorporating wall sconces into the design. 

Wall sconces are desirable because they don’t take up floor space or table space like a floor or table lamp, but still allow a focal point and layered light effect. This allows you to highlight a particular feature of your room like a painting or photograph, or to allow focused task lighting like a reading light by the bed without taking up space on the ever-full bedside table. 

There are lots of different ways to incorporate wall sconces into your lighting design.

1) In the Bedroom

Adding wall sconces in the bedroom is the perfect way to add a little night time ambiance into your bedtime routine. By using wall sconces rather than overhead light, you can begin to adjust your lighting levels to help you get ready for sleep. You can even take it to the next level and put your wall sconces on a dimmer switch!

Using a wall sconce as your bedside lighting source, rather than a table light, helps to save precious table space on your already crowded bedside table. Between that stack of books you’ve been meaning to read, your glasses and your nighttime glass of water – there is a lot going on for that piece of real estate. 

2) In Your Living Room

Wall sconces in your living room can help to provide focus on a prized piece of decor, anchor your fireplace or just provide a little extra light by your favourite reading nook.

Living rooms are another great spot to add a dimmer switch to your wall sconces. This will help you to adjust your lighting levels to better set the mood for whatever activity is happening in the living room. From a bright game day, to dimming the lights for movie night! 

3) In the Entry

Wall sconces in your front entry are the perfect way to greet guests! These lights help keep pathways clear for the busy entrance and exit of your home. They are also the perfect light to leave on when you know you will be coming home late to a dark house. 

If you are interested in including wall sconces into your lighting design, please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

Fall 2021 Lighting Trends

The days are getting cooler and shorter. It’s safe to say that things have been far from ‘normal’ for 2021 but that hasn’t stopped people from updating their homes. 

As the leaves change colour and the crisp scent of fall is in the air, we have found a few common trends emerge this fall from our lighting clients. 

Incorporating Sconces

Over the past year there has certainly been a push towards a more natural and ambient style of lighting while keeping the design aesthetic minimalist. Key to mastering this style of lighting is incorporating layers of lighting. One way designers are maximizing the layered lighting effect and keeping the look minimalistic is by incorporating wall sconces into the design. 

Wall sconces are desirable because they don’t take up floor space or table space like a floor or table lamp, but still allow a focal point and layered light effect. This allows you to highlight a particular feature of your room like a painting or photograph, or to allow focused task lighting like a reading light by the bed without taking up space on the ever-full bedside table. 

Focus on the Dining Table

2020 and 2021 has taught us a lot about the value of cherishing the here and now. One way we are seeing this manifest in the home is as a new focus on the dining room or kitchen table. Families are actively seeking ways to connect with their loved ones and what is a better place to do that than around the table sharing a delicious meal?! 

We have seen a number of families looking to freshen up their dining area by updating their over-the-table lighting. Interested in what that process involves? Check out our blog on how to purchase your dining room table light.

A Welcoming Front Door

With snow on the way, it’s certainly time to make sure your outdoor lights are in working condition to light up those slippery paths. 

The style of your outdoor lighting fixture should always compliment the style of your home. When this happens successfully, your home will always be welcoming to guests and have great curb appeal. We always recommend that our clients bring in a photo of the front of their house so we can help you choose something that reflects the charm of your house. Read more about creating the perfect front door on our blog.

If you are looking for some fall inspiration please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

Kitchen Island Lighting Inspiration – Contemporary Look

Calling all foodies and kitchen-lovers! Today we take a deep dive into some of our favourite contemporary kitchen lighting ideas for your island. 

1. Joliet Pendant

From the Joliet Collection comes an intriguing, ultra-modern one-light pendant offering a superb accent for kitchens, hallways, and main living areas. This pendant delivers a reverse-goblet design with a chic clear glass shade and gorgeous chrome finish steel holder, down rod, and canopy. Infuse custom contemporary charm with a delicate flavor.

Also available in brushed nickel, matte black and olde brass. As well as many different style configurations (sconce, chandeliers, flush mounts, etc). 

2. Nimbus Pendant 

Encourage a sense of serenity with this crisp orb pendant, boasting mount blown glass. Beautiful over a dining table or entry, the pendant shows off a lovely silhouette with a snow flurry finish.

Also available with different shade finishes like silver, gold and mirror. 

3. Eaton Pendant 

A customized kitchen or living space deserves fashionable lighting fixtures, and this one-light pendant from the Eaton collection delivers. This sleek, simple light offers a minimalist design with a cone-shaped shade, down rod, and canopy mount crafted of iron with a shiny polished nickel finish. Mount this light straight-up or on a sloped ceiling.

Also available in brushed nickel, bronze plate, matte black and rubbed brass. As well as different sizes; 12-inch (pictured), 18-inch and 24-inch.

If you are looking to update your home’s lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

Home Office Lighting Inspiration – Modern Industrial

Calling all work-a-holics! If you have made the transition to work-from-home during the pandemic, or have always been enjoying the perks of working from home, it’s time to give your workspace a little bit of love. 

Making sure that your workspace is functional and aesthetically pleasing is paramount to your productivity. And that’s why we have brought together three looks to compliment any modern industrial workspace.

1. Cape Harbour Flush Mount in Matte Black

Chic lighting illuminates a custom space with decadence and a hint of nautical fare, customizing this matte black and glass three-light flushmount ceiling light. Embrace a historical theme originating from storied lighthouse designs with this light from the Cape Harbor collection, enjoying versatility that embellishes a space with modern, industrial, and Art Deco ambiance. This light offers a sleek ribbed clear glass shade nestled in a linear frame fashioned of bold matte black finish steel.

Also available in brushed nickel and polished nickel. Many size options are available as well.  

2. Parsons Chandelier in Matte Black and Brushed Nickel

Enhance your favorite room with this clean, crisp four-light chandelier. It’s fashioned with a matte black and brushed nickel finish and clear glass shades that deliver all the light you want. It will add a touch of brilliance to any space in the home, whether it’s your home office, the dining room, foyer, or kitchen.

Also available in matte black with an olde brass finish. There are many size and configuration options available as well.  

3. Arcano Pendant in Matte Black

Play with modern geometry with this eye-catching six-light LED pendant from the Arcano collection. Beautiful over your desk or reading chair, this pendant offers appealing curves in a matte black finish, with energy-efficient LED lighting you’ll love.

There are many size and configuration options available as well.  

If you are looking to update your home’s lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

Quick Tips for Your Thanksgiving Day Prep

It’s that time of year again! The time when families gather inside and celebrate their gratitude with one another. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the idea of hosting this season, don’t sweat it. We are here to help with three quick tips to make your home shine!

1) Clean Up Those Chandeliers/Pendants

From cobwebs, sticky fingerprints or just regular old dust- your lighting fixtures would probably benefit from a little TLC. Give your lighting fixture a quick once over with a dusting cloth, then take a look from different angles to find any of these pesky fingerprints or cobwebs still hanging about.

2) Quick Style Update? – Change Your Bulbs!

Making a little style update is a great way to keep you falling in love with your lighting fixtures without breaking the bank. Changing up the style of bulb in your chandelier can give you lots of options to prolong your interest with your lighting fixture. Having a themed party? Why not add a little whimsy and try a coloured bulb! 

3) Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

We all know it’s true, but can easily forget when things get crazy and we feel like we have to pull it off all on our own. But, you CAN ask for help! What that looks like for you may be different from someone else. You could ask another relative to bring dessert, or play “Power Hour Clean-Up” with the kiddos. 

And of course, don’t forget to take a little extra time to ENJOY the season too!

Dining Room Table Lighting Inspiration – Glam Feel

Dining room tables are no longer just the place where we eat. Dining room tables are now part of our at-home office, the homework help center, the transition land of all lost items and the place where the family might eat if the game isn’t on. 

The lighting overhead of your dining room table should express your style and feel of your family’s aesthetic. We have collected three options for those aspiring to a glam feel in their dining room.

1. Cronise Chandelier in Chrome

Celebrate sleek style and elongated lines with this rectangular island pendant constructed of metal. Featuring a brilliant chrome finish, the smooth frame is complete with geometric cut out shapes that elevate your dining space. 

2. Haylie Chandelier in Matte Black and Olde Brass

This warm two-tone twelve-light long chandelier fixture adds a dynamic elegance to your favorite space. It’s crafted in a classic matte black and olde brass finish with the lights in a candle-like design.

3. Chloe Island Light in Brushed Nickel

Define your modern space with the eye-catching, streamlined presence of this island style three-light pendant. Rounded shades are made from clear, water-textured glass, suspended from a sleek steel frame with a brushed nickel finish. Your contemporary dining room gets an instant glam boost with this sophisticated fixture.

If you are looking to update your home’s lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

Bathroom Vanity Lighting Inspiration – Contemporary Look

Bathrooms can be such an incredibly busy place in your home. Not only are they where you take care of business, but it is also the place where you prepare for your day and wind down for a relaxing night.

Your bathroom vanity lighting should express your style and feel of your family’s aesthetic. We have collected three options for those aspiring to a contemporary feel in their bathroom. 

1. 24” Baden Vanity Light in Matte Black

Clean and modern, this 24” vanity light showcases sleek, slim lines of matte black finish metal. Perfect for a powder room, it boasts a delicate, frosted white shade that diffuses the light into a soft, graceful glow. This collection is also available in a brushed nickel or chrome finish. 

Size not what you’re looking for? 

The Baden Collection offers the vanity light in a 8” or 24” size as well. 

2. Kube 5-Light Vanity Light in Matte Black and Chrome

The Kube family exudes ambiance. The Kube vanity light features a matte black and chrome finish with an austere rectangle design that provides plenty of light. The bold, edgy design really energizes a bathroom or powder room. This collection is also available in a matte black and brushed nickel finish. 

Size not what you’re looking for?

The Kube collections offers vanity lights in 1-light or 3-light options as well. 

3. 36” Rings Vanity in Black

Contemporary and simple describes the Ring family by Kendal lighting. The LED vanity features a white acrylic lens tube off set by the clean black finish of the hardware. The contemporary design will bring an elevated look to your bathroom or powder room. The Rings collection is also available in a chrome finish. 

Size not what you’re looking for?

The Rings collection offers this vanity in a 24” or 30” size as well. 

If you are looking to update your home’s lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

Lighting Your Primary Bedroom

Oftentimes bedroom lighting is overlooked. But what people don’t realize is that these are the perfect rooms to play with your lighting design. Bedrooms are the one area of the house where you want the ability for the room to be completely dark, completely bright, and somewhere in between all within the same 24 hours. Luckily for you, we can help you make that happen!

When shopping for your primary bedroom lighting consider these three tips:

1) Think About the Purpose of Each Area of the Room

Take a look through your bedroom and take note of the different tasks you want to accomplish. For example, do you have a vanity area in your bedroom for applying make-up, or do you like to read in bed? These are areas where you may want to add layered lighting options.  Maybe a desk light is needed on the vanity. Or some bedside scones or hanging pendants would be neat for bedtime reading! Or even the perfect floor lamp to complete your cozy reading nook and armchair. Remember – All of your light does not need to come from one source.

2) Consider Climate Control

Ceiling fans are a popular choice for bedroom lighting. The great benefit of having a ceiling fan is the air movement. The amount of air flow is determined by the pitch of the blades. Most residential ceiling fans will be pitched between 12-16 degrees. There are also fans with higher pitches like 22 degrees for even more air movement. The greater degree of pitch will result in more air flow. 

3) Have Fun!

Bedrooms are the place where doors close when company comes over. The lights in your bedrooms do not need to match or compliment any other lights in the house. If you love that crazy over the top chandelier but it would look out of place hanging over your dining room table, then have a little fun in your bedroom! 

4) Don’t Forget The Accessories!

Don’t forget the finishing touches like dimmer switches and remote controls. Creating a little ambiance in the bedroom is always a good idea. And a remote control means you don’t have to get out of bed to turn off the light!

If you are looking to update your master bedroom lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!

A Little Inspiration:

Item: Soriano Wall Sconce
Item: Nimbus Pendant
Item: Cavallo Pendant
Item: Sonna Flush Mount
Item: Neutra Wall Sconce