Lighting Trends to Watch in 2022

And just like that, a new year is upon us! 

After the whirlwind of 2020 and 2021, people have been seeking comfort within their homes. Which of course, has resulted in people taking more time and care into the design and function of their homes. We can’t wait to see more of these trends take hold as 2022 continues….

1 – Oversized Fixtures

Using an oversized lighting fixture as a design focus makes a bold statement. Oversized fixtures are also a great way to make a quick upgrade to your space without spending weeks (or months) on expensive (and disruptive) renovations. 

Beau Chandelier in Polished Nickel

2 – Linear Lighting

Fixtures that fall into the ‘linear lighting’ category often have simplified designs that exaggerate long lines. These fixtures are perfect for clients who are looking to keep things contemporary and minimalistic in their design. 

Calumet Chandelier in Matte Black and Olde Brass

3 – Incorporate Whimsy

After the past few years, its no wonder why people are craving a little bit of fun in their homes. In lighting we are seeing this manifest as a few different trends. From incorporating more colour into design, swapping out shades for a little change of scenery and even swapping out traditional bulbs for more fun bulbs. These are all little ways to change up your lighting fixtures with little time and financial investment. 

Z-Studio Dome Pendant in Yellow

4 – Natural Textures

From rattan to wooden beads and natural textures – there has certainly been a call to bring natural textures indoors. Using natural textures in your home can create a calming and rejuvenating energy within your home. 

Sora Pendant in Natural finish

5 – Symmetry

Symmetrical design is coming back. Symmetrical design creates a balanced look in your home. By balancing wall sconces or lamps across the fireplace, symmetrical design also helps to bring focus onto other design features in your home. 

Wentworth Wall Sconce in Matte Black

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2021 Wrap Up – Your Favourite Lighting Fixtures of the Year

As the end of the approaches we are taking a moment to look back and reflect on the year. 2021 certainly brought a lot of ups and downs for everyone. But one thing was for certain, our lights were on (for most of the year at least) and we were happy to have clients back in our store. Helping our clients design their homes this year was most definitely one of the brightest spots of the year. So let’s take a look at what was most popular with our clients this year!

Tull 5-Light Chandelier in Matte White

With a fresh matte white finish, the steel orb-shaped frame of this five-light chandelier comes to life and delivers an enticing design element radiating beautiful illumination. Make this fixture your own by customizing finishes on its frame interior, bulb bases, and finials, and enjoy the ornate bonus of floating crystal shapes that seal its exquisite aesthetic.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Tull collection offers many sized chandeliers in matte white or matte black finishes. 


Titania Black and Chrome Flush Mount

Contrasting finishes pad the extraordinary design of this four-light flush mount ceiling light. An architectural blend of rectangular shapes pairs a black steel frame with chrome finish bulb bases, and a surprisingly beautiful arrangement of candelabra-style bulbs that create a versatile contemporary and transitional dynamic.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Titania Collection offers pendants, chandeliers, flush mounts, semi-flush mounts, vanity lights and wall sconces in the same design with optional finishes of black and brushed nickel, black and chrome, or bronze and olde brass. 

Euclid Mini Pendant

Euclidean geometry influenced cubes bring a fresh architectural twist to this contemporary one-light mini pendant design. Modern chrome and matte black finishes bring a visually striking sense of layered drama to any metropolitan city inspired space.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Euclid Collection offers chandeliers, flush mounts and pendants in the same design with finish options of chrome with matte black or olde brass with bronze. 

Parsons Chandelier

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 the dining room, foyer, or kitchen.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Parsons Collection offers chandeliers, wall sconces, vanity lights, semi-flush mounts and pendants in the same design with finish options of matte black with brushed nickel, or matte black with olde brass.

Haylie Chandelier

This bright two-tone twelve-light chandelier adds a dynamic elegance to your favorite space. It’s crafted in a classic matte black and brushed nickel finish with the lights in a candle-like design. It’s ideally suited for the dining room, foyer, kitchen, or entertainment room.

Size or colour not what you’re looking for? 

The Haylie Collection offers chandeliers, and wall sconces, in the same design with finish options of matte black with brushed nickel, or matte black with olde brass.

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

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

Lighting Your Family Room

Lighting your family room can be a tricky business. There are so many lighting options available. It can definitely be overwhelming. But not to worry. We are here to help!

When shopping for your family room lighting consider these three tips:

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

Take a look through your living room and think of the different activities you would like to happen in the family room. For example, do you have a cozy armchair perfect for a cup of tea and a good book? Do you love to have family movie nights and want to be able to dim the lights for the theatrical effect?  These are areas where you may want to add layered lighting options.  By adding the perfect floor lamp to complete your reading nook and armchair, you will complete the cozy factor. Remember – All of your light does not need to come from one source! 

2) Style and Sight Lines

Nowadays open floor plans are basically essential. The family room is a high traffic area and often an intersection point in the house. Take a look from the front door, down the hallway, dining room, etc and check to see what you can see within those different sight lines. You may want to choose an overhead lighting option that compliments or contrasts the other elements within the space. 

3) Don’t Forget The Accessories!

Don’t forget the finishing touches like dimmer switches and remote controls. Creating a little ambiance in your family room is always a good idea. And a remote control or smart bulbs mean you don’t have to get out off the couch to turn off the light.

If you are looking to update your family room lighting please feel free to contact us

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

Some Inspiration:

Sophia Wall Sconce in Matte Black
Geo Chandelier in Matte Black and Chrome
Lynx Pendant in Iron Ore with White Shade

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!