How to decorate your Chandelier

How to decorate your Chandelier

When we think about a chandelier, some of us think of an ornate fixture that becomes the focal point of a room all on its own. This may be the case with some chandeliers, but definitely not all. The simplicity behind certain designs allows the consumer to truly customize their piece and make it their own. There are many ways to do so and they can be quite inexpensive. Decorating your chandelier may sound taboo to some, however, if you use the word "decorate" loosely, you won't go overboard. By no means should whip out the finger paint and go...

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11 Problems with Lighting

11 Problems with Lighting

When it comes to interior design, lighting is an element that often gets overlooked. I have walked into a room many times and felt that something was a little off; the couches look good, the fabric of the curtains hangs nicely against the wall, and the rug is the perfect size, but something is missing. A quick scope of the lights, and there is my answer. Lighting ties a room together. It is the beginning and final touches of a room. When designing a room, problems with lighting can arise. Sometimes you can't get it to electrically work, and often...

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How Low Can Lighting Go?

How Low Can Lighting Go?

Lighting is the soul of a room. It takes a space and gives it energy. Using different lights and layering them together doesn't only lighten a room, it gives it depth and style. One classic light is the dimmer. Interior designers love to add dimmers to many rooms, and it's no surprise why. I personally prefer to have dimmers as I am able to control how bright a room is at any given time. They can create and change the mood of the room with the touch of a button. Dimmers not only add dimension to a room, but many...

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Creating a Clean and Contemporary Office Work Space

Creating a Clean and Contemporary Office Work Space

Most employers allow a certain amount of workstation “flair” that employees can decorate their offices with. While some may choose to adorn every square inch of their walls with pictures of friends, family, and pets – this constant reminder what you’re missing can become rather distracting. Creating an optimal, yet inspiring workplace requires the right balance of visual pop with as little clutter as possible. With slight exception to tech companies and ad agencies you can fully expect the average workstation to be gray, beige, or the international color of boring…taupe. There is no better way to counter the void...

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Adding Elegance and Charm with a Chandelier

Adding Elegance and Charm with a Chandelier

Overall, there is one dominating, ongoing lifestyle motto: “Better and best, not more or most.” This continues to impact lighting design and trends in crystal lighting. Crystal chandeliers are growing in popularity due to the variety of designs available, ability to blend into both traditional and contemporary environments, and their meaningful and emotional value. Traditionally, homeowners add grandeur to their home by placing chandeliers in common areas. Homeowners enjoy the ambiance of a chandelier among their guests in entertaining areas such as, living rooms, foyers, and dining rooms. However, with the introduction of new chandelier styles and colors, homeowners feel...

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Choosing Wisely: How to Select the Right Chandelier for Your Home

Choosing Wisely: How to Select the Right Chandelier for Your Home

A chandelier, suspended over the dining table, not only serves as an ornate decorative element that creates an elegant atmosphere, it can also be the focal point of the room.  A dimmable chandelier can create different moods, from a soft glowing atmosphere to one that is bright and conducive to a variety of tasks.  Choosing the right chandelier for a room can be tricky, as a variety of considerations come into play.  Aside from choosing the most visually appealing chandelier design for the space, the size of the room, the size of the table, the mounting height, and the wattage...

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Inspired lighting for children

Inspired lighting for children

For most parents, decorating a child’s bedroom or playroom is a joy. It’s a place to inject a bit of whimsy and fun vivid hues you may not consider for other areas of the house. Although you’ll likely put a lot of thought into the design concepts and themes behind your child’s room, many parents overlook lighting. Lighting for children should blend both functionality and style. Rather than settle for a bland single bulb in a clear glass globe, use lighting to bring the room’s design to new heights. A striking light fixture is not only a great design opportunity...

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The 3 reasons why you should try bedside pendant lighting now

The 3 reasons why you should try bedside pendant lighting now

Nightstands and bedside tables are very much an expression of the person who uses them. They’re the last part of our homes we see before going to sleep and the first things we see when we wake up in the morning. Despite all the highly individual decorations that adorn the average nightstand, the lighting you’ll find atop them is often just that - average. Why not give your bedside some added style - and function - by changing up the same old lamp that’s crowding the table? One of our favorite trends for bedside lighting is pendant lights. It’s showing...

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Dark room? Top tips for choosing a light fixture

Dark room? Top tips for choosing a light fixture

Lighting is such a simple concept, yet there are so many considerations – it’s enough to drive even the savviest interior designer batty. If you are updating your home’s lighting, you might feel a little overwhelmed when choosing fixtures. Find your perfect lighting option – and a little bit of Zen – with these top tips for choosing a fixture. 1. Blend aesthetic features Just as accessories tie together your favorite outfits, lighting fixtures are the jewelry that ties together the overarching design aesthetic of a space. Make sure color, style and detailing are all aligned with the main theme...

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As Featured in Veranda: Troy Lighting brings grace and elegance with the Delacroix collection

As Featured in Veranda: Troy Lighting brings grace and elegance with the Delacroix collection

A lighting industry leader since the 1960s, Troy Lighting’s fixtures demonstrate their passion for quality, design, value and service. A stunning example is their Delacroix collection, which was featured in the July/August issue of Veranda magazine. Delacroix combines an old world style and aesthetic with cutting edge technology and artisan craftsmanship. This transitional piece can work well in any interior, from modern to traditional, and would look great in an entryway, kitchen or dining room – not to mention myriad contract applications. Made from hand-worked iron, it also features the warmth of aged wood beading and hand-carved accents, as well...

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