Update on Intern/Designer Marie-Catherine

Back in August of 2012, we blogged about  Marie-Catherine  (Introducing Intern/Designer) referring to Quoizel’s summer intern.

Currently, Marie-Catherine is back at Purdue University in Indiana studying Industrial Design.  It is not a usual occurrence for an intern to design a collection for Quoizel’s most popular market, however, Marie-Catherine is not your usual intern. 

Showing an eye for detail and a passion for design, she created the Ariella Collection.  This collection. which is part of Quoizel’s Naturals Collection, was introduced at our January 2013 Dallas Market.  A pendant and piccolo pendant made with capiz shells in a palladian bronze finish were both highly received.

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Tips for Lighting Artwork in your Home

Using artwork in your home is a great way to introduce a personal and unique element in your interior design. Because a good piece of art is so unique to your home, you’ll want to emphasize its placement within a particular room. The best way that you can do this is by lighting up that art. Not sure how? We’ve got a few tips and ideas for you!

  • For work such as photography, prints, pastels and watercolors, use UV-blocking glass to frame it. This will prevent the pigments from fading over time.  Avoid using fluorescent lights, which contain UV rays.

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Helpful Tips for Lighting a Nursery

Planning the baby’s nursery is a huge undertaking!  From the crib to paint colors, getting this space just right for your little one is a priority.

Although lighting might not be the first thing you think about when planning your nursery, it is probably one of the most important.

The nursery needs to be a comfortable place for your baby to sleep while still having enough light to allow you to safely navigate the room. These tips should help you with the lighting layout of your nursery:

  • You’ll want lamps, or even better, sconces in areas where you need a lot of light, such as the feeding area or the changing table. These won’t light up the entire room, so you won’t have to worry about disturbing the baby’s sleep. 
  • You’ll want subdued lighting to allow you to see where you are going while still keeping the room dim. Using dimmer switches rather than plug-in night lights is a great alternative.
  • Your baby won’t be asleep all the time, which means you’ll want some ambient lighting that lights up the whole room. This might include a flush, semi-flush fixture or chandelier. Nurseries have become much more sophisticated, and it is not unusual to see a beautiful chandelier bringing the entire nursery together. 

It’s important to also remember to light up the path to the nursery since there will be several trips to and from your bedroom at all different times of the evening.

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Choosing the Right Bedside Lamp

The master bedroom is a crucial but often overlooked space in the home. After a long day, this is where you should be able to relax, unwind and recuperate. For some people, this may include curling up with your Kindle or playing a game on your iPad.  The light from these devices are never enough, and so that’s where your bedside lamp comes in.

A bedside lamp adds style and elegance to your home.  It gives you direct light while not being too intrusive as you’re trying to prepare for a good night’s sleep.

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You’re Very Welcome!!

When a customer takes the time to write such a nice letter, the least we can do is post it!  We are thrilled to hear a customer enjoyed our Factory Authorized Sale, and that they were happy with the service they were provided.

 Customer Letter

At Quoizel we continue to work hard so that every customer enjoys this same experience.

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