You Never get a Second Chance of Making a First Impression…!

The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter which makes it a great time to update your outdoor lighting.

You never get a second chance of making a first impression, and you want your guests to feel welcome from the moment they pull up to your home. You also want them to enter safely!

With so many recent trends in outdoor lighting, the decision-making on what to purchase, can be overwhelming.  At this year’s June Dallas Market, Rick Seidman, President & CEO of Quoizel spoke to Samantha Hart, Group Editor from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, to discuss top trends in today’s outdoor lighting. We live in this Amazon-era of high technology, and I think when people get to their home they want it simple, they want it clean and yet contemporized. As the outdoor living space becomes an extension of interior, that whole look and trend is moving outside” says Rick.

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Time for “Light” Shopping

Now that the pool is closed and the grill has been stored away, it’s time to think of entertaining indoors and replacing that old light fixture.  With such a wide variety of fixtures to choose from, it is an exciting time to go “light” shopping.

Spherical and geometric fixtures are popular as ever.  They are both beautiful and visually interesting and will easily freshen and modernize your space. Seen to the left is an island chandelier and matching pendants that offer a clean simplistic design that is traditional in theme yet suits a variety of decors. The Gallery Collection is classic with a minimalistic effect, and the slender candle sleeves come in ivory for an elegant look but are also provided in royal ebony to match the finish of this beautiful collection.

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She’ll only be little for a little while…

A bedroom like this isn’t just in fairy tales.

This dream-like bedroom in Key Biscayne, Florida was designed by Interiors by Maite Granda. “I develop unique spaces to suit people’s lifestyles and budgets” says Granda, and this magical yet sophisticated little girl’s room is a space where imagination will know no bounds.

Inspired by the view of the outdoor foliage, the designer chose the Laila pendant by Quoizel and the matching birdcage accessories. The pink striped wallpaper, throw rug, sheer window treatments and coordinating bed canopy soften this space and showcase a youthful yet lady-like design.

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BRIGHT IDEAS: 5 Lighting Trends in 2017 (from Quoizel’s Product Advisory Council)

While I’ve been a member of the lighting industry for only 38 days, I’ve long believed that lighting selection is one of the most important (and underrated) decisions you will make for your home. As a millennial, I often look to the online community for interior decorating inspiration, but with thousands of options in a plethora of styles, sizes and finishes, the search for that perfect piece can be a bit overwhelming. And keeping up with the latest trends? Well it’s downright exhausting. If only there was someone whose job it was to help you identify your personal design style and weed through the thousands of options to find your lighting soulmate.

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Quoizel has a Pendant for Every Personality

Clean, airy looks are very popular in today’s home decor, which is why pendants have become so desirable.

Pendants offer pops of color and illumination at eye level and provide task lighting for food preparation and cleaning while providing visual coziness by bringing the light down to where people are sitting or standing. Pendants are among the easiest and most economical fixture to change, and with such a wide variety of pendants from contemporary to traditional, Quoizel offers a pendant for every personality.

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