Looking Up Never Looked Better!!

There is good reason to look up!!

Today’s ceilings are a lot more elaborate and have more architectural design than in years passed.  A great ceiling design whether it is in the living room or the dining area, the kitchen or the bedroom, can give a room unique and individual character leaving quite an impression to all who enter.

There are countless patterns, designs and colors to choose from. From a tray ceiling to beam ceilings, a cove ceiling to the highly popular drop ceiling, coordinating your lighting with these unusual ceiling patterns can give your home a dazzling look.


It’s Not Over Yet!!

Summer is not over yet, and if you’re like me, you want to enjoy every minute of it!

Whether it’s inviting guests over for a bbq or sitting on the front porch, a well-lit front entrance enables you to greet guests and enjoy the outdoors after the sun goes down. Wall lanterns on each side of the door will give your home a warm, welcoming feel and a matching post light will help to illuminate the walk while giving your home a finished look.

Investing in a quality product built for function while choosing the right outdoor light for your home’s architecture is key.  Quoizel offers such a wide variety of outdoor collections to match all different style homes.


First Impressions…

We only get one shot at making a good first impression!  When guests pull up to your home, what’s the first thing they see?  Lighting, of course.

Part of making beautiful outdoor spaces is creating memorable entrances and exits.  You can illuminate the path to your front door plus welcome visitors in style with a decorative lantern perfectly suited to complement your home’s exterior.

Look to Quoizel’s Devon Outdoor Collection to keep your home safe while stylish.  This transitional style with clear, beveled glass blends well with almost every decor and will give your home that great first impression you are looking for.  With seven coordinating pieces in a wide variety of sizes, this collection will give you the most appropriate light so that you can enjoy your patio, garden, yard or deck after the sun goes down.


Is it Corridor or Hallway?

Webster says… Corridor ~ a long passage inside a building with doors on each side & Hallway ~ a long narrow passage inside a building with doors along it leading to rooms.  

Whatever you want to call it, for safety reasons you want good lighting.  If your hallway is not well-lit, trips to the kitchen or bathroom in the middle of the night can end in tripping or falling.  In order to safely light up this area, a fixture should be installed every 8 to 10 feet.

The main hallway is where visitors will get their first impression of your home so you want your lighting to create a warm and welcoming effect.  With so many beautiful semi-flush, flush mounts and wall sconces available, why not make this part of your home as stunning as the other rooms in your home.


Does Lighting Affect your Appetite?

With Summer only 82 days away, and many of Quoizel’s employees participating in a 150-day weight loss challenge, we thought this topic might be of interest.

Does lighting affect your appetite?  Recent studies have shown that creating a relaxed environment, such as dimming the lights, diners could reduce their caloric intake by 175 calories. They also found that they rated their meals as more enjoyable.  The tranquil environment increased satisfaction while decreasing consumption.  The study also showed that while the serene atmosphere did not change what people actually ordered, they ate slower, longer and at a relaxed pace.   Adding soft music and painting your walls a certain color could also add to a calming environment.  Warm hues like red and yellow stimulate the appetite, whereas cool colors like blue, green, and grey suppress the appetite.