Lamps Can Warm Up Your Home This Winter

Across the country, winter has proven to be pretty brutal, and we still have a long way to go before Spring.  There have been dramatic changes in temperature from one day to the next, and if your part of the world hasn’t seen record-breaking low temperatures, you’ve seen record-breaking rain fall. 

As the temperatures continue to drop, we move indoors to seek comfort and warmth, and the one thing that you have control over is what’s happening inside your home.   A lack of light will make your home feel more like a cave than a retreat. Lighting plays an important role in being able to see, but it also affects our mood too. Finding the right lighting can be the solution to creating an inviting home for your family and guests. 

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Great Gift Ideas…

Looking for the perfect gift?  Something different?  Here are a few different gift ideas for the special man or woman in your life…

Strands of crystal beads and teardrops adorn this French-inspired mini chandelier.  The rustic, bolivian bronze finish and opulent crystals compliment the overall style.  This would look lovely in a bathroom, dressing area or sitting area.

This classic geometric Arts & Crafts piece with handcrafted art glass in shades of sapphire blue, warm honey, amber and cream would look great above the billiard table!

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It’s Throwback Thursday!!

Back in 2001, Quoizel offered lighted terrariums that were available in three different styles, the Standard Globe, the Mission and the Harmony.  Featured here in a vintage bronze finish, these accent pieces are “a great find” when shopping for a unique piece! 

Followers on Quoizel’s facebook page have commented that they have found these terrariums on Ebay as well as estate sales.  Timeless designs then…..and now.

Maybe you have a Quoizel lamp or bath fixture that was handed down to you, bought from an estate sale or an interesting story on how you acquired one of your favorite lamps.  If so, please contact josephinee@quoizel.com.   We would love to share and post it!

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Choose the Right Size Chandelier for Your Entryway

You only get one chance at making a first impression.  When your guests enter your home, the foyer fixture will set the tone for the rest of your home, so what impression do you want to give.

When choosing a fixture for your foyer, size and scale are both very important considerations.  Selecting the wrong size chandelier for the space, may have the fixture look minuscule in comparison to the room or might be too overpowering for a smaller space.

Consider your entryways:

  • Ceiling height. Start by comparing the height of the chandelier to the height of the space. A wise rule of thumb is to allow 84 inches of space between the bottom of the chandelier and the floor.  If the ceiling is less than 84 inches, a chandelier is not recommended for your foyer.
  • Width. A quick way to determine if an entryway can accommodate the width of the chandelier is to add its length and width in feet. For example, an entryway that is 10 feet in width and 12 feet in length can accommodate a chandelier that is up to 22 inches wide.
  • Decorative features. Don’t forget to include a ceiling cap, the dimensions of an odd shaped entryway, or unique window features into consideration when choosing a chandelier. Every entryway is different and you should choose the chandelier that’s best for your unique space.

Contact Quoizel today for ideas on how to make your visitors feel welcome when they enter your home!

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How Color Affects the Mood of Your Room

Do you realize that lighting can dramatically change the overall mood in a space?  Use decorative lighting to set the tone and atmosphere of each room in your home. Soft warm white is the most common for home lighting, but warm yellow, blue and pink tints are also being used as technology changes.

The warm white light or even pink tint can be soothing or romantic when illumination is low or invigorating when it is bright. Light with just a soft yellow glow is welcoming and friendly and gives off a sense of optimism, enlightenment and happiness while a tint of green, purple or blue gives an element of relaxation. Dimmer switches are great and provide different levels of light to enhance a mood.

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