Bright Ideas for a Productive Home Office

Kids are back at school so time to trade in that beach chair for a comfortable office chair.  Also, time to spruce up your home office and make it a place you want to work in every day.

Creating a lighting scheme that successfully produces an environment that is easy to work in should be top on the list. Bringing as much natural light as you can by setting up your home office space near a wall with windows will make you more productive to handle the tasks of the day.

Adding ambient and task lighting will help supplement the natural light especially as the days and sunlight hours shorten. A well-lit room will visually enlarge your interior and make you want to linger in it longer especially on those days when deadlines have to be met.  

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Carolyn Kinder’s Creations Continue to Crush the Competition!

Since partnering with Quoizel back in January 2013, Carolyn Kinder’s Collections continue to be in high demand. With roots in the heartland of America, Carolyn Kinder travels the globe, discovering and developing sources to deliver rich texture, layered finishes and unique raw materials.  This can be seen in her latest creations which were introduced at this year’s January Market.

The need for style in outdoor spaces comes to light with the Weaver table and floor lamp!  The wicker-style base and brown fabric shade infuses a natural texture and creates an ambiance essential for perfect illumination for any area of your home, whether indoor or outdoor.  The Brodrick Collection is suitable for indoor or outdoor as well.  This gorgeous slate base has a stacked design with a distinctive wave pattern which creates textural excitement and is topped with a classic off-white fabric shade to create ambiance essential for perfect illumination in any area of your home.

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Additional Pieces Added to Sergio’s Uptown Collection

Sergio Orozco says “Uptown is a journey of discovery of art, design, architecture and lighting…luminaires that are destined to become tomorrow’s heirlooms”.

Exceptional chandeliers, sconces and bath fixtures were recently introduced at January’s Dallas Market adding to the very successful Uptown Collection which captures the eclectic fashion pulse witnessed on the streets of New York City!

New Uptown Collections include the Carnegie Collection which is a mix of a contemporary and nostalgic-inspired design.  The exposed vintage bulbs add an elegant touch and highlight the western bronze finish perfectly.  The Carnegie Collection is available in a 3, 6 or 8-light.

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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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