The New Year brings in new trends in lighting. A huge trend for 2015 includes the bridging of classic natural styling with contemporary materials and technologies. This begins with the usage of LED as opposed to incandescent bulbs. LED on average lasts about 20 years and is 80-90% efficient while traditional incandescent bulbs have a mere 20% efficiency. Also the implementation of wireless and remote control lighting is gaining popularity as consumers enjoy the convenience of such technologies.
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This elegant angel fish is sure to brighten up someone’s holiday. The Tiffany animal is hand-assembled using the copper foil technique developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The light reflects off the stained glass giving off a softening glow.
Part of the Dury Collection this traditional beautiful semi-flush is European in design yet versatile in appeal. The crisscrossed bands add visual interest and the century silver leaf finish is sure to compliment all types of décor styles. With only 14 1/2 inches in height, this semi-flush works well with different ceiling heights.
The holiday season brings with it a beautiful kaleidoscope of colors. Greens, blues, reds and shimmering gold and silver are what come to mind when we think of decorating for the holidays.
This beautiful Larissa Tiffany features a handcrafted, genuine art glass shade created in rich jewel tones as well as soft pastels. This traditional and elegant lamp will compliment your holiday lights while reflecting the hundreds of mosaic colored glass.
Just like the runway or dressing for a holiday affair, sequins, beading and sparkle will create a cheerful and festive look. The key is for the look to be classy and chic not flashy or gaudy.
With the holiday’s right around the corner, it’s a great time for this Bergen, NJ homeowner to show off their beautiful new renovations!
Designer, Emily Wallach, transformed these uninteresting rooms into a place that is both dramatic and breathtaking. A Parsons educated Interior Designer, Wallach says whether a living space is 250 or 10,000 sq ft, we all just want to feel proud of the place we call home, and every space should provide the essence of living well.
Featured is Quoizel’s Voyager light fixture. This fixture which was supplied by Lamp & Shade Works in Sewell, NJ has an elegant look that is influenced by Moorish, Spanish and Gothic styles. The intricate metal scroll work is made of hand-forged iron and the stunning malaga finish completes the design of this stately piece. This three-tier light adds an impressive statement to the room.
Americans are spending again, and that’s a good sign for the economy. After the recession in 2008, people cut back heavily on their purchases. As more people are finding jobs and incomes have been slowing rising, this trend translates to an increase in consumer spending which is good news for the auto and housing industries. If you’re about to put your house on the market, you’re probably wondering, “How much can I get for it?” Selling your home requires a keen eye to make it appeal to a wide audience. It’s careful planning and knowing how to spruce up your home that will get you the most money for your home. There are a lot of things that affect potential buyers when they are taking a tour of your home. Poor lighting can make a home look dingy and dirty. Here are a few tips to help your home look bright and marketable: