Instant Holiday Makeover!

The holidays are fast approaching and there is no time for big renovations.  However, here are a few of Quoizel’s popular items that can change the feel of a room in time for your guests to arrive.

The featured mirror is classic European elegance with its refined design fit for royalty.  The hand-forged iron is twisted into graceful curves and can easily transform any foyer, hallway, bathroom or bedroom.  The matching bath fixture celebrates the beauty of light with its warm graduation of color.  This fixture can be mounted as an uplight or downlight and is part of Quoizel’s very popular Duchess Collection.

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Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays!

With Thanksgiving and Hanukkah upon us, and Christmas right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to Dress Up Your Home!

The quickest, easiest and possibly least expensive way to update your home is to update your lighting.  Changing your foyer, dining room or kitchen fixture can spruce up the room where you welcome your guests or entertain them.

This gorgeous vintage bronze tiffany shade is a treasured piece of jewelry and will no doubt be what your guests see when they first 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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How Lighting Affects Alzheimer’s

As America ages, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is becoming more prevalent. Research continues on both the cause and treatment of the condition, focusing on the best methods for increasing Alzheimer’s patient care and comfort.

In a recent article by Residential Lighting, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lighting Research Center has done extensive research showing that abnormal sleep patterns in Alzheimer’s patients are frequently caused by inadequate lighting levels which increase agitation, depression and intensified disease progression.

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What is Americana Style?

If you like to tweak your home décor on a regular basis, then odds are you’ll be taking advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to get ready for autumn. You can do this by introducing some Americana style elements to your home. Americana style tends to use the red, white and blue colors of the American flag as well as classic American farmhouse and colonial furniture. The following are some ways to add Americana style elements:

The Flag – There’s nothing more American than the American Flag. Hang one up on one of your walls, and be sure to light it well from above using recessed lights. Additional table lamps (as seen below) and pendant lighting can help bring out the details. Upholstery – Place a few white and blue pillows of different patterns on your red couch. Quilt – For an inviting Americana feel, hang an antique quilt with worn red, white and blue colors above your couch.

What could be more Americana than a tiffany lamp?  This piece pays homage to this timeless style collection which features a handcrafted, genuine art glass shade created in rich jewel tones.  Be sure to check out this lamp as well as Quoizel’s other Americana style decorative lighting.

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