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.


A Professional Lighting Designer is a “Bright Idea” for your Remodel

When you are renovating, it is important to make sure that all of your contracting bases are covered which should include a professional lighting designer.  Decorative lighting is a major aspect of home décor and design. The design and placement of the lighting should reflect the design of the room and the lighting should enhance the room’s decorative elements.  Here are a few reasons why you should consider a professional lighting designer for your remodeling project.

With so much variety in lighting today, a professional lighting designer will help you navigate the different types of lighting available, ensuring the room achieves the look and atmosphere you are trying to create.  The professional will work with you to realize your lighting dreams on your budget. They will help you get the best quality light for that amount of money. 


Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Quoizel has many gift ideas.  We have highlighted a few unique items that would be a great gift for that special mom! 

The unusual Whispering Wood Tiffany table lamp is made of the finest creamy white art glass.  The outstretched branch design on the shade is accented with genuine Agate stones.  Each stone is hand-selected for quality and size, cut in half, placed in a tumbler for 72 hours to make smooth and round and is then hand-polished to a deep sheen.  The branch motif is cleverly echoed in the base. 


Spotlight on Carolyn Kinder Creations!

For over two decades, Carolyn Kinder has been designing and developing innovative collections for the home furnishings industry.  Carolyn has an established reputation that has become synonymous with class and timeless design.  What could be better than partnering with Quoizel who has created timeless designs since 1930.

Quoizel introduced 32 styles from Carolyn Kinder at the January Dallas Market, all of which were very well-received.

The Aruba series is a new edition to Quoizel’s Naturals Collection, which has an open-weave bamboo shade with an inner paper shade and a painted bronze finish.  The inner shade diffuses the light for a warm glow. 


I’ll take a Romantic Dinner for Two Please!

To the left, Quoizel’s Marquette Collection is a subtle smattering of multifaceted crystal drops.  This refined design is worthy of a French parlor, and nearly as romantic as Paris itself.  The beautiful heirloom finish is a rich bronze with antique silver highlights.  Offered in three different sizes this collection has many coordinating pieces to accommodate all your design needs. 

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a romantic dinner under a glowing whimsical chandelier.  New to 2013 is Quoizel’s Wesley Collection, 5-candelabra fixture in Italian fresco finish which is also offered in 3 or 8 lights.