New Year, New Trends for 2016!

Neutral colors will be everywhere you look, and according to Pantone the color trend for 2016 is rose quartz and serenity (soft pinks and blues) which will radiate a sense of order and peace. Simply White, Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, is very elegant and defined. Layered whites mixed with natural light add nuance and subtle beauty to a room. To add a bit more character, use different textures, geometric patterns and mixed metals that will all be trending in the upcoming months.

Bringing the outdoors in will continue to play a big role in homes. The Thornhill chandelier brings the form of nature to lighting with forest-like branches finished in a stark Marcado Black. In addition to having natural looking decor and greenery, welcome natural sunlight in with windows and sliding glass door systems that will allow easy access to the outdoors while adding beauty and style to any space. Outdoor living spaces and kitchens are the perfect place to relax alongside nature. They are a great addition to make your own backyard feel like a vacation spot all year long.

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Need Some Stress Relief?

Drained after a day of holiday shopping?  There’s a few things you can do to make your house a home….a place you look forward to coming to at the end of the day.

Decorative pillows, throw blankets, a comfy chair, music and intimate lighting will set the mood for you to enjoy the few hours you have at home.

After looking at that computer screen all day, try looking at this contemporary diverse and sharp Abode pendant from Quoizel’s Platinum Collection!  The dual shades are combined to create a cohesive look with clear organza trimmed in grey under a laser cut metal shade with an intriguing unique design. The sleek polished chrome finish completes the look.

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Making the Grade = Quoizel

New beginnings… whether it’s the first time away from home, the first day of high school or starting a new job, September will be here, and you want to be prepared!

Task lighting will help give direct light without distracting others. Designed to illuminate and define someone’s personal work space is a necessity for every college student. Great for that dorm room or home office, Quoizel’s portable lighting comes in multiple styles and finishes to compliment everyone’s style.

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Great Gift Ideas for Dads…and Grads!

Gift ideas for those dad and grads in your life…

Forget the neck tie this Father’s Day, this Classic Craftsman island light would be perfect for any man cave. Created with incredibly fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, this fixture is timeless with its valiant bronze finish and would look great above a billiard or card table.

New for 2015, the Union Station table lamp is designed with steam punk inspired roots. The metal, mesh shade is transparent allowing the vintage bulbs to shine through. If your dad is up on the latest trends, he will love this vintage meets industrial style lamp.

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Don’t Overlook Your Lighting When Selling your Home!

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:

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