Escape the Heat to a Basement Retreat

When the weather is hot and you need a place to go to keep cool, a basement will usually give you some relief.  The days when basements were dark, uninviting spaces where the kids kept their toys and you stored tools……are over.  These days homeowners want to make the most of all their available space, and the basement is the perfect place to escape the heat and enjoy specialty rooms and have some family fun.

Most basements simply need to be properly lit to create a wonderful entertainment or living space. Here are a few lighting options to help you brighten up your basement while making it look like a well-designed space:

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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. 

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What do you want the room to reflect?

Mirrors bring light and add depth to any room.  A mirror can add light to darkened spaces while making a space appear larger than what it really is.   

Quoizel, known for its beautiful lighting, understands that mirrors paired with lighting can create special effects.  Hanging a large framed mirror on a wall can reflect the light from a chandelier showing off a kaleidoscope of colors.  A mirror can also reflect the view of an adjacent garden, art work or candles creating a warm, inviting glow that will create softer lighting and give it an intimate feel.  Take your time and plan out what your mirrors will be reflecting.  You want to make sure your mirror is reflecting an attractive image and that you are getting the best possible benefits from all angles.

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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. 

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Spring has Sprung ~ Time for Spring Cleaning!

When the sun is shining and the temperature starts rising, most of us have a little more spring in our step and a little more energy for that all important Spring Cleaning!  It’s a great time of year to get rid of the clutter in your house and tackle some of the cleaning projects that you have put off since last winter.  Cleaning your home’s lighting should be on the top of your “to do” list.  Back in January, we blogged about cleaning your home’s light fixtures, and although we have listed a few more tips, the points from that blog are worth repeating.

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