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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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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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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Current Trends In Lighting

The interview between host JD Roberto of The Better Show and Editor Samantha Hart of Better Homes and Gardens  on current lighting trends was informative and well worth examining. We thought it might be interesting to match up Quoizel’s products with the current trends they highlighted.

A huge trend right now is geometric lighting including sharp lines and clean edges in a very modern design. What’s great about geometric fixtures is the modern design can also be brought into a traditional setting creating a striking visual interest. Quoizel’s Carnegie chandelier, from the Uptown Collection, has a beautiful, modern design with some added elegance from the exposed vintage bulbs. Introduced in 2013, it is a mix of a contemporary and nostalgic-inspired design.

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