It’s Throwback Thursday!

This is our first blog on Throwback Thursday where we will share photos of “old” Quoizel products, catalogs from years past and nostalgic photos of  our loyal employees.

What better place to start than with the Abigail Adams Collection.  Quoizel got its start in 1930, and the hurricane lamp is what put Quoizel on the map!

This Abigail Adams piece features a hand-blown opal glass shade with a lighted base.  It is embellished with a soft blue floral pattern, and the intricate metal base is finished in an antique brass patina.  This is an heirloom piece to be passed down for generations.


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.


How to Clean Your Tiffany Art Glass Shades

Quoizel’s Tiffany Art Glass is some of the most exquisite lighting you’ll ever come across. The intricate details of every hand-crafted glass shade tell a story all its own. Needless to say, you want to keep these beauties looking their best for years to come.  When cleaning tiffany products made of opaque stained glass, art glass or jadestone, stay away from harsh chemicals.  Cleaning agents that contain ammonia should be avoided altogether as they can affect the finish on each lamp’s solder. You are best to apply a lemon oil-based furniture polish to a soft cloth and wipe gently.  To clean tiffany products made of beveled or transparent glass, apply a household glass cleaner to a softl cloth and wipe gently or use a feather duster.  Before cleaning any lamp shade or fixture, disconnect the power source.  From Quoizel:


How Does Quoizel Create Their Fixtures?

There are a wide variety of techniques, styles and approaches that Quoizel considers when creating each of our luxury lighting fixtures and accessories. Considerable design deliberation goes into every meticulously detailed pieces that we create here at the Goose Creek headquarters. Everything from the materials that are chosen to the aesthetics that will be presented all go through a process of thorough conceptualization to make sure each piece will retain the timeless elegance that we’ve become synonymous with.


The Benefits of Timeless Design

If you’ve got a new interior space that you’re currently working on designing, there are many style options out there to choose from: contemporary, art deco, traditional and even rustic, just to name a few. But the benefits of timeless design should never be underestimated. While each person’s taste is completely different, there’s something to be said for a classic timeless aesthetic as you never have to worry about your decor loosing vogue with each new season.

From Quiozel:

We create timeless pieces designed with you in mind. We do this by avoiding trends and fads, by balancing form and function and by making our choices thoughtfully. This kind of dedication, integrity and quality not only goes into the design of our products, but it’s in the way we do business as well. It’s why we’ve grown from a small company to become one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of fine decorative lighting and home accessories.