Deep & Bold or Cool & Tranquil — What’s Your Pick For 2018?

‘Tis the season for Color of the Year announcements!

Not only can color affect your perception of a room’s size and shape, it can also influence your mood. If choosing the color palette for your space is proving to be a daunting task, take your cues from the experts of hues:

Sherwin-Williams’ 2018 pick for Color of the Year is Oceanside. “Inspired by travel, the blue-green hue will add an air of mystery and elegance to any space,” says People Home & Travel.  

Behr announced their Color of the Year, In the Moment. “This cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green.”

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Where Is Quoizel??

When we think of Quoizel, we think of timeless pieces created for our homes. However, more and more Quoizel lighting is popping up in unfamiliar places and spaces. Adding an interesting fixture where one might not initially think to do so can take a space to a whole new level.

First impressions are lasting impressions! Adding sleek, sophisticated lighting fixtures to your office lobby will impress visitors as soon as they walk in. A glamorous chandelier will immediately bring their eyes up and make your space seem larger and more open. This Downtown chandelier (left) is elegant and cool, featuring a shiny chrome finish and opal etched glass drum shade. The shine from the glass ball accent adds some sparkle to this simple fixture making it a piece of artwork in itself and allows it to pop off of the refreshing green hue of the rest of the space. Adding pendants above an end table stands out because they’re typically used over a kitchen table or island. These Emery pendants are a seamless addition to this space (right). The chrome of the chandelier marries beautifully with the space’s other metallic accents and provides the perfect amount of light to anyone using the seating area.

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Don’t be Left in the Dark

Today is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year. It’s a good time to reflect on how lighting effects our mood and how we feel.

Poor lighting can cause eye fatigue and headaches which make us feel depressed or ill.  Our bodies need a good quantity of light at the right intensity and at the right time of day to act as cues for our internal body clock.  Light in the morning helps us wake up and feel alert and energized while dimmer light at night cues us to go to sleep and stay asleep.  “Light is critical for our health and well-being.  Ensuring that we receive adequate light levels at the appropriate time of day benefits our alertness, mood, productivity, sleep patterns and many aspects of our physiology” says Dr. Victoria Revell, a chronobiologist at the University of Surrey.

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T’was The Night….

T’was the night…

Everyone in the kitchen before dinner is served, by pendant lights eating scrumptious hors d’oeurves.

est memories are made being with each other, gathering with friends, sister or brother.

Under your chandelier your family and friends will reminisce about days gone by eating turkey, trimmings and apple pie.

Retiring into the living area under dimmed lights gives everyone a chance to relax, catch up and enjoy the night.

Illuminate everywhere, Santa is here, it’s time for gifts and holiday cheer!!

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