Dining Room in The 2014 Southern Living Idea House

Dining Room in The 2014 Southern Living Idea House

Dining Room in The 2014 Southern Living Idea House

The 2014 Southern Living Idea House is Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina

“In perfect tandem, architect Ken Pursley and interior designer Suzanne Kasler work together to write the next chapter of southern style. It’s lighter, fresher and more livable than ever before.”

I love the whole house. The over-sized pendants make the dining room. They are described as having “the feel of an art installation.” A series of lanterns with glass globes rather than a chandelier or single pendant allow you to  see through them right out to the water

The Decorating

“Like Ken, Suzanne encourages people to explore and use every part of a home. ‘In a house like this, most of the eating happens outdoors,’ Suzanne says. She laid the proper foundation for a dining room, a rug to anchor the space, a trestle style table, and a variety of seating options. But then she took a thoroughly modern approach, pulling an ottoman (which is more useful than a bench) right up to the table and using the dining area more like a library table. This home’s dining room, like every other one in the South shouldn’t be relegated to occasional-use-only status. Enjoy it every day. ‘This is today’s way of living.’ says Suzanne.”

The Details

“The six pendants have the feel of an art installation and further accentuate the lowered, beamed ceiling. Combining these lights with the tabletops driftwood and globe accessories, Suzanne established an entry point for her layered sculptural look. ‘I wanted to show a casually elegant side of living.’ she says.”

You can see a tour here: www.southernliving.com/home-garden/idea-houses/palmetto-bluff-dining-room-tour-video

Glass Pendants in cased or blown glass. Suspended from chain, cable or rods these pendants coordinate with a variety of interior styles. Similar to mini pendants, but larger.

Glass Pendants in cased or blown glass. Suspended from chain, cable or rods these pendants coordinate with a variety of interior styles. Similar to mini pendants, but larger.

Oversized Blown Glass Pendants are shown in a lot of homes now. They come at a variety of price points and are often paired with vintage filament bulbs.

Over-sized Blown Glass Pendants  >

 

Kitchen with Progress Lighting P5094 Metal Shade Pendant Lights

Progress P5094 Metal Shade Pendant Lights One-light cord-hung pendant with white interlined shade. Basic Metal Pendants are ideal for Kitchen Lighting or Bar Lighting.

Progress P5094 Metal Shade Pendant Lights
One-light cord-hung pendant with white interlined shade. Basic Metal Pendants are ideal for Kitchen Lighting or Bar Lighting.

Don’t you just love this kitchen?

This is from Elle Décor’s July/August 2014 issue.

Past Master

“He may be a furniture restorer to the stars, but in his own Brooklyn townhouse, Karl Kipfmueller opts for the worn and the faded

“The kitchen cabinetry and stainless steel countertops are by Galesi Design, the pendant lights are by Progress Lighting, the under counter freezer and refrigerator drawers are by Summit, and the Wolf stove is vintage; the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Dulamel in White and the flooring is cork.”

Text by Kathleen Hackett
Photography by William Abranowicz
Produced by Anita Sarsidi

Progress P5094 Metal Shade Pendant Lights One-light cord-hung pendant with white interlined shade. Basic Metal Pendants are ideal for Kitchen Lighting or Bar Lighting.

Progress P5094 Metal Shade Pendant Lights
One-light cord-hung pendant with white interlined shade. Basic Metal Pendants are ideal for Kitchen Lighting or Bar Lighting.

Progress Lighting Metal Shade Pendant Lights are VERY inexpensive! They come in brushed nickel, dark green and a bronze finish, as well as the white shown in Elle Decor.

Progress P5094 Metal Shade Pendant Lights

One-light cord-hung pendant with white interlined shade. Basic Metal Pendants are ideal for Kitchen Lighting or Bar Lighting.

P5094-09 Brushed Nickel $83.52
P5094-30 White $58.14
P5094-45 Dark Green $64.53
P5094-74 Venetian Bronze $96.30

Finish: Brushed Nickel, White, Dark Green, Venetian Bronze
Plated Brushed Nickel (-09) finish with clear cord
Painted White (-30), Dark Green (-45) with white cord
Painted Venetian Bronze (-74) finish with black cord

Steel construction
Spun metal shade
Painted gloss white inside for reflectivity

Width/Diameter: 16″ x Height: 7-1/2″
canopy covers a standard 4″ hexagonal recessed outlet box:
Lamp Type: 1 x Medium Base 150 watt ceramic sockets

3 conductor SJT cord
10 feet of wire supplied
Pre-wired
UL-CUL listed
www.brandlighting.com/pendants_basic.html

A Swing Arm Lamp Creates a Comfortable Reading Nook in a Bedroom

June 2014 Traditional Home shows a beautiful home in the article Comfort on the Cape. The colors are so comfortable; described as “a serene palette.”

I love the whole home. My favorite is the bedroom. Couldn’t you relax here?

The creamy monotone palette of the master bedroom is gently interrupted by a window seat that features a botanical print fabric by Mulberry Home for Lee Jofa. Architectural and interior designer Daniel Reynolds

The creamy monotone palette of the master bedroom is gently interrupted by a window seat that features a botanical print fabric by Mulberry Home for Lee Jofa.
Architectural and interior designer Daniel Reynolds

“In the bedroom, Reynolds departed from the cohesive design of the public spaces. The master suite glows with tranquility. Elegant alpaca-and-silk drapery panels offer a cocoon-like effect as they cascade over the windows…”

Window Seat in botanical print fabric by Mulberry Home for Lee Jofa. The swing arm lamp is A-1136 by Leonardo Marell for Estiluz.

Window Seat in botanical print fabric by Mulberry Home for Lee Jofa. The swing arm lamp is A-1136 by Leonardo Marell for Estiluz.

Here is another bedroom with this swing arm lamp as a bed side reading lamp.

Swing Arm Lamp A-1136 by Leonardo Marell for Estiluz

Swing Arm Lamp A-1136 by Leonardo Marell for Estiluz

It’s on Clearance in some finishes.

Clearance Swing Arm Lamp A-1136 by Leonardo Marell for Estiluz

011362132A 21 Gold with Cord & Plug Clearance Price $401.50
11366632 66 Painted Bronze Clearance Price $276.00

Halogen wall sconce, swinging arm and pivoting head, providing direct light. Integrated voltage transformer with double intensity switch of 35 and 50W. Swinging arm and pivoting head.

Dimensions: 4.625″H x 26.75″Diameter
Lamping: Up to 1 x 50W T4 bipin GY6, 35 base 12v
Designer: Leonardo Marelli

Clearance Estiluz Wall Lighting Sale >

Here is the listing at regular price:

Swing Arm Lamp A-1136 by Leonardo Marell for Estiluz

A-1136-37 – Nickel Finish $628.80
A-1136-61 – Satin Gold Finish $664.00
A-1136-36 – Plated Bronze Finish $664.00
A-1136L-37 – Nickel Finish – LED $880.00
A-1136L-61 – Satin Gold Finish – LED $908.80
A-1136L-36 – Plated Bronze Finish – LED $908.80

A-1136 / A-1136L

The A-1136 product is part of a select group of Estiluz “classics”, alien to fashion and trends. It is the collection that boosted the company internationally in the ’90s thanks to the sensuality of its design, and the unmistakable Estiluz stamp. The metallic wall sconce, simple and functional, stands out for its versatility and diversity of movements. It has a extendable and adjustable, articulated reading arm with either a halogen or LED light source. Its timeless design, slim and elegant, makes this luminaire the ideal companion for life.

Metallic wall sconce providing direct light. Both the arm and head articulate. Integrated transformer with double intensity switch (35 and 50W) for halogen source or 4W LED source warm white.

Lamps: A-1136: Hal. GY 6.35 50W 12V
A-1136L: LED 4W ( 2700ºK , Ang. 120º, 350mA ) Typ* 370 lumens

Finishes:
21 Gold
22 Chrome
36 Bronze
37 Nickel
61 Satin gold

Swing Arm Wall Lamps >

Monorail Track Lighting – The Basics

Flex Track or Monorail Lighting Systems are a type of Track Lighting. A continuous rail conducts electricity from a single source. Pendants or fixtures may be attached anywhere along this track. There are a lot of choices in track, fixtures and pendants.

Track lighting fixtures for standard track lighting and monorail are available in incandescent, fluorescent, halogen and LED. Fixture extensions can be added to bring a fixture lower. Line voltage fixtures must be used on line voltage track. Low voltage fixtures with incorporated transformers may be used on line voltage track as well. Low voltage track uses low voltage fixtures.

A wide variety of filters, lenses, shades, shields and accessories are available.

Monorail Kits

Complete MonoRail Kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

Complete MonoRail Kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

Complete MonoRail Kits
If you are looking for a simple layout, a kit might work for you. Monorail kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.
You may be able to customize these kits with additional components to join multiple kits, drop them further from the ceiling or suspend them from airplane cable.

Complete MonoRail Kits >

Fixed Monorail gives somewhat the look of monorail, but is installed like a standard light fixture.

Fixed Monorail, the look of monorail installed like a standard light fixture.

Fixed Monorail
Fixed Monorail gives somewhat the look of monorail, but is installed like a standard light fixture.

Fixed MonoRail >

Customize starter kits with your choice of pendants and heads.

Customize starter kits with your choice of pendants and heads.

Monorail Starter Kits
Customize these kits with your choice of pendants and heads. If you are looking for a basic layout, these kits will work for you. Kits have all of the hardware you need. Then you make them your own with your choice of a wide variety of pendants or fixtures. Eurofase Monorail, Besa Monorail, Bruck Enzis Monorail, Bruck Flight, LBL Monorail, Tech Lighting MonoRail and WAC Solorail Monorail have kits available.

Monorail Starter Kits >
Monorail Chandelier Kits>
Wall Monorail Starter Kits >

Custom Monorail Options

Single Circuit or 2-Circuit
2-Circuit MonoRail allows individual fixtures to be independently switched or dimmed. Bruck Flex-Line Monorail Track, LBL Monorail, Tech Lighting MonoRail, WAC DuoRail Monorail and FlexRail 2 120V Monorail are available 2-Circuit.

12 Volt, 24 Volt & 120 Volt MonoRail
Usually Monorail is a low voltage 12 Volt system. Besa, LBL, Tech Lighting and WAC Lighting Monorail is available as 12 volt or 24 volt. WAC Lighting and Tech Lighting both offer a line voltage 120 Volt version of Monorail.

Low Voltage Monorail Systems >
Line Voltage Monorail Systems >

Mounting
Some systems offer more mounting options than others. Mounting is available for flat ceilings, angled, vaulted ceilings or dropped T-grid ceilings. Cables allow the monorail to be suspended from the ceiling. Some systems allow you to attach or cantilever monorail from the wall.

Wall Monorail Systems >

Connecting
Most Monorail systems have live and isolating connectors. Dead-End isolating connectors allow you to switch and dim sections of rail separately. They also allow you to have more lights on track on separate circuits without exceed the rating on the system. Some systems have special connectors to allow monorail to make sharp angles or join in a “T” or “X”. Different systems offer different standoffs and connectors.

More Uses for Picture Lights

“For the San Francisco designer, a multipurpose room doesn’t always have to be TV-centric. It can be a tranquil retreat or a great place to entertain.
“Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware.”

Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

"Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware." Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware.”
Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

Get the Look

Lumina Daphine Parete Swing Arm Wall Lamp  Wall fixture in metal with an articulated arm and a diffuser pivoting on 360°. Electronic transformer.

Lumina Daphine Parete Swing Arm Wall Lamp
Wall fixture in metal with an articulated arm and a diffuser pivoting on 360°. Electronic transformer.

WAC PLED Hemmingway LED Picture Lights

 

WAC Surface Mounted Low Voltage Flexible Light MM-204, shown with MBS16 Mesh Bulb Shield, not included. Snaps over an MR11 or MR16 bulb and diffuses glare from the back of the bulb.

WAC Surface Mounted Low Voltage Flexible Light MM-204, shown with MBS16 Mesh Bulb Shield, not included. Snaps over an MR11 or MR16 bulb and diffuses glare from the back of the bulb.

Tech Lighting Joshua and Meg Picture Lights 700JOS, 700MEG

Tech Lighting Joshua and Meg Picture Lights 700JOS, 700MEG
These elegant, unobtrusive picture lights are designed to properly illuminate your artwork and eliminate glare. Choose a lamp that will provide the proper beam spread. By changing lamps or adding a lens, you can light an area as small as f our inches square or as large as four feet square!

House of Troy Classic Picture Lights C Series Shown in Satin Nickel

House of Troy Classic Picture Lights C Series
Shown in Satin Nickel
Adds traditional ambiance to this restaurant dining room.

Eurofase 21813, 21814, 21812, 21815 Pull Down Recessed Lighting

Eurofase 21813, 21814, 21812, 21815 Pull Down Recessed Lighting
Flush mounted with ceiling. Full function directional capability while still have most of the units components hidden within the ceiling.
LED lighting technology provides high lighting performance in long life span.