Chandeliers – Not Just for the Dining Room

Chandeliers aren’t just for the dining room. Hanging a chandelier in a living room or great room is a great way to express your personal style.

“You can have a big, bold chandelier in a small room if you choose the right one. An all-glass or thin-frame chandelier is striking without taking up a lot of visual space.”
HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip, HGTV Magazine

Allegri 022951 Anastagio Crystal Pendant

Contemporary Crystal adds  cool elegant style. This chandelier pendant has 4 bright 50 watt GU10s that reflect and refract off the suspended crystal sculpture. It feels almost like an art installation, while lighting your room. It is 20″ at it’s widest.

 

Crystorama 9225 Solaris Orb Chandelier

Crystorama’s Solaris Collection has orb pendants in three sizes. They make an incredible impact in a modern, contemporary or transitional space. This one is 12″ wide. It also comes 22″ and 28″ wide. Don’t be afraid to use something larger!

 

Artemide Cabildo Suspension #1192018

This high-style room has Artemide’s Cabildo Pendant, Wall Bracket Sconce and Floor Lamp. What an impact! The pendant is cable suspended light for indirect and diffused halogen lighting. It is made of  die-cast aluminum in painted white finish with a specular aluminum reflector and lamp concealed in the inner curve of the structure.

 

Hinkley Lighting FR42344PCM Chandelier from the Cameron Collection by Fredrick Raymond

Hinkley Lighting’s Cameron Collection, designed by Fredrick Raymond, has a transitional design featuring strong modern arms of a rich dark solid wood veneer. The stem hung collection has a bold tapered four sided center column detailed by crisp chrome accents. Elegant textured fabric shades in silver tones add feminine sophistication. The collection includes 3-arm and 4- arm chandeliers, pendant, mini-pendant, a bold wall bracket sconce and a semi-flush ceiling light.

Rustic Ceiling Fans

These Rustic style ceiling fans coordinate with your cabin style interior or add an instant rustic feeling to any home.

Monte Carlo 52″ Great Lodge Rustic Ceiling Fan

The Great Lodge Collection
Create a Rustic Retreat in any Room Breathe deep. Imagine the fragrance of fresh pine. The look of rough hewn pine logs and pine cone accents create a quiet retreat.

 

Monte Carlo 5GL52WI shown in Weathered Iron finish with Lodge Pine Blades with MC116 Antler Light Kit and Antler Scroll Kit MC99
Monte Carlo’s Antler Scroll Kit install on top of a ceiling fan canopy when using 12″ or longer downrod.

Monte Carlo 5DOR52WI 52 inch Durango Rustic Fan

Ceiling fan with rustic detailing. The look of tooled leather cowboy boots and silver belt buckles.

MC138WI-L Weathered Iron Light Kit

 

Industry Ceiling Fan
from The Modern Fan Company

Industry Ceiling Fan from The Modern Fan Company is available with 42″ or 52″ blade spans

 

More Rustic Ceiling Fans >

Kitchen Lighting – Is your kitchen bright enough?

Is your kitchen bright enough?

“Many older kitchens aren’t bright enough after the sun goes down. The most pleasant kitchen lighting comes from several sources. Lighting designers classify kitchen lighting as either task lighting, general – or ambient lighting – lighting, or accent lighting. That doesn’t mean you need three different types of fixtures; many light fixtures can handle more than one lighting job at a time.”

The Kitchen Idea Book, Joanne Kellar Bouknight

This is my kitchen. It’s a tiny little kitchen, but I still have a ceiling light over the sink, light and vent from microwave over stove, undercabinet lighting in the corner, so I can measure coffee in the morning, a lighted ceiling fan, light from the window and the sky light and the three pendants over the bar.

My Kitchen

My Kitchen

Count the types of lighting in this kitchen from Better Homes and Gardens December 2014/January 2015 issue.

Better Homes and Gardens December 2014/January 2015

Better Homes and Gardens December 2014/January 2015

There’s plenty of natural light from all of the windows. Then there’s the goose neck fixture over the sink, a pendant over the bar and a series of mini pendants over the banquette.

Country Living December 2014

Country Living December 2014

This kitchen from Country Living’s December 2014 issue has lots of bright sunlight. A salvaged window frame is used instead of curtains. A mini chandelier is hung over the sink and track lighting illuminates the entire small kitchen.

A mini chandelier is hung over the sink

A mini chandelier is hung over the sink.

track lighting illuminates the entire small kitchen.

Track lighting illuminates the entire small kitchen.

Guidelines for Lighting the Kitchen

Guidelines for Lighting the Kitchen

This graph from The Kitchen Idea Book by Joanne Kellar Bouknight demonstrates Guidelines for Lighting the Kitchen.
(This whole book is an excellent resource!)

  • In-cabinet can be handled by low voltage puck lights or strings of tiny bulbs.
  • To avoid shadows on work surface, place ceiling task lighting fixtures no more than 12” from cabinets or 28” from wall.
  • A cleanup sink requires lots of light. Here, two 75-watt recessed incandescents do the job.
  • A pendant light over an island provides both general and task lighting.
  • An accent light illuminates objects or a wall.
  • Where there are no wall cabinets, put task lighting in ceiling, a lowered soffit (as shown here), on tracks, or on the wall itself.
  • Place under-cabinet lighting close to front edge of cabinet to conceal the fixture and cause less glare in countertop.
  • Task lights can be continuous or placed about 12” on center.
  • General lighting can be provided by recessed or ceiling mounted fixtures, track lighting, pendants, or low voltage cable lights.
  • Range hoods require built-in or added lighting.

Kitchen Lighting, Cabinet Lights, Under Counter, Task   Lighting

Kichler LED Discs Kichler LED Discs
Sleek, practically invisible and versatile Kichler LED Discs have advanced technology, superior optics and a pure, even light all packed into an untra thin 3/8″ profile. Simple, versatile installation included. Z-Wave Technology allows your home electronics to talk to each other, and to you, via remote control.
LED Mini Star 2 Lighting LED Mini Star 2 Lighting
Available as single fixtures or kits, these die cast aluminum ultra-thin square, LED surface mount LED are ideal for under-cabinet, in-cabinet or display light uses only They put out 3.26 watts per fixture.
Kichler Dimmable LED Kichler Dimmable LED
Design Pro LED Direct Wire offers trouble-free, energy efficient operation along with the simple installation of a self-contained unit. The dimmable version is designed and tested to work with a wide variety of dimming switches for a true range of light level control. Kichler Design Pro LED Direct Wire delivers high-tech LED at a value. It’s proof that unprecedented long life, unmatched energy savings and beautiful light don’t have to break the bank.
Kichler Modular LED Kichler Modular LED
This remarkably sleek unit tucks cleanly under the cabinets. so all you see is warm white light. The ultimate in energy savings and 40,000 hours of life; unprecedented when compared with alternatives such as fluorescent and xenon. Efficient for builders, remodelers and other professionals looking to build today’s residential and commercial structures with products that are Energy Star qualified and can support LEEDs certification and National Green Building Standards.
NSL LED Hard Strip NSL LED Hard Strip
LED Hard Strips Series combines high output LED’s in a unique linkable extrusion ideal for under cabinet, showcases, and incabinet applications. LED Hard Strips is available in three sizes, three color temperatures (WW-3000K, NW-4200K, and CW-6200K) and RGB. Four mounting options provide a seamless even distribution of light delivering outstanding light output and low power consumption. LED Hard Strip is dimmable when powered by appropriate LED driver or dimming device.
NSL Xenon Task Lights
Self-contained, complete Xenon surface mount 120VAC under-cabinet light uses 18 watt wedge base Xenon bulbs in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 light fixtures. 12V transformer is built into each fixture. Hardwire can be parallel wired (“daisy chained”) up to 1188 watts (66 bulbs). White, Bronze, Black or Aluminum finished fixture with numerous knockouts and frosted glass lens with low-profile release hinged to aluminum frame; easy to install hardwire or with optional power cord. ETL Listed for damp locations. Hi/Lo switch, Dimmable!
Track Lighting & Track Kits Track Lighting & Track Kits
Ceiling mounted track lighting with adjustable spotlight fixtures and pendants are an excellent choice for both residential and commercial use. There are an unbelievable variety of attractive and functional fixures available.Track lights make it easy to make changes in your lighting. You can mix pendants and track heads to direct light on specific areas.
Antique Reproduction Mini Pendants Antique Reproduction Mini Pendants
Smaller Pendants in Antique Reproduction style combine historic elements in diffused down-light. Hang a small pendant over your kitchen sink to coordinate with your chandelier. Hang a Series of Antique Reproduction Mini Pendants over your bar, kitchen island or long dining table.
Art Nouveau Mini Pendants Art Nouveau Mini Pendants
Art Nouveau and vintage Italian Tole style mini drop pendants are perfect for a shabby chic interior. These unusual small pendants can be used alone or in a series. They are a focal point however they are used.
Contemporary Mini Pendants (Up to 7 inches) Contemporary Mini Pendants (Up to 7″)
Less is more. Brushed finishes with sleek design lines are characteristic of this style. These mini pendants coordinate with your Contemporary, Eames or Post-Modern Style interior. Use these small contemporary pendants alone or use a series of them over a bar or island.
Modern Mini Pendants Modern Mini Pendants
Modern Mini Pendants bring brushed steel, chrome and glass to a modern interior. Combining form and function, these small pendants can be used alone to fit a small room or area or collectively to light a bar or island.
Eclectic Mini Pendants Eclectic Mini Pendants
Eclectic style draws from a variety of sources. If you are looking for something surprising and different, these are the pendants for you.
Rustic Mini Pendants Rustic Mini Pendants
These small pendants include hand-forged iron branches climb, twisting around artisan glass or natural materials. Pendants using rustic materials and finishes are selected for this page to coordinate with Adirondack Style, Lodge Style or fit into your log cabin.
Pot Racks & Lighted Pot Racks Pot Racks & Lighted Pot Racks
This collection of potracks and lighted potracks has the perfect choice for your interior. Keep your pots and pans where you can find them. Some of these even offer a combination of lighting and storage! Available in any a variety of metal or painted finishes with glass or shade options, these pendants beautifully add light and storage to your kitchen.
Clearance Pool Table & Island Pendants
This page has a constantly changing assortment of pool table lights and island pendants at clearance prices. These items move fast, so if you see something you like, call right away.
Art Deco, Art Nouveau & Eclectic Pool Table Lights & Island Pendants
Taking inspiration from historic sources or new eclectic concepts in lighting, these pool table lights and island pendants are far from ordinary.
Contemporary Pool table or Island Lights Contemporary Pool Table or Island Lights
These linear pendants are suitable for lighting a pool table, bar or island. Brushed finishes with sleek design lines make this style work with almost any interior.
Modern Island Lights
These linear pendants light a pool table or add functional light for an island, bar or Table without giving up utilitarian functionality for clean aesthetics.
Rustic Island Pendants
Rustic pendants and pool table lights for your log cabin or lodge or to add a rustic feel to any home.
Contemporary Island Chandeliers Contemporary Island Oval Chandeliers
Contemporary Island Chandeliers are oval in shape. They are ideal for over an island or a long dining room table.

10 Tips for an Organized Office

This is the time of year we all want to get organized. An organized desk is the first step to organized paperwork.

  1. Minimize Papers
    Don’t print it unless you need to. Go through the mail as it comes in and immediately toss or shred anything that does not need action. (Put the catalogs in the bathroom.)
  2. Have an Inbox
    Whether it is a place on your desk that is reserved for incoming papers or a wall pocket near the desk, have one single place so they don’t scatter all over the desk.
  3. Have a Trash Can or Shredder
    Make sure you don’t have to get up or try to toss your papers into the trash.
  4. Have a To-File Box
    Rather than make a heap on your desk of items waiting to be filed, have a single file box under the desk that you can put items in. They’re still convenient if you need them immediately. File them correctly eventually.
  5. Have a Pencil Cup (Or a segregated spot in the drawer)
    Take all of those pens, pencils and highlighters out of the drawer, make sure they write, sharpen the pencils and put them in something easy to reach. (Throw it away if it doesn’t write.)
  6. Have Good Lighting
    Make sure you are not working in your own shadow. An adjustable desk lamp , floor lamp or swing arm wall lamp is a great investment that will pay you back with more efficiency and less eyestrain.
  7. Use the Room
    If you need it close, but aren’t going to use it soon, get it off the desk. Stack it on shelves. Put it in a box. Or rethink it. You may just want to file it, shred it or donate it. Give it a little time and nearly everything isn’t worth keeping on the desk or in the office any more.
  8. Get Rid of Clutter
    Move the family photos and knickknacks to somewhere else in the room.
  9. Schedule Tidying Your Desk
    Pick a time every week to lift and dust, wipe down keyboards and throw away all those little things that accumulate.
  10. Use Hold Time
    Any time you are sitting on hold, put it on speaker phone and make use of the time. Sort your Inbox. Or stand up and do a couple of exercises like High Knee Lifts or with Arm Circles.

“Now’s the time to carve out a spot for paperwork, scheduling and similar tasks. ‘When it comes to home offices, neutral walls, simple patterns and streamlined furnishings create a calm and inviting feeling,’ says interior designer and blogger Danielle Oakey. Proper lighting is another must. Place your desk near a window for sunlight, if possible and add a task lamp for extra brightness. Oakey also suggests movable furniture-a comfortable chair on casters, a rolling cabinet-which allows for flexibility in small areas.”

Style at Work Family Circle January 2014

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Brand Lighting Desk Lamps

Kitchen with Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants

kitchen-minimelrosependants Kitchen with Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants

This contemporary kitchen uses a variety of lighting sources. Recessed Lighting is over the sink. The countertops are with undercabinet lighting. Over the island, two Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants provide a focal point, while adding task lighting. The Bi-pin Lamps provide plenty of light while the Tahoe Pine Amber glass diffuses it, so that there is no harsh light in your eyes.

  • Recessed Lighting
  • Countertop Lighting
  • Tech Lighting Pendants
  • Tech Lighting FreeJack

Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants

Blue-Violet

Blue-Violet

Ferrari Red

Ferrari Red

Tahoe Pine Amber

Tahoe Pine Amber

White Frit

White Frit

FreeJack Canopy

Tech Lighting allows you to customize your pendant by choosing from a variety of available canopies. FreeJack 4″ Round Flush Canopies are shown in this kitchen. The canopies are available for an individual pendant, as shown above or to hang three, four or five pendants from a single canopy.

  • Available Hardware Finishes
    • Antique Bronze
      A darker finish designed to simulate aged bronze
    • Chrome
      Similar to a polished nickel with a slightly cooler tone
    • Satin Nickel
      A brushed nickel similar in appearance to brushed stainless steel
  • Available Wood Canopy Finishes
    • Maple
    • Walnut
  • 2″ Square
  • 4″ Round
  • 4″ Square
  • Domed Canopy
  • Venus Deep Canopy
  • 3-Pendant Linear
  • 3-Pendant Round
  • 4-Pendant Round
  • 4-Pendant Square
  • 5-Pendant Round
  • Adapter to replace recessed can light with a pendant
  • Adapter to hang pendant from track light

Other Options

The Mini Melrose Pendant can be suspended from single canopies as shown above or from a Kable System, Single Circuit or 2-Circuit MonoRail System or T~trak.

These Pendants are compatible with Tech Lighting Kable, Free jack, Monorail and 2-Circuit Monorail.
Adapters are available to use these on Track Light or T~trak.

Tech Lighting Pendants are completely customizable. Choose your pendant. Choose how to hang it.

  • Single Canopy
    Choose a Single Canopy complete with all necessary transformers or power a Series of pendants using a single remote transformer. Available as small as 2″ square.
    Select a FreeJack Canopy >
  • Multiple Pendant Canopy
    Square, Circular or Linear canopies hold up to 5 pendants from a single canopy.
    Select a FreeJack Canopy >
  • Replace a Recessed Can Fixture
    Easily retrofit an existing recessed down-light into a new dimmable Pendant or Spotlight using a Recessed Can Adapter.
  • Track Pendant
    A Track Adapter allows any FreeJack Pendant to be used on Halo, Juno, Lightolier or other popular 120 volt track lighting systems.
  • Monorail Pendant
    Suspend these pendants from Monorail, 2-Circuit Monorail or T-Track line voltage Monorail using the correct adapter.
  • Kable Pendant
    These smaller and more light weight pendants appear to almost float in space suspended between two parallel cables.
  • Ensu Wall Bracket
    Turn any of these low-voltage pendants into a wall bracket sconce.

(Or start with your system, then decide which pendants, fixtures and accessories to add.)

Make any room feel bigger

November 2014 Redbook has a great article in the Design School series.

Make any room feel bigger Tiny space? No problem. Listen to this wisdom and you’ll swear that someone snuck in and added some serious square footage to your home.

Redbook Design School series November 2014

Make any room feel bigger

Tiny space? No problem. Listen to this wisdom and you’ll swear that someone snuck in and added some serious square footage to your home.

  1. Opt for a dark accent wall-it will make that area recede and the room look larger.
  2. Mirrors reflect light and create the appearance of more depth.
  3. Limit big bold prints to throw pillows or small furniture ranther than dominant pieces like the sofa.
  4. Go for glass or acrylic tables. Because you can see through them, they don’t take up any visual space.
  5. Light it up! Dim areas disappear, so add lamps or sconces (to free up floor space) in at least three corners.
  6. Another way to open up a room: Buy curtains and paint bookshelves in similar tones as the wall. They’ll blend in, creating a streamlined effect.
  7. Play with scale. A tiny room full of tiny furniture appears even smaller than it is.
  8. Floor to ceiling drapes draw the eye upward, making the ceiling seem higher.
  9. The low profile of backless seating-think poufs, X-benches, and garden stools-won’t add visual clutter.
  10. Invest in a large area rug. Your eye naturally goes to the outer edges which maximizes your square footage.

Experts Elaine Griffin, Libby Langdon, Janet Lee.
Illustration by Kate Francis

 

Lamps and sconces come in such a wide variety of styles to coordinate with any interior.

Wall Sconces & Brackets

Antique Reproduction Sconces Antique Reproduction Sconces These wall sconces coordinate with Old World Antiques or Antique Reproduction furnishings. These sconces incorporate elements from a variety of historical sources.
Antique Reproduction Brackets Antique Reproduction BracketsDrawn from historic sources, these wall brackets work with a variety of formal or traditional interiors. Look for iron, gold or silver finish in patinaed metal or painted finish.
Art Deco Sconces Art Deco Sconces
These sconces coordinate with a variety of Art Deco era interiors.
Antique Reproduction Large Pendants Art Deco Brackets Ranging from elegant to rustic, these brackets coordinate with a variety of Art Deco interiors.
Art Nouveau Sconces Art Nouveau Sconces These wall sconces draw from the organic curvilinear sources of the Art Nouveau style. They are available in a variety of finishes and motifs to coordinate with many romantic or dramatic interiors.
Art Nouveau Brackets Art Nouveau Brackets This collection of Art Nouveau brackets coordinates with many interiors. Beautifully unique, these brackets are works of art.
Contemporary Sconces Contemporary Sconces These sconces are a beautiful addition to your contemporary interior design.
Contemporary Brackets Contemporary Brackets This collection of wall brackets demonstate the range of choices that coordinate with a contemporary interior.
Contemporary Wall Lamps Contemporary Wall Lamps Use this wall mounted lighting in place of a Table Lamp for statement making light sources.
Eclectic Sconces Eclectic Sconces This collection of unique and fun sconces may be just what you are looking for if you want something special, something different.
Eclectic Brackets Eclectic Brackets Eclectic wall bracket sconces come in a variety of choices. Playful or natural, modern or historic, these sconces all are a breath of fresh air. If you want your interior to stand out, look at these eclectic options.
Modern Sconces Modern Sconces Closet to the wall than brackets, Modern Sconces feature chrome and glass or other materials to give a modern or ultra modern feel to your residential or commercial interior.
Modern Brackets Modern Brackets Modern wall brackets combine brushed steel, chrome and glass in clean lines for orm and function.
Oriental Sconces & Brackets Oriental Sconces & Brackets These wall sconces and brackets draw on a variety of oritental motifs. From Japanese linear to ornate Chinese, these sconces bring an Eastern edge to your decor.
Rustic Sconces Rustic Sconces These wall sconces coordinate with your rustic interior.
Rustic Brackets Rustic Brackets These wall brackets bring fun rustic style to your room.
Traditional Brackets Traditional Brackets These wall brackets in metal finishes coordinate beautifully with a traditional, Early American or conservative interior.
Transitional Sconces Transitional Sconces These sconces combine elements of traditional and conteporary. This comfortable current style will coordinate with today’s interiors.
Transitional Pool table & Island Lights Transitional Brackets These casual wall brackets bring light to your bath, entry, stair well or other areas. Transitional style works with many interiors.
Alabaster Sconces Alabaster Sconces Natural alabaster makes a beautiful addition to your home. Diffusing the light through the natural stone, this durable material is a good choice for residential or commercial application.
Crystal Sconces Crystal Sconces Crystal is always a classic. This page features wall sconces in a variety of styles, all dressed in crystal. These sophisticated wall sconces are a wonderful accessory for your home.
Crystal Brackets Crystal Brackets This collection of crystal wall brackets range from traditional to modern, heirloom to eclectic. Always a classic, beautiful crystal is an instant heirloom.
Nautical Outdoor Lighting Bulkheads Outdoor Wall Sconces & Ceiling LightsBulkheads are versatile durable lights used in industrial or marine environments. They can be used on walls or ceilings. Architects and designers use these to indoors and outdoors to coordinate with a nautical inspired interior or to add a fun feel.
ADA Wall Sconces ADA Wall Sconces These sconces project no more than 4″ from the wall to comply with the ADA, Disabilities Act. Select from a wide range of colors, finishes and styles.
ADA Wall Brackets ADA Wall Brackets Choose from a wide variety of styles of ADA Wall Brackets. These wall brackets meet the specifications of the US Disabilities Act, which requires public accommodations and commercial facitlites to comply with specific guidelines.
Besa ADA Sconces Besa ADA Sconces These sconces from Besa Lighting meet the requirements of the Disabilities Act, they are available in a wide variety of glass choices.
Glass Sconces Glass Sconces This collection of glass wall sconces shows the range available. Browse through the incredible variety of colors and patterns availble.
Glass Brackets Glass Brackets These wall brackets all feature beautiful glass diffusers.
WAC Glass Wall Brackets WAC Lighting Glass Wall Brackets Glass Companion Wall Sconces provide the perfect accent lighting pieces. Because the glass coordinates with the other pieces in the family, a decorative theme can be carried throughout. With over one hundred different styles and colors of glass shades from around the world, WAC offers a comprehensive selection of styles to satisfy even the most demanding designs.
Fluorescent Wall Sconces Fluorescent Wall Sconces Energy Saving Fluorescent wall sconces don’t have to compromise on style.
Wall Spotlights Wall Spotlights Functional and attractive, select from wall spotlights in a variety of styles to suit your taste and style.
Large Scale Sconces Large Scale Sconces Up to four feet tall, these large scale wall sconce make a big statement.
Swing Arm Lamps Swing Arm Lamps Linear, circular or square canopies in Bronze, satin nickel, chrome or other metal finishes suspend an incridible selection of glass diffusers. Select the options that best coordinate with your interior.
Harco Loor Chandeliers Harco Loor SconcesThese exceptional lighting fixtures are designed and manufactured in Harco Loor’s own factory in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Only high quality materials, such as stainless steel and crystals are used.

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.