The May 2017 issue of Coastal Living carried the article Coastal Twenty 1997-2017 What’s Classic Now by Betsy Cribb and Ellen McGauley. In it they say; “The coast has its own elements of style – a library of looks woven through the homes that rise up from the shoreline. Here, we’ve celebrated 20 enduring design ideas that define today’s most beautiful beach houses.” Continue reading
This months article the best of The Best in House Beautiful, November 2016 recommends:
79. Kitchen Pendants
Statement-making versions are the new paradigm for lighting an island.
There are so many styles to choose from! Continue reading
Don’t you just love this kitchen?
This is from Elle Décor’s July/August 2014 issue.
“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 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.
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
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
There are a lot of opinions about what height your chandelier should hang. Your chandelier is the focal point of your dining room. It should not be too high. If you often move the table and you are afraid people will hit their heads on the chandelier, don’t permanently raise the height of your chandelier. Simply pick up an inexpensive S-Hook or Chain Quick Link at Lowes or Home Depot. When you need it raised, just loop up the chain.
“Hang at the right height. The bottom of a chandelier should hit about 30″ (36″ at most) above the tabletop. That brings the light close enough for tasks, clears the view for conversation and avoids unflattering shadows.”
Decorating Dos Womans Day February 2012
“When I hang a chandelier above a table, I like to have about 66 inches from the floor to the underside of the light fixture. That’s enough room to put a flower arrangement or a centerpiece on the table and sit and talk, but low enough that you still have light hitting the table, giving a glow.”
HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip, HGTV Magazine
“30-36” Good height for a pendant light above a kitchen island. Offers bright enough task lighting without head/lamp collisions.
“66” Ideal height to hang a chandelier. Measure from the bottom of the fixture to the floor. This leaves enough room for a centerpiece and doesn’t block you line of sight across the table, but still gives you enough light for eating.”
Design by the Numbers HGTV Star judge Vern Yip shares his measurement cheat sheet in HGTV Magazine June 2013
Oriental Style Lighting can work in a variety of interiors.
“If you love to travel, or just have a taste for the exotic and unusual, then you will love an Asian interior design style in your home. It’s colorful, relaxed, unique and fun. Best of all, it can be whatever you want it to be…!” Interior Design It Yourself: Styles by Design by Charlotte Brown
Oriental Style Lighting works with a variety of home styles. Stick with a single country and style or have an overall Asian feel. Add a Japanese touch to a Modern interior. Add a Singapore Moderne style to a contemporary home.
Add a note of Chinoiserie to a traditional or Victorian home.
Mix a Chinese Chippendale look in with a comfortable historic home. Thomas Chippendale’s design book, The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director included Chinese as one of his four main styles. Chinese Chippendale is characterized by latticework and lacquer.
Oriental works well with rich bold colors. Incorporate traditional Chinese red and black. Or use a more muted minimalist approach. Pale, neutral, natural colors create a beautiful back drop.
“Creating authentic Asian home décor, regardless of whether it is Japanese home décor or Chinese home décor is not difficult or expensive… Colors that are perfect for an Asian themed home interior decoration include: Lime green, Turquoise, Light blues, Light tans, White” Asian Home Interior Decor by Miriam Kinai
Links to Oriental Lighting