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Introducing Candice Olson Lighting!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

After many years in the interior design business, and a wildly successful show on HGTV “Divine Design”, Candice Olson wanted to share her signature style with absolutely everyone by creating a line of her own. Candice Olson loves to create timeless pieces that are also accessible and a mixture of traditional elements with modern flair. Her design philosophy states: It is essential to me that my designs are original – that the inspiration and perspective is unique to me. I believe that the essence of good design is its ability to sustain long term integrity – to become classic.

Her great attention to detail and design aesthetic have helped her create coveted collections, and stunning products. We are incredibly delighted to be part of her journey and share all her beautiful pieces with you.

Candice Olson Collection Lighting Arcadian Home Table Lamp

This eye-catching table lamp has a great satin brass finish and brilliant accents.

Candice Olson Collection Lighting Arcadian Home

A beautiful handcrafted and contemporary table lamp made with an abalone shell base.

Candice Olson Collection Lighting Arcadian Home Table Lamp

A unique laser cut table lamp. Due to handcrafting no two lamps are exactly the same.

Candice Olson Collection Lighting Arcadian Home Pendant Light

A great modern pendant light inspired by the 60′s era.

Candice Olson Collection Lighting Arcadian Home Pendant Lamp

A stunning pendant lamp made of hand-printed satin wedgewood blue paper

Candice Olson Collection Lighting Arcadian Home Chandelier

This timeless chandelier can stand the test of time, and would be a great addition to any room.

We hope you enjoyed looking through the beautiful Candice Olson Collection, and don’t forget to check out more of our new arrivals at Arcadian Home!

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The Best Furniture Upholstery for Warm Weather

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Today, we have a guest blog post from High Camp Home! They offer design services, furnishings, and decorative accessories to help their clients achieve the warmth of a luxurious lodge in their very own homes. We are pleased to have Lauren Atwell on Arcadian Home, who is a freelance writer and aspiring home decorator based out of Dallas.

During warm months, heat becomes exhausting. Who wouldn’t want the upholstery in their home to help them cool down when they need to relax? The following upholstery helps do just that:

Cotton, linen, hemp and leather are comfortable, breathable fabrics that are perfect as upholstery in your home when temperatures are warm – seasonally or permanently. Here’s a little more information about these options to help you decide which is right for your home.

Cotton Living Room

Light Linen Sofa

Linen: For pieces like sofas, loveseats and other furniture that see a lot of wear, linen is not the best choice because it wrinkles and stains more easily than other fabrics. However, for furniture used less frequently, linen can add a fresh feel to a sunny room. Added air flow from the more loosely woven fabric makes linen cooler than most other options.

Canvas Patio Furniture

Canvas: Canvas, a popular choice for slipcovers, can add a sunny personality to a sunny room. Its resistance to ripping and scratching is appreciated by pet owners and parents with small children. Animal hair or spilled milk, when it gets dirty, simply toss it in the washing machine. 

Hemp Pillow

Hemp: Hemp is the longest natural staple fiber on earth. Hemp, an eco-friendly fabric, is extremely durable and strong, yet also soft. It is a good choice for upholstery that receives a lot of use. Hemp upholstery can take on any amount of washing and usage.

White Leather Sofa

Leather: Leather is the most durable furniture upholstery, and it is also the best material for warm climates. It’s a choice that communicates prestige and success. Think about it: all luxury automobiles come with leather upholstery. Its rich appearance can easily make a piece covered in it the centerpiece of any room. And, as long as a house is air conditioned, you can always count on leather furniture to be the coolest spot in the house.

Leather is undoubtedly the easiest material to clean. Many stores sell disposable one-time-use wipes specifically designed for leather furniture, which make the cleaning process quick and painless. Pet owners especially appreciate this benefit.

Leather is also the most adaptable material for homes. It is visually appealing in all types of home interiors – traditional, contemporary, rustic, Spanish, or French. 

Rich Brown Leather Sofa

I hope this information is helpful to you – whether you’re purchasing new furniture or reupholstering your current collection. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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Brick by Brick

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

A home made of brick not only keeps a hungry, mischievous wolf from huffing and puffing it down, but also keeps your home warm in the winter and cool during the summer.

Coloring of bricks depend on the mineral content of the raw materials and the temperature at which the they were baked. For example, white or yellow bricks have higher lime mineral content, while red colored bricks are baked at a higher temperature. Besides the coloring, bricks can be made from various materials such as clay, concrete, or calcium silicate. Natural stone bricks made of granite, limestone, and sandstone are considered more durable but also more time-consuming to make.

Compared to the past, there are less homes now being made entirely of bricks but still contain brick elements such as a brick wall or fireplace. Take in these modern day homes brick by brick to see how the use of bricks has changed since the Great Pyramids and centuries old European cathedrals.

Mediterranean Brick Kitchen
This Mediterranean styled kitchen feels clean and simple with glossy white bricked walls that are effortlessly timeless.

Neutral Brick Kitchen
By leaving the bricks worn and torn, this neutral kitchen eludes a cultured and matured appeal along with the chrome surfaces.

White Painted Brick Living Room
By painting over aged brick, it can easily refresh the interior of a space like this white brick living room.

Ostrich Accented Brick Wall
Varying the pattern or texture of a brick wall can create a more customized design, as well as adding a unique accent such as an ostrich.

Brick Bookshelf
A brick wall can be made functional by laying the bricks to allow for a small nook to act as a bookshelf.

Contrasting Brick Textures
The uniformity of a brick wall can bring out the textures of other home accessories, such as a intricate pillow or the details on the ottoman. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

The power of brick interiors is immense, with the ability to transform a modern space into a historically rich one. Let us know your thoughts about these brick interiors are in the comments section. To find the ideal ceiling light or wall decor to bring out your brick walls, explore our extensive collection.

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Back to School Study Rooms

Friday, August 17th, 2012

As summer is ending and fall approaches, students are heading back to school.  It’s time to start hitting the books and study spaces are very important to develop those brilliant minds.  I love creating my own study corner and organizing the desk to my personal taste.  Here are some elegant, modern designs that will inspire creativity and productivity for the home.

Glam Study Rooms

Hints of pink contrast perfectly with the earthly tones.  The calendar decal is a great way to organize your busy schedule.

Magnet Wall Study

What a creative way of using a magnet board. It allows to put up important reminders or put inspiring messages to yourself.   The overhead cabinets allow for easy access to your papers or books.

Creative Office Nook

This personalized work nook can double as a study nook.  The lovely comfortable sitting corner is perfect for late night readings with the pendant light.

Pinboard Study Desk

Another method to organize your schedule is to use this board.  This unique board is separated into sections such as a clock, pinboard, and dry erase board allowing to organize and create your own personalized section.

Spacious Study Space and Bed

This a perfect way to combine your study space and the bed.   I love how the every space is maximized.

Bookshelf Reading Nook

This lovely reading nook is perfect for catching up on any studying.  The arch and the blue wood panels gives an overall nautical design adding to the cozy nook.  Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

What does your favorite study or reading room look like?  Comment below and browse our excellent selection of accent furniture  for the study room at Arcadian Home.

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8 Shades of Gray

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Gray is the new neutral when it comes to interior design. No matter whether it is charcoal, slate gray, ash, or taupe, the addition of any gray home decor is sure to freshening your home. The subtle colors of gray is a great complementary touch to modern or contemporary designs, thus soften the entire ambiance of the standard black and white color palette.

Soft Gray Living Room

The combination of light gray and blue-gray meld together in an airy atmosphere. The placement of the lamps and sofas brings a element of symmetry to the living room.

Warm Gray and Brown

An earthy feel is given off by the inclusion of brown, beige, and gold home accessories such as the wood table stand. The dark gray textured rug creates a warm atmospheric living room.

Gray Pattern

The sharp color of black and the intricate detailing of the mirror gives the living room a interesting take on modern style. The gray patterned wallpaper on the fireplace provides a texture to an otherwise black and white dominated space.

White and Gray Bedroom

Adding a crystal chandelier would be the perfect last touch to this clean and casual bedroom. The only use of white and light gray colors features a simple approach to decorating a bedroom without overwhelming it.

Gray Textured Living Room

The use of the rustic white brick wall and variegated shades of gray rug gives the illusion of a more spacious living room than we might perceive without those decorative elements. The flower table decorations adds a nice finishing decorative touch to the living room.

Marbled Gray Bathroom

The white and gray marbling of this bathroom marks the minimal ornamentation of the contemporary style. The smooth lines of the mirror and black line of the tile floor aids in the clean and uncluttered style that is contemporary.

Gray Wall

The square and rectangular shape cutouts in the gray wall allow for an creative way to allow natural lighting and home accessories. The florid and abstract design on the ceiling provokes a modern element to the bedroom.

Gray and Yellow

Just because you are decorating your living room in a gray theme, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little of color to brighten the entire room. The yellow vase, pillow, and flowers invigorates the living room with its splash of color to the neutral palette of beige and gray. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 6 | 7 | 8

Want to integrate the neutrality of gray in your home? Browse Arcadian Home’s collection of home decor and accessories for inspiration or for your next home decoration project. And comment to let us know what you thought of these gray interior designs.

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Choosing Table Lamps: Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

If you’ve ever purchased a table lamp for any room in your home, you’ve probably wondered if you were making the right choice. Lamps and light fixtures in general can be quite expensive, so it’s important to choose a set that you’ll enjoy for many years to come. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to choose the right table lamps for your space.

Tips and Tricks for Choosing Table Lamps

Table Lamps

When looking at table lamps, start by considering your budget. Are your table lamps going to be a long term investment or are these light fixtures simply going to be another home accessory that you replace on a regular basis. If you’re planning to replace it even within a year or two, you may want to consider following trends rather than buying an expensive set of lamps.

Table Lamps

Next, consider the style of your home. Do you want your lamps to blend in or stand out? Table lamps and light fixtures in general are a part of your home decor, one of the most important parts, in fact. Without proper lighting, even the best of interior design schemes can look dated, dreary, dirty and drab. You certainly don’t want that! So take into consideration the look of your home when choosing your table lamps.

Table Lamps

When shopping for table lamps, you’ll also want to take into account how you’ll actually use these lamps. For example, if you’re going to use them as task lighting for next to a chair or the bed, then you’ll want a lamp that’s large enough or versatile enough to be moved for various tasks. For example, if you’re reading in a chair, you’ll want to be able to adjust the light over what you’re reading.

 Table Lamps

Finally, determine how many lamps you’ll need for your space. If you’re using lamps to flank a piece of furniture such as a bed or sofa, then you’ll likely want at least two lamps. However, if you’re only looking for a lamp for next to a chair or on a desk, clearly you’ll only want one. For a console table, you may decide you only want one or you want a pair. Knowing how many you want can help you narrow down your choices more easily.

Table Lamps

Lamps are an important part of lighting a space, whether it’s a bedroom or a living room or another room in your home. The important thing is to choose the right number and style for your space to ensure a more seamless flow in your overall lighting scheme. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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Pink and Teal Interiors

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

If a room in your home needs new life, why not try the vibrant, exciting color combination of pink and teal? Both of these colors are complementary to each other, and represent romance, playfulness and lively sophistication. If you’re not feeling quite so bold, try mixing in a few accent pieces with your existing décor. I hope you enjoy these colorful rooms and vibrant table lamps!

Pink and Teal Living Room

This particularly modern and sophisticated living room feels fresh and bubbly courtesy of brilliant pink curtains and varying shades of light teal. White and gold accents help balance the color scheme.

Teal Table Lamp

A hot pink chair and beautiful teal lamp make this simple guest room vanity fun and eye-catching. The stunning color combo really gives this space life.

Brass Table Lamp

Intricate patterns cover almost every surface in this bedroom, but varying shades of teal make everything cohesive, rather than overwhelming. The bold pink chinoserie patterned blanket is so feminine and bright.

Glass Chandelier

An eclectic mix of old and new make this vibrant dining room fun and funky. A gorgeous dark teal wall color helps brighten the pink curtains and accessories. I love the unique ceiling light.

Teal Table Lamp

An easy way to incorporate a new color into a room’s color scheme is by adding bouquets or potted flowers. The single branch of orchids with the softest shade of pink becomes a striking focal point in this dark teal and green bedroom.

Shimmering, reflective fabrics and accents give this bedroom a perfectly luxurious atmosphere. The rich teal and pink take on an emerald quality against the white furniture.

Teal Retro Bedroom and Table Lamp

The faded quality of the teal walls and pink blankets in this room give it a warm, vintage feel. The graphic patterened ceiling is an unique accent.

Crystal Chandelier

The velvet and fur fabric in this glamorous bedroom add to the fun, adventurous atmosphere. The brilliant chandelier and zigzag rug add a modern twist.

What do you think of this energetic color combination? For more color inspirations and light fixtures, be sure to stop by the Arcadian Lighting website!

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2012 Lighting Trends: Resin Lamps

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Resin lamps themselves are not a new concept, but they are growing significantly in popularity in recent years. In 2012, you can expect to see an increase in resin lamps on the market, as these light fixtures have proven themselves to be extremely versatile in both style, size and shape. Here’s the low down on resin lamps in 2012.

2012 Lighting Trends: Resin Lamps

 What is Resin?

Resin can be either natural or synthetic, though with lighting fixtures, a synthetic variety tends to be more commonly used as natural resins can be extremely flammable. Synthetic or artificial resins are more versatile in the respect that they can be colored various hues; whereas natural resins tend to have a natural brown or amber coloring to them that is difficult to remove or recolor.

2012 Lighting Trends: Resin Lamps

Synthetic resins can be used to create molds, which are perfect for creating bases for lamps and other light fixtures. Synthetic resins are also safer and easier to cure or stabilize, which is ideal for production, especially when it comes to light fixtures.

Resin Lamps and other Resin Light Fixtures

Resin lamps typically feature a traditional shape or style but the look of the resin mold gives it a modern, updated look. Urn shapes, which are popular with the traditional style of decor, are particularly popular with resin lamps. These resin lamps come in a wide array of colors from aquamarine to mustard yellow and everything in between.

2012 Lighting Trends: Resin Lamps

As with any trend, there are certain colors that are more popular than others. With resin lamps, look for hues such as tangerine, mustard yellow, plum purple and various shades of gray, which are also popular if you’re looking for a more neutral but still modern styled set of resin lamps. Other popular colors to keep an eye out for include aquamarine, grass green and poppy red.

2012 Lighting Trends: Resin Lamps

Of course, it should be no surprise that resin isn’t just popping up in the world of table lamps. Resin light fixtures are everywhere from chandeliers (or chandelettes) to wall sconces and everything in between. With this in mind, recognize that resin is a widely used material and it comes in a wide array of looks. For the trendiest looks, you’ll want to opt for resin lamps and other light fixtures that feature a somewhat see-through, more translucent or transparent.

2012 Lighting Trends: Resin Lamps

While resin itself won’t go away any time soon, the trend in which colorful but translucent table lamps and other light fixtures are popular will only stick around for a limited time. This trendy look is great for children’s rooms, bedrooms and other spaces in the home that need a touch of whimsy or color. If you’re looking to update your lamps, consider a set of resin lamps for your space. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Feeling inspired? Go check out our vast selection of pendant lights here and many other types of lighting fixtures.


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Industrial Looks for Home Lighting

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

In recent years, industrial styled light fixtures have been all the rage. Fortunately, they aren’t going away any time soon. This particular style adds a casual flair to any space they’re inserted, which makes them so attractive to homeowners everywhere. They can compliment a number of spaces both indoors and out. Here’s the low down on industrial looks for home lighting schemes.

All About Industrial Style Light Fixtures

Industrial Pendant Lighting

It is important to recognize that this is certainly no “trend.” In fact, it’s worth mentioning that industrial and industrial style light fixtures have been around for decades. More than 100 years, in fact. This is because of course, these industrial light fixtures were originally intended for industrial spaces. They feature basic designs that are purely functional and today, those same basic designs are now considered more aesthetically appealing than other styles for light fixtures.

Industrial Dinning Room Lighting

Aside from their longevity in terms of style, industrial light fixtures are also great for repurposing. If you can get your hands on an actual industrial light fixture, rather than one manufactured in the style for use for the public, you’ll find that these can add a unique flair to a variety of spaces. Plus, they can easily be repurposed for different uses. For example, a large hanging pendant light is great for replacing the ‘overdone’ chandelier.

Industrial Pendant Lighting

Industrial light fixtures are also extremely functional, as their design focuses purely on function rather than on style. For example, you can easily use industrial styled wall sconces for use in bathrooms, bedrooms or kitchens. They can be used to flank doorways or mirrors, they can be used to highlight an architectural element in a room, such as a large fireplace.

Industrial Wall Sconce

Furthermore, just about any type of light fixture can come in the industrial style. There are industrial styled table lamps, desk lamps, and floor lamps as well as wall sconces, hanging pendant lights, track lights, ceiling fixtures and even chandeliers. This adds to their functionality and ease of use, as they can be incorporated into every room in the home.

Industrial Table Lamp

Industrial styled fixtures are ideal for adding a casual elegance to just about any room. They can help make a space feel more comfortable and more lived in, which can help make it more inviting. This is great if you are looking to tone down the look or feel of a room, particularly if you’re feeling that it is too overdone or ‘stuffy.’

Industrial Floor Lamp

If you’re looking to update your space, you may find that the old look and design of industrial styled light fixtures is the key for your space. As mentioned earlier, these versatile light fixtures can compliment a number of different spaces, which makes them perfect for updating any home. Images  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Love what you see? Visit our lighting fixture area for more inspiration and ideas on how to update the lighting in your home!

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Guest Post: Distinctive Rugs for Patterned Rooms

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Merida Meridian, a company passionate about innovative and sustainable design. Merida Meridian’s mission is to inspire the design community with unique natural fiber rugs. Merida textiles bring out the natural beauty of the fibers, with rugs made from wool, sisal, jute, abaca, and seagrass. The company’s in-house designer and Massachusetts based weaving and tufting facility gives them endless custom capabilities, as well.

Sometimes using a bold rug can be a daunting challenge, especially with a high-contrast or colorful pattern. With the right mix of patterns and colors, however, a rug’s distinctive characteristics can be vital to pulling a room together.

Mixing Black and White Patterns in a Room

Celerie Kemble on The Martha Stewart Show

Featuring Merida’s Belted Stripe Abaca from the Celerie Kemble collection, this room showcases a striking mix of bold stripes and an elegant, uniquely patterned wallpaper. The visual buzz of the high-contrast rug is calmed by the flowing, inky greys of the organic backdrop.

Blue Patterned Striped Room

This blue and cream striped Barclay Butera rug pulls together the patterns and colors of this bedroom. Various shades of blue and white are anchored by the solid colors on the sisal rug. The stripes engage with the differing patterns on the ottoman and pillows, unifying the room through color.

Room with Stripes and Blue Pattern

A second Barclay Butera rug uses a much different pattern, but still works with the striped curtains and chairs. The solid color floors and furniture, once again, let the blue bring together the space, despite the variety of textures. Matching table lamps add to the subtly formal, yet tranquil, ambiance of the room.

Blue Sisal Rug and Chair

The Dune rug’s neutral tone coincides with a pop of vivid blue, reflected in the striped chair. The eye flows from the bright, bold blue stripes to the subtler blue of the rug’s complex interlocking pattern.

Patterned Abaca Rug and Striped Pillows

A speckle-patterned Abaca rug and two striped pillows couldn’t be more different in terms of pattern, but the cool blue-greens and creamy grays allow the two styles to work in harmony. The neutral wall color and dark floor show off the rug without it becoming visually overwhelming. In the sunlight, the rug echoes the sparkling with chrome and crystal hues. A beige Mediterranean inspired lamp lends a cool, relaxed atmosphere to the room, as well. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

As these rooms show, you don’t have to be afraid to mix patterns or use a colorful rug. We would love to know, how do you use patterns in your home? Visit Merida Meridian for a variety of unique rugs for every room in your home, and complement those rugs with a light fixture or two!

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