Monday Must Haves: Black and Orange

Monday, September 30th, 2013

With October upon us, we found it fitting to enjoy some color themed fun. Orange and black doesn’t only work for Halloween decor, it can work quite beautifully in your home year round. From a utilitarian  dining or kitchen chair to a stunning caged pendant light, its all here!

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Montauk Moroccan Style with Currey & Company

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Moroccan style spaces have been a growing trend for quite a while, they can be seen everywhere  from swanky hotels to beautiful bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. This wonderful north African style is characterized by interesting shapes, great use of metals, lanterns, exotic materials and colors.  Currey and Company found a way to create beautiful Moroccan styles, with a  global appeal, by using everything from concrete to seashells.  Each piece of their Montauk Moroccan collection is timeless and reminds us of a rich culture.  While mostly traditional, these pieces are also modern enough to fit into our everyday living spaces, and we love that!

Come and check out some amazing Moroccan inspired rooms and Currey and Company’s stunning Montauk Moroccan collection.

Moroccan Inspired Rooms Montauk Moroccan Collection Currey and Company

This stunning lobby used traditional Moroccan elements with a modern approach, a great way of mixing the old world with the new world.

Moroccan Inspired Rooms Montauk Moroccan Collection Currey and Company

This beautiful arabesque inspired pendant light is a great way of introducing a Moroccan flair to your living or dining room.

Moroccan Inspired Rooms Montauk Moroccan Collection Currey and Company

This calming and serene bedroom has many Moroccan elements such as: the beautiful arches, a large adorned mirror, white airy fabrics, and a concrete bed lift.

Moroccan Inspired Rooms Montauk Moroccan Collection Currey and Company

This gorgeous side table can instantly add an exotic and luxurious feel to any space.

Moroccan Inspired Rooms Montauk Moroccan Collection Currey and Company

Wonderful hanging lanterns of different shapes and colors are a staple in most Moroccan inspired spaces.

Moroccan Inspired Rooms Montauk Moroccan Collection Currey and Company

Intricate sea shell designs assembled by hand to create this gorgeous and extremely unique side table.

We hope you enjoyed these beautiful Moroccan inspired pieces and bedrooms! Which one inspired you the most? Comment below and make sure to check out the rest of Currey & Company’s stunning products.  Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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Astonishing Attics

Monday, August 13th, 2012

The unique and interesting shapes and curves of attic ceilings just invite creative takes on interior designing. Whether the attic is going to be a bedroom, living room, or studio loft, decoration ideas are endless.

Attics make a great canvas for interior design, not just convenient storage places or a home to dust bunnies. Take in these six intoxicating and amazing attics to inspire you in revamping your own attic.

Organic Attic
The circular detailing of the rug complements the patterns on the pillows, while the crystals dangling from the pendant light match similarly with the patterned wallpaper to give an overall organic atmosphere.

Blue Attic
To brighten up an attic, a color palette of white and blue is a great combination to prevent the common perceived notions of attics as dimly lit and drab spaces.

White Attic
The addition of colorful pillows and potted flowers is a wise move to contrast against the white wall and ceiling of this attic living room.

Ascetic Attic
This minimalist attic uses the combination of geometric shapes and monochrome surfaces to evoke a simplified style.

White Attic
This pure and simplistic white attic adds subtle touches of country style through the pillow patterns and copper surface schoolhouse pendants.

Attic Nook

 This small nook of an attic, offers a perfect getaway to enjoy a novel in the sunlight before falling asleep for an afternoon nap. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Let us know which of these six attics was your favorite in the comment section. Be sure to explore our store selections, to find that perfect rug or wall decor to go in your attic.

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Natural Materials for Light Fixtures

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

One of the easiest ways to incorporate natural materials into your existing light fixtures is through a new shade. For example, your lamps or even small wall sconces, chandeliers or other light fixtures with shades can all be replaced with more eco-friendly options. However, keep in mind that throwing out shades when they are still in good shape is not eco-friendly, so if you absolutely must throw them out, consider donating them instead so that they go to better use.

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When looking for new, eco-friendly shades, you have a number of different options. For starters, if you’re planning to purchase new, consider shades with fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles or other recycled fibers. Other eco-friendly fabrics to look for include organic cotton blends, hemp, bamboo blends and so forth.

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Of course, the most eco-friendly of all choices is to continue using your current shades or to purchase shades from a secondhand, thrift or antique store. So keep this in mind as well, even by keeping your current shades on your light fixtures, you’re staying on trend and remaining eco-friendly.

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Eventually, light fixtures need to be replaced. Sometimes, there’s just no getting around it. While it’s true you can have your existing light fixtures rewired, sometimes this just isn’t the best choice for whatever reason. With this in mind, there are certain materials that you can choose from when shopping for new light fixtures.

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For wall sconces, chandeliers, ceiling lights and other light fixtures that feature some type of glass shade, look for fixtures made with recycled glass. Recycled glass comes in a wide array of colors, shapes, sizes and colors, so there’s no reason not to opt for it in the place of newly created glass.

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For the body of the fixture, it can be a bit more tricky. You may be able to find light fixtures made from reclaimed metals, but it’s still unlikely. Light fixtures made from natural stones may also be an option, but can be costly and hard to come by.

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Natural materials and going green are all the rage in just about every part of interior design, including in the world of lighting. If you need to update your light fixtures, consider opting for fixtures made from reclaimed, recycled, organic or eco-friendly materials. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Interested in learning more about Eco-friendly lighting? Do yourself a favor and check this out!

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Modern Lighting Trends: Fixtures with Slim Lines

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Many Americans are coming back into a state where they can afford to start spending money on other items, such as home updates. Light fixtures are a great option for updating a space while still being wary and cautious of overspending. Fortunately, lighting trends for 2012 feature a look that will be worth the money and last for several years, so you can enjoy without feeling guilty over any money you’ve spent.

Light Fixtures with Slim Lines

Clean Floor Lamp

For 2012, look for light fixtures that feature clean, slim lines. Bases that consist of a single center rod on table lamps and floor lamps are a great example. You can find this basic style with a clean drum shade for a modern, updated look that will compliment a number of decors. Plus, a variety of finishes, from brushed nickel hues to warm bronze hues, exist. This makes it incredibly easy to blend this style in with a variety of decor styles from contemporary to traditional.

Slim Modern Light Fixtures

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Of course, slim lines don’t have to be straight, either. The key look is “slim,” not “straight,” so keep this in mind as you browse light fixtures that will compliment your space and your style. This is especially true of fixtures such as table lamps or kitchen lights. Furthermore, one’s definition of “slim” can vary from person to person. 2011 was all about large bulky glass blown lamps and other light fixtures, so by those standards, anything that is slimmer will be the right look for this style.

Use Fluid, Organic Lines

Organic Lighting Fixture

Another popular trend for 2012 will be the use of more fluid, organic lines. Fixtures that feature subtle curves are key and this particular look will easily compliment a variety of decor styles, so don’t be afraid to stray from the “straight and narrow” path to a more fluid, organic look for your lamps and other light fixtures.

Pendant Lights with a Clean Look

Clean Pendant Light

For pendant lights, look for clean looks: fluid, contemporary shapes with clean curves. You can opt for pendant lights that hang from a wire or pendant lights that feature a stem, as both of these types will easily blend in with this trend.

Variety of Drum Shades Styles

Drum Shade Styles

For shades, look for the drum shade shape which will continue to remain popular well into 2012 and beyond. The clean lines and curvy shape are complimented by a variety of colors and styles, so it’s impossible not to find the right shade for any given light fixture whether it’s lamps, ceiling fixtures or even chandeliers.

2012 is all about clean lines and organic, fluid curves. People feel safe investing in this style because no matter what their decor style may be, these lines always seem to blend in. So if you’ve got a traditional space or a modern space, a classic and romantic space or an eclectic space, the slim lines, organic shapes will work wonders. Plus, with a variety of finishes to choose from, you’ll find that finding the right light fixtures for your space is quick and easy, no matter what your style is. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Give your home decor a new touch up and get inspired by the great selection of lighting fixtures at Arcadian Lighting!

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Lighting Trend: Mid-Century Modern Light Fixtures

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

At it’s peak, mid-century modern decor had an almost futuristic look to it. That appearance still holds true today thanks to the fluid curves and clean line designs that remain modern still to this day. These same design concepts can be applied to the light fixtures of the time, many of which are still being reproduced today. Here are a few tips and tricks for selecting different mid-century modern light fixtures for your home.

What is Defined as Mid-Century Modern?

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The time frame for mid-century modern design occurred beginning in the late 1930s and through to the mid 1960s. Though the time period was several decades ago, the names associated with many of the more famous designs are still well-known, with many still being considered household names today.

What Should I Be Looking For?

Striking Mid Century Light Fixture

If you’ve got some knowledge on the style, you’re likely looking for a specific light fixture by a specific designer. Keep in mind that originals in good condition tend to cost more than newly manufactured reproductions of those same light fixtures today.

Of course, not all of the mid-century modern designs out there feature ‘name brand’ designer names. In these instances, you’ll want to keep an eye out for a few key shapes and specific lines. Mid-century modern light fixtures typically feature clean lines. They can feature curves, but they are strictly no-frills with detailing.

Mid Century Oval Lighting

Shapes of mid-century modern light fixtures are typically organic. This translates into soft, flowing curves. Ovular or circular shapes are ideal, especially for ceiling lights. Other shapes that are indicative of the style include hourglass, triangular cones, pillars, tubes, saucer shapes, teardrops and so forth. These are more common in wall sconces (hourglass, tubes or pillars) and pendant lights (triangular cones, saucers, tubes) so keep this in mind when seeking out this style.

Sleek Mid Century Modern Pendant Light

The colors of these light fixtures tend to be few and far between. In other words, any fixture that has more than two or three colors is not likely to be deemed ‘mid-century modern.’ Stick to simple color palettes with three or fewer colors. In terms of finishes, brushed metals are common, as are brilliant white shades, pleating and under the right circumstances, high polished finishes.

Mid Century Modern Lighting

Of course, this does not mean that mid-century modern light fixtures are lacking in color entirely. It is not uncommon for these fixtures to feature brilliant hues: cobalt blue, lime green, orange, mustard yellow, poppy red, vibrant white and so forth. These are often combined with various metal hues including brass or silver finishes such as nickel or chrome.

Simple Mid Century Modern Pendant Light

Mid-century modern light fixtures can add a great deal of ‘fun’ to any room. In a dining room, an unexpected large-scale saucer-shaped pendant light can be a great conversation starter. In a bedroom, hourglass wall sconces can add a romantic ambience, while pillar wall sconces in the living room can add some much needed extra lighting. Though the style is distinct, it is also very clean in terms of visual appearance, making it an easy style to incorporate into different interior design schemes. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

I hope you enjoyed our post on Mid-century modern light fixtures! For more futuristic looks, check out our selection at Arcadian Lighting!

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Modern Chandeliers: Glass Globe Chandeliers

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Light fixtures are easy to swap out, so it’s a great idea to add a little trendy style to your space through new light fixtures, especially a chandelier. Though these pieces can get a bit pricey, if you’re willing, there are a number of reproductions of higher end designer pieces out there that can help you cut costs while still giving you the same look and feel as a high end designer light fixture. Glass globe chandeliers, as well as glass globe pendants and other fixtures that use this style, are becoming extremely trendy.

Cluster Chandeliers

Cluster Chandeliers

An elegant, but simple design, cluster chandeliers are a great choice for anyone who is looking to incorporate this light fixture trend into their home. These ceiling fixtures feature several clear (or colored) glass globes with individual lights, hung in a cluster. The wires are typically tied together or cased in a straight tube to give it a more clean, streamlined appearance.

Cluster Chandeliers

These light fixtures come in a variety of sizes with a number of bulbs per fixture, so you can easily find one for your space. Plus, cluster glass globe chandeliers fit into a number of styles from contemporary to modern, traditional to rustic and everything in between. Their basic shape and design give them a look that is elegant, simple and easily blended with other decor styles.

Cluster Chandeliers

Other cluster style chandeliers will feature each bulb on an individual wire, but the wires won’t be decoratively grouped but rather each one hangs down from a single point at the base of the light fixture. Like the grouped pieces, these can also easily be incorporated into a number of styles.

Suspension Style Glass Globe Chandeliers

Chaotic Chandeliers

Another popular option, the suspension style glass globe chandelier is any ceiling lighting fixture where the glass globe lights are suspended from their wires but are suspended in a pattern. The pattern can be a straight line or a chaotic-appearing grouping. They come in any size or pattern and like many glass globe chandeliers, they can feature colored glass globes, though clear tends to be the most popular. Furthermore, as expected, these ceiling fixtures can easily blend into a number of styles from Victorian to minimalist.

Other Types of Glass Globe Light Fixtures

Track Light Chandeliers

There are a plethora of other glass globe light fixtures available out there, so you can easily match your chosen chandelier to your pendant lights or other ceiling fixtures. Some manufacturers even produce lamps, track lights and wall sconces that feature glass globes for the shades.

Glass globe chandeliers are super trendy, especially in the coming year. That being said, investing in trendy light fixtures can get a bit pricey so don’t be afraid to opt for less expensive versions because these often feature the exact same look without the designer price tag. Since you can blend these ceiling fixtures with various decor styles, it’s easy for you to incorporate them into your space. Images 1 | 2| 3 | 4| 5

How you can change up your home in 2012 with great ideas on chandelier light fixtures! Find endless options with Arcadian Lighting.

 

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Brighten up your Bathroom

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Brightening up your bathroom space is more than just adding a few extra light fixtures and bulbs. Knowing what type of lighting source you need and exactly where it’s best to put it can be tough. Use this guide to brightening up your bathroom and you’ll be sure to have a bright and lively space that’s a perfect fit for your bathroom.

Location, Location, Location

Bathroom Lighting

Just like in real estate, the location is the key to success. The location of your bathroom lights is critical to getting a well-lit space. Knowing exactly what type of lighting you need, correct wattage and how close or far they should be apart can be difficult at best. That’s where visiting an electrical supply store for some help comes in handy. More often than not, big box stores have an in house lighting CAD program that can help you to find the correct lighting, wattage and distances apart for optimal light conditions, and all with a few keystrokes and mouse clicks. When you’re buying lighting fixtures in house, the help is always free!

Lighting Types

Task Light Bathroom Design

Choosing light fixtures can be one thing; choosing the right ones is a whole other story. There are primarily two types of lighting you need in any bathroom to keep it well-lit and efficient. The first and primary sources for bathroom lights are task lights. These lights help you to perform everyday duties like brushing your teeth and taking a shower. Task lighting solutions come in a wide variety of light fixtures, so be sure to get plenty of these for each work area of the bathroom.

Transitional Bathroom

The other most important source of lighting in the bathroom is an ambient light source. These lighting fixtures help to tone task lighting down by creating an ambient glow that fills the room. This prevents task lighting from casting odd shadows and also helps to keep dark spots from corners and other hard to light spaces. An ambient light source can range from fluorescents to LED’s to natural light.

Colors

Neutral Colored Bathroom

Even with all of the lighting fixtures in the world, if your bathroom space is dark because of the accessories, décor or wall paint, changing the colors to a more neutral tone can help to brighten up your bathroom. Eggshell, beach sand and doily are all neutral colors that are bright and white; without actually being white. When darker colors are desired, accent lighting can help to brighten walls enough to reflect light off of their surface and seem to glow. Accessories like a clear shower curtain or enclosure can add light to otherwise dark shower areas without the need for extra lighting. [ Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

To see some of the products you can use for lighting your bathroom, click here.

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Pendant Lights – Above and Beyond

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Pendant lights are one of those greatly versatile styles of fixture that fits within any home décor. They can be extravagant or simple, small or large, and can be used in any room of the home. They are seen in restaurants, cafes and executive offices everywhere. Their appeal is universal. Take a moment to consider pendant lights – above and beyond.

Pendant Lights In Kitchen

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Technically, pendant lights are light fixtures that hang from the ceiling from a cord, chain or rod. However, they are so much more than that. These wonderful fixtures are a prevalent feature in many of today’s homes. They grace entryways, light the main course in the dining room, take center stage in the living room, hang from above the bed in the bedroom and dazzle in multiples across kitchen islands.

What is it that is so appealing about these particular ceiling lights? Whether made with one light or many, the pendant light brightens the room with unbeatable style. The wide range of styles that are available today makes these lights a popular choice. If you are looking for something a little more extravagant than a flush-mount fixture, these are a great alternative.

Pendant Lights in Bathroom

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Wrought iron, brass, chrome, brushed steel, bronze and a long list of other materials can be seen gracing ceilings. Mica, glass, crystal, Tiffany stained glass and all manner of shades and globes make for an awe-inspiring selection of pendant lights. They are for every room of the home, from bathroom to bedroom, from foyer to kitchen and every room in between.

Imagine a lovely inverted frosted glass bowl that reflects a soft, warm light throughout the hall as you enter your home. Add a decorative rod detailed with curves and finished off with lovely draped chains that attach to the globe.

Pendant Light in Dining Room

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For the contemporary dining room or to add a contrasting element of modern style to a traditional dining room, hang a pendant light created with a silk drum shade with accents of dangling crystal. This would be a great feature and grace any table with panache.

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The kitchen island is a place where pendant lighting is a perfect match. A 3-light island light can make a big impact in the kitchen and look great in a Tuscan style room. It provides a nice balance of light that gives optimum illumination for this most important area of the kitchen.

Also favored over the kitchen island are mini pendant lights. These are hung in multiples across the expanse of the island and often feature art glass or shades of interesting designs and colors. These are wonderful in contemporary or traditionally styled kitchens and provide great illumination.


Rustic Bathroom

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Media Room

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Don’t forget bedrooms, living rooms, game rooms and home offices. Wherever there is a need for light and you want more than just a flush-mount fixture purely for function, add some style with a pendant light. Bring the rooms of your home out of the dark ages with lights that are versatile and beautiful, no matter what your décor style.

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Kichler Lighting Pomeroy Transitional Mini Pendant Light

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Question:

Regarding this Kichler Lighting Pomeroy Transitional Mini Pendant Light – KCH-3541-DBK, is the wire and rod included?

Answer:

Kichler Lighting Pomeroy Transitional Mini Pendant Light
Kichler Lighting Pomeroy Transitional Mini Pendant Light

The overall height of this mini pendant light from Kichler Lighting including the rods is 52″. Additional rod can be purchased if interested. Lead wire is 119″.

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