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Ceiling fixtures are an essential element to any well-lit home. They enhance the beauty of your decor, highlight the structural features of your home and create ambiance in any room. Whether you are choosing hanging fixtures for a single room or an entire home, selecting the right lights can be tricky. Let us guide you through the process with this collection of tips and suggestions from our staff of experts!

For many of us, kitchen islands serve a variety of purposes beyond food prep. They become makeshift home offices and homework stations during the week, and guests gather around them when we entertain. When installed over large islands, a trio of pendant lights will provide the task lighting needed for projects in the kitchen while complimenting the surrounding decor. For best results, be sure the middle pendant lines up with the center of the island and evenly space the others on either side with at least 30″ of space between them. Adjust the length of each so the bottoms of the pendants measure 30 – 36″ from the island surface.

 

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For kitchen islands that are shorter in length (or for lovers of perfect symmetry!) consider hanging a pair of pendants to achieve a similar look. Create clean lines with petite hanging shades, or turn up the drama with oversized, industrial-inspired fixtures. The same rules-of-thumb apply for a pair: be sure to leave ample room (30″ – 36″) between the bottoms of the pendants and the surface of the island. The widest points of the pendants should be spaced at least 30″ apart, equidistant from the center of the island for an even spread of light.

 

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A dining room chandelier is one of the best ways to make a statement in your home with lighting. Choose a style that compliments the architecture of your home or contrasts it for added interest. Leaving at least 30″ (but no more than 36″) of space between the table and the bottom of the fixture ensures you’ll have enough room for a vase of flowers or centerpiece, and an unobstructed view of your guests. The width of the chandelier should be at least 12″ narrower than the width of the table (6″ narrower on each side) to avoid casting unwanted shadows.

Pro tip: Layered lighting is the key to a well-lit dining room. While the table should be the center of attention, don’t forget to incorporate wall sconces or buffet lamps on a sideboard to create atmosphere and balance. Our wide selection and signature finishes make it simple to find pieces to accent our chandeliers. If you are looking for perfect cohesion, many of our chandeliers have matching sconce designs.

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First impressions are important, and entryways set the stage for the rest of your home’s interior. Create a warm, inviting space with a statement light that will also provide necessary illumination for navigating the surrounding rooms both day and night. For best results, leave at least 7′ of space from the floor to the bottom of the chandelier, pendant or lantern. Be sure the widest part of the fixture measures at least 4′ away from any surrounding walls and note the distance needed for clearance when the front door is open.

Have any questions about our lights or their installation? We’re here to help! Contact our team of experts at 877.762.2323 or find your sales representative here.

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Whether your walls are filled with fine art or family photos, the addition of picture lights will bring attention to your most treasured pieces. Create your very own gallery with our wide selection of picture lights, all as elegant and stylish as the artwork they illuminate.

The right picture light will draw attention to the highlighted piece without obstructing the view of the art. To determine which size is appropriate for your picture light, start by measuring the width of the frame you plan to light.

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For a more dramatic look (and more light), choose a light slightly wider than half the width of the frame.

Fear not; our wide variety of styles and sizes makes it simple to find the perfect picture light for every frame in your home!

 

more places for picture lights: bookcases

Picture lights are timeless fixtures that can look fresh when installed in creative ways! Illuminate your bookshelf to showcase your library and browse your titles with ease.

house beautiful

dean 18″ picture light

chango & co.

library 22″ picture light

best & company nyc

david 24″ pivoting art light

more places for picture lights: vanities

Light your reflection like the piece of art that it is! Picture lights can add a refined touch to both feminine and masculine spaces, which makes them a very attractive and unexpected choice for bathroom vanities.

the brooklyn home company

dorchester 24″ picture light

sutro architects

cabinet maker’s 18″ picture light

mabley handler

dorchester 30″ picture light

chatelaine

dean 24″ picture light

more places for picture lights: closets

Great closet lighting leads to great dressing. Install picture lights to display your entire wardrobe, or create your very own gallery of shoes!

bonesteel trout hall

cabinet maker’s 30″ picture light

dordorchester 18″ picture light

more places for picture lights: kitchen & bar

So refreshing! Picture lights make great accents to cabinetry and kitchen hardware.

structures building company

david 18″ pivoting art light

the renovated home

dean 24″ picture light

 Shop our entire selection of picture lights online or in any of our showrooms.

 

 

 

House Beautiful
May 2014

Brooke Davenport‘s new family home in Southern California has a chic, casual style.  The light interiors with pops of bright color are a beautiful inspiration for summer interiors. We love the serenity of the master bedroom, featuring the Modern Table Lamp and Annette Floor Lamp.

T. Keller Donovan‘s design for this home is a perfect fit its Palm Beach location.  The vibrant coral  pattern is beautiful against the white walls in the living room, featuring the Dorchester Swing Arm Floor Lamp.

 

Traditional Home
May 2014

 

New Jersey Showhuse Master bedroom by Marc Polo, featuring the Morris Small Lantern.

Showhouse Tour

Images from Traditional Home’s Designer Showhouse of New Jersey 2013

Foyer and Landing by Whitepop Design

Great Room by Angela Giguere-Kumble featuring the Aveline Table Lamp and Petal Floor Lamp.

Dining Room by Jennifer McGee featuring the Princess Mari Ann Chandelier.

Girl’s Bedroom by Heather McManus featuring the Adjustable Photographer’s Lamp.

 

Hello, Again

A 1928 Tudor comes to life with the help of designer Lauren DeLoach.

 

Forever House

A Tudor-Style home in Los-Angeles is transormed by designer Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat.

 

Come As You are

A beautiful Florida home gets a fresh and colorful design thanks to interior designer Andrew Howard.