Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Your Home is So Zen

Relax, take a deep breathe, reflect…turn your home into a zen-like spa with the sound of falling water and the glow of soft lighting. Kenroy Home Designs add soothing movement and the gentle sounds of falling water to unique artistry created in real and simulated stone, metal and ceramics.

Their Copper-finished Curves addition createa visual waves as the halogen light bounces off the 5 foot tall indoor waterfall. $500.85

Dragonflies come alive under water fall stream on the Dragonfly Floor Fountain. Standing at just under five-feet this textured stone finish makes for an inviting indoor fountain. $311.85

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mad Lamps, Mad Men

With Mad Men fever hitting the runways and film and TV screens, it’s no surprise that retro-inspired lamps are as popular as mini skirts and beehives in the ‘60s. Kenneth Wingard ‘s Retro Lamp combines two contrasting elements in one captivating piece: the warm look of wood and the sleekness of metal is very retro-chic.

Emulating the hourglass figure of Mad Men’s favorite secretary Joan Holloway, Kenneth Wingard’s Bardot Pierced Lamps add ‘60s chic and nostalgia to any 21st century environment.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Flick Of A Swith

When an object serves two purposes it is almost like getting two for the price of one.

With the Adesso Cubby Solid Black Wood Finish Contemporary Table Lamp your lamp now doubles as a drawer.

The solid wood lamp comes in a black finish and is adorned with a white linen-inspired rectangle shades. You can choose one one or two cubby drawers. Now clean up those small little items on the end table with a flick of a switch.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lights Out...Not So Much

For all those night owls out there do I have a solution for you? Now there’s no need to light up the whole room when you have work to do late at night, especially if you are living with a roommate or significant other sleeping close to your workstation.

It’s the holiday – so you work-aholic through care to the window and treat yourself to the Adesso Iris Gooseneck Desk Lamp. Its flexible gooseneck makes for easy adjusting and can isolate the light to feature just want you’d like lit. Each lamp contains 3 x 1 Watt LED bulbs for ultra-efficient lighting.

Now you don’t have to sacrifice your late night desire to work for “sleepy head” just a couple feet away.

Monday, December 7, 2009

With The Flick Of A Switch

These days it’s all about making a statement and the rectangular wall lamp does just that. Old age techniques come together with contemporary styles in the De Majo series by Illuminating Experiences where clear glass lamps make bright bold statements. The rectangular lamp is perfect for kitchens, hallways, offices, bars – basically any room possible. The subtle glow of the lamp provides ambient light in combination with direct light cast on the wall above the fixture.

So if you want to jazz up a room your task just became easier. Grab this lamp and transform the room with literally – the flick of a switch.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Texture This & Pattern That

The kitchen and the bathroom, two of the most used spaces in the household are often the most neglected when it comes to light.

Light can offer both pattern and texture to the overall design of ones livings space. A critical decorating element used as background support for an overall design scheme, incorporating these elements adds sophistication and warmth to a space.
Home and Patio Lighting brings you tips from the pros on how to incorporate the two into your most used spaces.

Kitchen: Do not fall victim to the single lighting fixture faux pas. Poor lighting can make cabinets look dull and even cooking a chore, so layer your lighting. Different lighting techniques like track lighting and under-cabinet lighting come in several varieties.

Home and Patio Lighting "Good Choice" pick; the Kenroy Home Bubbles 4 Light Island Light.

Bath: The most common error in bathroom lighting is recessed ceiling fixtures directly over the mirror. Vanity lighting should get top consideration because these fixtures work the hardest to illuminate the head and face for grooming. Additionally lighting should be considered as a source to enhance the overall mood of the room.
Home and Patio Lighting "Good Choice" pick; the Kenroy Home Pienza 5 Light Vanity.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Do You Have Two Of These?

When decorating, thinking that your end table or night table lamps have to match is a common misconception among the not-so-seasoned designer according to Decorator, Betsy Knapp of Tiger Lilys.

“Sometimes going the ‘matchy-matchy’ design route puts the room’s look and feel overboard. Consider finding two lamps that complement each other’s design approach.”

Four helpful tips from Knapp on how to mix and match end table lamps include:

- Try to get the lamps the same height
- Look for lamps that complement each other in color
- The design feel does not always need to be the same, you can mix antique with modern if there is a common design thread like crystallized draping, shape, etc…
- One lamp should not make more of a statement than the other

So what's the designers mix and match pick from Home and Patio Lighting?

The Adesso Cabaret Accent Table Lamp with sheer black fabric and chandeliered crystal-like draping with the Adesso Flapper Table Lamp made with hanging vertical strings of clear faceted crystal. Both are finished in chrome, have a round base, similar height and play off each other’s design approach.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action!

Dreaming of that big movie deal? You know, when you step onto the set and the director is screaming "Lights, Camera, Action!”

We get it there is something to be said about that perfect lighting that has celebrities looking much more fabulous on set than they do in person. Home and Patio Lighting has you covered with the Adesso’s Contemporary Modern Movie Style Spot Light.

It's just what the director ordered. The adjustable anodized aluminum shade with chrome-plated metal protective grill is great for recreating the on set mod-lighting look. Not only are you in the spotlight with this bad boy, but you can become a celebrity (almost) overnight for just $100.

So what are you waiting for? It might not be a movie deal but at least your home will have a touch of Hollywood.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wall-E meets Mother Nature with these precision-etched metal sheets that transform into exotic bloom-shaped chandeliers. The fusion of technology and flora found in the Artecnica Future Flora Silver Satin Pendant results in a lamp unlike any other. The “non-tarnishing” light is part of a collection of three blossom lamps in complementary shapes that cast an epic radiance when featured together.

The Future Flora lamps combine fine details, contoured openings and matte silver surfaces to illuminate spaces while wowing onlookers with the intricacy of the metal sheets. Individually, the lamps are fantastic, but when grouped together in a garden of light they transform the space and enchant the area.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Two Million Year Old Lamp? Well...

Add a little excitement to your living room with the wild Uttermost Tamil Musicians Table Lamp. The musicians sit atop an elephant as they ride below the rectangular linen box shade. The base is finished in an olive bronze with a verdigris glaze to make this piece a charming addition to any room.

The musicians featured are part of the Tamil people - an ethnic group native to India and Sri Lanka with a recorded history dating back more than two million years. With a classical music tradition that is shared throughout Southern India, the Tamil musicians are a strong aspect of the culture.

With all that history, the table lamp is sure to be a crowd pleaser, but if the lamp itself isn't cool enough for you, at least the cultural lessons that come along with it are something to tell your friends about!

Shedding some light...

Channel your inner chef with this chic hand-blown glass pendant light that looks just like the heat lamps used in trendy restaurants. The downward lighting design of the Tommy S Pendant by De Majo sheds a flow onto tabletops using refreshingly crisp and clean lines. The clear glass shade and chrome fittings are subtle in comparison to the dramatic, but classic shape of the lamp.

And with a hand-blown glass design, this glass pendant is sure to awe others regardless of what delicious food it is illuminating - although, we're sure the food you've cooked up is undoubtedly delicious.

And the best part? The lamp accepts an energy-saving compact fluorescent lamp, so you can save the environment and have a great lamp all at once. Whoever said multi-tasking was hard clearly never had a De Majo lamp!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Sconces are making their way back into the world of contemporary lighting and thank goodness because it’s about time you changed up those lighting fixtures. There really is light at the end of the tunnel.

Upgrade to
Cubox 4 Wall Sconce by Illuminating Experiences and at yet another international piece to the repertoire. Italian design studio, Laser Illuminazione, presents the Cubox collection of luminous cased opal glass cubes. The frames are finished in an industrial silver powder coat with details in polished chrome.

Need another reason why? Sometimes it pays to think outside of the box.

Need just one more reason why? No one ever says be there and be circle.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Killing two birds with one stone…with a lampshade? This durable lampshade not only adds flair to any table or floor lamp, but it also casts a stunning design on nearby walls. Made with black synthetic fabric, the Innermost cutout Peony Shade is a perfect addition to any room. The modest style of the shade complements the intricate design of the signature Ghost collection. It is the “perfect expression of minimalist baroque – a d├ęcor genre defined by 21st century materials and glam styling.”

The intricate laser cut artwork was created for Innermost by Meiha Tsang and is available in three different sizes. The shade is fully functional and can be used with table or floor lamp bases or as a pendant lamp.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Relaxing is the New Black

Reinvent the way you come home and relax.

On first thought lounging on the couch with your one “guilty pleasure” – the new hit in reality raze - sounds great. However, let us paint you another scenario. Time are tough, you don’t need the economic dialogue again, but consider taping into something a bit more down to your roots.

Have you considered reading a book or just decompressing with a quick nap all the while enjoying a soothing cascade of water in the background? How’s that for painting a picture.

From picture to reality all you’ll need is a good book and the Alfresco’s Home Altezza Fountain. This wonderful fountain is great to keep indoors and is 20.66L x 20.66W x39.56H. Made from Resin, all finishes are hand-applied surface patinas - so there will be color variations with each fountain having a unique touch.

Watching a show that pollutes the brain or satisfying your inner divo/diva with Alfresco’s Home Altezza Fountain?

The answer is obvious.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blossom Your Room Into The Winter

The modern furniture movement is blossoming every day. The trend in this home design favors functionality and minimalism – but you, you have always been a cut above the rest. You’re an original and a true believer in accent pieces no matter what the “trend rule book" says.

Add a splash of color or a touch of vintage to bring the room to life.
Artecnica Garland Brass Plated Metal Pendant Lighting Lap mesmerizes with its delicately etched floral patterns. The lamp is made from a continuous metal strand that is wrapped around a light bulb. With a simple clip, the Garland light secures to the base of a bulb and may be shaped into practically any form. Intertwine multiple Garlands to create larger shades.

Need another reason why? It keeps flowers blossoming even into the winter months.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Out Of This World!

Have you ever felt like you light up a room when arriving at a social gathering or a friend’s apartment? Well I’m sorry to break it to you, but something helping your illuminating glow is the Innermost Asteroid Lamp.

This great piece was designed by Innermost, who is known for creating tabletop items and lighting fixtures as innovative as they are practical. This asteroid shaped lamp has 24 unique geometry facets and could be hung or used as a floor or table light.

So what’s the lesson to be learned – it’s not that you don’t light up the room, but next time you are feeling confident or lack thereof, make sure the interiors of the room are well lit!