How to Manage Distracted Employees

Is there one cubicle or desk in the office where it seems everyone gathers to share a joke or recap the highlights of last night’s Game of Thrones episode? Are you tired of approaching an employee to ask for assistance on a project, only to find him or her glued to their smart phone? Maybe […]

2013 Fall Lighting Showroom

November 2013 Lighting Showroom Stand-outs

    Astele: Clean lines and Modern styling distinguish the Ilfo wall fixture, which is sourced in Europe and offered exclusively through the company. Vintage-style Edison bulbs add a retro touch. www.astele.com Eangee: The company has introduced a new line of found wood lighting that utilizes either driftwood or old building beams fashioned into unique […]

Lights Fantastic LED Lighting

Lights Fantastic: LED Spoken Here

Lights Fantastic – with showrooms in Dallas and Austin – makes it clear that each is the place to go for solid-state lighting. “There is much more to LED than what consumers see at Home Depot; they need to come to an LED expert to find out how to use it,” says Jim Rutledge of […]

August 2013 Residential Lighting and Home Accessories

August 2013 Residential Showroom Lighting and Home Accessories

 Residential Lighting and Home Accessories for the summer of 2013. Featuring stylish residential lighting and home accessories by LBL, Crystorama, Custom Furiturela, Feiss Eangee, Noir Furniture and more. The Hot Seat The red Lips Sofa will make a bold statement in a contemporary room. It measures 36” high x 90” long x 30” in diameter. […]

Residential Lighting: Sconces

Off The Wall: Sconces

 Sconces are a great space-saving method for illuminating tight spaces, balancing out a room, or adding ambiance. Here are some of the newest styles on the market.   Access Lighting: Inspired by feudal Japanese architecture, the organic Origami wall sconce is produced from pre-stressed concrete to form the base and has adjustable metal louvers. It is […]

March Showroom Residential Lighting Showroom

Residential Lighting Showroom Standouts March 2013

 The Residential Lighting Showroom Standouts for march are featuring lighting by Eurofase, Blue Ocean Traders, Noir Furniture, Nuevo Lighting, Artcraft Lighting, and Fredrick Ramond by Hinkley Lighting.   Eurofase: Out of This World The Astro fixture is distinguished by a glossed enamel shade with laser cut-outs and chrome hardware. www.eurofase.com Blue Ocean Traders: Retro Appeal This company specializes in vintage and […]

Juvenile Lighting Spring 2013

Juvenile lighting: Winter 2013

    Lite Tops: The Football and Basketball pendants are perfect for young sports fans. Both have an Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish, are illuminated by one 100-watt bulb, and include 10 feet of black cord.  The Football pendant is made of Chocolate butcher linen fabric with white trim; the Basketball pendant is comprised of Orange butcher […]

Gross Electric Wins National Award

Gross Electric Wins National Award

Gross Electric – which operates two showrooms in Ohio and one in Michigan – received the 2012 Shade Job of the Year Award from Lutron Electronics.  The award, which is part of a national competition among lighting showrooms, was presented at the 2013 Dallas International Lighting Market. Mike Feather, Lighting Controls Specialist at Gross Electric, […]


Residential Lighting Standouts: February

Dallas Saunders Natural Beauty: These beautiful and delicate reproductions made of luxurious printed silk charmeuse throws backed with fashion-grade Italian cashmere are available in butterfly and shell designs.have been adapted by Dallas A. Saunders Studio from “Histoire Naturelle,” an original work of art which consists of 1,000+ natural history drawings by three French artists completed […]

Richmond, VA based Shades of Light

Shades of Light: Retail Spotlight

Shades of Light has done what few lighting retailers have accomplished: established brand name  recognition across the country as a retailer and manufacturer. Company founder Ashton Harrison worked for years at a large home furnishings retailer before deciding to launch a niche retail business by herself in 1986 called Shades of Light. Located in Richmond, […]