Hardware

Decorative Hardware: The Next Frontier for Lighting Showrooms

Lighting showrooms looking to expand their merchandise mix find decorative handles, locks, and pulls offer a natural synergy.

Hot Residential Lighting Trending Right Now

Hot Residential Lighting Trending Right Now

Nature themes and bright colors are attracting consumers nationwide. The New York International Gift Fair® offered plenty of both. Ameico Trapeze Task Light: Ameico celebrates the creative energy of designers with a carefully edited collection of contemporary lighting. Designer Peter Stathis of Light&Contrast brings fun to his ultrathin flat panel Trapeze task light with colorful […]

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Climbing the Walls: The Art of Wallcoverings

Don’t be a wallflower when offering complementary categories. Go vertical to showcase the latest in home décor.   Wallcoverings are receiving renewed attention among consumers, thanks to a myriad of new treatments and techniques that make them rise above the memory of your grandma’s chintz overload. Today, walls feature shimmering metallic treatments, life-size murals, and […]

Multi-Family Housing Outlook

Multi-Family Housing Outlook

Alan Margolin of M&M Lighting in Houston explains what the market is looking for in his area. Home Remodeling Market Losing Steam: NAHB NHMC Survey Points To Continued Growth Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities In the past few months alone, San Francisco, New York City, and Seattle are just some of the […]

Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities

NHAB: Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities

NAHB estimates nearly one-quarter of all U.S. metros are designated as improving housing markets. Home Remodeling Market Losing Steam: NAHB Multi-Family Housing Outlook Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities In addition to Washington, D.C., there are 80 metropolitan areas across 32 states that are showing measurable improvement in their respective housing markets, according […]

Steampunk by Art Donovan

A Peek at More Steampunk Lighting Creations from Art Donovan (Bonus Content)

Lighting designer Art Donovan’s fascination with repurposing materials to make innovative Steampunk-style designs has filled a book and a museum exhibition. Here are a few more ingenious pieces of his illuminated art.    

Enlightenment Magazine Presents Home Staging With Sue Kauffman

Home Staging With Sue Kauffman

A lighting showroom’s new best friend might just be a local home stager.  Not that long ago, “staging” a home meant cutting the lawn, removing dirty dishes from the sink, and keeping laundry out of sight when the real estate agent was showing the house. Enter the Recession. Ever since 2008, the stakes have been […]

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Aging in Place: Lighting a Room for a Senior Client

“Often, the first thing people notice is their loss of ability to see distance,” notes Terry McGowan, the American Lighting Association’s (ALA) director/engineering & technology and the owner of Lighting Ideas in Cleveland. “That happens around age 45 and is called presbyopia. By 60, most people have a ‘fixed focus’ optical system and need glasses. […]

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Aging In Place: Home Design for Aging Family Members

Last year Ronnie Rosenbach, vp/marketing of manufacturer Condor Lighting in California, and her husband invited Ronnie’s mother to live with them. That difficult decision was reached after observing how it was becoming increasingly difficult for Ronnie’s mom to manage on her own. Moving her to an assisted living complex just wasn’t the right fit. “The […]

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Donna Frasca, Reveals Which Colors Will be Strong in 2012

Right now the colors that have been holding fast since 2010 are the soft, gray muted blues, greens, and creams (see image), according to certified color specialist Donna Frasca, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I recently traveled up to Long Island and stopped off at the Benjamin Moore store in Port Jefferson,” she relates. “I […]