Home Decor Accessories Fall 2014

2014 Fall Preview: Sales With Accessories

It’s said that the average consumer buys a new lighting fixture every 20 years. To keep customers coming back, showrooms rely on accent furniture and decorative accessories to encourage more frequent foot traffic and sales. Here are some of the latest designs seen at markets.`   Norwalk Furniture: Made in the USA, the Nora ottoman […]

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Holiday Home Decor 2014 Collection

Give customers many reasons to come into your showroom as they get ready for holiday entertaining. These gifts & accessories accent the “most wonderful time of the year.”       Harper & Hound: The unique retail display – comprised of a dress form and a dog mannequin – will capture attention. The gift bags are […]

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Generation Next: Succession planning among family

Independent family-run lighting businesses face some challenges that publicly held corporations do not.  One of the most emotionally complex involves hiring relatives and considering succession planning among family.       In the ’90s movie You’ve Got Mail, Tom Hanks’ character quotes the famous line from The Godfather, “It’s not personal, it’s business” as his […]

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2 Lanes South: Interview With David Phillips

David Phillips of 2 Lanes South takes a rare late afternoon break from fabricating his unique lighting line to elaborate on the hallmarks of hand-craftsmanship, his lighting collaboration with American Pickers star Mike Wolfe, and his adopted city of Nashville. For the past 15 years Dave Phillips has been creating custom chandeliers and pendants for […]

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Omni Hotel: Music City Marvel

This year’s ALA Conference – held at the Omni Nashville Hotel – has a unique bonus: it connect to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as well as the recently renovated Convention Center featuring an award-winning lighting design. Photography by Ryan Linton The core philosophy at renowned lighting design firm GWA Lighting (Grenald […]

Meet the 2014ALA Pillars of Industry

Meet the ALA 2014 Pillars of the Industry

During the official ceremony at this month’s ALA Conference, the recipients will talk about their backgrounds in the industry, but we took a fun approach to revealing what you don’t know about this year’s honorees. The Pillar of the Industry awards recognize three ALA members – one for each category served by the ALA (manufacturers’ […]

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David Weeks: Lighting & Product Designer

David Weeks sat down with enLIGHTenment Magazine to discuss his evolution from lighting to exploring other categories such as toys and furniture.   enLIGHTenment Magazine: After nearly 20 years of successful lighting design, how would you describe your signature style?  David Weeks: The word that has been coming up recently is “honest.” That hardly describes […]

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Light Source: 2014 Spring Round-up

The latest technology in LED light sources and LED-powered fixtures provides lighting specifiers and distributors with plenty of options for light commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and retail applications.       American Bright: The SimpleTube® is an easy-to-install refrigerator and freezer door LED fixture that is also suitable for under cabinet and shelf lighting, plus as backlights […]

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Cheyenne Mountain Resort: Going Greener

Surrounded by nature in a gateway city to the Rockies, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers guests natural beauty and plenty of fun while practicing eco-friendly initiatives.   Long before “buying green” in Colorado meant legalized marijuana, residents of the Centennial State have been interested in eco-friendly practices. As the state with the highest average elevation, Colorado […]

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Vintanta Wine & Dine: The Sky’s the Limit

With property in San Diego County at a premium, Cohn Restaurant Group positioned its 10,000-sq.-ft. Vintana Wine + Dine restaurant with 20,000 sq. ft. of outdoor terraces on top of a Lexus dealership.   The average American consumer is used to experiencing stand-alone car dealerships – a destination property typically comprised of a single large building […]