Residential Design Trends 2014

Spring 2014 Interior Design Trends – Unexpected

Today’s designs may be pared down, but they offer a unique twist in either the materials finish, or trim detail.  Phillips Collection: This inspirational vignette blends several hot trends: a pop of color on the Seatbelt chairs, the unlikely pairing of resin and wood on the Glitz stools (which also serve as accent tables), and […]

Interior Design Trends 2014

Spring 2014 Interior Design Trends – Glitz

 Metallic silver and gold finishes bring sophistication to a room, while the subdued sheen keeps the look approachably casual. Regina Andrew: This metal sea fan in a Nickel finish brings a delicate aesthetic to any room. It measures 16” high x 16” wide.  www.reginaandrew.com     Najarian: The Obsessions bedroom collection is accomplished in a […]

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Spring 2014 Interior Design Trends – Color

 With a new year comes optimism. Consumers are ready to banish the dark, Recession “safe” tones  and are embracing pops of color for a breath of fresh air.  Wesley Hall: The Aurora settee is shown here in the company’s exclusive Parisian/Multi fabric. www.wesleyhall.com     Norwalk Furniture: With its six-sided clover shaping, the Kate ottoman […]

2013 Fall Lighting Preview

2013 Fall LIghting Showroom Collection

  Enchanting Chantal: Ligne Roset, renowned modern French furniture company – family-run since 1860 – includes lighting, decorative accessories, rugs, and textiles. This mushroom-shaped Chantal table lamp is made from mouth-blown glass and is illuminated with one 28-watt E26 eco-halogen bulb (not included). A version in clear glass is available; both styles have a red textile cable […]

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High Point Market Preview

 Stay on top of the trends with this sampling of what’s new & noteworthy in home décor this fall.   Port 68: Part of a new licensed collection with high-end textiles house Scalamandré, the 30”-high Greystone Indigo/Blue lamp interprets the Scalamandré pattern through hand-painted lacquer on porcelain and is crowned with a hardback rectangular shade […]

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Web to Prosper: How the Internet Is Helping Your Business

For years, many retailers have hidden brand names for fear of being shopped. With the enforcement of IMAP, providing information to consumers via the Web can boost your business.   Lighting has become cool – finally! Not only are consumers eager for information about energy-efficient lighting options, but they are ready to splurge on attractive […]

Las Vegas Preview

Las Vegas Market: Residential Lighting, Home Accessories

Everyone comes out a winner at the Las Vegas Market when it comes to sourcing lighting, accessories, and furniture. Check out some of the “hottest” designs from Pacific Coast Lighting, Lite Source, ELK Lighting, AF Lighting, Phillips Collection, and more.   Adesso: The oversized 31”-high Quantum tripod floor lamp contains a white painted wood table […]

Lite Source: 2013 Dallas Market Preview

2013 Residential Lighting: Dallas Market Preview

 Add in some of the new products that will debut in Dallas this month to freshen up your merchandising mix.   Quoizel: Equally at home in nearly any style of interior design from transitional and contemporary to more traditional and organic, the Plantation chandelier has clean lines and a handsome Darkest Bronze finish.  It measures 25″ […]

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2013 Dallas Market Preview: Residential Lighting

 Breathe fresh air into your merchandise mix by adding in some of the products that will debut this month in Dallas. Crystorama: Part of the Broche Collection, this caged pendant is covered in delicate metal leaves that lend an organic feel. TM 3-3503 CristalStrass:Named after Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco, the 18th  century Italian maker of […]

Designer Stephen Blackman launches his first-ever OLED product line

For Stephen Blackman, Blackjack Is a Sure Bet

Award-winning product designer Stephen Blackman launches his first-ever product line featuring OLED technology.  enLIGHTenment Magazine: You have been creating sophisticated designs for lighting manufacturers for decades. What appeals to you most about emerging technology? Stephen Blackman: I like to work with the technology of the light source. That approach is more complicated than what some […]