Posts made in August, 2013

What’s Hot in Lighting

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013

What’s Hot in Lighting

I love going to the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, America’s Mart, during market when all the showrooms open to feature their latest products. Floor after floor of beautiful things and great inspiration! I visited several lighting showrooms to see what’s hot in lighting this year.  Industrial and Rustic is definitely in.  Rustic wood in simple shapes and some with rows of wooden beads. Lantern shapes and cage like designs also popular. The industrial look is seen in chrome, dark metals, or glass, with exposed bulbs and sometimes multiple single lights hung together to make a statement.  The overall look is much more organic and casual. For a bit of softness and dressed-up feel look to the fixtures with drum shades. Lighting is not only functional but it can also be a high impact decorative item and a statement of style.  Use it to update your decor, add new charm to a room, and set the mood in your home.    ...

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Viewing Samples

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013

It is time to view all those small samples you have collected and choose the perfect ones, not an easy job!  One tip to make sure you are seeing the right color and texture is to view them as they will be applied. Wallpaper and paint samples can be taped to wall so they are viewed on a vertical surface.  Carpet, flooring or countertops should be viewed on a horizonal surface.

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