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Craftsman Style Lighting for Dining Room

by Monica Kao

I absolutely admire the craftsman style. It embraces simplicity and natural materials. It honors the tradition of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. It would make any space cozy.

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Topics: Lighting, Dining Room, Craftsman

Best American Craftsman Style Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Marsha Cook

The American Craftsman Style, or the American Arts and Crafts movement is an applied arts and decorative lifestyle philosophy that begin in the last years of the 19th century and remained popular into the 1930’s. After World War I, the ‘Bungalow’ became the popular style to distinguish the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Topics: Lighting, Dining Room, Craftsman, American

Best Victorian Dining Room Chandeliers (Reviews/ Ratings/Prices)

by Susan Burke

The Victorian era is named after Queen Victoria, the Queen of England from 1837-1901. Victorian decor reflects the tastes and styles of this era. According to Creative Home Decorating Room by Room, the Victorian period speaks to "An era of ornate and excessive decoration in all things".

The Victorian era also had a more masculine side, by incorporating dark furniture and animal trophy accessories throughout the home.

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Topics: Lighting, Chandeliers, Dining Room, Victorian

Shabby Chic Dining Room Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Dagmar Hemp

Shabby Chic design has roots in country style, casual elegance often using reclaimed furnishings and antique or vintage items. Combining some older items and some new items can be a creative and economical design approach.

In this article, we'll go over Shabby Chic design and our favorite Shabby Chic style chandeliers for the dining room.

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Topics: Lighting, Dining Room, Shabby Chic

Modern Style Lighting for the Dining Room

by Monica Kao

Modern Design came about as a reflection of the modern art movement, but for the interior of the home, and existed between the 1920’s and 1950’s. Modern Design was a push against the previous styles, like Victorian and Gothic, that used very detailed ornamentation, heavy textures, and deep wood tones throughout the home.

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Topics: Lighting, Modern, Dining Room

Best Colonial Style Lighting for Dining Rooms (Reviews/ratings)

by Roger Pontes

A Colonial home is one of the most popular types in the United States. Colonial homes evolved from European influences which were developed in the late 1600’s and early 1700’s when Europeans migrated to the United States.

Massachusetts is home to Colonial type architecture (as we were an early colony).

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Topics: Lighting, Dining Room, Colonial

How Do You Light a Craftsman Style Home?

by Henriette Rieu

So you're looking for newlights for your Craftsman home? It's hard to believe, but Craftsman was once sold out of the then, venerable Sears catalog.

Craftsman style is still quite popular. We will look at the history and attributes of a Craftsman home. We will then guide you on how to light your craftsman home with some of our favorite lighting options. 

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Topics: Lighting, Outdoor Lighting, Kitchen Lighting, Dining Room, Craftsman

Contemporary Chandelier Ideas for Your Dining Room

by Henriette Rieu

Previously, we discussed lighting for a traditionally-styled dining room. Another style that is popular these days is contemporary style. Contemporary style is seen as being more flexible than its more rigid traditional counterpart, although not as relaxed as transitional.

Once we determine the style and size of your room through the qualifiers, we can help you to find a chandelier that fits the space perfectly!

Contemporary Style

Contemporary design is another popular style. This style features some elements of modern design, such as clean lines, punches of solid color as accent pieces to predominant neutrals, and sleek furniture in basic shapes. This design aesthetic encompasses past and present components through unifying colors, finishes, or lines. Contemporary is also seen as being more flexible than its more rigid traditional counterpart, although not as relaxed as transitional.

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Topics: Lighting, Dining Room, Contemporary

Traditional Lighting Ideas for Your Dining Room

by Dagmar Hemp

When we talk to clients, there is a usual group of questions that we ask that we call “qualifiers.” These questions help us to find you find the perfect light for your space.

Often, we can use room dimensions and ceiling heights to help find the size, quantity, and placement of light fixtures. After dimensions, style is the next best question. This can be determined through the architecture of the outside of the house, other rooms in the house and the furniture.

We have about 3,500 lights on display, and there's always new lighting coming out, so the choices can be daunting at times.

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Topics: Lighting, Traditional, Dining Room

Best Wrought Iron Chandeliers For Traditional Dining Rooms

by Henriette Rieu

Wrought iron used to be heavy cast pieces for really formal areas. Visualize a European castle. That was wrought iron.

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Topics: Hubbardton Forge, Wrought Iron Lighting, Traditional, Dining Room

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