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Best Traditional Ceiling Paddle Fans (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Monica Kao

Traditional never really goes out of style. I consider traditional like timeless. Traditional ceiling fans can be formal or ornate, inspired by classic architectural styles that can add warmth to a space.

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Topics: Ceiling Fans, Traditional

Traditional Style Living Room Lighting Fixtures (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Susan Burke

You may have grown up in a home that was very comforting, welcoming and what is considered classic. Traditional style usually has everything matching and is very consistent. The rooms are somewhat casual and predictable.

Lamps with silk shades, wall sconces, and floor lamps might all be used. Shades would be fairly plain, in ivory or white.

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Topics: Lighting, Traditional, Living Room

Best Chandeliers for Traditional Style Bedrooms  (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

While appropriate lighting fixture selection and design is important in all areas of your home, the bedroom is a special location where proper lighting design can make a world of difference.

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Topics: Chandeliers, Traditional, Bedroom

Best New England Style Traditional Kitchen Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

New England style is still the most traditional part of the country. Our Brownstones and Colonial homes in the South End and Back Bay lend itself more specifically to a traditional type of lighting.

Small side note: I live in the South End and renovated my place 4 years ago, adding contemporary lighting throughout. Lighting is reflective to personal taste and can be suited to almost any environment.

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Topics: Lighting, Traditional, Kitchen Lighting

Choosing Chandeliers for a Traditional Kitchen

by Susan Burke

Chandeliers really aren’t just for dining rooms anymore. With the kitchen being the hub of the home, kitchens aren't only prep and cooking areas, but are now serving as main eating and entertaining space as well.

So why not use a great chandelier or multiple chandeliers in your kitchen to make a design statement? In addition to making a statement, they’ll provide a really nice amount of light when it’s needed.

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Topics: Lighting, Traditional, Kitchen Lighting

Best New Traditional & Modern Lighting Fixtures

by Steve Sheinkopf

I just returned from the Dallas Trade Market yesterday. Every major lighting company has a display and there are literally thousands of lights in this massive market. I brought my niece (and future boss) and explained the changes since my first trip in 1989.

Lighting and lighting fixtures are really different than 1989 in every aspect from where you buy a light to what company and light you will buy.

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Topics: New Products, Lighting, Traditional, 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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