Posts Tagged ‘Lighting’

Sunday Showcase: The Urban Electric Co.

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The Urban Electric Co. is one of my favorite sources for great lighting fixtures! They’re located in Charleston, South Carolina, and offer high quality American-made goods.  Each one of their pieces is unique in their own way. I can always rely on an Urban Electric fixture to add extra character to one of my projects! In today’s Sunday Showcase, I thought I would highlight just a few of their wonderful pieces.


The Belmont Lantern designed by Mark Maresca is perfect for any indoor or outdoor space. The fixture can be painted or powder coated to add extra color to any room!


The Baxter wall sconce designed by Richard Mishaan is a more modern approach to lighting. The clean lines of this fixture are defnitely in line with my aesthetic.  The white finish with a hint blue trim is perfect!


This Anson Ribbon Chandelier designed by Michael Amato is the perfect piece to transform any indoor or outdoor space. The fixture comes in almost any color imaginable and is so fun!


The Hibiscus Table Lamp in antique brass is slender and perfect when you need a narrow fixture.  A pair would be great for a small console table.


I think the Lafayette Double wall sconce would look great in a library.  It’s smart looking!


Urban Electric Co. has an extensive range of finishes.  They even offer custom painted and powder coated finishes. 

I hope you have grown to love The Urban Electric Co. as much as I do!  Be sure to visit their website and see all of their offerings.  Happy Sunday!




Lighting Giveaway from Crystorama

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The readers of the blog will be thrilled to know that I have another giveaway for you this week!  This time the great people over at Crystorama are sponsoring the giveaway.  Crystorama is a family-run lighting company that’s been in business since 1958.

The Las Vegas Summer Market 2011 brought out many new introductions from the company.  The most exciting were the Flow and Allure collections.

The metal rings of this Solaris Collection chandelier are reminscent of an armillary.  The pendant of crystal adds the Crystorama touch.

This wall sconce from the Chelsea Collection would definitely add a touch of glamour to any powder room.

The Sterling Collection includes this beautiful wall sconce.  A pair of these would look great in any chic home.

This semi-flush mount ceiling fixture from the Luxo Collection will be given away here on the blog this Friday!  It features a satin nickel finish with a silver silk shimmer shade.  The measurements are 14″ diameter by 8.5″ high.  The bulbs required are 3 60 watt medium base bulbs.  I think it’s a very flexible fixture that could be used in many areas of your home!  It’s likely that everyone reading the blog today has somewhere they could use this.

If you’d like to enter to win this fixture, simply leave a comment below.  Comments will be accepted through Noon, Central Standard Time, Friday, August 12th.  At that time, one lucky commenter will be selected at random to win!  Best of luck!

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Al Fresco Entertaining: String Lights

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I think one of the best ways to create an absolutely unforgettable environment at your next outdoor party is to use string lights.  They create an atmosphere that’s romantic like a Florentine side street. 

I used them last year at my fiesta party and wow, what an effect they created!

They’re pretty straight forward.  Individual bulbs hang from the main electrical line.  You string them back and forth across your outdoor space for instant drama.  I’d recommend sticking to low-wattage bulbs so that your backyard doesn’t look like the high school football stadium on Friday night.  I bought mine from and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase!

Sunday Showcase: Vaughan Lighting

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This Sunday, I wanted to showcase the beautiful lighting of Vaughan! A London based company, Vaughan was started in 1983 by Michael and Lucy Vaughan. Their classical taste in lighting combined with high quality standards have shaped their successful company that has been growing for nearly 30 years! In addition to their London location, Vaughan also has showrooms in Paris and New York City, as well as being represented in showrooms internationally. Check out my favorites from Vaughan lighting below!

Brantome Wall Light


 Hampton Wall Lantern


Early Georgian Storm Light


Swedish Lantern


Neptune Lantern


Portobello Lantern


 Zurich Lantern


Portsmouth Flush Ceiling Light


Octagonal Flush Ceiling Light


Toledo Hanging Shade


Sunday Showcase: Stray Dog Designs

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This Sunday, I would like to bring a little whimsy to your world with imaginative products from Stray Dog Designs. Carrying a colorful assortment of handmade lighting, mirrors and more, Stray Dog Designs has something fun for everyone!

The Stripy and Sophie mirrors remind me of something that might be in the room of Dr. Seuss’s Cindy Lou Who!



I absolutely LOVE all of their lighting products! Here’s a little sampling: Helena Floor Lamp , Jarmin Table Lamp, Jen Sconce, Black & White Drum Pendant



The wonderful thing about alot of their lighting is that you can chose various finials, canopies, and shades for a very custom look. Look at these fun chandelier shades! Pink Flounce, Black Scallop, White Flounce, Orange Scallop.


How about these fabulous magnets? Blue Flower, Lilac Flower, Orange Flower.


 And you can’t forget these one-of-a-kind finds: Flower Stool/Accent Table (available in 14 low VOC paint colors!), Bright Color Hat Box Set, Tassel Ornament Set.

There’s plenty more where these came from so head on over to Stray Dog Designs and let your imagination run wild! (Be sure to read the heartwarming Stray Dog Story of how it all began.)