Shopping for lighting?

Put your beautiful home in a beautiful light. Make sure your fixtures have great style, great quality, and great value. Here’s how.

“A home can be beautifully furnished, but feel unfinished — lighting completes a room.”

Great Style — You can use lighting to give a room an unexpected twist or a well-coordinated look.

Traditional: Consider porcelain, crystal, polished nickel, or antiqued brass; look for urns, columns, and other classic forms.

Modern: Seek out clean, graphic shapes in metal, glass, woven materials, or wood.

Consider the Shade — Don’t forget the shade — its shape and material help to define a lamp’s style. Silk shades that are stretched or pleated bring an air of formality and elegance. A shade made of paper, paper-backed linen, or metal has a clean silhouette and a more casual, modern vibe.

Great Quality – What to Look for Beyond the Base and Shade — It’s evident in every component of a well-made lamp. A fine fixture has well-designed elements and well-crafted details in the base, the shade, the design, the details. Is it hand finished? What’s the socket made of? (Solid brass is the answer you want.) Does the cord color suit the base’s finish? Was the finial designed especially for the lamp? The quality is always in the details and our lighting is all about the smallest of details that make a difference.

Great Value — To determine great value, look at the fixture as a whole: design, materials, form, quality, and safety. Is it the perfect lamp for your needs (and that table in the living room)? If you’re saying yes, then it has great value, too.

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