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MONTREAL BLACKUnconventional, audacious, and exhilarating are just a few words to describe the city in which Aquabrass calls home. Aquabrass has been immersed in the bath and kitchen industry for over 30 years, offering hand-crafted and state-of-the-art finishes to suit various taste. The company prides itself for their environmental ethics; conscientious of the carbon footprint at every stage of production. The company evaluates the levels of waste treatment to lacquering, ensuring they meet North American Environmental Standards. In addition, the various finishes are carefully handcrafted and tested in their plating facility.

To celebrate Montreal’s 375th anniversary, and to pay homage to where their headquarter resides, Aquabrass has introduced a new custom finish named Montreal Black. This matte black finish can be applied to any custom Aquabrass product.

The matte black finish offers a bold and elegant statement, while providing superior performance. Montreal Black is designed with enhanced resistance and durability which results to no peeling, less fingerprints, and less water spots.

 

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Image Source: Aquabrass, Montreal Black Matte Finish

 

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Image Source: Aquabrass, Montreal Black Matte Finish

Contact or visit our showroom to learn more about the new Montreal Black finish by Aquabrass. Our Specialist are always happy to help!

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back to school must have portables

It’s officially September which means Back to School is just around the corner, and only 16 days left of our Perfectly Portable Sale!
Here are some desk lamps that will get you ready for those late night cram sessions—or late night relaxations:

This desk lamp from Kendal Lighting has a minimalist design available in polished nickel, satin nickel, and antique brass. The lamp features a lever near the neck of the lamp to adjust the angle of light, and an on/off switch on the base.

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This desk lamp is another classic design by Kendal Lighting that is available in satin nickel, oil rubbed bronze, and chrome. This lamp has the same swivel lever feature to adjust the angle of light, but has a flatter shade and a dial switch on the base.


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 The Cerv LED Table Lamp from Kendal Lighting has a sleek contemporary style, finished in chrome with white acrylic. The light output can be adjusted using the touch control on the base, which offers three light levels. 

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 This Compact LED desk lamp from Dainolite has an adjustable head, and a touch dimmable switch on the base including a night light feature. Available in a matte black finish. 

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 The Flat LED desk lamp from Modern Forms has adjustable arms that can be folded when it is not in use, perfect for counter tops, desks, and other work surfaces with limited space. This desk lamp is fully dimmable, with fingertip touch technology. 

 

Inspired by balance and stability, the Disc LED desk lamp from Modern Forms has a fingertip touch dimmer, and is available in a black finish.

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 The Suspension from Modern Forms has 180 degree adjustable arms which also makes it ideal for those with limited space. The desk lamp has a fingertip touch dimmer feature and a USB port for recharging electronic devices. This lamp is available in a black finish. 

 

For more portable lamp options or to find out what other items are part of the Perfectly Portable Sale, contact or visit our showroom. Our Specialist are always happy to help!

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   20% OFF PERFECTLY PORTABLE SALE NORBURN We are preparing for the changing season ahead with our Perfectly Portable Sale which will run from August 14 to September 16, 2017. All regular priced lamps and mirrors will be 20% off for this limited time.

So what makes portables so great?

1) SET THE MOOD

Lamps can soften shadows and provide ambient lighting for conversation or when reading. For instance, the LED Outdoor Lanterns with Bluetooth Speaker from Kichler offers ambient lighting that is dimmable and serves as an output for music when entertaining guests, or simply relaxing outdoors.

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Image Source: Kichler Lighting, LED Outdoor Lanterns with Bluetooth Speaker.

2)PRACTICAL

Portable lamps give the option to add a layer of light to a room without having to rewire which can be costly and unconventional for some homeowners. This is especially the case for older homes that bring up hidden costs of installing a new fixture which may require more work. In addition, portable lamps are also useful for providing task lighting for sewing, reading, or writing. The Valeo Floor Lamp from Cerno can offer ambient lighting to a space as an alternative for a fixture. The floor lamp is almost 8 feet tall and has an adjustable shade that can be lowered.

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Image Source: Cerno Lighting, Valeo Floor Lamp.

3) PORTABLE

Portable lamps are made of durable material but are not fixated to a single spot. Portable lamps can be moved to different areas or rooms that require an additional layer of light or a decorative element. This 2-Light Floor lamp from Dainolite has adjustable arms for versatile use, and has a mid-century modern aesthetic.

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4)DECORATIVE

Portable lamps are also a great way to experiment with different styles to create a statement. Some lamps have replaceable shades which can enhance its visual appeal or match current decor. Portable lamps can also be a statement in and of itself, such as oversized floor lamps that can serve as general lighting for a room due to its scale or ornate lamps such as the Lynch Tiffany Table Lamp from Quoizel that has an intricate detailed glass shade.

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5) SPACE

Table and Desk Lamps take minimal space, and also creates the illusion of a larger space when they are positioned in certain areas. For instance, when lamps are next to a wall such as when they are on top of a buffet or side table, they create a surface of light that makes the space appear larger. This is ideal in living rooms, dining rooms, and foyers where buffet and side tables are commonly used. The Saga Table Lamp from Dimond Lighting has a chocolate faux silk shade and a complimentary chocolate smoke glass base that provides the added illusion of a larger space.

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For more information on our Perfectly Portable Sale or to find out what portables are up for sale, contact or visit our showroom. Our Specialist are always happy to help you!

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organica by kuzco

Kuzco has launched some of their new products, including the Organika that integrates LED technology with custom design. The Organika has an irregular polygon shape with a central light source. The trim for the central light source is available in a white or chrome finish. In addition, the Organika can also be custom painted into any Pantone colour.
**Note: Not all known Pantone colours are available as applied paint finishes**

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With the Organika, you can expect a colour temperature of 3000K which is a pleasant soft white (or neutral) output that appears less yellow and more bluish-white. The luminaire also has a CRI over 90, ensuring accurate rendering of colour. In addition, the Organika is also dimmable which offers versatility in ambience and mood.
The Organika can also be arranged in a row to create interesting designs and patterns on walls or ceilings for a more customized look.

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What are your thoughts on the Organika by Kuzco?

For more information, contact or visit our showroom, our Lighting Specialist are always happy to help!

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BLUETOOTH LANTERNS BY KICHLER

Keeping the party alive after dark is made easy with the newly launched portable LED Lanterns by Kichler Lighting that incorporate Bluetooth technology. These nifty portables have a transitional style that coordinates with existing lines from Kichler and is damp rated so it can be used in both indoor spaces and outdoor areas such as covered patios, decks, balconies, cabins, and poolsides.

The lantern connects to any Bluetooth device, which allows users to control the volume and preferred sound at up to a 30-foot radius. The Lantern also relies on a dimmable LED in warm white to create the perfect ambience for any outdoor occasion, and lasts up to 8 hours before it needs to be recharged.

Let us know what you think of the new Lanterns with Bluetooth Speakers from Kichler, and tell us where you would bring it?

For more information, contact or visit our showroom, our Lighting Specialist are always happy to help!

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exterior lighting tips

The season of summer has arrived which means more opportunities to be outdoors. We have a few tips to help you get your outdoor space ready for the long weekends and amazing weather ahead.

Why is Outdoor Lighting important?

Primarily, outdoor lighting is important because it provides safety and security for homeowners and guests. Exterior lighting safeguard homeowners from potential accidents and discourages trespassers. However, exterior lighting also allows homeowners to enjoy their outdoor space beyond day time, and also helps enhance the aesthetic appeal of a home.

Things to Keep in mind

With exterior lighting be mindful of light pollution that can potentially harm the environment or create energy waste, such as using an excessive amount of lighting. When an excessive amount of light is used it prevents specific features-rather any feature-from standing out, also contributing to a higher electrical bill. To avoid unnecessary wastage, consider the activities that take place in your outdoor space, and certain features that you would want to highlight. Also keep in mind individual needs that might influence the importance of certain exterior lighting options over others.

What to light?

Depending on personal preference and the features you want to address, exterior lighting may vary in application from person to person. Here are a few areas you can consider:

THE ENTRY

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One of the first aspect to consider is lighting the front entry since it is mandatory to have lighting at the entrance and exit of a residential home. In addition, they provide safety for the homeowners, as they can easily identify trespassers or unexpected guests.

THE STEPS & PATHWAY

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Another aspect to consider are the steps and pathway. Lighting the surface of each step is especially helpful for those with older eyes. Providing step lighting and/or path lighting enhances visibility which reduces the occurrence of accidents.

THE ENTERTAINMENT AREA

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The Patio or deck area is also a great space to consider lighting. This area is often a social area, which requires adequate lighting to ensure the comfort of guests and to ensure that the space is enjoyed beyond day time.

Like the interior of a home, layered lighting often creates a complete and robust look. Other exterior lighting techniques can be used to create a dramatic statement such as creating shadow effects or used to highlight unique features such as garden beds, statues, textured walls, pools, and courts.

Contact or visit our showroom to learn more about exterior lighting, our Lighting Specialist have the expertise to help transform the exterior of your home.

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INTRODUCING MOMENTI

Riobel is recognized for their high-quality faucets and shower systems, with a talented team of designers, engineers, and technicians that facilitate the innovative direction and the standards of the company. 3D models are developed for each product which are tested at their technical centre. They ensure that their products withstand the level of quality, functionality, and appearance one expects from a Riobel product. In addition, Riobel has in-house carpenters that assemble each display stand to ensure consistent quality and brand image.

We are excited to introduce one of their new lines, Momenti, to our showroom that simplifies the steps to customizing lavatory and bath faucets in any home. The Momenti follows a simple process of choosing from two spout options, four handle styles, and up to seven finishes, creating up to 56 customized looks. This line is also made to measure, ensuring utmost customization that fits perfectly in your bathroom. Customized faucets enhance the appeal of any bathroom and is a detail that should not be forgotten.

Check out our new display, and experience Momenti for yourself:

STEP1:

The process starts by selecting your desired faucet shape: choosing from a round or square design.

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STEP2:

Choose the handle style, from x-shape, t-shape, j-shape, or L-shape.

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STEP3:

Choose the desired metal finish: brushed nickel, brushed nickel/black, polished nickel, polished nickel/black, chrome, chrome/black, and black.

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STEP4:

View your customize faucet!

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STEP5:

At top right-hand side, choose different background images that might relate to your style preference, or actual sink.

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Explore Momenti: https://momenti.riobel.ca/en

Check out the actual Riobel Momenti display in our showroom, and receive expert advice from our team. We are always happy to help!

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DESIGNER NIGHT

Last week we hosted our 5th Designer Night that focused on Innovations in Lighting. Ron Henderson, the founder of Varaluz, and Bryan Swindler, the Western Regional Sales Manager of Legrand were our guest speakers for the evening that provided insight on the latest in lighting design development and lighting control technology. Over eighty guests attended and enjoyed refreshments and appetizers provided by The Butler Did It Catering Co and had a chance to networked with industry professionals. Our Sponsors also showcased some of their new and exciting products during the evening. Door prizes were also handed out during the night such as an iPad Mini, Celebration of Lights Dinner Cruise, Foodie Tour, Seaplane Tour, Bard-B-Q & Fireworks, Dinner & Comedy Show, and more.

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About the Guest Speakers:

Ron Henderson is not only the owner, but is also highly immersed in every aspect of Varaluz, from product inspiration, design, manufacture and packaging. His extensive involvement at every phase of creating a product and his fierce environmentalism frames the workmanship and ethics of Varaluz, and makes him truly unique in the lighting industry.

Bryan Swindler is the Western Regional Sales Manager of Legrand, and has spent much of his career with technology based products. His technical background offers insight to the future of Whole Home Products and the growing sophistication of wifi technology.designer night 2

 

Our Sponsors:

Our night would not have been possible without the help of our staff and our sponsors. Special thank you to: Legrand, Varaluz, The Rubinet Faucet Company, Cerno, Tech Lighting, Kichler, Sonneman, Riobel, Kuzco, Fine Art Lamps, Wac, Maxilite, Hubbardton Forge, and Standard.
We also thank everyone that attended and hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! designer night 3   designer night 4

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spring into summer sale

Save up to 60% off on select clearance items during our Spring into Summer sale starting May 11 till May 13 2017. Plus receive 20% off regular price items, and save on select clearance fans.

 Here are some items up for sale:

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Terrace 1-Light Wall Lantern

The Terrace is made of seeded clear glass with an oil rubbed bronze finish.

Dimensions:W: 8” H: 16”
Lamping: (1) Medium A19 150w Max.
Bulb not included.

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Terramo 5-Light Chandelier

The Terramo is embellished with crystal droplets and is finished in white.

Dimensions:W: 17” H: 17”
Lamping: (5) 60 watt Candelabra.
Bulb not included.

 

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Keinilworth 4-Light Island Light

The Keinilworth is finished in silver leaf and has a glass diffuser for a softer output of light.

Dimensions:W: 17” H: 11” L: 35″
Lamping: (4) Medium 100w Max.
Bulb not included.

 

 

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Pave 5-Light Chandelier

The Pave is designed with crystal inlays and has a polished nickel finish. The chandelier is topped off with white shantung silk shades for a crisp and contemporary look.

Dimensions: D: 25.25” H: 25”
Lamping: (5) Candelabra B10 Torpedo 60w Max.
Bulb not included.

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Canary Wharf 3-Light Chandelier

The Canary Wharf is in a Burnt Sienna finish and provides a rugged industrial look.

Dimensions: D: 30″ W: 30” H: 23”
Lamping: (3) E26 Medium Base 60w Max.
Bulb not included.

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Neptune Led Pendant

The Neptune has a laser cut design that creates interesting shadows, and is finished in bronze.

Dimensions: D: 19″ H: 19”
Lamping: LED Board Built-In, 3000K, 900lm*

Offer ends May 13 2017 and while quantities last. Visit our showroom to see more items up for sale, our Lighting and Bath Specialist are always happy to help you!