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Autumn Inspired Lighting

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Why are we so infatuated with Autumn? Perhaps it is because Autumn gives us a sense of warmth and marks the beginning of festivities. Autumn is the season that kisses Summer into a deep slumber and anticipates the cool embrace of Winter. Known for being a well loved season, the distinct characteristics of Autumn can often be seen in various lighting design:

1) Being One With Nature

Bare branches, and graceful falling leaves are quintessential of Autumn, and gives a sense of tranquility. The Aldo (Eurofase), Tree Branch (Elk Lighting), and Aspen (Elk Lighting) represent nature during this transitional phase.
The Aldo highlights the beauty of barren branches as the sculpture suspends within an open LED frame. The Tree Branch lamp has a base resembling the roots of a tree, and the Aspen incorporates the raw texture of Aspen bark.

 

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2) Warm Tones

Dusty cedar, hickory, tan, and other neutrals are often associated with Autumn, as well as warm metals such as copper, bronze, rust, and antique finishing.

These warm tones can be seen in a variety of fixtures, such as the Rebar Studio (Artcraft), Jersey (Artcraft), and the Swing (Progress).
The architectural use of rebar material, exposed pipes and exposed bulbs gives these fixtures an urban industrial appeal, and is further enhanced with dark metals and vintage undertones of brass and bronze.

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3) Fabric/Texture

Thick fabrics, rich tones, and texture mark the beginning of “sweater weather” in Autumn. The Bali Chandelier (Maxim) and Kelp Mirror (Feiss) are reminiscent of “sweater weather” qualities.

The white inner shade of the Bali chandelier provides a soft backdrop for the woven string pattern replicating the look of a ball of yarn, while the Kelp mirror offers a unique textured frame similar to kelp.

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4)Mix of Wood and Metal

The marriage of wood and metal symbolizes the Autumn activities that often take part outside the city limits. The wagon that carries the pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, or the barn that provides a dwelling space to escape the cold use a combination of wood and metal. The Collingwood (Artcraft), and the Fornes (Eglo) demonstrates two variations of the mixture of wood and metal.
The Collingwood pendant is finished in walnut and dark metal hardware, exuding a rustic appeal, while the Fornes embraces modernity with the use of clean lines, and LED technology. The Fornes also has a wood finish with steel hardware.

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5) Reflection

The Autumn season also signifies a time of reflection, which is represented by the Autumn (Hubbardton Forge), and the Wicker Mirror (Dimond Lighting).
The Autumn pendant is a true reflection of the Autumn season, capturing the look of cascading leaves in it’s entirety. The Wicker Mirror offers a reflective surface, with a wicker designed frame that gives a nod to past decades.norburn-lighting-autumn-inspired-reflection

Though Autumn has a brief presence, you can find its qualities in a variety of fixtures and portables that will last beyond a season. Check out our showroom for more selections and the latest design in lighting.

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Captivating Foyer Lighting

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Underestimating the value of foyer lighting is like going on a date or an interview without
introducing yourself; you miss the opportunity of making a good first impression.

With Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, make the foyer of your home a place that
welcomes and captivates your guests the moment they walk through the door.

1) Low Ceiling Foyers

In foyers with low ceilings, a flush-mount or semi-flush mount is a great way to add a decorative piece while keeping in mind any height restrictions.

The Autumn, finished in chrome, captures the appearance of frost that coats the branches in the crisp Autumn air.

 

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2) High Ceiling Foyers

Taller ceilings allows for more grandiose scale fixtures that make a bold statement. The Glacier Ave Collection is more than twice the size of an average person, with a height of 156 inches or 13 feet.

LEDs are embedded in each crystal that cascades down to replicate the appearance of glacier ice.

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3) Open Concept Foyers

The design of the Double Cirque embraces open concept design that welcome the eyes to different avenues of the home. This opulent chandelier is 4 feet wide, and made with hand forged steel to create an orbital structure.

 

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4) Foyers with a Narrow Hallway

With a long narrow foyer, you can use multiple fixtures to create a visual echo effect. The Lombard Street pendant is a two tiered beauty that is perfect for a narrow foyer with high ceilings. The graphite framing highlights exposed bulbs that suspend from various heights.

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5) Lighting Foyers with Portables

Placing portable lamps on an entry table captures the eyes and adds visual interest. The Sochi is a stunning and trendy table lamp that plays with geometric shapes and faux marble pattern. The lamp is topped off with a grey faux silk shade to balance the look.

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For more selections, visit our showroom. Your foyer will be ready to make the best first impression!

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Dainolite – Aalto Chandelier

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Image: Dainolite, Aalto Collection, 2016.

The Aalto Collection from Dainolite has a geometric structure that defies traditional design. Each arm is made of acrylic material, and finished in polished chrome. The Aalto is available as an 8-light chandelier and as a 5-light chandelier. Ideal for a dining room or foyer, the Aalto is a stunning contemporary piece that is sure to make heads turn.

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Image: Dainolite, Aalto Collection, 2016.

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Perfectly Portable Sale

We are starting off our new theme with a sale! All regular price portables, such as desk lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, and mirrors will be 10 to 40% off from September 1, 2016 until September 15, 2016.

Whether you are looking for something to help you function during another school year, or simply looking for a decorative element to finish the look of your home, portables can satisfy your functional and decorative needs.

Perfectly Portable allows you to be adventurous with trends and style decisions without having to permanently commit. Portables can help add visual interest, by adding a pop of colour, a different texture, or shape to a room.  Portables are made to be convenient, and can transform a room into greater heights.

Find a portable that speaks to you!