Artcraft Lighting Sale
Artcraft has been in the lighting industry for over 60 years, and takes pride in the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail they put into every product. Artcraft incorporates fashionable trends into functional pieces that are made to last.
If you are looking for a fixture before this year ends, our Artcraft sale is perfect for you! Artcraft offers a variety of styles to suit different rooms and preferences.
Here are a few fixtures that are part of the Artcraft Sale:
For more selection of Artcraft products or for sale prices for the above fixtures, contact or visit our showroom. Our Lighting Specialist are happy to help you find the right fixture for any space in your home.
Lighting for Over a Dining Table
Thanksgiving has passed, and soon there will be many more holiday gatherings, which means you might be spending more time in the dining room. But the dining room is not only for the holidays, other activities, such as completing assignments, managing finances, or even playing card game may also take part in this room.
With various activities taking part in the dining room, it is important to choose the right fixture over a dining table to create ambient lighting and add a decorative element to the space.
Here are some tips when choosing the right fixture for over a dining table:
The height of a ceiling is going to influence how high a fixture hangs above a dining table. To achieve the optimal lighting effect for an average height ceiling of 8 feet, a fixture should hang approximately 30 inches above a dining table.
If the ceiling is taller than 8 feet, an additional inch is added for every additional feet of height. Hence, if your ceiling is 9 feet, an inch would be added to the total space between the fixture and the table, making the space 31 inches. If the ceiling is 10 feet tall, the total space would be 32 inches, and so forth.
The most effective method of figuring out the right proportion for a fixture in relation to the room is to measure the length and width of the room (in feet). The length plus the width of the room (in feet) is equivalent to the fixture’s diameter (in inches).
Another method is to look at the smallest side (the width) of the table and account for 12 inches of allowance space. The appropriate diameter for a fixture is the difference between the table width less the 12 inches of allowance space.
The 12 inches accounts for the 6 inches of space from each end length of the table to the fixture.
This 12 inch rule also applies to round tables, in which the diameter of the fixture should be 12 inches smaller than the diameter of the table.
There are various methods to style lighting over a dining table. Here are a few options:
Use a single fixture over a dining table, such as a traditional chandelier or a linear fixture.
Use down lighting at the two ends of the fixture to balance the distribution of light.
Use more than one fixture, especially if you want to use smaller fixtures, or have a larger table to cover.
You can also use multiple pendants for a more adventurous way of styling lighting over a dining table.
Lastly, consider fixtures with a dimmable option. A dimmable feature provides flexibility in lighting output, and can set the appropriate mood for various occasions.
When you are ready to spruce up your dining room, our showroom has a variety of lighting to choose from and ALA Certified Lighting consultants that can help you choose the perfect fixture for over your dining table.
Autumn Inspired Lighting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Captivating Foyer Lighting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more selections, visit our showroom. Your foyer will be ready to make the best first impression!
Dainolite – Aalto Chandelier
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.
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.
Industrial/Loft Inspired Lighting
The industrial/loft style embraces raw, unfinished, and exposed elements that give an overall relaxed and casual feel. Exposed brick walls, beams, unfinished wood floors, and concrete are some of the characteristics associated with an industrial-loft.
Here are some products that can help add an industrial style to your space:
The Rockport lamp is made of polished concrete with a burlap shade. The neutral pallet of the lamp makes it a versatile piece, and is a subtle way to incorporate an industrial style to any space.
The Swing 1-Light pendant has an open-concept design that features a vintage Edison bulb at the center, and uses mix metal accents of vintage bronze. The exposed bulb design incorporates the “raw” characteristic of industrial style, and defies past faux pas with the use of mix metals.
The Gastown 5-Light pendant has a meshed graphite shade with rich dark tones reminiscent of steel warehouse windows.
4. Rebar Studio
The Rebar Studio chandelier is designed with reinforcing bars, commonly used in construction projects to support concrete. The reinforcing bars are wrapped around the outer shade, while the inner shade is made of a metal mesh.
The Canary Wharf is the epitome of industrial style, having a deconstructed and weathered down appeal. The Canary Wharf is made of hand-crafted iron that mimics the look of exposed pipes and gears, and finished in Burnt Sienna.
Feiss – Oberlin LED Pendant
The Oberlin collection from Feiss can add drama and sophistication in any room. Rondure beads create the orbital structure of the pendant, which glimmers when hit with light. Led modules are attached at the top and bottom of the pendant, which provides a warm glow of light. The pendant can also be dimmed from 2700k to 2200k. Finished in satin nickel, the Oberlin makes a grand statement in any foyer, living room, and dining room.
With up to 40% off all items in-store, including chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, landscape lighting, fans and more, you can spring into summer by freshening up the look of your home with new lighting. Don’t miss out, our Spring into Summer sale is only 3 days!