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fairmont design new vanity cabinets

We have four new additions to our showroom that are sure to bring a relaxed, stylish and functional touch to a powder room, bathroom, or ensuite.

Fairmont design has been in the industry for 29 years, creating stylish furniture that suite an array of styles. Fairmont Design is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, which means they are dedicated to eco-friendly business practices, and emphasize on sustainability.

We are excited to introduce four plumbing cabinets designed by Fairmont Design to our showroom.

  1. Acacia

    The Acacia has a minimalist linear design and is built with acacia wood that naturally sparks interest with it’s interesting grain detail. The cabinet offers three storage compartments, and has a wrap-around design to easily access the interiors of the cabinet. The wrap-around design also eliminates the need for hardware, keeping a clean and unobstructed design.

    Acacia 36×18″ Vanity

    Image Source: Fairmont Design, Acacia 36×18″ Vanity

  2. River View

    The River View cabinet is in a toasted almond finish and has dark hardware to contrast the lighter wood grain finish. This particular vanity has an open design shelving unit on the bottom, ideal for storing additional linens and towels for a spa look.

    River View 42″ Open Shelf Vanity – Toasted Almond

    Image Source: Fairmont Design, River View 42″ Open Shelf Vanity – Toasted Almond

  3. Vanity

    The m4 Vanity has a sleek contemporary design, finished in hackberry and walnut veneer with powder coated gunmetal gray trim accents. The cabinet drawer glides open with a push, revealing a multi-layer organization unit. The m4 vanity also has a lower open shelving design for additional storage space.
     

    m4 36″ Vanity – Natural Walnut

    Image Source: Fairmont Design, m4 36″ Vanity – Natural Walnut

     

  4. Studio One

    The Studio One offers another stylish but classic look. The Glossy White finish brightens up a space and the linear polished chrome hardware adds a sleek and contemporary touch. Inside the cabinet doors is a shelving unit and a concealed drawer, ideal for storing grooming devices, and other toiletries. The Studio One also has a lower shelving unit for additional storage space.

Studio One 36″ Vanity – Glossy White

Image Source: Fairmont Design, Studio One 36″ Vanity – Glossy White

 

For more information on the new plumbing cabinets, contact or visit our showroom. Our Specialist are always happy to help you!

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The beginning of a new season often evokes a time of deep cleansing, whether it be ones wardrobe, eating habits, or home. The transition into a new season releases a sense of enthusiasm and a desire to have all things look brand new or refreshed.

Here are some great spring cleaning tips to keep your lighting looking fresh:

1) Getting Started

Remember to turn the light source off, and allow for bulbs to cool down before beginning your cleaning. In addition, be mindful of the type and finish of the fixture, as different fixtures (and finishes) will require different methods of cleaning for the most effective results. For complex re-assembly of certain fixtures, such as crystal chandeliers, be sure to take pictures or keep note of how to re-assemble the fixture once cleaning has been completed.

2) Use a Stove Top Cleaner to Combat Fog & Grease on Glass Pendants

Glass pendants that are in kitchens will often begin to appear foggy or greasy over time due to build up from moisture, and everyday traffic and use of the space. Our representative from Tech Lighting (Nuvo Sales) suggested using Wieman Cooktop Glass Cleaner to keep glass looking spotless and new.

However, it is important to be mindful of the type of glass when using this method. For instance, a microfiber cloth might be a better option for glass with paint details to avoid damaging the design.

(Image Source: Nuvo Sales featuring Fire Grande Pendant by Tech Lighting)

Wieman Cooktop Glass Cleaner on glass pendants

 

3) Use a Compressed Air Duster

When removing surface level dust, a compress air duster can be used. This is ideal for surfaces with hard to reach areas such as small ridges on an antiquated wood surface. It is also ideal when preventing cloth fibers from clinging onto small grooves and details.

4) Use Mild and Non-Abrasive Material

It is important to keep in mind the type of chemicals and materials in your cleaning solutions. Aim for cleaning solutions that are mild and non-abrasive, and use soft cloth to prevent scratches. For Metal surfaces, Progress Lighting recommends using non-abrasive liquid wax to provide extra protection. In addition, they suggest avoiding cleaning materials with ammonia or alcohol, and any all purpose cleaners altogether, as they often have chemicals than can be damaging to the coating.

5) Use a Microfiber Cloth

A dry microfiber cloths can be used to remove dust from a variety of surfaces, from acrylic, plastic, metal, wood, glass, fluorescent fixtures as well as recessed lighting. When dampen with water and/or a bit of mild soap, a microfiber cloth can help remove smudges or imprints.

 

6) Don’t forget the bulbs!

Before re-assembling your fixture, remember to clean or replace your bulbs as well. Bulbs that are covered with dust are not going to provide the desired output of light and can also reduce the lifespan of the bulb. Remove dust from bulbs using a dry microfiber cloth. For hard to reach bulbs in high ceilings, tools such as the Satco Bulb Changer can be used when changing out A19 bulbs. For bulbs that look dim or have completely burnt out, switch them out with a fresh new bulb.

 

Remember to create a habit of cleaning your fixtures (and bulbs) to expand their lifespan, and for a brighter welcoming home. For more helpful tips and advice, contact or visit our showrooms. Our Specialist are always happy to help you!

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Paravo Pendant

We all strive for hygge, especially in the lull of winter, when the window of daylight and temperature drops, and the comfort of the warm indoors seems the most appealing. Hygge (pronounced hyoo-gah), is a Danish term that loosely describes a state of coziness and comfort, which are believed to enlighten mood and enhance overall well-being. But hygge should not be mistaken for a seasonal occurrence, hygge can be experienced year round. This sense of comfort is achieved by how we choose to dress, the people we surround ourselves with, and the environment that we inhabit. It is a combination of varying aspects of our lives that constitutes a state of comfort. In our homes, we attain a level of comfort by creating a clutter-free space, using simple accents, or
adding tactile materials such as blankets, textured pillows, and rugs that lend depth to the aesthetic of a room, while being practical.

Evidently, the right lighting can also contribute to how we experience comfort in a space. Lighting that creates a glare or provides an insufficient amount of light for tasks can cause discomfort, while lighting that is thoughtfully chosen can enhance our experience within a space and boost our overall mood. The proper placement of lighting, colour temperature, and consideration of varying fabric or glass shades can impact our level of comfort when the light source is in use. Aesthetically, a simplistic framework, and the finish of a light source can also contribute to a sense of hygge.

 

Here are a few fixtures that remind us of hygge:

Kellen pendant

The Kellen by Feiss is comprised of steel rods finished in Plaster White that curve to form the structural framework. The simplistic design and rounded edges softens the look for a more inviting and comforting space.

Danika Pendant

The Danika by Kichler Lighting has a mid-century modern flare, pairing white with wood accents, evoking an effortless and relaxed ambiance.

Artemis Pendant by Kuzco
The Artemis by Kuzco is made of Hand-Applied Polymer that softens the diffusion of light, mimicking the soft glow of light achieved by candle lighting.

Abruzzo by Eurofase

The Abruzzo by Eurofase is designed with retractable wood rings that band around a singular bulb. This chandelier provides warmth from the natural wood finish and adds interest with its retractable design.

Hygge is a state of mind that anyone can experience, regardless of ones style preference, and can be achieved by a combination of variables in our lives. For more inspiration, visit or contact our
showroom, our Specialist are always happy to help!