Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mellow Yellow

Photo from Roxxn
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George Kovacs P8037-077 $216.00

Photo from Arch Inspire

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Progress Lighting P4401-29 $40.45

Photo from Queen of Cashmere

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Murray Feiss F2504/3ORB $494.17

Photo from Metropolitan Home Magazine
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Uttermost 26689 $ 247.50

For days like today when the weather taunts us with glimpses of spring then sends us a blizzard, like here in Salt Lake today it is snowing when I would rather have a pleasant spring day. What better way to lift your mood than a yellow space like these ones here, they can make it seem bright even when the sun is no where to be found.

Pretty in Pink

Photo from desire to inspire
Corbet Lighting 27-012R $2,721.60

Photo from Desire to Inspire

Something about spring makes me think in pink, pink fashion, pink cupcakes and now pink interiors and pink lighting. Corbet's Contessa chandelier has been my favorite for many years. I can't wait until I have the perfect dining room to put it in! Over at Desire to Inspire I found some great rooms in the perfect shades of pink, the rooms are so glamorous. Crystal can add class to just about any space and what better way to use crystals than on a crystal chandelier.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday's Favorite: From Murray Feiss

F2433/1SD $576.67
F2468/4HTBZ/PGD $741.67

F2400/6ORB $576.67F2497/8BS $494.20

F2488/6HTBZ $329.20

The fixtures above are all from Murray Feiss Lighting. They have a great selection of traditional, transitional, and contemporary lighting for all areas of your home, indoor and out!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Little Taste of France

I definately have a thing for crisp white kitchens, they are so clean and welcoming! I love the sketch of the eifel tower it gives the clean slate great character. I also love the school house pendants it complements the kitchen so well.
Fixtures can be found at Hudson Valley Lighting and DVI

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Types of Lighting

-Ambient: Lighting that is all around us. The light source is not obvious from one source. i.e: recessed cans, wall sconces/washers, lamps with big lampshades. Use mainly in living rooms, kitchen and den. Use dimmers with this type of lighting as way of making the light source as discrete as possible.

-Accent: Highlights interesting objects like pictures, painting, and architectural elements. This will help add dimension to the room.

-Task: Lighting source should be hidden to the eye; it can make your eyes tired to look at the direct light source while working. Task lighting should illuminate the area where you will be working but the light source should not be harsh light directed to the eyes. Use mainly in kitchen, bathroom and den areas.

-Decorative: Lighting that makes a statement "Look at Me" decorative lighting should be used with other types of ambient lighting. This form of lighting plays an important role, it should unify and add focus to the room. Often this type of lighting should be used with a dimmer to adjust the lighting so it does not cast unflattering shadows.

-Kinetic: Moving light, like candles or lighting from a fire, neon lights for signage, even a TV or computer screen.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mixing Finishes

One of the most frequently asked questions I get here at Felt Lighting is whether or not it is okay to mix finishes. The answer is, YES, my friends it is okay to mix finishes. You can have stainless steel appliances and use a bronze fixture. Or have bronze hardware in the bathroom and use a satin nickel or chrome vanity light. Here are some examples of beautiful rooms with a variety of finishes.

Photo froom: Tech Lighting
An example of stainless steel appliances and hardware with bronze track lighting.
Photo from: Tech Lighting

This kitchen has a satin faucet with bronze lighting fixtures.

Photo from: House Beautiful
Notice the bronze chandelier over the table and the satin nickel pendants over the counter space.

Spring is Here Celebrate with Colorful Interiors

Picture from: House Beautiful
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Picture from: House Beautiful
Recessed Can Lights from Nora Lighting

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Similar Chandelier by Laura Ashley in store only

Picture from: The Glam Lamb
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friday's Favorite: Tiffany

Meyda 38465
Meyda 106019

Meyda 99207

Meyda 49879

Meyda 108024

Meyda 107803
All the fixtures in this post are from Meyda Tiffany

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Interiors: Kids Rooms

Photo from Niken
Lamps from Style Craft, In-Store only

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Photo from Ohdeedoh
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Interiors: Home Office

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Photo from Four Walls and a Roof
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Photo from Violet voice
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photo from Copy Cat Chic
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Photo from: Tree Hugger
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I love adding a bit of glamour to the home office, it makes the space so inviting. Who wouldn't want to spend time in these beautiful rooms!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Simply Gorgeous

Photo by: Ashley Raubach
House of Turquoise

Similar Pendant by Besa Lighting Divi $108.00

Forecast Bath Bars

Forecast Revolution Bath Bar F4576-36 $229.35

Forecast Fisher Island Sconce FB1844-36+ F2845 $161.70

Forecast Evan Bath Bar F4645-20 $196.35

Forecast Casa Bath bar F4325-68 $234.30

Forecast Cambria Bath Bar F4333-36 $212.95

Forecast Avenue Bath Bar F4516-36 $146.85

Forecast has a wonderful variety of contemporary lights, it is one of our most popular choices for lighting a bathroom! You can check out other styles on their website: www.forecastltg.com

Friday, March 12, 2010

Picture Lights

House of Troy A14 $57.50

House of Troy T36 $333.75

Wall Monorail system from Tech Lighting

Monorail system from Tech Lighting

4" Round Canopy and DJ-Georgi head from Tech Lighting
Canopy only $99.00 Georgi fixture $86.62

Advent Light from House of Troy $90.00

Picture Light from House of Troy DSL24 $362.50

When you are illuminating a painting with a picture light like the one above, the shade length should be one half the length of the image you are illuminating. There are different mounting options, the one above has a back plate that is large enough to cover a standard junction box, others are made to plug into an outlet and can me mounted to the back of the frame itself. This is nice because you do not have to make any holes in the wall, so if you want to move the picture later it is easy to do. Battery operated picture lights are also available.

Track is a nice way to spotlight art as well, the wall monorail system is a very sleek system. It is a lot less obtrusive and the MR16 bulb comes with a UV protective shield that will not discolor or harm your artwork! With a track lighting system you can spotlight multiple pieces of art or if you just like the look of the smaller spot it is also available as a mono-point like the advent like from House of Troy. The advent light can be hard wired into a junction box or plugged into an outlet.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Modern Fan Co. Ball Fan $ 324.00
Modern Fan Co. Halo Fan $396.00

Minka Aire Gyro Fan F402 $610.50

Minka Aire Fan Artemis F803 $444.95

Emerson Fan St. Croix CF3300AP $941.50

Here are some tips, from Emerson Fan Company on how to pick the perfect fan for any application:

Fan Size

Suggested Fan Size


Room Size

29" Blade Span Bathroom, hallways Up to 50 sq. ft.
36" Blade Span Breakfast nooks, laundry rooms Up to 75 sq. ft.
42" Blade Span Small bedrooms, small kitchens Up to 100 sq. ft.
50" or 52" Blade Span Standard bedrooms, family rooms Up to 400 sq. ft.
54" or Larger Blade Span Great rooms, large areas Over 400 sq. ft.

Fan height

Standard Eight-Foot Ceilings

Emerson fans are designed to fit a standard eight-foot ceiling, which puts the blades seven feet from the floor for the best air movement and clearance.

Ceilings Lower Than Eight Feet

Use the Emerson Ceiling Mounting Kit or go with an Emerson Snugger model to achieve the desired seven-foot blade clearance. Emerson offers an extensive selection of Snugger models to accommodate your needs.

Ceilings Above Eight Feet

For ceilings above eight feet, the fan should be hung by a downrod to eight or nine feet from the floor. This is important because the higher the fan is hung, the less air circulates near the floor. Choose one of the accessory downrods available in lengths of one foot to six feet to achieve your desired height.

The Emerson Ceiling Mounting Kit and the appropriately sized downrod will accommodate cathedral ceilings and sloped ceilings up to 40°. The dual purpose kit (low and sloped ceilings) allows you to mount your fan as close as eight inches from the ceiling.

Ceiling Fans Save Energy All Year Long

In warmer weather it can make a room feel up to seven degrees cooler by creating a "wind chill" effect. You can set your thermostat higher and save up to 40% on air conditioning bills. In the winter, you can run your fan in reverse to recirculate the hot air trapped near the ceiling. You can set your thermostat lower and save on heating costs as the fan provides even, comfortable temperatures throughout the room. Either way, you conserve valuable energy, making a ceiling fan a wise investment for you and the environment.

Summer Comfort

Winter Comfort

  • Fan spins counter-clockwise
  • Cools by creating a "wind chill" effect
  • Saves on air conditioning bills

  • Fan spins clockwise
  • Recirculates heat from ceiling to the living area below
  • Saves on heating bills