Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cool Contemporary Bluebird

Photo from Pillars of Design
I recently came across this kitchen remodel, it is such a colorful, contemporary kitchen. I love the Tech Lighting track system they used. The pendant, in Amber, is one of our most popular pendants, but I really like the blue. One of my favorite things about this track is how versatile it is, it was a great solution for the slanted ceiling, the standoffs are hung at different heights so the track can hang even with the floor. They made a shape that works well with the space, so the light can be directed wherever it's needed. Another great thing about a system like this is you can add or subtract lights whenever you want.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday's Favorite: More Crystal

Tech Lighting OTTO Pendant

Trans Globe Crystal Chandelier also seen here

Photo from Desire to Inspire
I am swooning over this kitchen/dining room, it is perfect. Check out the whole house, its in New Zealand, on Desire to Inspire. Don't forget to check out the bathroom, it's amazing!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beautiful Antlers

Photo from Brunch at Saks

Well I have to admit this is the first time I have seen an antler chandelier and really really liked it. I grew up spending a lot of time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where there are antlers all over the place. I never thought to incorporate antlers in a chic space, I thought they only existed in full on western atmospheres. Boy was I wrong, this clean, fresh space is beautiful.I love the navy and white with the antlers, it's the perfect combination of simplicity and spark!
*We have some great antler chandeliers in the store right now, come in and check them out.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gold Inspiration

Photo Elle Decor (Germany)

Via Desire to Inspire


Uttermost Lighting Akadia Lamp

Uttermost Lighting Mahari Buffet lamp

Desire to Inspire featured this great bedroom and it made me think of the new Hinkley fixture we just got in the store for display. I am obsessing over the gold accents, this antique gold finish is incredible! What do you think about the mix-and-match table lamps on the dresser? I am not inclined to mix like that, the painted yellow lamp with the brass one. But it does make the room a little more interesting and eclectic. I think the overall effect is great, what do you think?

Rustic Chic Kitchen

Photo from Pink Wallpaper
LBL Marmo Pendant

I am loving the snap shot from this rustic chic kitchen, they have used one of LBL Lighting's pendants, The Marmo. It adds just the perfect amount of dazzle to the room, and it's a great light source for right over the kitchen sink. Love this!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Arc Lamp

CAL Lighting BO2100-FL

Rachel Zo's Home
Photo from Bravo TV

George Kovacs Lighting P054-144

Photo form Desire to Inspire

Photo from Desire to Inspire

We just received a few arc lamps for the showroom, they are a really great solution in areas where there is not an overhead light. They are also really cool!! Come check them out!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crazy Cool

Photos from That's Chic

These two rooms are AMAZING! I love how the lighting is such a focal point, it makes the rooms so interesting and glamorous! I would love to have either of these rooms as my work space.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FAQ Answered: Low Voltage Lighting

Photo from google images

There was a little debate going on here at the store about Low Voltage lighting and weather a low voltage systems use less energy or not. I am talking specifically about the Low Voltage track systems, recessed lighting and display lights.

Here is the thing, this is a BIG question that needs to be answered correctly, we have electricians who say that low voltage is saving consumers’ money, and it’s a good debate because you would think your transforming voltage from 120 volts down to 12 volts you would be using less energy, right?

I have always been told in the industry that power consumption is measured in wattage's not voltage. So whether or not your systems are low voltage or line voltage you only save energy by using less wattage.

A Watt is a unit of Power, and a Volt is electrical potential, these are the definitions VERY simplified according to the dictionary. We can get really technical if we want, but the most applicable information I can find that will really answer this question is from my Rocky Mountain Power Representative.
We are only charged for the wattage we consume, in kWh(kilowatts), not the voltage!

With that said if we use a 50 watt low voltage (12 volt) halogen bulb and a 50 watt line voltage halogen bulb (120 volt) you are using 50 watts of power and you are charged for the 50 watts of power you consume! The only way to save money on your energy bill is to use less wattage.

Now here is the part that may validate what some electricians are saying about low voltage light systems; most often Low Voltage fixtures use halogen or LED bulbs. Both halogen and LED are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, the industry standard.

Blow is the breakdown of energy efficiency for different types of bulbs compared to the industry standard incandescent light bulb:
-If you use 75watts of incandescent light you consume 75 watts of energy.

-If you use a 50 watt halogen bulb you are getting a light output equivalent to 75 watts of incandescent light.

-If you use a 20 watt CFL bulb you are getting the light output equivalent to a 75 watt incandescent bulb.

-A 9 watt LED bulb gives off light equivalent to a 75 watt incandescent light bulb.

I hope this helps answer some questions about Low vs. Line voltage lighting. I have found a few helpful articles and links about the differences in the light systems here and here. This article talks about halogen lighting, and this is a chart that show different bulbs and their efficiency.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Modern Chic

Photo from House of Turquoise via lakbdesign/fergusandme

Quorum International 6206-9-70

Here it is again that cool vintage looking, chic chandelier, this time in a more modern kitchen. remember when I blogged about it here? I think it looks fab in both settings.

Monday, October 17, 2011

More Black and White

Hudson Valley Thompson Sconce

Photo from Veranda Magazine

Photo from Veranda Magazine

Tech Lighting Cosmo Wall Light

Photo from Hibitually Chic

Like I said in the last post I never get tired of black and white. I am literally drooling over this stripped floor! So cool! The house was designed by Thomas O'Brien for Veranda magazine, I am only showing the bathrooms but if you want to see more of the home go here.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Black Crystal

Trans Globe Lighting
Classic Lighting

Photo from High Fashion Home Blog

You know how I said we were getting some new crystal chandeliers? Well one is black, just like these here in this beautiful kitchen! I can never get sick of black and white! Have you seen Rachel Zo's new home it's all white with a little black. Check it out here for more black and white inspiration.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Glitz and Glam

Photo from Coco & Kelley

It is not a secret that I love crystal chandeliers. I always have, and lucky for me they are really trendy right now. One thing I love about this trend is that it is timeless. Crystal has and will always be beautiful and glamorous. This is one trend you can participate in now and you know that without a doubt it will always be stylish.

I like how the chandeliers used here, in place of traditional pendants, are all different.

I can't get enough of that table top! I don't know what kind of stone it is, but all the different sized slabs of stone melded together makes it so interesting. The glossy table finish complements the crystal to make this otherwise dull kitchen a perfect combo of glitz and glam. I guess the gold candle sticks help too!?!

We are getting a big order of crystal chandeliers in for display soon! I can't wait to show you all the beauties coming in!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stay Warm While you Read

LBL Pendant, also found here

Photo from Home Designs

Today in Salt Lake it feels more like winter than it does fall. So, naturally all I can think about is snuggling up with a good book and keeping warm. I saw this rustic chic library and thought it would be perfect for a gloomy day like today.

The pendants are similar to the LBL pendants I have posted about before, check it out here.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New In Store: Art Craft





We just got a new shipment from Art Craft Lighting, here are a few of my favorite from the order. Come check them out! They are better in person!
For more Art Craft fixtures go here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fisher Island

Quorum Lighting 804-17-14

Walnut Shade

Fisher Island Light from Forecast

Photos from House of Turquoise

I was drawn to this kitchen because of the Forecast linear chandelier from the Fisher Island collection. I had not seen the Walnut Shade used before and I really like how SFA design used it in this kitchen. I also LOVE the pendants, I have featured similar ones many times on the blog, I love how over sized these ones from Quorum are. When the pendants are this large it's okay to use even numbers instead of odd numbers. (I think mini-pendants almost always look better when grouped in odd numbers) And last but not least I like that there is yellow in the kitchen, I don't see yellow in kitchens very often anymore and I really like it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Fall is fast approaching, I swear I felt it in the air this morning. With the days getting shorter you will need all your lamps in working condition to help you see all thorough the long winter nights.

Bring in your repairs to Felt Lighting, if you mention this post you will get 10% off your total repair.

See you soon!

Monday, August 29, 2011

NKBA Bathroom finalist

Photo from HGTV Pro

I saw this bathroom in the Residential Lighting Magazine this morning and I loved how Melissa Morgan Sutherland, who designed this bathroom, used lights I have all ready featured on the blog.
The Pendant in the center of the bathroom is from Justice Design, and the vertical lights running down the sides of the mirror are from George Kovacs.
This stunning bathroom I can see working in so many of the houses around this area where Arts and Crafts style is so prevalent. It could also work in many transitional homes or you can changed the finish to satin nickle or chrome and have a more modern feel.
I also LOVE that they used all halogen lights here, in the cans and in the vanity lighting. I have said many times that I think Halogen is needed in bathrooms, especially when you are going to be applying makeup and shaving. The halogen light is a brighter and more intense light that mimics sunlight, it is a much truer color than incandescent, LED or Fluorescent light. So in other words when you put your makeup on inside under halogen lights you will look the same color outside.