EXPERIENCE TIPS & TRENDS FOR LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
FEATURED JUNE 2017 COLLECTIONS The latest products revealed at Dallas Market June 2017 / 30-45
THE PANTONE COLOR OF 2017
PIN-WORTHY OUTDOOR AREAS
BRING THE SURF INSIDE
Gain creative ideas for life and home style with the latest PANTONE color / 18
Make the neighbors stop and stare with these curb appeal tips for your Pinterest / 52
Embrace the ocean vibes and make your beach home a reality / 46
WHOLE HOME SOLUTION STYLE BOARDS | DESIGNER PROFILES + FEATURES 1 DECORATING WITH CHANDELIERS | HIGH POINT MARKET RECAP
Featuring Greyson Chandelier
LUXURY JUST GOT AFFORDABLE. See more at progresslighting.com
If you read our last issue of Experience Progress, you may have learned that we recently introduced a new look and brand direction: one that focuses on how to achieve affordable luxury for the home. It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money on expensive resources to create a comfortable space that makes you feel at home. We’re on a journey to educate individuals on just how easy and affordable it can be to make simple updates that make a BIG impact to a room, while showcasing your unique style. For this issue, we’ve interviewed interior designers across different markets to bring you quick and easy ideas. Whether you’re updating your outdoor area for the summer season or looking for new colors to incorporate in your design scheme, we’ve got images, tips and trends just for you!
Left to right: Doris Pearlman, Jennifer Kis
This season, we launched a fun online web series to share with you some of our favorite model homes across the country. Joined by an expert interior designer and friend of Progress Lighting, Doris Pearlman, we visited Toll Brother’s communities for an insider sneak peek. We hope you take full advantage of these beautiful summer months and enjoy this latest issue of Experience Progress! ILLUMINATE THE MOMENTS,
Jennifer Kis DIRECTOR OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
In This Issue
COLOR OF THE YEAR
HIGH POINT MARKET
2017 RECAP Learn the latest trends and home decor tips from our trip to High Point Market Center.
04 Summer Blog
Be sure to checkout our latest blog posts for great summer reading. / Back Cover
MIX IT UP
The June Supplement The latest products are now available for review in the online version of the 2017 June Product Supplement. / 65
See the most recent product releases from the 2017 June Dallas Market, featuring the latest Design Series collections.
ABOUT THE COVER / The key to coordinating lighting throughout the home is finding a good balance. For the cover photo, we selected the Era pendant and Looking Glass chandelier to showcase a new
design trend â€“ which mixes and matches lighting collections,
Special thanks to those who make Experience Progress possible. / 64
tips and trend worthy information â€“ we hope you enjoy!
to create unique looks for the home. This issue is packed full of
PINTEREST PERFECT OUTDOOR LIVING
Designing With Bulbs The bulb changes the entire fixture. Use these tips to make the best bulb choices! / 20
Featuring Regency at White Oak Creek Take a sneak peek into Merrick, a global-inspired model home. / 56
Live and Work in Style Home offices that will make you eager to get to work! / 58
SURF INSIDE Tour this light and airy coastal-themed home that is guaranteed to excite.
High Point Market
Every year, industry influencers from all over gather in High Point, North Carolina for one of the most sought-after trade shows in home furnishings to learn about trends and innovations in furniture, accessories, art, fabric and more! Interior designers and decorators describe the High Point Market as “a must attend event.” Here’s what our team saw this spring:
Gold and Brass
Metal tones, such as gold and brass, have been enjoying their moments in the sun for a while and the trend is expected to continue to surge. They can be found in all things home décor, from wall sconces to furniture and picture frames to hardware.
Blush tones are dominating in fashion this spring and summer. This color adds just the right amount of femininity to a room and is trending in artwork, rugs, pillows and even furniture! Additionally, rich shades of blue and green tones can also be seen trending in home accessories and furnishings!
Left: Penn Collection, Image: Daniela Benloulou and Amy Bartlam. Right: Caress Chandelier, Image: Micamy Design Studio 4
Wire Forms, Cubes and Geometric Shapes
Biscuit and Channel Tufting
From coffee tables to chairs and table lamps to bar stools, wire form furnishings and geometric accents are on trend and pushing boundaries in the home and fashion arenas!
Deep pleats and patterns in furniture were seen across the show. Get ready to sink into your new cozy spot!
Decorating with Chandeliers
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
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Status Chandelier Image: West Point Homes
sk designers and they will tell you: lighting is a key element in any well-designed space. How we choose to light a space relates to how we view all the elements within – so taking the time to decide how to place light in a room is definitely time well spent.
Chandeliers can make a statement in a room, as long as they are placed at the right height! We’ve learned from some of the best interior designers that there are general rules for how tall and wide a lighting fixture should be for its location.
In this article, we’ll address several room settings and general rules for how to best install a chandelier.
LIGHTING TECHNIQUES & SIZING GUIDELINES DINING • The table under the fixture should serve as a guide for selecting the right fixture for your space.
• Based on an 8’ ceiling, your fixture should hang between 30-34” above the table.
Less than 72" Table width minus 12"
• To calculate the correct width, start with the width of your table and subtract 12 inches. (For example, if your table is 42 inches wide, your chandelier should not be more than 30 inches wide.)
30 - 34"
BEDROOM • Hang the chandelier over the center of the bed.
• Shorten the chain, so the bottom of the chandelier hangs seven feet above the floor.
• For ceilings higher than nine feet, consider hanging a two-tier chandelier, so the room doesn’t overpower the chandelier. 01: Inspire Chandelier, Image: Micamy Design Studio 02: Invite Chandelier, Image: Mary DeWalt Design Group
Decorating with Chandeliers
LIGHTING TECHNIQUES & SIZING GUIDELINES CONT.
27.5" Tall Fixture
11' Ceiling x 2.5" = 27.5"
FOYERS • Ensure your chandelier is not lower than 84 inches from the floor as to not interfere with the door or people passing underneath. • For higher ceilings, consider a taller chandelier or select a more linear fixture design.
• The rule of thumb is to accommodate 2.5 - 3 inches of chandelier height for each foot of ceiling height. For example, a standard 8-foot ceiling requires a chandelier that is 20-24 inches in height.
Featuring Design Series fixtures Westfall pendant and Soiree wall sconce.
LIGHTING DESIGN TIP To redefine a relaxed beach lifestyle, try a neutral color palette, natural wood accents and shiplap paneling â€“ which all contribute to a light and airy feeling.
Turnbury Pendants Image: Stephen Alexander Homes
Bring your home right to the oceanside with beach-inspired accents, organic furnishings and an overall relaxed feel.
THE LOOK MATERIALS
Creating the seaside look is achieved through the refined use of nautical and beach-inspired accent pieces. Focus on balancing the look through materials, including artwork and coastal textures.
An all-white color palette is ideal for a coastal-inspired home, complemented by hues that reflect sand and the water: blues and greens, or beiges and yellows.
The coastal style features furnishings and dĂŠcor created from natural and organic materials. Ratten and wicker furniture or bamboo blinds are an established theme.
THE LIGHTS SPOT THE TREND
RELAXED LIGHTING This style is all about clean sophistication with a relaxed attitude.
Weathered wood chandeliers, such as Turnbury, can add to this trendâ€™s simple chic appeal.
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Quirky and functional, this styleâ€™s flair comes from its modern, yet retro, juxtaposition.
THE LOOK FURNISHINGS
Mid-Century Modern style furniture adds unique shapes and pops of color to a room. Designers look for statement pieces to complete the look.
Bold, geometric patterns add a quirky flair to the clean lines and functionality of this design. These patterns often have unexpected color combinations.
Mid-Century Modern homes are largely characterized by the use of glass to create a sense of connection to nature and the outdoors.
THE LIGHTS SPOT THE TREND
UNIQUE GLASS LIGHTING Designers often use unique lighting as a focal point for Mid-Century Modern interiors. These statement fixtures serve as pieces of art, but are also chosen for their fuctionality.
LIGHTING DESIGN TIP Go bold to achieve the Bohemian style! Select bold hues, bright patterns and rich textiles to make a space of your own. Try pairing a tiered chandelier adorned with beads or a pendant with intricate designs to update the room. 14
Shown: Mingle Pendants
Unique Style. Bohemian style is perfect for non-conformists who shy away from rigid design rules, as they use their own unique tastes and styles to create their space.
THE LOOK COLOR PALETTE
Incorporate vibrant colors and textiles, such as embroidered Suzani rugs. Patterned rugs and wall tapestries add character to a room.
Bold Hues & Texture
This trend brings a relaxed attitude to home design. Home accents represent a combination of colorful inspired dĂŠcor and enthusiastically eclectic pieces.
Leave no space empty, as combining different colors and patterns without a particular formula is encouraged.
THE LIGHTS SPOT THE TREND
TEXTURED LIGHTING This style is accentuated by unique lighting, such as statement pendants. Look for fixture details like textured glass and linear patterns to complete the look.
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Sleek, spacious and simple. Incorporate clean lines, open floor plans and a neutral color palette to achieve this look.
THE LOOK MATERIALS
Overly feminine elements donâ€™t tend to work in contemporary design; rather, the overall effect is more muted, mature and masculine. This is particularly true of the color palette.
This style is achieved through clean, uncluttered spaces. Decorate your home with framed photographs or art pieces that have been carefully chosen.
Choose sleek furniture that is relaxed and not stuffy or heavyweight to create a casual atmosphere.
THE LIGHTS SPOT THE TREND
SLEEK, SIMPLE LIGHTING The simplicity of this contemporary design applies to lighting too. Choose metal, chrome and glass fixtures that have distinct, clean lines.
Layer with recessed lighting for an effortless, orderly feel.
2017 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR IN YOUR HOME Shown: Haven Collection Image: Gacek Design Group
Pantone announced their pick for the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery, bright and refreshing shade. Caption: Image courtesyaof Gacek Design Groupgreen featuring the Haven collection.
This yellow-green hue will soon be found in every item you can imagine, from fashion and graphic design to wedding colors and home décor. Although your house may already be festive with a different type of greenery for the summer season, we wanted to share our tips for using the new 2017 Pantone color of the year in your home and décor in celebration of the new year ahead!
“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
One easy way to use Greenery in your home is to break out the paint! Choose a whole room or accent wall to bring color to your spaces. Mix with other natural materials, like wood, to give an organic feel. 18
- Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
2017 Pantone Color
BRIARWOOD / P400047-20
Bringing in new dĂŠcor is likely the simplest way to reflect the new color of the year. Choose pillows, blankets, vases and other pieces to accent the furniture and design you already have.
PLANTS What better way to incorporate Greenery than with a potted plant or two? The foliage in a dining room, living room or bedroom adds a nice green touch!
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GALLEY / P500046-104
Show off some Greenery with your swimsuit, sandals or summertime outfit! This perfect splash of seasonal color can reenergize any beach trip or lakeday adventure.
Shown: Debut Chandelier
Designing With Bulbs
A NEW WAY TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR LIGHTING IS HERE! With the resurgence of open designs in light fixtures, designers and homeowners can now select from a variety of bulbs to complement their favorite statement pieces. From round mini lamps to tubular filaments and vintage bulbs to silver globes, the possibilities are endless. And because they are offered in a variety of shapes and finishes, they can seamlessly integrate into your design environments! Not sure just how much a bulb can make a difference? See for yourself in our quick round up of new lighting fixtures!
with Tubular Filaments
with Decorative Incandescent
with Silver Globes
with Vintage Edison
with Tubular Filaments
with Tubular Filaments
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Bulb designs, such as clear candelabras or Edison-style lamps, are a perfect complement to fixtures featuring mixed metals.
Clear Candelabra Clear Candelabra
In the loft pictured above, the space features exposed wood beams, an antique mirror and plenty of natural light. Progress Lighting’s stylish Spicewood pendant contributes to an industrialinspired environment where candelabra and Edison bulbs complement the overall design.
DON’T RUIN THE LOOK // White Frosted Candelabra
White frosted candelabra bulbs (pictured below) provide too much contrast for the fixture and the space – and can potentially ruin the overall look!
Round bulb styles – such as silver globes and mini lamps – are good selections for Space Age inspired chandeliers like Ion, adding softness to the overall fixture.
Mini Lamp Clear Candelabra
Customization is becoming increasingly important to both designers and homeowners as they seek to make unique statements within their personal settings. And this definitely rings true for MidCentury Modern-inspired interiors, such as the one pictured above! Our Ion chandelier features warm metal tones and is best suited to showcase round bulb styles.
DON’T RUIN THE LOOK // Candelabra LED
The Candelabra LED (shown below) features a contrasting geometric shape that can add harshness to the chandelier’s design, and should be avoided.
Vintage Amber Tubular P7826-01
Draper’s classically designed frame and finish is better suited with elongated bulbs, as it enhances the overall profile.
Decorative Incandescent Clear Candelabra
Simple lines and bold colors are prominent in the room setting above. To add a greater design effect for Drapers’ mid-century classic design, our team selected tubular style lamps to create a truly signature statement.
DON’T RUIN THE LOOK //
White Frosted Candelabra or LED Candelabra
As you can see in this example, white frosted candelabrastyle bulbs can provide an unapealing, stark appearance, especially against an Antique Bronze frame.
When designing with fixtures that feature clear glass shades, taking the bulb style and appearance into consideration is of utmost importance!
Vintage Antique Tubular P7826-01
Elongated bulbs and vintage lamps, such as those found in tubular and decorative incandescent styles, complement Evoke’s ellipticalinspired frame and give a stunning appearance through a clear glass shade. Mini Lamp
DON’T RUIN THE LOOK //
White Frosted Candelabra or CFL Candelabra
Bulb designs, such as frosted candelabras and CFLs, take away from the frame’s graceful features and could potentially ruin the intended design style.
Vintage Amber Tubular P7827-01
These vintage modern pendants are both highlighted by appropriate bulb styles to complement the overall design.
Vintage Amber P7825-01 Clear Candelabra
The right bulb is essential to highlight the mixed metal accents and Graphite frame in this open cage design. Bulb styles that offer a vintage look are best suited for this design.
DONâ€™T RUIN THE LOOK // Frosted A-Lamp Incandescent
As you can see in the picture below, the white bulb provides too much of a contrast to the frame â€“ and should be avoided during bulb selection.
Vintage Amber P7825-01
These industrial-inspired pendants are both highlighted by vintage bulb styles. Tubular filament and antique bulbs are great choices for a fixture such as Remix.
Vintage Amber Tubular P7827-01
The right bulb is essential to highlight the mixed metal accents and Graphite frame in this open cage design. Bulb styles that offer a vintage look are best suited for this trend.
DONâ€™T RUIN THE LOOK // A-Lamp LED
As you can see in the picture below, the white bulb provides too much of a contrast to the frame and should be avoided during bulb selection.
Designing with Bulbs
COMMON BULBS FROM PROGRESS LIGHTING With the current trend of exposed, open and vintage bulbs in decorative products, we’re educating homeowners to understand how a lamp’s shape, size and color can work to create a completely new look for each fixture – and room. Though most decorative fixtures do not come with a lamp included, Progress Lighting does offer a wide selection of bulb options for purchase.
SPOT THE TREND
VINTAGE LAMPS Designers often use vintage bulbs to create a calm and inviting atmosphere. These bulbs provide a warm glow and help convey an oldschool design, but can pair well with modern and traditional fixtures
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Shown: Whisp Chandelier and Callahan LED Outdoor
MAKE A STATEMENT WITH BULBS THAT MAKE THE FIXTURE Choose from a variety of bulbs for the perfect fixture & illumination: • • • • • •
VINTAGE LED COMPACT FLUORESCENT HALOGEN LANDSCAPE MORE progresslighting.com
Mix it Up! FEATURED JUNE 2017 COLLECTIONS
Union Square Design Series as bedside lanterns.
MIX YOUR FAVORITE FIXTURES AND MAKE A STATEMENT IN YOUR HOME! One of todayâ€™s most popular design trends encourages individuals to create unique lighting designs by mixing and matching their favorite fixtures within the same space. There is no need to feel limited by fixtures or finishes in one particular collection! Featuring Design Series fixtures â€“ Union Square wall lanterns.
Coordinating complementary pieces creates a
cohesive feel to the home, while also reinforcing your unique design style.
TURNBURY+ UNION SQUARE Size matters! When it comes to selecting fixtures for a particular room, oversized or exaggerated frames are on trend in a big way. In lieu of table lamps, we’ve chosen sconces from our Union Square outdoor lantern collection – a unique way of bringing the “outdoors” inside! Finally, our oversized Turnbury chandelier creates a dramatic focal point for this luxurious bedroom.
Featuring Design Series fixtures â€“ Turnbury chandelier and Union Square wall lanterns.
Featuring, from left to right, Callahan wall lanterns, Whisp chandelier, Briarwood Dining chandelier and Beaufort hanging lanterns.
CALLAHAN, WHISP, BRIARWOOD + BEAUFORT Ask interior designers and they will tell you: lighting is a key element in any well-designed space. How we choose to light a space relates to how we view all the elements within. The lighting within this open floorplan creates visual interest with similar features â€“ including open frames, vintage bulbs and traditional finishes. Feel free to explore new spaces to incorporate pendants and chandeliers for stunning sightlines within your home.
JUNE 2017 COLLECTIONS
Featuring Beaufort pendant.
Classic forms, geometric patterns and mixed metal finishes work together to define this stunning entrance area, while also enhancing the soothing color palette. Westfallâ€™s dramatic 05 soaring frame and candelabra cluster complement Soireeâ€™s02 tall candles and clear seeded glass.
Featuring Design Series fixtures â€“ Glimmer chandelier and Bonita wall sconce.
GLIMMER + BONITA
To contrast the gray color scheme, rich furniture and sleek hardware, we chose lighting fixtures with glass accents, metal finishes and architecturally styled frames, to bring intrigue and a sophisticated sparkle to the room. progresslighting.com
MARCHĂ‰ + BONITA We selected the MarchĂŠ chandelier for this master bathroom because of its luxurious sheer silver organza shade and Polished Nickel finish. These luxurious elements contrast nicely with the geometric tile and neutral color scheme, while creating a spa-like environment for individuals to enjoy while either starting or ending their day.
Featuring Design Series fixtures - MarcheÂ´ pendant and Bonita wall sconce.
Featuring Design Series fixtures â€“ Looking Glass chandelier and Era pendants.
LOOKING GLASS + ERA The key to coordinating lighting throughout the home is finding a good balance. Try to avoid choosing every light fixture from one particular collection. Instead, select fixtures that feature similar metal profiles or design styles. While the Era pendant and Looking Glass chandelier are from different families, each contains elements with an overall vintage feel. Iron accents, hints of brass and mechanical details all work together to create a unique statement. progresslighting.com
ZURAâ„˘ One of the most important things to remember when illuminating your bathroom is to provide shadow-free lighting at the mirror. This bath area benefits from a generous amount of natural light, while our sleek and sophisticated Zura sconces placed on either side of the bathroom mirror work to further reduce shadows on the side of the face.
Featuring Design Series Zuraâ„˘ bath fixtures.
CAPTIVATE The Captivate collection features a striking circular frame that surrounds arching candelabras. Glazed with clear seeded glass, the artful form is a complex layering of light and shadow to provide a dramatic focal point to this room. The Graphite finish provides a rich, smoky color palette that complements the framed artwork.
Featuring Design Series fixture â€“ Captivate chandelier
BRING THE SURF INSIDE LUXURY LIVING, STUNNING COASTAL DESIGN A Sneak Peek into the 2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine Idea House 46
Did you spot our Coastal Style Board earlier in the issue (pgs. 10-11) that shares details on this popular design trend? If that sparked your curiosity and creativity, then youâ€™ll be delighted to learn more about the Coastal Virginia Idea House. Located in Virginia Beach, our friends at Stephen Alexander Homes and Susan Wilson Interiors combine their talents to achieving an upscale coastal design.
This is five-star living at home.” STEPHEN QUICK IV Principal, Stephen Alexander Homes
The end result: An inviting space that is full of subtle comfort and elegant accents. Read on to learn more – and to see how Progress Lighting was used to light this stunning home! Redefining the relaxed beach lifestyle, Susan chose to generously use a white color palette for the kitchen cabinets, which coordinate with the shiplap for a “light and airy” feeling. The master bath is the definition of a spalike sanctuary, with a soft color palette and comfortable details. 02 01: Turnbury pendants and chandelier and Lucky chandelier 02: Turnbury chandelier and Lucky vanity, Images by Stephan Alexander Homes
The imitation wood tile in the chevron pattern perfectly complement the modern Turnbury chandelier and pop against the white background. In the guest bedroom, Wilson chose a palette of soft oyster shell-inspired custom colorsâ€”grays and blues with a little pearlescent or silver shimmer here and there.
03: Turnbury chandelier, 04: Lahara close-to-ceiling
For the dining area, Susan selected an oversized chandelier to help draw the eye to the space, while also complementing the wood tones found in the flooring. The wood tones found in the Turnbury chandelier complement the sophisticated â€“ yet relaxed â€“ open living environment.
05: Lucky chandelier and Turnbury pendants, 06: Turnbury chandelier, Images by Stephan Alexander Homes
STATEMENT PENDANTS WITHIN BUDGET
$176.00 MSRP Image: Stephen Alexander Homes, Featuring Turnbury
ALL FOUR PENDANTS FOR LESS THAN
This lighting came in under budget which allowed the client to add upgraded features to customize their kitchen!â€? SUSAN WILSON
Susan Wilson Interiors - Featuring Stephen Alexander Homes
Discover the power of pendants! Distinctive pendants can add personality to a room, and can be used to define spaces in a large open floor plan.
Interior designers often describe lighting as “the jewelry of the home.” Pendants with sparkle and shimmer can update a room in an instant.
LUXURY JUST GOT AFFORDABLE With Progress Lighting’s designer pendant options, you won’t lose sleep over staying on budget. But you may toss and turn over which ones to finally choose for your home!
$127.60 MSRP Chronicle P5309-104
Pendants are commonly used in a foyer, in groups over a kitchen island, or in pairs over a dining room table. Additionally, these versatile fixtures can be used in clusters to replace a chandelier or hung next to a wall in place of sconces.
FOR MORE AFFORDABLE LUXURY LIGHTING, SHOP PROGRESSLIGHTING.COM/DESIGNSERIES progresslighting.com
LIVABLE LUXURY Outdoor living areas are a top priority in homes across the nation as more and more people seek to use these spaces as a way to unwind, disconnect and recharge. Arthur Rutenberg Homesâ€™ custom home in the Acadia Community in Greenville, South Carolina offers the perferct outdoor environment.
Shown: Airpro Ceiling Fan Image: Authur Rutenburg Homes
3 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS
PINTEREST PERFECT TIP Try some – or all! – of these ideas from top interior design experts that will make you want to upload a photo of your finished project to Pinterest to inspire others.
Image: Arthur Rutenberg Homes Greenville, South Carolina
Outdoor Living 2017
P2502_80 fan with a P2601_80 light kit.
KEEP IT UPDATED & CLEAN Update ceiling fans and outdoor lighting to completely change the look and feel of the space. – Michele Brown, Micamy Design Studio
MIX PATTERNS & COLORS
Mixing patterns is huge trend right now and there’s no reason why you can’t carry that to the outside. – Gwynne Liebl, Beazer Homes Design Studio
Shown: Airpro Ceiling Fan Image: Authur Rutenburg Homes
INCLUDE CASUAL SEATING
Choose outdoor cushions that have smooth fabrics and are easy to wipe down. Cushions with too much texture create a place for insects to hide.
Image: Micmamy Design Studio
â€“ Robin Wilson, Robin Wilson Home progresslighting.com
White Oak Creek
Featuring Regency at
WHITE OAK CREEK
TAKE A SNEAK PEEK INTO MERRICK, AN INSPIRATIONAL MODEL HOME.
Designer Doris Pearlman states that “This master suite is definitely an attention-seeking space! This is the first time we have used Equinox in a master suite – it creates excitement combined with the box ceiling ‘egg crate’ design.” Invite pendants over the night stand add interest, highlight the textural tones of the brick wall and provide balanced light throughout the room. Wall sconces could also be used instead of table lamps.
Interior Design by Possibilies for Design, Toll Brothers Luxury Community in Apex, NC.
The great room is a space that invites you to ‘embrace the openness.’ DORIS PEARLMAN Possibilities for Design
The Equinox pendants were used for task lighting over the workhorse island that features both a dishwasher and sink. The under cabinet lighting and ambient light from the windows all add to the ambiance in this beautiful kitchen.
01: Equinox Chandelier, 02: Invite Pendant, 03: Draper Chandelier & Equinox Pendants, 04: Equinox Pendants, 05: Draper Chandelier.
Doris Pearlman also states that “Featuring the Draper chandelier, this space is defined by clean lines and a contemporary feel. The OilRubbed Bronze finish sets a tone for the entire home”
LIVE & WORK IN STYLE DESIGNER TIPS Fabulous and functional home offices that inspire and enhance productivity.
oes the thought of working from home get you down? Not with these beautiful and functional home office spaces! Try some of these quick tips to create a room of your own – and also learn from our friends at Micamy Design on how they approach home office designs. TIP 1 - Get a chair that is upholstered and comfortable to sit in instead of the typical office chair. TIP 2 - I always have fresh flowers on my desk. It brightens the spirit and makes me feel not as cooped up inside. If you don’t want to worry about always getting fresh flowers, get an orchid that will last.
– Vicki Payne, DIY Expert and Host of PBS’ For Your Home TIP 3 - Make use of the walls as workspaces – try adding whiteboard or chalkboard walls. – Robin Wilson, Robin Wilson Home
TIP 4 - My favorite tip for a home office is to paint the trim dark or black. It really changes the whole feel of the room and is easy and inexpensive to do. Plus it sets the study off as something different than a bedroom. TIP 5 - If building, don’t forget the floor plugs in the home offices! It looks great to place a desk in the middle of the room but doesn’t look so nice to have to run wires from a computer out to the wall. – Becky Cantrell, West Point Homes
Continue reading on pg. 60 for a Q&A with Micamy Design Studio.
Built in bookcases look great and you can get creative with decorating shelves. – Vicki Payne, DIY Expert and Host of PBS’ For Your Home
Michele Brown / Director of Micamy Design Studio
Q&A WITH MICAMY DESIGN STUDIO ON DESIGNING HOME OFFICES
WALL PANELS “The wall trim details give the foyer that energetic, transitional feel. Without this feature, it would be a much more formal, traditional space.”
How do you create a productive, inspiring work space for home offices? First, we focus on the desk to provide a functional working surface and second is storage. We love designing built-ins as a backdrop of the office, which provides additional storage and surface space for printers and such. What fabrics, colors, or textures are popular to incorporate in a home office? Micamy Design Studio’s principal has been a commercial Interior Designer for over 20 years and has designed thousands of square feet for office tenants. This helps us design out of the box home offices. We like specifying reflective surfaces, which helps make the space feel larger. Continued on next page.
Office space featuring Invite chandelier Image: Micamy Design Studio 60
We love designing built-ins as a backdrop of the office, which provides additional storage and surface space for printers and such.â€? MICHELE BROWN Micamy Design Studios
Stylish office area featuring The Pointe Chandelier. Image: Toll Brothers
We usually angle the desk towards the natural light from the windows for optimal lighting.”
Q&A CONTINUED What about lighting for the home office? How do you make sure the space looks great – but there is enough light where you need it for computer time, sketching, reading, etc.? We love using a statement chandelier in the office above a stately desk. Designer tip: we usually angle the desk towards the natural light from the windows for optimal lighting. What are some ways you can quickly update a home office? Adding a built in is the quickest way to really elevate your home office, whether it’s a built in desk, or free standing shelves.
e depend on our partners a lot! From award-winning designers to industry-recognized homebuilders, we look to those who specify our products to share project insights, trend details and application images showing how Progress Lighting fits into their design vision.
Arthur Rutenberg Homes
Because of their talent, expertise and dedication to creating beautiful environments, we continue to deliver unparalleled content to you!
Micamy Design Studio
We can’t do it without them. And as we call out for more partner insight, we are growing our talented list of colleagues that we work with. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT to view the list of partners who contributed to this issue. We definitely encourage you to check out their work – and, if you feel so inclined, send them a note of congratulations!
Beazer Homes Design Studio Daniela Benloulou Gacek Design Group
Possibilities For Design Robin Wilson Home Stephen Alexander Homes Susan Wilson Interiors Toll Brothers Vicki Payne West Point Homes
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Through cross-promotional opportunities, we’re able to highlight your images throughout our marketing materials and online channels, gaining you additional exposure for your team throughout the marketplace. Plus, these images show the experience, expertise and creativity you bring to the table for residential design.
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