design&decor Light Up My Life
If you’re looking for a piece of décor that serves as function and fashion, portable lamps are sure to shine in both areas. “Portable lamps not only provide the necessary task lighting, but can also be an interesting accent piece in a room,” states Alison Demaré, brand manager for Robinson Lighting Ltd., adding the latest trend is moving back to ceramic lamps. “The trend is toward bold, brightly coloured ceramics which can add a fantastic pop of colour to any room.” Colour trends in decorating always carry over into lighting design, she states, therefore this summer will see colours such as navy, orange, lilac, and coral appearing in the designs. Aside from the base, shades are also changing hues. Demaré urges people to consider how much light they’re looking for when selecting a shade colour. “Lighter colour fabrics provide more general light in a room,” she explains, adding that it’s key when shopping for a portable lamp to know basic information, such as the table height on which the lamp will sit, seat height next to the portable, and the amount of light required for your task. Each lamp will have recommended bulb wattage, often due to lamp design and shade size. Whatever your need, the experts at Robinson Lighting Ltd. can help with finding the perfect portable for your space.
Be Clutter Free
A For Space Sake Custom Garage Storage System can transform an untidy garage into an organized, efficient and enjoyable space. From simple cabinet storage and hardworking workbenches, to a decked-out space complete with all the bells and whistles – For Space Sake’s home organization options are sure to fit your space, style, and budget. Shown here in Copper Blaze, this system is available in a large selection of wood grain finishes from light maple to the darkest espresso. Additional custom storage systems make staying organized simple. Wall mounted systems with hooks and baskets allow you to store ladders, hoses and bikes, as well as gardening and hand tools. “Passion Centres” can be created for golfers, gardeners, wood workers, sport enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. “We customized cabinets for clients for skis, and specifically sized cabinets for snowshoes, skates and other equipment,” says Peggy Brooke, Manager at For Space Sake, adding they can also implement pull-out drawers, which are great for heavy tools like saws. “It makes it easier to get these up on the counter, and you don’t have to go digging around in a deep cabinet.” To top it all off, countertops can also be customized – from wooden workbench materials and even granite – finishing an organizational system that is functional and looks great.
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