Posted on January 24th, 2017 in category "New"

Dallas2017LightOvation, the new name for the Dallas Market Center lighting show. We just got back and have so much to share with you. What is trending for this year? Glad you asked!

Innovation, LightOvation! With LED available in so many different configurations we aren’t locked into the “wagon wheel” shaped chandeliers that have been the staple for many years. Oh sure, there were still circle shapes, circles with a twist! Chandeliers that move so you can configure them yourself. Circles that twist, circles that stack, circles in gyroscope shapes. And it didn’t stop there. There were also squares, starbursts, wings, helix shapes, spirals and linear.

Mix it up! Mixed metals were everywhere. Many of the LED fixtures had chrome or polished nickel hardware; finishes that added some sparkle. Soft brushed gold, copper and brass are still trending. Some of the biggest hits were the mixed metals; black with gold, satin nickel with chrome, bronze with copper. You name it and you could find it.

Super-size it! Can we raise that ceiling? We saw many oversized pieces to make a statement with. Perfect for entry ways, stairs, use one or two large size fixtures over dining tables or kitchen islands. Anywhere that can accommodate a large scale fixture. Like we always say “better too large than too small”!

New arrivals should start rolling in around March. Be sure to come by and check them out!

Color of the Year!

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 in category "Tips"

pantonecolor2017Happy New Year! A new year and a new color of the year!! Pantone has chosen their color for 2017, Greenery. A shade described as “refreshing and revitalizing,” Greenery symbolizes new beginnings. The color embodies the first days of spring with hues of green and yellow when nature is restoring and revitalizing itself. Greenery is meant to reminiscent of the natural wonder and beauty of nature, and it aims to capture the desire to infuse nature into our urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design. Pantone describes the color as “nature’s neutral” and says the color is meant to signal to consumers to “take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

Greenery can be paired with many different color palettes, including neutrals, metallics, brights and even the 2016 Color of the Year choices. The color fits in with other trends on the 2017 horizon, including a warmer palette and an increase in floral patterns, cactus motifs, tropical leaves and tree-of-life patterns.

Each year, Pantone chooses the Color of the Year based on what the company perceives to be taking place in the global culture. The color is a snapshot of this culture.