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Thaxton Kitchen Remodel

Pendant lights are ideal for providing sufficient task lighting in the kitchen while also providing an chance to enhance and highlight the overall kitchen design. A customer recently shared these great shots of their kitchen remodel featuring our exclusive Speckled Hand Blown Glass Pendants in Light Blue.

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“We just finished a complete remodel and addition to our kitchen. While we are delighted with the entire remodel
the pendant lights we got from Shades of Light are by far the highlight of our new kitchen.” -Van Thaxton

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Speckled Hand Blown Glass Pendant

Light Blue Speckled Hand Blown Glass Pendant

Cobalt Blue

Cobalt Blue

Yellow

Yellow

Orange

Orange

Have pictures of a Shades of Light product you’d like to share? Tag @ShadesofLight or #ShadesofLight on Instagram and let us see what you’ve been up to!

Chris Loves Julia’s Stairwell Update

As you might know, choosing a light for a stairwell can be a daunting task as there are many things to consider. This includes the amount of light supplied for safer stair ascending as well as how hard the light is to clean and how the light looks from different angles including eye-level. Over on the blog Chris Loves Julia, our Be Squared Modern Chandelier took residence in their stairwell and the result is phenomenal. It was hinted that the final decision may or may not have been swayed by “a commenter that said the cube felt like an art installation”.

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The asymmetrical design and use of mixed metals adds a modern element to this stately chandelier that feels like a work of art. With brass accents and bronze finish, the light is “interesting from all angles, which is something you want with a stairwell light”. See the inspirational transformation for yourself below:

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Read more about this fantastic install over on Chris Loves Julia.

Have pictures of a Shades of Light product you’d like to share? Tag @ShadesofLightva or #ShadesofLight on Instagram and let us see what you’ve been up to!

Hello!Happiness’s Home Office

Home offices should be just as spectacular as the rest of your house. Natasha, the powerhouse behind the blog Hello!Happiness, finished her home office renovation with assistance from her interior designer, Kendall Simmons, and the results are stunning! Her take home tip for decorating is to “decorate for your taste now, as well as invest in staple pieces that you can keep forever.” The Modern Fretwork Lantern is the staple piece that you see in this beautiful office. Gold is timeless and the patterns cast against the ceiling are mesmerizing. This is a home office you’ll wish you could call your own.

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Another hidden gem in the Hello!Happiness household is the chandelier in the dining room which can be seen twinkling through the office’s French doors.

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 For the full reveal of this beautiful home office, visit Natasha’s blog Hello!Happiness.

YHL Showhouse

We were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute some of our great lights to the Young House Love Showhouse. John and Sherry have a magnificent eye and are, as always, fantastic to work with!

Our Large Simple Dome Pendant Light was hung over the kitchen table and helped highlight the stainless still and silver accents in the kitchen while blending well with the gold aspects of the space.

Large Simple Dome Hanging Pendant Light

Large Simple Dome Hanging Pendant Light

Our Glass Prism Ceiling Light took up residence in the pantry, hallway, and mudroom.

Clear Glass Prism Pentagon Ceiling Light

Clear Glass Prism Pentagon Ceiling Light

A pair of our soho sconces flanked the mirror in the half bath.

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Soho Sconce

Not just for kitchen islands, this Industrial modern chandelier sheds light on the dining room table.

Industrial Modern Island Chandelier

Industrial Modern Island Chandelier

The wire globe lantern that hangs in the study is a light and airy fixture perfect
for the more feminine office space.

YHL Large Wire Globe Lantern

YHL Large Wire Globe Lantern

For the master bedroom, our exclusive Wood Rings Orbit chandelier in a gold finish
is the perfect bold accent to this colorful and fun space.

Wood Rings Orbit Chandelier

Wood Rings Orbit Chandelier

Our driftwood light is an irresistibly rustic addition to the vestibule connecting
the master bedroom, bath, and closet.

Driftwood Ball Pendant Light

Driftwood Ball Pendant Light

This simply classic glass chandelier hangs in the master bath as well as the living room. The gold hardware was added specifically for the Showhouse and turned out great!

Clear Glass Sphere Chandelier

Clear Glass Sphere Chandelier

Also in the master bath, contrasting the other shiny finishes in the bathroom and
coordinating with the pendant in the vestibule, this driftwood mirror is the perfect addition.

Rectangular Driftwood Mirror

Rectangular Driftwood Mirror

These farmhouse pendants in happy lime are the perfect pop of color to the laundry room!

Young House Love Farmhouse Pendant

Young House Love Farmhouse Pendant

Thank you for reading our blog, we hope you enjoyed the YHL showhouse as much as we did. To see the entire house click here. See you next time!

Mockabee Seven’s Kitchen Transformation

And what an amazing transformation it is! Over on the Mockabee Seven blog an outdated kitchen got a much needed facelift and the results are sensational. Here is the kitchen in it’s original state…

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And here is the same kitchen (believe it or not) after a lot of TLC, including: fresh walls, lighter colors, updated cabinets, and industrial inspired lighting. Our Industrial Cage Work Light Chandelier looks right at home!

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Get the Look:

Industrial Cage Work Light Chandelier

Industrial Cage Work Light Chandelier

Upholstered Eiffel Chair

Upholstered Eiffel Chair

See more industrial Looks here:

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Bright Bold & Beautiful blog

A recent Spring Home Tour on the blog Bright, Bold & Beautiful  features our Antique Mirror Bell Pendants and Springfield Linen Shade Chandelier. See more photos from this fantastic home tour here.

Antique Mirror Bell Pendant Lantern

Antique Mirror Bell Pendant Lantern

Springfield Linen Shade Chandelier

Springfield Linen Shade Chandelier

Cindy E Barganier Interiors, Sawgrass Project

Designer: Cindy E Barganier Interiors

Photographer: Scott S Smith

Shades of Light products featured include:

Ikat Patchwork Hooked Rug

Ikat Patchwork Hooked Rug

Italian Antique Reproduction Ball &Tassel Chandelier

Italian Antique Reproduction Ball &Tassel Chandelier

Diamond Sisal Rug

Diamond Sisal Rug

Modern Drum Burlap Shade

Changing the shades on a light fixture is a quick and easy way to update your look with minimal effort. We were big fans of the picture @autumnjanowski shared on her Instagram last week. We can’t get over the way our Modern Drum Burlap Shades giver her island chandelier an entirely new look and feel!

Have Instagram photos of our products you’d like to share? Simply @ShadesofLightVA or #ShadesofLight. We’d love to see them!

Modern Drum Burlap Shade

Modern Drum Burlap Shade

YHL Wire Globe Lantern

We were excited when we spotted this before and after shot shared on Instagram by @m1111asu with the caption “Can you be in love with a light fixture?” Because we think you can, and the Wire Globe Lantern from our YHL Lighting Collection (available in a small and large size) looks absolutely fabulous above her kitchen table!

Have Instagram photos of our products you’d like to share? Simply @ShadesofLightVA or #ShadesofLight. We’d love to see them!

 

Young House Love Large Wire Globe Lantern

Young House Love Large Wire Globe Lantern

Silver Circles Sphere Pendant Light

A great before and after shot was shared on Instagram yesterday by @ekordish1624. Our Silver Circles Sphere Pendant Light she’d “had [her] eye on for months…turned out just as [she] had wanted!” We agree completely and think the light makes a great addition to the room. Keep up the great work!

Have Instagram photos of our products you’d like to share? Simply @ShadesofLightVA or #ShadesofLight. We’d love to see them!

Silver Circles Sphere Pendant Light

Silver Circles Sphere Pendant Light

Metal Strap Drum Pendant

We always enjoy seeing our lights and rugs in their new homes, so we were excited when @megmen shared the below photos of our YHL Metal Strap Drum Pendant on Instragram. We can’t get enough of the amazing cast shadows! Have Instagram photos of our products you’d like to share? Simply @ShadesofLightVA or #ShadesofLight. We’d love to see them!

Young House Love Metal Strap Drum Pendant

Young House Love Metal Strap Drum Pendant

YHL Lighting Collection

A few images have been popping up on the internet of our Young House Love Lighting Collection installed in customers’ homes. Seen here, the Metal Strap Pendant , Large Wire Globe Lantern , and Bubble Glass Pendant. Are you also the proud owner of a YHL Light? We would love to see it! Tweet images @ShadesofLightVA (@YoungHouseLove works too!)

Young House Love Metal Strap Drum Pendant

Young House Love Metal Strap Drum Pendant

Young House Love Large Wire Globe Lantern

Young House Love Large Wire Globe Lantern

Young House Love Bubble Glass Pendant

Young House Love Bubble Glass Pendant

Our chandelier completes the look for a Shades of Light customer

We just received the aged iron Industrial Cage Work Light Chandelier from you on Saturday (the day you said it would arrive)… OMG!! I can’t tell you how AMAZING this light fixture is. My entire family loved it. I was skeptical at first that I could order a light from online and like it, but I LOVE IT!! Thank you for completing my kitchen!! It was the last thing to go in. So grateful!!  I can’t wait to show it off!!!

– Barb Pagel

 

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Here’s another great post from Allison over at Atticmag.com. We love the way that our Long Neck Ceramic Table Lamp in orange adds a vibrant pop of color to the room!

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Check out our Loft Shade Chandelier featured over at Attic Mag! Thanks for sending the link to such a great before and after Allison!

 

Before and After Contest Winner!

Author: Katrina

The time is finally here! It is time to announce the big winner or our customers BEFORE AND AFTER CONTEST. We had some really great entries. I was truly impressed with our customers spaces, displaying such creativity and style! I wanted to show everyone our “winners” space as well as some very impressive “honorable mentions”

Let’s start with the winner. The before pictures of this space were the what I would call conventional, not a lot of excitement going on but a nice space none the less.

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What a difference a rug makes. Designer Cindy Schwarz chose our Ming Hand-Knotted Rug for her client’s home. It really warms the room and gives it the color it lacked. The rug complements the lovely neutral furniture and picks up the colors in the artwork above the fireplace perfectly. It is amazing how much larger the space feels once the rug is added. The rug defines the space and grounds the center, giving a since of finish and relaxation.

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Then Cindy added our Soho Chandelier over the client’s dining table. A clean, classic look, I love how the chandelier complements the lines in the dining chairs and enlivens the warmth of the wood tones.

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Nice picks and well done to our winner!!

Now some honorable mentions we just couldn’t keep to ourselves.

Maritza Strand redesigned her bedroom, furniture and all, but in the end found it was still lacking something. By simply changing the ceiling light, the room finally felt like the glamorous redesign she desired. We all hate those “builder boring” flushmount ceiling lights we inherit when we move in. Maritza chose our Organza Shade & Crystal Chandelier to take her room from “generic” to “dazzling”. Yes, you can hang a chandelier close to your ceiling in place of a flushmount!! We have tons of mini chandelier options for those low 8” ceilings.

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A stunning kitchen transformation is always fun to see. Mandy Lark accentuated her amazing kitchen redo with our always popular Barcelona Pendant over the kitchen island. The accent lighting complements the space without being overwhelming. These pieces create fun light effects on the walls and ceiling, creating great mood lighting for entertaining. I bet some great parties are to be had in this space. Mandy says, “I feel like I got a whole new room!”

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I want to thank all of our customers who sent in their “Before and After” pictures. We love to see what creative and stylish customers we have. It is both encouraging and exciting! Until next time.

Valerie Sanson & the VMFA

We love to reuse and recycle. So we were ecstatic when our friend Valerie Sanson (Lane Sanson & Lotsa Neat Stuff) took several damaged and old shade frames from our Virginia Beach store and used them for the new VFMA gift shop!! Very nice job Valerie!!

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Little Beanette’s Nursery – Young House Love

Congratulations to soon-to-be parents Sherry & John! Their little beanette will be joining the family in the next couple of weeks. We are so happy that they were able to find our aqua capiz chandelier & one of our plush 5′ x 8′ 100% wool rugs at our Decorating Outlet (for a steal!) to complete the nursery. Check out their serious shopping blitz here and the big nursery reveal here. As always, nice job guys! Little bean has one incredible nursery!!

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Emily’s Nursery – Young House Love

We are so excited that John & Sherry over at Young House Love were able to find a great swing arm lamp at our Decorating Outlet for John’s sister Emily’s nursery makeover! Check out the post here!

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Photos courtesy of Young House Love

Kitchen Design Works Before & After

KDW’s Wine Cellar Before…

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Karen’s Kitchen Pendants

Thanks to Karen for emailing us photos of her newly renovated kitchen! We love how our Vortex Pendants really adds style to the space!

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Here’s her letter…

Hi folks – this is long overdue, but our renovation finished at last and we finally got around to snapping some pics of the wonderful pendant lights that we got from the retail store last fall.  Thought you all might get a kick out of seeing them in place.  They are really stunning, just breathtakingly beautiful and everyone comments on them!  Many thanks to all the folks who opened every last shade to let us pick our favorite two.  Thanks again for all your great help!

Karen

Bob Schultz, New York

Bob Schultz, New York sent a great way to use our Colored Seeded Glass Pendant. He sent pictures and background on his weekend getaway where he positioned the pendants right in front of a window with a great view outside.

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He also included a little background on the building materials and such below…

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“My original Stuga was prefabricated in Sweden (in Sweden Stuga is a name for a bungalow) the carpenter came along with the Stuga parts and put it together on a mountain top in Kent, Connecticut. Since then we have added two more rooms (with Brian Wilson a local builder who can find and do everything with a taste level)… all with vintage barn wood, a wood cook stove, and quite a bit of coziness…

hi…you are a very nice company…i thank you.

Strange, i first saw the lights at the design district in Miami…expensive…you have the identical at a better price…

thank you.  Bob

Thanks to Bob for sharing! Get inspired & get busy; we want your pictures too. We love before & after shots.

Before & After: Meem’s Dining Room

Molly and Lange Meem from Richmond VA sought out our design team to transform the home they moved into 10 years earlier & never got around to decorating. Before, this dining room lacked pop & the Meem’s were ready for a fresh new look. The room was full of hand-me-down furniture and white walls – it was time to update! The couple was a lot of fun to work with and chose pieces from our popular mirrored furniture collection to transform and make it appear larger. With a little space planning, paint, hip furnishings, as well as a new rug & chandelier, we transformed this underwhelming room into a fresh & inviting space.

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