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 and Large Wire Globe Lantern. Are you also the proud owner of a YHL Light? We would love to see it! Tweet images @ShadesofLightVA (@YoungHouseLove works too!)
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
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.
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.
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.
Before & After
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.
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!”
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.
KDW’s Wine Cellar Before…
Thanks to Karen for emailing us photos of her newly renovated kitchen! We love how our Vortex Pendants really adds style to the space!
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!
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.
He also included a little background on the building materials and such below…
“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.
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.