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Create a Living Space That Makes You Feel Good to Stay at Home

Make your home lighting inviting. Summer of 2020. You’re home. The weather is great. What a wonderful time for a staycation! Instead of an actual getaway, make sure your interior home has all the amenities for creating the perfect retreat for your family. Create a living space that makes you feel good to stay at home. Freshly painted walls, some new furniture, a perfect lighting upgrade in the rooms you spend the most time in. Make your home lighting inviting. Customlightstyles will be happy to suggest the perfect lighting for any room.

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A beautiful, well-lit game room or media room, complete with your big screen TV, plenty of puzzles, games and wonderful books to read. And, oh yes, good interior lighting that is both decorative and useful.

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Hand wrought floor lamp with sheepskin shade by Customlightstyles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make your home inviting

A multi-armed  interior chandelier or pendant lighting with a shade with great depth will illuminate the room, while a well-placed interior floor lamp or table lamp can light up a comfy armchair – perfect for curling up and reading or talking on the phone. Create a space that is calming, serene and relaxing.

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Hand wrought brass table lamp by Customlightstyles

 

Those little touches that count

To make the most out of your living space – consider a few minor modifications. Besides making sure your interior lighting is integral, a newly reupholstered chair, a comfy footrest, maybe some new bookshelves for all those bestsellers you intend to dig into – you will be surprised how much of a difference small changes, like your lighting, can make in staying home. Add a plush throw blanket, or two, to wrap up in, and make sure your couch is comfy with plenty of squishy pillows. If the weather is getting chilly, a fireplace or woodstove adds to the coziness of the room itself and the warmth emitted relaxes all who enter.  Make sure your interior walls are painted with shades that transmit a calm and stress-free atmosphere in which to totally unwind.

those little touches that count

Add bookshelves for a cozy area to unwind in

A soft place to fall

The whole point is to make sure your interior home design is providing you and your family with an ambience to de-stress and be your best for those with whom you love and care for. Customlightstyles understands what our client’s needs are in terms of the perfect interior lighting for your home, living spaces, relaxation areas – everything that says I am in a safe place enjoying my family, my surroundings which translates into feeling good to be at home. Lighting your home sensibly, in specific areas and with unique lighting designs, can make all the difference in the feel of your home. Make your home lighting inviting.

a soft place to fall

Drum pendant and indirect lighting by Customlightstyles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Each article posted by Customlightstyles is created and presented by Mary Lu Hunt – an industry leader in custom lighting design and a 3rd generation owner of her own manufactory. Our design team is comprised of seasoned artisans with an average of no less than 20 years in custom lighting manufacturing. We work as a team, side by side, with architects, interior designers, builders and savvy homeowners. Give Mary Lu a call at 707.547.9909 or contact her via email at info@customlightstyles.com

Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

Customlightstyles has created a smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant for your dining area. In this guide, we teach you about the correct size of the chandelier or pendant, how it should match your decor and how it becomes the focal point of the room.  Customlightstyles has created interior lighting for over a century and we’ve devised this smart lighting guide to properly size chandeliers, the correct height and width for the room and how to hang the chandelier or pendant over a table so that the room is balanced and dimensional. Finding the perfect chandelier and pendant for your dining area and creating a great space for bringing family and friends together has never been easier!

The design team of Customlightstyles have collaborated on putting together this smart lighting guide to create the perfect chandelier or pendant for any dining area. Celebratory get-togethers include family feasts, from anniversary parties to intimate gatherings. At the center of it all, there is the dining room, where we make these all of these occasions especially memorable.  The size of the dining room table is most important, but the correct height and width of the central chandelier or pendant are crucial. Whether it’s a small table that seats four or a large table with extensions to sit a loftier group – finding the correct chandelier or pendant to complete the vision and sizing it up accordingly, is very important.  Customlightstyles offers a smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant. From the correct dimensions to the perfect height above any table – Customlightstyles is here to assist you every step of the way! But first, a little bit of lighting fixture history……

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Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

The history of chandeliers and pendants

Customlightstyles has been fabricating pendants and chandeliers for well over a century.  A historical yet traditional tool of a metalsmith is a smithy or forge  – a compressed air furnace by use of a bellows to heat the inside of the forge, thus permitting the metals to be efficiently melted down for the purpose of soldering (holding the metals together with a melted metal) or to toughen the metal in the process of cooling it down so as to give the metal greater strength. Chandeliers originally hand wrought in the Middle Ages, were fabricated from iron and lit with candles.

Hanging pendants and chandeliers were lowered from the ceiling to light the candles and the effect was often, intimate yet illuminating. Produced by farriers, ironsmiths, metal workers – anyone who had that special touch with a forge and who could solder or melt any type of metal available – usually iron, steel or silver – strategically shaping the molten, ferrous material into any type of design, shape or embellishment.

 

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Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customlightstyles smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant

1. Begin by measuring the length and width of the room. Then, add these two numbers together by calculating the footage into actual inches. The correct diameter of the chandelier or pendant will be revealed in inches. For example, a dining room with 12-foot ceilings, 18 feet wide and 20 feet long, can accommodate a chandelier 36-40 inches in diameter and 36-40 inches in height. Another tip. Cut out a piece of cardboard the exact size of the chandelier and hang it from the ceiling. You will instantly know if you must enlarge or shrink the chandelier or pendant by a few inches.
2. If you are contemplating installing two chandeliers or pendants over a table, is by calculating the diameter of both chandeliers or pendants by dividing the diameter of the table by the number of hanging chandeliers plus 1. For example, a table 60 inches wide would be best partnered with two chandeliers 20 inches in diameter, hung 20 inches apart over the center of the table.
3. The proper height of the chandelier or pendant is 30 inches from the bottom of the chandelier or pendant to the top of the table.Rich results on Google's SERP when searching for smart lighting

Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

 

 

Each article posted by Customlightstyles is created and presented by Mary Lu Hunt – an industry leader in custom lighting design and a 3rd generation owner of her own manufactory. Our design team is comprised of seasoned artisans with an average of no less than 20 years in custom lighting manufacturing. We work as a team, side by side, with architects, interior designers, builders and savvy homeowners. Give Mary Lu a call at 707.547.9909 or contact her via email at nfo@customlightstyles.com

How lighting your home room by room can make all the difference

 

Make Your Home Inviting

Create a Living Space That Makes You Feel Good to Stay at Home

Summer of 2020. You’re home. The weather is great. What a wonderful time for a staycation! Instead of an actual getaway, make sure your home has all the amenities for creating the perfect retreat for your family.

A beautiful, well-lit game room or media room, complete with your big screen TV, plenty of puzzles, games and wonderful books to read. And, oh yes, good lighting that is both decorative and useful. A multi-armed chandelier or pendant with a shade with great depth will illuminate the room, while a well-placed floor lamp or table lamp can light up a comfy armchair – perfect for curling up and reading or talking on the phone. Create a space that is calming, serene and relaxing.

To make the most out of your living space – consider a few minor modifications. Besides making sure your lighting is integral, a newly reupholstered chair, a comfy footrest, maybe some new bookshelves for all those bestsellers you intend to dig into – you will be surprised how much of a difference small changes can make in staying home. Add a plush throw blanket, or two, to wrap up in, and make sure your couch is comfy with plenty of squishy pillows. If the weather is getting chilly, a fireplace or woodstove adds to the coziness of the room itself and the warmth emitted relaxes all who enter.  Make sure your walls are painted with shades that transmit a calm and stress-free atmosphere in which to totally unwind.

The whole point is to make sure your interior home design is providing you and your family with an ambience to de-stress and be your best for those with whom you love and care for.

Customlightstyles

Each article posted by Customlightstyles is created and presented by Mary Lu Hunt – an industry leader in custom lighting design and a 3rd generation owner of her own manufactory. Our design team is comprised of seasoned artisans with an average of no less  than 20 years in custom lighting manufacturing. We work as a team, side by side, with architects, interior designers, builders and savvy homeowers. Give Mary Lu a call at 707.547.9909 or contact her via email at nfo@customlightstyles.com