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We’ve Got Them: Commercial Lighting Solutions, Indoors and Out

You know Progress for our on-trend decorative lighting collections for the home, but did you know we also offer a complete range of fixtures for light commercial use? They are well-designed, durable and made for projects like assisted living, multi-family housing complexes, hotels and restaurants, office buildings, retail stores, and outside spaces such as common […]

Lighting Trends

Coastal Chic: A New Definition of Luxury

Coastal Chic. It’s the elevated, sophisticated version of coastal design that is quickly becoming popular across the country, no matter how near or far from the beach you live. It’s the design theme of the 2020 This Old House Idea House: Cottage on the Cape, and their project team perfectly captured Coastal Chic’s refined beachy […]

Interior Design

Real-Life Lighting Inspiration

Penn Collection If you’re looking for lighting design inspiration, we think one of the best ways is to see how lighting fixtures are used in real-life homes. That’s why we collaborated recently with lifestyle blogger Merrick White on lighting selections for her Texas home. Merrick is an artist who turned her love of art, fashion, […]

Lighting

Lumens, Watts, and Volts: What’s the Difference?

It used to be simple to shop for light bulbs: just choose the wattage and buy the bulb. Now, it’s not so easy. New lighting terms continue to be introduced into our everyday vocabulary. We tapped industry expert Chris Primous, Vice President of OEM Sales and Industry Relations at MaxLite, to explain them. While most […]

Lighting Trends

Lighting Tips for the Bathroom

Bathrooms are more than just functional spaces; they can express a homeowner’s design style just as well as any other room in the house. Lighting is an essential décor element, and we have a range of styles to fulfill your needs for both form and function in the bath. Here’s how to choose the best […]

Lighting Trends

Fabulous Finishes: What’s Trending Now

Selecting the perfect lighting involves many choices – you need to consider style, shape, and size, and finally, the finish of the fixture. Many Progress fixtures come in a range of finishes, running the gamut from light and bright to dark and bold. Here are two of the fabulous finishes that are trending now.  Matte […]

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Sizing Guide: How to Determine Fixture-to-House Proportions

Adding the perfect amount of outdoor lighting will give a home after-dark curb appeal and provide safety for family and visitors. Start by shopping for exterior lighting that complements the design of your house – but keep in mind that the lighting you fall in love with needs to be the right size for your […]

In The Wild

One Room Challenge Reveal: The Landree Pendant

Porch Daydreamer Tracey Amadio has what it takes to compete in the One Room Challenge™, a twice-yearly event, where twenty design influencers are challenged to transform a room of their choice. Tracey started her influencer career by posting a few DIY YouTube tutorials that “went crazy,” she said. She moved on from YouTube and now […]

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Versatility Rules: Expand Your Lighting Options

Design rules are made to be broken, and it’s time to try something different. Expand your lighting options by thinking beyond traditional ways and places to use lighting and try one of these trends instead. Using Outdoor Fixtures, Inside Bringing the outdoors inside by repurposing light fixtures that traditionally are only hung on a home’s […]

Lighting

Warm or Cool: It’s Up to You: Understanding Color Temperature and CRI

Comfort and style are two goals of room design – we all want our home to look and feel just right. Choosing furniture, décor and paint colors are steps along the way, but did you know that the color temperature of the lighting has a big influence on the design’s outcome? Warmer color temperatures will […]