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2016,  Interior Design,  Lighting Trends,  Progress Lighting

Trend Update: Is the formal dining room in or out?

For the last several years, the dining room seemed to be one of the least popular areas of the home.   Sure, a homeowner still technically needed a formal dining room as part of their house plan for re-sale value. However, the average family seemed to be only using this space during a few special […]

2016,  Interior Design,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling

Do’s and Don’ts of Lighting Your Dining Area

Our trend report shows that the formal dining room has evolved. Oversized pendants are taking the place of traditional chandeliers; mixed materials are being used for tables and chairs; modern floor plans are eliminating a segmented, formal dining room altogether. Even with the evolution, gathering together with friends and family to partake in meals – to visit, […]

holiday lighting,  Interior Design,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling

6 must-see designer dining rooms you’ll love

The holiday season is finally here which means that lively dinner parties, warm family gatherings and bright festivities are only going to increase throughout the end of the year. Create a dining area that not only invites guests in, but makes them feel comfortable and at ease – so they will want to mix and mingle all […]

holiday lighting,  Progress Lighting

Impress your guests with jewelry for your home in 3 easy steps

Designers tend to talk about the importance of “good lighting,” but what makes it good? “Thoughtful lighting can make everyone, and everything, look more attractive. When you’re shopping, remember that the bulbs you choose can dramatically change the look of your fixture” – Jennifer Kis Our very own Key Account Marketing Manager Jennifer Kis recently […]

Bedroom Lighting,  Interior Design,  Lighting Trends,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling

One Fixture, Four Ways: Ashbury | Classic elegance with a twist

You are likely aware of the elegance that chandeliers with shades bring to a dining space – but did you know that they can be used to dress up almost any room of the home? Traditionally reserved for the dining room, classic chandeliers with shades are now making their way into new rooms, bringing a […]

Interior Design,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Lighting Trends,  Progress Lighting

5 new, creative ways to light your dining areas

In an age where the open floor plan and “open-concept kitchen” are top priorities for homeowners, the traditional dining room has evolved. There has been a distinctive shift in the generational culture as dinner guests are more likely to be helping to prepare meals, rather than waiting to be served. This trend has lead many […]

Interior Design,  Lighting,  Progress Lighting

How to select the perfect size dining chandelier in 3 steps

Chandeliers add beauty, ambience and functional illumination to your home. Perfect  for entryways, above dining room tables and as living room accents, the styles are far reaching – offering a widespread realm of design possibilities. When browsing through Houzz idea books, Pinterest pins or your favorite design magazine, the placement of chandeliers can often seem […]

Bathroom Lighting,  Bedroom Lighting,  Giveaways,  Lighting,  Progress Lighting

One Fixture, Four Ways + Pendant Giveaway

We’re excited to show off the versatility of some of our most popular collections through our “One Fixture, Four Ways” blog posts. Last week, we explored the many ways to add a splash of vintage, modern flair to your home with our Markor pendant. This week, we will take a look at how you can […]