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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,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

Your Pictures, Our Fixtures: Spring Refresh!

Spring is just around the corner – and what better time to give your home a refresh than with the changing of seasons! We’ve been following our friends, fans and customers on Instagram and we love seeing how you’re designing your spaces to look more and more like your dream home. It’s amazing how new lighting can really […]

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, […]

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 […]

Progress Lighting,  Social Media

Top Pins of the Week: An elegant space, luxurious retreat and pumpkin perfection…

Calling all Pinterest fans! Our followers have had a lot of fun this week re-pinning inspiring home decor, their favorite spaces and fall ideas from our boards. Here are some of this week’s top pins. Which is your favorite? Did you know we have a joint board with our partners Toll Brothers? Browse luxurious homes […]

Interior Design,  Lifestyle palettes,  Lighting,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling

4 ways to elegantly light your dining setting

At Progress Lighting we offer a diverse range of styles and designs to cater to your personal home decor tastes. To do this effectively, we divide our fixtures into Lifestyle classifications, allowing you to easily create your very own lighting assortment that fits the environment you have created in your home. For the homeowner that […]

Lighting,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting

Lighting by room: Dining area

In our new “Lighting by room” blog series, we borrow ideas and tips from the most recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Lighting magazine – while offering suggestions for lighting fixtures from our own collections. Enjoy! Pull up a chair, have a second helping and stay a while. A dining room with great lighting […]

holiday lighting,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting

Top 5 Thanksgiving light designs

We hope you all have a great holiday! We love the use of lighting at these Thanksgiving tables. How do you light for your favorite holiday space?