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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 […]

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 […]

Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations,  Shopping for lighting

Shopping for lighting with Ferguson: The most important things to consider (before you even start) – Part 1 of 3

We’re excited to kick off a new series with our partners at Ferguson that sheds light on all you need to know when shopping and purchasing light fixtures for a new home, remodel or renovation. Today, Bernadette Campbell, Ferguson East Regional Lighting Manager, shares how to select fixtures you love, while taking into account your overall […]

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 […]