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Schoolhouse style lighting refers to a specific type of ceiling fixture that re-creates the look of lighting used in public buildings and schoolhouses in the early to mid-20th century. They most commonly refer to lighting with the distinctive "orb" glass.
Designers have been re-discovering these of late, as their styling blends well with both period and contemporary decorating. They look great in kitchen spaces or anywhere you need a clean, streamlined look.
Browse for other styles in our ceiling light collection.
Haute couture fashion icon Oscar de la Renta has added a line of elegant table lamp designs to his fashion empire.
The sophisticated looks have a luxurious and urbane sensibility, and are the perfect accents for adding a little style sizzle to your home decorating.
Oscar de la Renta table lamps.
UPDATE 10-1-08: We apologize, but Oscar de la Renta lighting designs are no longer available at this time. We invite you to browse our designer lighting page to find other name brand designs.
We've noticed an increased commercial interest in LED applications, for example, in exterior lighting. Cities all over the world are exploring new ways of lighting their monuments at night. LEDs offer a highly efficient, colorful new approach. All of the possible applications are still being explored. To see this trend in action, check out the photos from the links below:
Lima, London, and Hong Kong
Prospect Park; Brooklyn, New York
Entel Tower; Santiago, Chile
Oklahoma State Capitol Dome - project description
You can read more about the considerations and planning that goes into lighting our Washington D.C. monuments here.
One of the easiest ways to brighten and redecorate a child's room or play area is to add new floor covering. Doing so can instantly give a space a "theme", from sports to castles and princesses, and helps make the room seem fresh and re-decorated.
The new area rug designs for kid's rooms come in fun looks and bright colors, and come in a wide range of price points.
Kid's style area rugs.
This screw-in module converts most standard 6" recessed IC or non-IC housings into an LED light. It's a quick and simple installation and a great way to retrofit older recessed lighting. LED recessed light module.
Product Update 4-17-08: This is actually a twist-and-lock base, not a screw-in as previously stated. It will still convert most standard recessed housings.
See our recessed lighting page for more on LED lighting.
Browsing through the site today I came upon this Bickett Tobin red mini blossom table lamp. The hand-sewn silk shade reminds me of the colorful lanterns used to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The red color of the lanterns is believed to lucky. Who doesn't need more luck in the coming year?
The visual look of coral offers a vibrant, organic form for your home decorating.
We love the style on table lamps and table-top accessories, and it looks equally at home under-foot in the form of a bright area rug.
Coral-themed home decor and lighting.
Act like a gourmet chef by adding a pot rack chandelier. These specialty chandeliers add handy storage space, plus are a great option for keeping cooking pots close at hand. With their built-in lighting, they're also a great solution for smaller kitchens.
The design of bathroom hardware has taken off over the last year. There are a number of playful, contemporary look collections available, such as the Oops-A-Daisy collection. If that's too mod for you, you can turn to a classic chrome metal design or choose a high-end traditional look. Then it's time to update the towels!
Thomas Alva Edison was born today, February 11th, in 1847. The electrical systems that we have today are based on the same functionality that Edison patented and explored throughout his career so it is a special day for those of us in the lighting field. I wonder what he would make of our modern world with all of its gadgets and technical advances...