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5 Simple Ways To Update Your Lighting in the New Year 1. Hang a pendant. Pendants are becoming the new go-to lighting fixture. Their versatility in a wide range of styles, allows them to create a new look for any room. Modernist Pendant 2. Add some GOLD! From metallic gold... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Lowcountry Lighting
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What is better than a glass of bubbly to celebrate the end of the day, the end of the year, a big promotion or the fact that it's Friday? Our top lighting picks for the New Year all feature a champagne finish which is a beautiful compliment to either nickel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Timeless Home Design
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Santa Visits Carolina Lanterns To help support Camp Happy Days annual fundraiser and to spend some time with Santa, we hosted a night of shopping and mingling! Throughout the night, children and adults (and dogs!) were able to get their picture taken with Santa as they browsed through our showroom.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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What is Best, Incandescent or LED? Hands down, LEDs win in every category except price. An LED bulb costs about twice as much as same-sized incandescent bulbs. However, due to the long-lasting life of LEDs the initial high price is wiped-out after two to three years of use. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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When you think of the chandelier, what comes to mind? Is the high ceilings of the room where it hangs? Is it the grandeur of the tiny prisms reflecting the light around the room? Are the elegant arms stretching out from an intricate base outward with a delicate lights twinkling... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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As a design element, the scroll is probably one of the most well recognized. Inspired by nature, the scroll can soften harsh or abrupt angles. The organic form of the scroll can direct your line of sight outward towards the edge of the object, and following the curves back to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Mark Your Calendars for November 28! And Shop Small for All! It’s time to skip the hectic shopping that comes with Black Friday. Or scouring the internet for deals on Cyber Monday. As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to take a look at what you can do for your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Ceiling fans are an integral part of cooling homes in the summer months. As they circulate the air, they produce a chilling effect. A ceiling fan combined with a higher thermostat temperature can help you save energy on your summer power bills. But how often do you use your ceiling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Do you know the time? Do you check your watch? Or pull out your phone? Do you check the microwave? Or the stove? Or the coffee pot? Your computer screen? Or the digital alarm clock by your bed? Do you turn on the TV and catch the guide or turn... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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How many mirrors are in your home? Do you have one in your entryway? Your living room? Your hallway? Your kitchen? Your bathroom? Your bedroom? How do you use your mirror? As a focal point? A work of art? A way to enlarge a room? To check your appearance before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Lanterns were often made with the materials readily available and fashionable at the time of their production. As new materials and technologies were developed, so too did lanterns and exterior lighting evolve to meet the new trends. When walking through a historic district such as Charleston, South Carolina, the sheer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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It is time to return to Standard Time and shift an hour of daylight from the evening to the morning. Daylight Saving Time (DST) reverts back to Standard Time across most of the United States* on the first Sunday in November at 2:00 A.M. Daylight Saving Time was instituted to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Are you ready for Halloween? Are you ready for the multitude of trick-or-treaters coming to knock on your door? Have you filled your lawn with spooky ghosts and ghouls? gravestones and skeletons? Have you bought your pumpkin? Have you carved it into a jack o' lantern, ready to guide the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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Seasons are marked by changes in the weather, changes in the light, changes in activities, and holidays celebrated. The school year begins while the summer heat still beats down. The autumn equinox is barely noticed amidst the flurry of the fall sports season. But as the days progress, the daylight... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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When was the last time you went to someone's house for the first time? You got the address, then followed the GPS. You switched from scanning the screen to looking at mailboxes and house fronts and found your destination. You parked in the driveway or on the street, collected your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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We all know that lighting is everything; however it is easy to forget about design. An aesthetically pleasing light will make a difference in ambiance and raise the level of comfort in your home. When it comes to sconce choices the Lowcountry Lighting Center goes in depth with four popular... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Mark your calendars for National Ceiling Fan Day on September 18th! There is nothing like a good ceiling fan. It can save you from high bills and high temperatures. Who could ask for more? Our good friends at Fanimation are also gearing up and provided 5 facts to get you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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As more consumers buy energy-efficient bulbs, labels on bulb packages have changed. They show a more accurate measurement of light output called lumens, which is a measure of how much light you are getting from a bulb. Since there is such a big push towards these energy saving lights, having... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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There is an art to hanging ceiling fans. Too low, and it gets in the way. Too high, and it doesn't feel like part of the immediate space. There are general rules of thumb for ceiling fan height depending on the room. Here is a rule to remember for dining... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Ceiling Fans come in all different shapes and sizes. Each style has its own personality. When you choose a ceiling fan, think about how it’s unique design will work well with the room and your personal style. You should take a look two aspects of the ceiling fan: functionality and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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What’s breathtaking and beautiful but never seen? Artwork without a picture light. Often times the humble picture light is overlooked yet it brings character and illumination to the room. If your room is filled with precious memories captured by a camera, then it is clear that proper illumination will come... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Once again, Southern Living has partnered up with Carolina Lanterns. In the latest sweepstakes, 31 Days of Idea House Giveaways, Southern Living is giving a prize away every day in the month of August for their readers. Why should you participate? Because amongst other fabulous prizes, you could potentially become... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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Reunited and feels so good! Just ask Shannan Payne Preston. This multi-talented woman has rejoined Carolina Lanterns and Lighting as a Builder Sales Associate and brings nine years of lighting and interior design experience to the table. Shannan is an ALA Certified Lighting Specialist focusing on residential and commercial electrical... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Timeless Home Design
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What’s the best part of December? The Christmas lights, of course! Every year we are enthralled by the glimmer and shine of those colorful winter lights. Homes get decked out with the most extravagant of lighting patterns and bulbs…well, maybe a little to extravagant. “The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Lowcountry Lighting
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Is your living room wall green… or yellow? Often times when repainting a room, we fail to realize that our lighting, both natural and artificial, can affect the color of the walls. We have pulled some helpful tips from HouseLogic.com on how to keep your paint’s true color illuminated. Incandescents:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Timeless Home Design