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From Start To Furnish

Please enjoy my musings on all things interior design!

Where To Shop For Light Fixtures

As an interior designer, I have the inside track to all the best places to shop for light fixtures.  Guess what?  NOT Lowe's.  You can do better, and following are some resources to shop for light fixtures that will set your space apart.

Vintage Lighting Stores

If you are looking for something truly unique, this is the place.  You may have to get it rewired if the wiring is dated, but for a real conversation piece, this is the place.  That one of a kind item is the addition to your interior that really gets noticed.  If nothing else, it's fun to look.

The Urban Electric Company

This company started as a small handcrafted lantern manufacturer and has grown to encompass quite an impressive array of selection.  American made in Charleston, South Carolina.  How can you beat that?  

From its roots as a small lantern studio, The Urban Electric Co. has grown over the past decade into a global presence in the shelter industry, celebrating a rich heritage of distinctive bench-made lighting fixtures. The company exudes the very best of past and future, and is passionate about protecting both the tradition and sustainability of artisanal craft.

Circa Lighting

An American company, Circa brings designer selection in a beautiful boutique showroom setting.  They also have an extensive selection of truly unique items.  Circa boasts the creations of many famous designers including Ralph Lauren, Kelly Wearstler and Barbara Barry.




Local lighting showrooms

For unlimited selection with unparalleled customer service, nothing beats your local lighting showrooms.  The salespeople are experienced in the usage of lighting and the craftsmanship and finishes of all of the selections.  Skip the big box stores, get better service and quality.  Visit your local showrooms.  If you're working on a large project, such as new construction, make an appointment.  That way, the salesperson will have all of their attention on your needs.  

If you need more help making these important decisions, I'm here for you.  

Jill OrnelasAmbiance