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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Trends from Kichler Insight

I get a lot of great email newsletters.  I love to read about our manufacturers and their latest and greatest, as well as learn something new - especially about lighting. Sadly, it leaves me like a cobbler without shoes because there is so much great stuff out there, I can't make up my mind what I'd like to buy! 

Today I received Kichler's email newsletter titled "Insight" and I couldn't wait to share their Trend Report with you.  I've also included some pictures of fixtures we have hanging in the showroom:

New Kichler Collections Blend with Today’s Trends
by Jeffrey R Dross, Kichler Corporate Director, Education and Industry Trends 


Trend 1: Wood as a design element

Distressed and vintage wood can be found in many of the latest furniture styles, and both the Grand Bank™ and Evan™ families combine these looks in impressive ways - giving rustic decor an urban feel.



Krasi 42465WMZ in Laurel

Trend 2: Tall and small

Urban revitalization is giving rise to taller ceilings topping smaller, more intimate rooms in places such as former factories or historic buildings. These city buildings (circa-late 1800s through the 1960s) were long and narrow, with higher ceilings than those found in today’s homes. Families like Krasi™, Lucien™ and Everly™ have been scaled for these settings, with Monroe™ offering a great solution for rooms with tall ceilings. Outside these horizontal homes, the Vitalino™ collection offers taller, slimmer styles that are perfectly proportioned to fit.




Everly 42046OZ in Chantilly
Trend 3: Lighter finishes

Roswell’s™ inner Gold finish reflects a deliberate trend toward lighter overall finishes on interior accessories. The new Brushed Silver & Gold finish on the Malina™ also plays up this trend. Today’s kitchen and bath faucets are also on the lighter side – with a new bronze finish emerging from many faucet manufacturers. The Sheila™ collection of bath lighting is the perfect solution to match this new, subtle tone.




42864SWZ Lara in Chantilly
Trend 4: Crystal is evolving

Gone are the days of chandeliers littered with teardrops and multiple strings of beads. As the new Tara™ collection illustrates, less is more. Elongated droplets are suspended and fall below each candle.



42778OZ Aren in Chantilly

Trend 5: Traditional style is evolving

Although the shift is subtle, today’s traditional furniture has a tailored, cleaner look than in years past. The new Larkin™ family picks up this design cue, as does the outdoor South Hope™ collection. Basic framed cages are a great choice for your traditionally minded customers.


We have the pictured pieces from Krasi, Everly, Lara and Aren on display. If you see something else from the Kichler Lighting Line you are interested in, call any of our showrooms - we are happy to help you!  ~patty

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