Get Ready for Fall with These Pantone Color Picks

Pantone Fall Color Report 2014We’ve reached the end of July and that means fall is just around the corner. To help you prepare to be fashionable this fall, we’ve got the scoop on Pantone’s Fall Color Report for 2014. Add some accent pieces to your home in these colors to give it a fresh look and incorporate the feel of autumn.

As you’ll remember, the Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid, a lovely hue of purple that blends perfectly with the fall color picks, which incorporate shades of blue, green, red, yellow and brown. According to Pantone, “designers are fascinated with the beauty of the past and the spirit of the present—recreating it with color, fabric and style this fall season.”

“This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “There is a feminine mystique that is reflected throughout the palette, inspired by the increasing need for women everywhere to create an individual imprint.”

Reds dot the palette for fall with Sangria representing the glamour of far-away adventures and Aurora Red adding a touch of sophistication. Two shades of purple are also on the list for autumn. Mauve Mist hearkens back to the deco era of romance and elegance while Radiant Orchid complements the full spectrum of colors and is easily adaptable.

The blues and greens are deep and powerful, including Cypress, a majestic green, and Bright Cobalt with a slightly green undertone. Royal Blue adds more complexity and excitement than your standard navy while still remaining versatile.

Cognac, a classy brown, stands as a neutral and turns this typical fall color into something stylish. Misted Yellow adds life and the hint of spring to come. Designers say both of these colors will be used heavily in prints, a popular trend this season.

What are your favorite colors out of this selection? Which will you use in your home this fall?

Visit our online lighting store for fixtures and home accessories in these lovely colors.

 

Lighting Fixtures that Sparkle and Shine

Sometimes it’s plain fun to feel like royalty and adding a little sparkle and shine to your home through your lighting can be just the touch to complete the feel. We’ve selected our favorite sparkly lights from pendants and chandeliers to sconces and lamps to let you shine, shine, shine!

You’ll feel like you just stepped into Cinderella’s ball when this beautiful sparkling chandelier hangs overhead. Designed by Raymond Waites of strands of chain, the fixture is completed with a gleaming silver sparkle finish.

Chain chandelier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All that glitters is not gold and in this case it’s actually crystal! Bejeweled in thousands of crystals over chrome, you’ll feel like you’re looking at real diamonds encased in this three-light crystal pendant. The design allows the light to shimmer and dance off of the crystal surface. The series also comes in ceiling lights and sconces.

Crystal pendant light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is an elegant table lamp made with Swarovski crystal if you really want to go big. The shade is clear acrylic while the interior is strass Swarovski crystal and the base made of chrome.

Swarovski crystal table lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer many sconces that glitter with gold, including this beautiful sconce finished in Luxor Gold with rectangular shapes of glass that reflect the light. This collection also comes in a bath light, pendants and several chandeliers.

Gold and glass wall sconce

 

Which lights best suit your royal style?

Be sure to browse our online lighting store for more lights that sparkle and shine!

 

Fun and Funky Lamps for Dorm Rooms, Bedrooms and Beyond

Why go with a boring bedside table lamp when you could have a lamp that adds character and personality to your bedroom or dorm room? We’ve collected some of our favorite funky lamps that give more than light to your space!

If you’ve got a black and white theme going in your room or perhaps you have a lot of color and just want a simple color scheme on your lamp, try this one on for size. With its Oreo cow polka dot pattern and sleek drum shade, this black and white table lamp will add character to your room without shouting (though your friends might say “moo!” when they come in :) .

 table lamp with drum shade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a modern take on a table lamp that brings in architectural elements with its stair-step design. Accented with a geometric rectangular shade and brushed nickel, it certainly makes a statement.

Modern table lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistic? Emulate the look of a mosaic on the base of your table lamp! This table lamp with gray drum shade features tiles in a mosaic pattern along the base accented by polished nickel.

Mosaic base table lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to go for a little more sparkle in your room? Light up the night with this bejeweled silver table lamp we like to call “bling bang.” Choose from chrome or chocolate chrome.

Bejeweled table lamp

 

Which of these table lamps best suits your style and personality?

To browse more table lamps, visit our online lighting store.

 

Drum Shade Lighting

We love the clean and modern look provided by a drum shade. Not only does it add a sense of style to any room, it’s also functional in helping send light both upward and downward and serving as an accent light.

Here are some of our favorite lighting fixtures with drum shades from chandeliers to lamps to pendants.

This gold chandelier with drum shade sets an elegant and intimate tone in your room whether it hangs over the dining room table, in the foyer or maybe even the bedroom! It comes with a see-through shade with a base of mahogany bronze.

Drum Shade Chandelier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tripod floor lamp comes with a white linen drum shade and would be great in a retro Midcentury modern style room. It has two lights and is made with hand-forged metal finished in an antique plated brushed bronze with gold undertones.

 

Tripod Floor Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another more contemporary take on a table lamp with an arm holding the drum shade and light. We think this would fit perfectly in an Arts + Crafts bungalow style home.

table lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pretty little sconce with decorative scrollwork is Mediterranean inspired. Featuring a forged-iron frame finish in umber bronze, it emits a warm glow through the delicate pattern of metal silhouette and off white fabric shade.

drum shade sconce

 

Do you have any lighting with drum shades in your home? Are drum shades something you’d like to work into a room?

See our complete selection of drum shades and fixtures in our online lighting store.

 

 

Westfield Lighting Annual Tent Sale Offers Deals on Lighting, Fans, Art and More

 

Indianapolis lighting sale

It’s that time of the year again – time for our annual tent sale where we offer our customers the best prices all year round. This year’s sale runs July 10 5-7 p.m., July 11 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at our showroom located at 3440 State Road 32 in Westfield, Indiana. We’re just a short drive from Indianapolis!

At the event, we’re unloading all of our scratch and dents and discontinued items at unbelievable prices – prices you won’t see again all year long. It helps us clear out our inventory before big shipments for fall arrive. You’ll find a huge selection of lighting fixtures from chandeliers and pendants to sconces, table lamps and bath lights.

But lighting isn’t all we sell! We also carry an assortment of art, both prints and paintings, along with home accessories.

If you’re looking to redecorate your home or simply give it an update, you won’t want to miss this lighting sale. It’s also a great place to find stylish selections for dorm rooms for your soon-to-be college student.

Remember, you’ll have to take everything with you, so be sure you bring a car big enough and empty enough to carry it all. All sales are final and all items are sold as is.

For more information about the tent sale, give us a call at 317-896-3033. Everything must go!

Soccer-themed Lighting Just in Time for the World Cup

It seems the world is crazed over all things World Cup related this summer! If you know a “futbol” fanatic, suggest these soccer-themed lights for a bedroom, dorm room or game room. You’ll score your own GOAL!

This glass piece covers a light on a ceiling fan. A 4-inch globe, the fixture fits most standard ceiling fans and is an easy addition to any room. Instant soccer mania!!

 

Soccer Ball  light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, if you’ve got a soccer light, then you need a matching pull chain for the fan, right? This cute little piece, available for just $4, caps off the piece in a fun way.

 

Soccer Ball pull chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps one of our favorite sports-themed lights is this soccer field ceiling light. Can you hear the cheers above every time you turn on the light? What a surprising, but clever addition to any game room or child’s bedroom. Plus, it’s an LED light, to boot!

Soccer stadium light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, here’s a soccer pendant light for a less dramatic touch for a dorm or bedroom. Also an LED, the fixture comes in a silver finish and hangs 11 inches.

Soccer Ball pendant light

 

Bike-themed Lighting and Home Accessories for Cycling Enthusiasts

Next month, the greatest bike race in the world will kick off as cyclists from around the globe compete to be the final athlete to wear the yellow jersey. The Tour de France, which runs July 5-27, will send bikers pedaling throughout France, attempting challenging climbs and battling the peloton the claim the title as champion.

If you are glued to the screen every year during this popular sporting event and love to ride your bike any chance you get, we’ve got a few lighting fixtures and home accessories that we bet will float your boat for all things bicycles!

These clever bicycle bookends make a great addition to your office or favorite reading space. Perhaps you could put your favorite cycling training books between them!

Bicycle bookend

 

 

 

 

 

Showcase your love of cycling with this simple whimsical sculpture of a very tall bicycle! With a combination of rusted black and silver, it works well in a modern or industrial-style room.

Bicycle sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next three items are part of a matching set if you want to set a theme of cycling throughout a room or your home. These mirrored trays offer an abstract depiction of cyclists with many curved lines.

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Add in this set of three candle holders with bicyclists below, which also comes in the matching rusted pewter accented by a base of burnished wood.

Bicycling candle holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete the look with a purely artistic piece of cyclists headed down hill set on a burnished wood base.

Cyclists sculpture

 

Who will you be rooting for in the Tour de France this year? For more information about Westfield Lighting and our selection of lighting and home accessories, visit www.westfieldlighting.com.

 

 

Dorm Room Design 101: Lighting Makes All the Difference

Are you or someone you know headed off to college this fall? We’ve got some tips for how to have the best room on campus and it all begins with the right lighting. Not only is lighting important for all the studies they will be doing, the design of the fixture itself also makes a statement and can turn your room from a dud to a design masterpiece.

Here are some of the coolest lights for dorm rooms we’ve found:

Every student needs a good desk light for writing essays, reading books and studying for finals. We love this simple, yet modern lamp that comes in several colors, including a bright orange (lest you need a bright color to keep you awake!). This set also comes with a matching floor lamp.

Orange Desk Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floor lamps are important, too. After all, you want to set a welcoming mood when your friends come by for a game of cards or just to hang out. This contemporary floor lamp with a blue base accented by polished chrome will definitely stand out, and it’s even an LED, so you can be environmentally friendly at the same time!

LED floor lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great floor lamp choice is this bendable lighting fixture that comes in several bright colors. Angle however you need for studying, socializing or catching a nap!

Contemporary floor lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An accent lamp is another dorm room must-have. Place it on the bedside table when you’re just too tired to sit in the desk chair any longer and study! This creative fixture uses metal and naked bulbs to create a stark and stylish piece.

Modern accent lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another fun table or accent lamp to consider. We love the polka dots and spherical shape!

Polka dot table lamp

What pieces will you use to make your dorm room one-of-a-kind?

Visit our online lighting store for thousands more choices!

Gifts for Dad for Father’s Day: Bookends, Clocks, Sculptures and More

If you haven’t found just the right gift for the dads in your life for Father’s Day, we’ve got a few selections that we bet aren’t on the standard Father’s Day gift list. Why not surprise the golf lover with a golf themed light, the fishing fanatic with a unique clock or the game player with a classy game table?

Here are some of our picks for home accessory gifts for Father’s Day:

We think this is quite the clever clock and would be ideal in a game room with a billiards table. We also offer plenty of billiards-themed lights to go over the pool table itself!

Billiards light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a game player in your house? Here’s a classy wooden game table where he can store his games, plus, you’ll be adding a rich furniture piece to the home at the same time.

wood game table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does Dad love baseball more than anything in the world? Give him these three metal baseball sculptures that are ideal on a desk or bookshelf.

Metal baseball statues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would your grandpa rather be on the greens any day of the week? Here’s the perfect light for his space: a golf-themed ceiling light.

Golf ceiling light

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, it’s hard to get more creative than this fixture that turns a rod and reel into a clock. Now anytime he wants to see what time it was, he can wish he was fishing!

Fishing Clock

 

We hope this gave you some different ideas when you’re shopping for Dad! Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!

Mad About Midcentury Modern: Lighting Fixtures to Complement the Popular Style

With the return of Mad Men in its final season on AMC this spring, everyone is “mad” for the midcentury modern style featured in homes and offices throughout the show. The midcentury modern style, which ran from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, features clean lines and the integration of nature. It was used in architecture, interior design and graphic design.

If you’re looking for some accent pieces to fit a midcentury modern room in your home, consider these lighting fixtures as complements.

This pendant light brings in the warmth of natural materials, a popular element of midcentury modern design, with its wooden slats. The slats are made from polished fruitwood and surround a coarse linen diffuser. Can’t you see this hanging above Don and Megan’s dining room table?

 Midcentury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This angular table lamp also incorporates a natural element with the walnut wood used as the base. The rectangular shape brings in the current geometric interior design trend. Perhaps this would fit in Peggy’s apartment on a side table…

Angular table lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another geometric-style table lamp that combines wood with the more industrial polished chrome, again combining the midcentury modern style with a current trend. The rounded wood base is lightly stained and is paired with a rectangular shade.

Geometric table lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful wooden sconce from Savoy House mixes dark wood with guilded bronze and metal accents. It features clean lines and is classic, yet modern at the same time.

Wood Sconce

 

What’s your favorite fixture or piece of furniture you’ve seen in Mad Men? Does this midcentury style appeal to you?