Ocean Blue Home Accessories: Prints, Lights, Furniture and More

A bright color blue brings to mind Caribbean seas, sandy beaches and crystal clear summer skies and can add an instant touch of summer to any room. Here are our top picks of home accents, lighting and ceiling fan featuring ocean blue.

This is a unique piece that none of your friends will have in their home! Perfect for an outdoor space, screened porch or anywhere you want a reminder of the tropics is this scene of the Maldives printed on glass. Don’t you want to just dive right on in?

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Another emblem that brings to mind the seashore is a classic beach house. This set of two prints features brightly-colored sea cottages in shades of yellow, red and blue. Instant summer effect!

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This little blue side table adds a whimsical and a bright pop of color to any room. It brings cheerfulness, and the shape of its legs and small size adds personality to this small-two drawer table.  It almost looks as though it could just stand up and walk off!

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A bathroom is a great spot to add a hint of ocean blue, especially against a backdrop of white. These lovely glass LED lights add just the right amount of deep ocean blue set on an aged bronze plaque.

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Where will you use ocean blue in your home? Do you like to add this color come summertime?

For more lighting and home accessories, please visit our online lighting store at www.westfieldlighting.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting Fixtures with Copper

Metal accents are a popular design trend and using a touch of copper can add warmth and shine to a room. We’ve picked some of our favorite lights and fans with copper accents to consider as interesting elements to any room’s design.

First is this interesting copper table lamp where the light and shade hangs over whatever spot you need to light! The arm and base are both made from copper and we love the angle of the arm.

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This retro fan has been a hit on Pinterest, so we’ve picked it to share with you on our blog. Designed to look in the style of Old Havana, it’s intended to invoke an adventuresome spirit. The blades in this antique-looking fan add just the hint of copper!

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Geometric is another popular trend in lighting and design and this copper chandelier combines an angular shape in a copper frame. The five-light chandelier makes a statement hanging over the dining room table, the kitchen island or even in the hall.

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It’s the time of year to plan your outdoor space and proper light is not only key for safety but can finish off the space’s design. This path light is made from a shiny brass finished in a copper that will reflect the sun’s light and fits with a variety of home styles.

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Another element to your outdoor space that adds instant warmth is a gas lantern. It also recalls times gone by! This gas lantern is part of an energy-saving outdoor collection that is finished in copper oxide with golden frost glass. It is noncorrosive, UV resistant and backed by a 3-year warranty.

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Have you incorporated copper into your home’s design? What do you like most about copper?

Browse all of our lights, home accessories and ceiling fans with copper accents.

5 Unusual Ceiling Fans

With warmer months on the horizon, it’s time to start cranking up those ceiling fans again! If you’re tired of the boring old wood paneled or brass ceiling fan, let us inspire you with some of these unusual ceiling fan options available in our online ceiling fan store.

1)      Bronze Beauty – This lovely ceiling fan doesn’t even have exterior blades! How’s that for different?! It offers the same cooling effect but with a more modern look. This style comes in either rubbed bronze or brushed nickel.

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2)      Tropical Time – Add a hint of the tropics to your room with this beautiful fan with wide oval natural palm leaf blades. It’ll be just like you’re fanning yourself in the midst of the jungle!

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3)      Modern Mayhem – If you want a conversation piece for your room, why not install this modern ceiling fan that’s almost a work of art in itself? In striking white and with a minimalistic and sleek design, it can’t help but draw the eye!

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4)      One Blader – Ever seen a ceiling fan with only one blade? Well, now you have with this bold beauty with a very modern design with an inset light. You’ll have to let us know if it cools just as well as a fan with multiple blades.

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5)      All Tied Up – Here’s another modern ceiling fan that we dare say is also a work of art. It looks a bit like the blades, of which there are only two, have been tied in a knot! This is also guaranteed to be a conversation starter.

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What do you think of our unusual ceiling fan options? Did you know ceiling fans can be a part of your design too? Browse our entire selection of ceiling fans, both modern and traditional in our online store

Simple Black Home Accessories and Lighting

Black is simply classic. You just can’t go wrong with a little black dress, nor can you go wrong with a little black chandelier or other fixture or home accessory. When you need an item to be simply stated, yet add a touch of class, consider integrating the color black.

Here are some of our favorite black lighting fixtures and home accessories:

Everyone needs a little black chandelier, and this is a great pick! We love its rounded shape and simple elegant design that still offers plenty of light with four candle bulbs.

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If you want to go glam, consider this classy wine table in ebony. With scalloped edges, this lovely table holds up to four wine glasses. Bring it out for your next social gathering and impress the guests!

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Go modern with this unique pendant light in a flattened globe shape with textured black metal bands. Hang it over a dining room table, sitting area or any place you need to add a statement piece.

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Finally, we love this sleek black ceiling fan with just three stylized blades. We could see this in a modern work space or home office.

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Do you use the color black in your home? Have you got a little black chandelier?

To see more black chandeliers, visit our Houzz Ideabook and browse other black lighting fixtures and home accessories in our online lighting store.

 

 

 

Home Décor Do’s and Don’ts

home lightinghome lightingTrying to design a new home or give an existing home a fresh look? If you’re not an interior designer by trade, that might not come easy. We’ve got some tips to give you a head start on your home décor project by sharing some simple do’s and donts when it comes to interior design.

DO start the design of your room by ensuring you can find furniture and accessories in your chosen colors.

 

DON’T pick your paint color first. Once you’ve found the items that will make up the room, consider the paint color.

 

DO select one conversation piece. One interesting, out-of-the-ordinary piece per room should be sufficient. Otherwise, they will each take away from the other, eliminating a focal point.

 

DON’T forget to go a little glamorous. Even if it’s not your style, consider adding at least a little shine by using glass, metals, chandeliers and vases. They’ll help reflect the light around the room.

 

DO have a plan. Sites like Pinterest and Houzz can go a long way toward helping you build a board of what you do and don’t like.

 

DON’T buy items on a whim that don’t fit with your plan. A good deal is not a good deal if it’s an item you’ll ultimately never use.

 

DO use a variety of lighting fixtures to set the mood of a room. Consider dimmers and different heights and levels of lighting.

 

DON’T underestimate the importance of lighting to a room’s design. Be sure not to limit yourself to one main lighting source in each room.

 

DO mix and match. Have fun playing with different patterns, textures and colors. It adds interest and variety.

 

DON’T make everything match just perfectly in a room. It contributes to boredom with your room’s design over time.

What are your do’s and don’ts when it comes to design? DO be sure to visit us on Pinterest and Houzz for inspiring ideas for your home design project.

 

Go Green this St. Patrick’s Day: Home Accessories and Lighting in Shades from Emerald to Hemlock

While we’ve taken the opportunity of St. Patrick’s Day to share with you some of our favorite green lights and home accessories, you need not wait for this festive holiday to add a touch of green to your home. As we usher in spring with its green leaves and blooms, it’s the perfect time to use green as an accent to add a bit of life to any room.

Here are some of our green picks:

This delicate glass pendant light offers a background of green but with hints of coral, red, gray and white. It’s small enough to add just a touch of green to any setting be it above a breakfast nook or cozy sitting area.

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This deep green table lamp hearkens the Emerald Isle with its richness of color. From the shade to the base, this light is solid green. It would make a great accent amidst a neutral or white room for a splash of color. For more ways to add a pop of color to your room, view our Color Pop IdeaBook on Houzz.

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Add some light and some green to any room with this elegant and sleek floor lamp crafted in recycled woven plastic. Set on a chrome base, it’s from HOME Aimee, and due to handcrafting, no two lights are the same.

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Finally, we adore this whimsical green chest that looks like it came out of a scene from Alice in Wonderland. Its tapered shape gives it touch of whimsy, and the painted green and white stripes would be cute in any bedroom. We love it as a lingerie chest, as it’s just big enough to hold all your unmentionables J.

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Topiaries are also a great way to add some “life” to any room but without the care required of a living plant. View our blog on topiaries for inspiration.

 

 

Decorating Your Home with Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Palette

In a previous blog post, we shared with you the lovely colors that make up the selections for Pantone’s color palette for spring 2014. From Easter shades of pastels to bold reds and blues, the selection gives you a lot of room to work with in your décor. We selected some of our favorite lighting and home accessories in shades of Pantone’s spring color choices:

Dazzling Blue

This set of oil paintings stretched on canvas over wood incorporates Dazzling Blue, one of the colors that make up the spring colors for 2014. A strong dominant color it brings to mind oceans and sapphires, both summery and elegant. These oil paintings can be a versatile piece of art to add this color into your décor for spring and summer and replace with an item that reflects fall and winter colors later in the year.

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Sunny Freesia

Add some sunshine to your home with the bright uplifting Freesia from Pantone. We love this simple pendant light that perfectly captures Freesia’s shade of yellow. It comes with a polished chrome finish and glass shade.

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Bright Celosia

The spring palette includes a soft shade of orange called Celosia. It pairs nicely with the blues and neutrals for spring. We picked this table lamp that is similar to Celosia’s shade, which is easy to add to any room and switch out for different seasons.

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Heavenly Hemlock

Lastly, we chose Hemlock, a pastel shade of green, to highlight. We can’t think of a better piece for spring than this delicately mouth-blown Venetian glass pendant shaped like a tulip and with hints of Hemlock. This item is made by some of the world’s finest glassmakers in Italy and comes in LED options.

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Which of the colors from Pantone will you incorporate into your décor?

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Nautical Lighting and Home Accessories for Spring and Summer

From the runways to the fashion mags to home design blogs, nautical is all the rage for spring and summer 2014. So you’re not left out of this popular trend, we’ve picked some of our favorite nautical lighting and home accessories from our store to share. Start browsing…

Here’s a delightful nautical pendant light with whimsical shells dotting the glass shade. Meticulously hand blown with three layers of glass, this light is a delicate little piece that works well in a breakfast room or bright and airy porch. Start dreaming of sandy toes and sea foam …

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This wall sconce harkens salty sea captains hoisting a lantern on a skipper above the roar of waves! The metal fixture features clear glass and is about 10 ½ inches high.

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Make like you’re looking out a porthole with this nautical mirror with a frame made of hand-woven hemp rope. The mirror has a 1 ¼ inch bevel and stands about 40 inches tall.

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Nothing gives you the feel of an ocean breeze, bright blue seas and sunny skies like this beautiful print of a canoe on the beach. Hang it on the wall and instantly relax!

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If you want to add just a hint of nautical to your room or want to complement an existing nautical theme, consider adding some light charms with a nautical theme. We carry light charms in sea horses, starfish, lighthouses and sailboats to name a few. Just hang them on your lights and add an instant design change, which can easily be switched out when the next season arrives:

 

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For more nautical themed lighting or home accessory ideas, take a look at our Nautical Board on Pinterest or our Nautical Idea Book on Houzz and be sure to follow us while you’re there! Ahoy Matey!

 

Add a Pop of Pink Lighting This Spring

It seems everywhere we turn, pink is the color of spring from the latest fashion reports to interior design. With Radiant Orchid selected as the color of the year, it’s no wonder this very similar shade is captivating hearts as we head into the season of flowers, mild weather and blue skies. With much of the country experiencing a brutal winter, pink is just the color we need to perk up!

Here are some of our pink lighting selections to add a pop of color to your room:

This cute little lamp from HGTV Home pairs hot pink with polished nickel. The spherical geometric base is made from glass with a simple white shade so as not to detract from the bubbly pink below.

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This little piece will give your room a pop in a hurry! A beaded pink chandelier, this lighting fixture could be a fun addition to a family room, bedroom or even outdoor area this spring.

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This pink pendant light was inspired by a sea urchin! Can you tell? Choose from variations with one- to –three lights. Wouldn’t this be fun in a dorm room, teenager’s room or game room? We think so!

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Finally, here is a pink crystal mini-chandelier with three candle lights. It manages to be elegant and jaw-dropping!

 

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Will you add touches of pink to your home this spring? How will you incorporate this cheerful color?

For more pink ideas for lighting, home accessories, ceiling fans and more, visit our Houzz IdeaBook “Pink – The Color of Spring” and be sure to follow us while you’re there!

 

 

 

 

The Colors of Spring 2014: From Pastels to Bold Purple, Red and Blue

home lightingWhile we wish spring had arrived, it hasn’t quite yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about it and begin planning for it! Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Report shares the popular colors of the upcoming season and helps homeowners and interior designers begin planning their seasonal décor.

Pastels dominate in Pantone’s spring color report with light shades of blue, gray, orange and purple. Pops of color come from bright yellow Freesia, spicy Cayenne and Dazzling Blue. The colors were inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers and travels abroad, and designers selected this palette to “refresh, revive and defy” after a long, cold brutal winter.

“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

The first three colors, Placid Blue, Violet Tulip and Hemlock, bring to mind a colorful flower set against a pale blue sky with Hemlock adding in a touch of the green. Violet Tulip is a bit of a vintage color, while Hemlock can be used as a neutral and works well as an accent. Each can be paired with a more vibrant color for a fashionable look. The Pantone Color Institute selected Sand, a warm shade, which evokes imagery of the beach and a carefree attitude, along with the gray Paloma, as the season’s neutrals.

The more bold colors of the palette, which add energy, include spicy Cayenne, a “high-pitched red,” the bright yellow tropical Freesia and the uplifting and sophisticated Celosia Orange. Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year, along with Dazzling Blue, complete the selections and are stronger versions of Violet Tulip and Placid Blue.

Which of these colors is your favorite? You can vote here. Stay tuned for our next blog post where we’ll show you some home accessories and lighting fixtures in these fun shades.