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Fall Lighting & Decorating Ideas

Cozy Up to Fall Summer is officially over and we are welcoming the returning fall season with open arms (or at least I am). And it’s not because it’s “pumpkin spice” season (which I actually do not care for whatsoever), but it has simply always been one of my most looked-forward to seasons. The warm golden hues, crisp air, comfort food, football and of course, Thanksgiving and Halloween. The turn of the seasons also means that I get to turn…
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October 11, 2019
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Why You Should Layer Your Lighting

Why Should You Layer Your Lighting? Creating the perfect mood in a room is often thought to be in the décor of the home. But furniture, pretty pillows and throw blankets are not the only way to please one’s eye. What is the number one thing we do to create a serene, relaxed or romantic setting? We light candles. What do we do when we need to get something accomplished at home? We turn on the brighter lights. When we…
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August 9, 2019
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Light and Wellness

Benefits of LED Light is a new “all-natural ingredient” for health and wellness. Artificial lighting systems act like vitamins for circadian rhythm. We have daily cycles of natural light which is critical for synchronizing hormone cycles that regulate our energy, metabolism, mood, sleep, and overall health/well-being. Light and wellness go hand in hand. LED light color temperature (blue) increases energy, mood and vitality throughout the day. Whereas the warmer colors which help stimulate the production of melatonin in the body,…
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July 5, 2019
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FAN SALE

#SUMMERBREEZE19 Thinking of a way to stay cool this summer? Come check out our Fan Sale and use the code #SUMMERBREEZE19 and receive 25% off all fans throughout June. I know fans have a bad reputation for not being the most attractive way to illuminate a room, but they have always provided exceptional comfort. Fans have come a loooooooong way. We have a wide range of fans to choose from. Traditional, Coastal, Contemporary Modern, Farmhouse Modern, Mid-Century Modern, etc. You…
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June 14, 2019
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Father’s Day 2019

With Father’s Day around the corner, we have put together a little gift guide to celebrate the men in your life. For the Tech Junky For the "techy" in your life, we have the radiant wireless phone charger. This is a perfect gift to keep the clutter of cords at bay while effectively providing safe wireless charging for all Qi compatible devices. It is fact but also does not close off any other plug in options. it still has two…
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June 7, 2019
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LED | Feeding Our Future

LED and Hydroponics We are all very well aware that our world climate is changing rapidly and we have mankind to thank for that. Global warming is closer than ever before and it is very clear that we need to see immediate change. Doing our part, Canada is pledging to leave 17-20% of its land dedicated to green space. Unfortunately, this is not enough. Our shrinking green space coupled with an increasingly popular plant-based diet drives us in need of…
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May 24, 2019
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Lighting Trends 2019

Okay everyone, here are the top (10) lighting trends of 2019. It is difficult to narrow it down, but here we go. Matte Black is becoming all the rage and white powder-coated metals are wildly popular as well (shocker to hear that white is popular, I know). Brass (real brass that is, not your grandmother's -or grandfather's- outdated polished brass) is still a front-runner. Minimalist designs are still very popular. However, some hot trends that we are seeing this year…
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May 10, 2019
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Jeans Day 2019

BCCHF Jeans Day #jeanup In Support of BC Children's Hospital Foundation, we participated in Jeans Day. Every year we choose to participate as it stands for such an incredible cause. BC Children's Hospital Foundation started Jeans Day in 1990 and since then, has raised over $21 million. The history of BC Children's Hospital is extensive. What they have done in such a "short" period of time is remarkable. No wonder it is the leader in Children's health care across North…
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May 2, 2019
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Annual Fall Blowout Event! 2018

Join us for our Annual Fall Blowout Sale this Saturday, October 27! Almost everything will be on sale, with savings up to 80%. There are limited quantities of each model, so be sure to come early for best selection! Complimentary lunch will be available from 11 am. Want to make sure you're the first to know about sales and other events? Sign up for our newsletter here: 
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October 22, 2018
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FRANCESCA’S PROJECT

FRANCESCA’S PROJECT- a designer designs for herself - Hey everyone! On the blog today we are featuring Francesca Albertazzi. Francesca has worked in the interior design industry for more than 15 years and runs her own design firm called Rudy Winston Design. Francesca finds inspiration in her travels and loves incorporating European elements into her designs. We’ve been working with Francesca for many years on various projects and her designs are second to none! This time, however Francesca's project is…
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June 11, 2018
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FAQs about Fans

Today we wanted to shed a little light onto ceiling fans. The choice can seem difficult but with the right information the selection process can be simplified! Whether your looking for a fan or you just would like to learn more - keep reading! FANS CIRCULATE BOTH WARM AND COOL AIR! When it’s hot outside, set the fan to rotate counter-clockwise. The blades will push air down – creating a breeze or cooling effect. In the winter, set the fan…
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May 18, 2018
Friday Favs

Friday Favs – Teresa’s Outdoor Picks

Say hello to our Showroom Manager Teresa! She will be taking over the blog today to show us her favorite outdoor pieces. Because Teresa is the buyer for our showroom, we know her picks are going to be fantastic. Allier 5-Light Outdoor Chandelier Hi Everyone! I'm going to start my favorites off with an outdoor chandelier. This piece is a new release for 2018 from Feiss. I absolutely love orbs and this outdoor chandelier would be a great statement piece for your front entryway…
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May 4, 2018
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Friday Favs – Jaspreet Picks Nursery Lux

Meet Jaspreet. We gave her the reigns to our blog today in our last week looking at kid's rooms. She picked out four items that brought nurseries to a soft, elegant place. Campechia 3-Light Crystal Chandelier Hi Everyone! I'm going to start my favourites off with a little bit of crystal. The pretty crystals and the sophisticated details on the Campechia chandelier makes it a gorgeous addition to a baby room. With three bulbs, you are going to get enough light but…
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April 27, 2018
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Friday Favs – Micah’s Nursery Picks

It's Micah's turn! Our very own Micah decided to take over the blog today, sharing with us some of his favourite items in our showroom that fall under the theme of kid's rooms and nurseries. Legrand Adorne Collection Hi Everyone! It's Micah here. I'm going to start off by cheating just a little bit. Instead of choosing just one item as my first fav, I'm choosing a full collection. The Adorne collection of switches and face plates are a perfect…
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April 20, 2018
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Friday Favs – Lorna’s Grandbaby Picks

Anyone who knows Lorna knows that she loves her grandbabies. That's why she was the perfect person to pick out her favourite items for kids' rooms this week for Friday Favs. She's taking over the blog today to show us her bright, colourful approach to kid's rooms. Purple and Chrome Table Lamp Hi Everyone! As already mentioned, colour is my theme for nurseries and kids' rooms this month. I'm going to start off with this bold purple reading lamp. It would be…
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April 13, 2018
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Friday Favs – Chelsea’s Picks Uttermost Edition

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Though all our sales staff have the knowledge and willingness to help you design the perfect space no matter what your style, we all secretly have our favourite pieces in our showroom. It takes all our self-control not to spend our entire paycheck on these items and we celebrate silently when a customer chooses to take them home. Well, we're not going to stay silent any more! We are launching a…
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March 15, 2018
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Uttermost Clearance Sale

Making Room for the New! We've just placed an order for brand new table lamps, furniture, accessories, and artwork, but we need to make space for them before they arrive. From March 3rd to 24th, all Uttermost branded product is 25% off. This includes all previously reduced product! Many of these are one of a kind, so shop early for best selection. Here's just a sneak peek of what we have available.               Want…
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March 3, 2018
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7 Dreamy Bathroom Ideas from Love It or List It Vancouver

Think your bathroom is a bit blah? Here are 7 bathrooms that received a face lift from the Love It or List It team to inspire you. Mixing Metals There's a common misconception that all the metals in one space need to match. In reality, mixing different metals brings an extra layer of interest to this bathroom. Lighting used: Hinkley 3174OZ Floating Shelves   When you are short on space, look vertically. These floating shelves over the toilet add much…
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February 6, 2018
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If you can pick it up, it’s on sale!

Lamps, decorating accessories and artwork, oh my! Are you looking to update your room before Christmas? Did you know that accessorizing will take a room from blah to WOW? Add a clock, some wood lettering, a mirror, or even florals. From now until November 30, you can receive 20% off of all our in-stock artwork, lamps, accessories, and more! Most of our pieces are one-offs, so shop early for best selection. Here's just a sneak peek of what we have…
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November 17, 2017
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Fashion Lighting Sale – Featuring Artcraft Lighting

Although lighting is fundamentally functional, at Design Lighting we see it as so much more. Lighting is an opportunity to add beauty and design to your home. Artcraft Lighting, a Canadian company hailing from Toronto, Ontario, has taken this idea and ran with it. Their affordable, quality pieces are inspired by the fashion world, and they believe that beautiful lighting should be a source of pride that you enjoy for a very long time. For a limited time, we are…
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October 11, 2017
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Annual Fall Blowout Event!

Join us for our Fall Blowout Lighting Sales this Saturday, September 23rd! Almost everything will be on sale, with savings up to 80%. Design Lighting's Fall 2017 Sale details will not be released until Saturday morning, but here's a sneak peak of some items that we will be discounting. Limited quantity of each model, so be sure to come early for best selection. Complimentary lunch will be available from 11 am.   Dainolite OD-L-692 Looking for something BIG? This one is sure…
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September 18, 2017
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CONTEST + Sustainable Surfaces

Featuring The Eco Floor Store The Eco Floor Store is British Columbia’s largest showroom of eco-friendly flooring and wall coverings. They supply and install beautiful and sustainable surfaces in award-winning residential, retail and commercial spaces throughout the Greater Vancouver Area and across North America. The Eco Floor Store has supplied and installed their surfaces on several hit television series, including Love It or List It Vancouver, Property Brothers, Tiny House Nation and You Can't Turn That Into a House. Make sure…
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September 15, 2017
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CONTEST + How Starting with a Statement Piece Creates an Enchanting Master Bedroom

Featuring Designer Carmel Beckman The power of the right lighting fixture can and should be the launching point for any home renovation. This idea is one that has shaped our upcoming contest ‘See Your Home in a New Light’ and hopefully your next home renovation. Design Lighting has worked with many designers over the years and one that stands out is designer and client, Carmel Beckman. Read on as we walk through her recent project and how the power of…
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August 31, 2017
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CONTEST: See Your Home in a New Light

Design Lighting – Enter to Win a 'See Your Home in a New Light' OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS *No purchase necessary. Contest ends September 25, 2017. Entrants will win a design package of $1000 Gift Certificate from Design Lighting and $1000 Gift Certificate from The Eco Floor Store and an in home design consultation from Beckman Designs (no cash value).   ELIGIBILITY The “See your Home in a New Light” (The contest) is open to persons who are residents…
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August 28, 2017
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Love It or List It Vancouver – Using Lighting as Artwork

Over the past two seasons, Design Lighting has teamed up with Love It or List It Vancouver to provide all of the decorative lighting for Jillian Harris’s amazing renovations. Working with Jillian and her team has been very exciting, as she is not afraid to pick lighting that makes a bold statement. The pieces that we’ve used definitely make an impact and draws in the eye for a very pleasing finished project, acting as a piece of art. Here’s a…
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May 29, 2017
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Lighting Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

Lighting trends rise and fall just as trends do in the fashion industry. Every January we head off to Dallas to one of the largest lighting shows in North America to choose what fixtures and home décor items to bring into our showroom. Here are some of the trends we saw. Feiss F2958/3SN Oversized Fixtures Lighting is so much more than utilitarian. Just changing the size of a fixture can change the dynamic of a room. This January we saw…
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February 6, 2017
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Top Ten Fixtures of 2016

The year 2016 is not over yet, but here are the top ten fixtures that have sold in our showroom over the last year: Dining Room 1. Minka Parsons Studio 5-light chandelier in smoked iron This fixture has a lot going for it. First off, its transitional style makes it a chameleon, letting it fit into almost any décor. The white glass shades diffuse the bulb creating a nice soft glow. Its excellent price point is just a bonus.    …
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November 29, 2016
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How to have a successful buying experience

Living in the rainy Lower Mainland requires proper working windshield wipers for your car. A few months ago, I had to replace mine. I made a quick trip to my local Canadian Tire. There they handed me a giant book in which I looked up the make, model and year of my car. It told me the exact size I needed and the brands that had that size. From there I was able to choose the best ones in my…
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July 10, 2016
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Our History

How was Design Lighting born? In 2016 Design Lighting celebrated our 16th anniversary. It was a time to reflect back on how we got to where we are today. Here is our story: After spending several years as an electrician and sales person, Bill Dehaas and his wife Caroline decided to venture out on their own. Design Lighting opened its doors to the commercial lighting industry in 2000. With loyal, committed customers and a unique personal service, Bill was able…
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March 1, 2016