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Wolfers Lighting & Design Home 2016

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 by Andrea

We're thrilled to be involved with Boston Magazine and Design Home 2016 (you can read about our involvement in last year's Design Home here).

 

This year's Design Home is hosted at The Pinehills, a New England village overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Boston Magazine says, "Design Home 2016 will feature the very best in historic New England lifestyle with all the benefits that come with living on a spectacular hilltop paradise. The featured Design Home unit features long distant views of the ocean, the arm of Cape Cod, and rolling hills of pine and oak. The refined but casual residence combines the rustic woodland spirit of the Dawn’s Light neighborhood in The Pinehills with the classic character of historic New England shingle style homes. This unique project is designed to be a timeless and beloved place for New Englanders of all generations to call home."

We're excited to be working with the design coordinator for the project, Angela Rotondo from Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects/Builders. Angela recently shared her interior design philosophy: "The Design Home is envisioned as a contemporary, luxury retreat that provides a nature-inspired escape from an urban lifestyle. Natural light, bright open spaces and woodland views create a sense of comfort and relaxation."

Right now, we're been working with Angela through the design phase, as she considers the various lighting needs for the Design Home.

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Lighting Trends: Edge Lit LED Technology

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 by Andrea

We've had so much fun watching LED technology evolve over the years. The newest trend you'll likely start hearing about is "edge lit LED."

Just as the name suggests, edge lit LEDs are placed along the perimeter of a diffuser, which carries and distributes the light. This approach saves energy (since it uses fewer LED bulbs) while still looking great (it provides a sleeker profile, since the LEDs are essentially hidden), and distributes light evenly. In other words, edge lit LEDS will take your decorative lighting to a new level.

Below are some of our favorites edge lit LEDs.

 1. Hubbardton Forge "Flux" Pendant. At first, you'll fall in love with the cool sculpture, but once you see how much great light this pendant casts, there will be no turning back. It's available in Vintage Platinum, Soft Gold, and Hubbardton's newest finish, Gloss White. See it on display in both of our lighting showrooms.


2. Sonneman's Stiletto Bath Bar. Sonneman is another name that's synonymous with quality lighting, and this bath bar is no exception. The contemporary styling and edge-lit fixtures go hand in hand—the diffuser casts a surprising amount of soft light in 3000K. Plus, it's is dimmable. Score! See it in person in Waltham and Allston.

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Designer Lighting Brands: Say Hello to Cerno

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 by Andrea

We love the Cerno story. Founders Nick Sheridan, Dan Wacholder, and Bret Englander grew up together in Laguna Beach, California, in the 80s. The threesome credits Dan's late grandfather, Steve, as their biggest source of inspiration. Steve lived to be 101 years old and spent much of his life on a rural homestead where he had to make and fix most of the objects needed to survive.

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Wolfers Lighting News: Visit the Junior League of Boston Show House 2016!

Posted on Jun 03, 2016 by Andrea

Founded in 1906, the Junior League of Boston is "an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable."

One of the ways the Junior League of Boston has raised money for the last four-plus decades is through its "Show House" event.

This year marks the 45h anniversary, and you still have time to check out the 2016 Decorators' Show House at the 1854 Nathaniel Allen House in Newton, Massachusetts. The event features the creative talents of the area's finest designers. (Read this great write-up from The Boston Globe, which includes wonderful photos.)


The Nathaniel Allen House has an interesting history. According to the Junior League of Boston website, it was "the site of the earliest co-educational school in the country and was a stop on the Underground Railroad." Now owned by the Newton Cultural Alliance, the Nathaniel Allen House is used for small and medium sized performances and cultural events.

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